After three years when formal case was brought South China Sea row to the International Arbitration, the permanent court ruled favoring the Philippines which solely owns the territories.
The Chexit or China exit was spearheads online following the announcement of the international court’s ruling over the case, the campaign focus on expelling China’s presence on the disputed territories.
According to the court’s decision, the China’s nine dash-line claims has no legal basis and it also breached its obligations to the convention concerning maritime safety.
In April and May 2012, when China “bullied” by bombing water to the Filipino fishermen who are just fishing in Scarborough Shoal, that also part of disputed areas and clearly part of the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone.
The nine dash-line was the backbone of China in claiming of the 85 percent of the total territories in the South China Sea, it is a map that includes whole Spratly islands, that enclosed to the 200 nautical miles EEZ of the Philippines.
The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was the root of the arbitral decision, both China and the Philippines are signatories of the said international convention.
Meanwhile, Philippines’ Foreign Affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay, welcomes the ruling and calls for sobriety amid the nation’s success over arbitral case.
“Our experts are studying the Award with the care and thoroughness in the significant arbitral outcome deserves..
In the meantime, we call all concern to practice restraint and sobriety” Yasay said in Press briefing.
In Malacanang, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds a cabinet meeting to discuss the ruling of the international tribunal and refuses to give comment on the issue.
Presidential Communications Chief Martin Andanar said the Duterte reserve comment on the issue until he received complete and thorough interpretation of the decision.
Through China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, earlier described the tribunal as ‘law-abusing tribunal.”
China boycotted all the proceedings of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) since the Philippines filed the case last January 2013. The Communist nation believed that the tribunal has no jurisdiction over the case.