No Philippines-China talks on sea row in 2 years


Estrella Torres


The Jakarta Post


June 20, 2016 


Former Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday said President-elect Rodrigo Duterte had given assurance that there would be no bilateral talks with China to resolve the territorial dispute in the South China Sea in the next two years. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio also said the Philippine panel in the arbitration proceedings against China had received the same assurance from Duterte.