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Philippines to take 'legal action' vs Chinese extraction of Scarborough clamsABS-CBN News
    Posted at Apr 16 2019 07:48 AM | Updated as of Apr 16 2019 08:00 AM
    MANILA - The Philippines will take legal action against China over its alleged mass harvesting of giant clams in Scarborough Shoal off the South China Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said Tuesday.
    Filipino fishermen told ABS-CBN News that the Chinese Coast Guard drives them away from the resource-rich shoal while wooden trollers bearing the Chinese flag extract giant clams there.
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DFA chief: Time 'not right' to raise sea dispute with China
    MANILA -- The time is "not right" for the Philippines to dredge up its territorial dispute with China, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said late Monday, following the call of his predecessor to "unshelve" an arbitration victory against the Asian giant.
    Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario over the weekend urged the government to bring up a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal’s ruling that invalidated Beijing's sweeping claim to the South China Sea, following reports of the increased presence of Chinese vessels there.
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Re: PH taking legal action vs China's extraction of Scarborough claims
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 10:40:43 AM »
Legal rulings mean very little with the power to enforce them:


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   SC urged to issue writ to protect reefs, shoals from Chinese vessels
    Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News
    Posted at Apr 16 2019 06:03 PM | Updated as of Apr 16 2019 11:34 PM
    MANILA -- The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) and a group of fisherfolk from Palawan and Zambales asked the Supreme Court Tuesday to issue a writ of kalikasan and compel cabinet members and government officials to protect and preserve the environment in the West Philippine Sea, which is at risk of “massive destruction” due to Chinese fishing vessels.
    In a 35-page petition, the IBP and the fisherfolk accused high-ranking government officials of neglecting their duties under the law to protect the Ayungin (Second Thomas) and Panatag (Scarborough) shoals as well as the Panganiban (Mischief) Reef.
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