will comply with whatever the ruling of the Hague-based United Nations
International Tribunal on the Laws of the Seas (ITLOS) will release on July 12
regarding its maritime dispute with . China
This was stressed by Department of National Defense (DND) public affairs service head Arsenio Andolong Thursday.
"Whatever the outcome, the stand of the DND, is of course, we will follow what the international laws says, whatever (ITLOS's) decisions, whether it is in favor of or against us, we will follow and we hope China will do the same," he added.
"(And whatever the ruling), the President announced that he is willing to start to restart bilateral talks so we take our cue from there," Andolong stressed.
on 2013 filed charges against
at the ITLOS over its overlapping Nine-Dash-Line claims. China