Malacanang acknowledges U.S. Senate Resolution that promotes peaceful settlement of maritime disputes
Malacanang acknowledged on Sunday the U.S. Senate Resolution No. 412, that promotes peaceful settlement of international territorial and maritime disputes in the Asia-Pacific Region.
In a press briefing over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Hermino Coloma, Jr., told reporters that the Palace welcomes this US Senate Resolution.
US Senate Resolution No. 412 is entitled “Reaffirming the strong support of the United States Government for the freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region, and for the peaceful diplomatic resolution of outstanding territorial and maritime claims and disputes.”
Coloma said the Palace noted the US Senate Resolution acknowledges the Philippines’ effort to resolve the maritime dispute in the West Philippine Sea in a peaceful manner.
US Senate Resolution No. 412, states “the Republic of the Philippines properly exercised its rights to peaceful settlement mechanisms with the filing of arbitration case under Article 287 and Article VII of the Convention of the Law of the Sea in order to achieve a peaceful and durable solution to the dispute.”
Manila and Beijing has a long-standing maritime dispute over islands, shoals, and reefs in the West Philippine Sea.
On March 30, the Philippines filed a memorial at the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) against China.
“This Resolution affirms the long-standing strategic partnership between the Philippines and the United States that is highlighted by the recent signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement,” said Coloma. PND (ag)
President Aquino to address current pressing concerns Monday night
President Benigno S. Aquino III will issue a statement on current pressing concerns over nationwide television Monday night.
“Humihingi po ang Pangulo ng pagkakataon na makausap ang kanyang mga boss, ang mga mamamayang Pilipino, para magbigay linaw sa mga isyu na humaharap sa ating bansa, kabilang na po ‘yung Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) na kailan lang ay pinagpasyahan ng Korte Suprema,” said Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. in a press briefing aired over radio station Radyo ng Bayan.
Coloma added that Malacanang requested the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas for the President to have a televised statement on Monday (July 14) at 6 p.m.
The President will address the nation from Malacanang.
“Layunin po ng Pangulo na makipagtalakayan sa ating mga mamamayan,” Coloma said. PND (ag)