‘People’s will’: Duterte urged to raise sea ruling at UN

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MANILA, Philippines — Two retired Supreme Court justices and a former foreign secretary on Saturday pressed the Duterte administration to rally support from members of the United Nations to enforce the international arbitral tribunal’s ruling in favor of the Philippines against China’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea.

“We, Filipinos, must not waste this chance to be heard,” former Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario and retired Associate Justices Antonio Carpio and Conchita Carpio Morales said in a joint statement.

“Having lost so many opportunities by the shelving of the arbitral ruling since 2016, it is now in our highest national interest to bring this ruling on t…

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer, popularly known as the Inquirer, is an English-language newspaper in the Philippines. Founded in 1985, it is often regarded as the Philippines' newspaper of record.

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