Foreign Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr. described the 7th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society for International Law (AsianSIL), as the “most important international law event that will take place in the Philippines this year.” It will be the first time the Philippines will be hosting this event.
Locsin, in a conversation on Twitter with University of the Philippines Institute of Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea Director Jay Batongbacal, said he was informed that under United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Philippines cannot ban marine surveys.
THE United States Embassy yesterday granted Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.’s request for assistance in finding the missing plane and its pilot believed to have crashed in the mountain ranges of Aurora on July 28.
US Ambassador to Manila Sung Kim tweeted “I want to congratulate our colleagues at Manila International Airport Authority and Transportation Security Administration for working together so effectively to improve security conditions at NAIA to achieve standards and practices established by the International Civil Aviation Organization.”
THE Chinese Embassy in Manila yesterday expressed “grave concern” over plans by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) to transfer Chinese online gambling workers to self-contained communities or hubs, a move that may infringe the basic legal rights of the concerned workers.
“This visit is a great representation of our strong friendship, partnership, and alliance with the Philippines, as well as a testament to our joint commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim.
AN agreement delineating the boundary between the overlapping exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of the Philippines and Indonesia officially entered into force following the exchange by the two countries’ foreign ministers of the instruments of ratification in a special ceremony held on 1 August 2019 in Bangkok.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Philippine Embassy in Mexico, is actively monitoring the detention of the seafarers of Cypriot-flagged vessel UBC Savannah docked in Altamira Port in Mexico last July 27 for allegedly violating the country’s illegal drug law.
THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through the Philippine Embassy in Tehran, continues to monitor the developments related to the seizing of British-flagged MT Stena Impero last July 19 while transiting the Strait of Hormuz.