Presented by Ms. Teresita Ang See during the first panel of APPFI and Asian Center's Symposium titled "In Search of A China Strategy: Unpacking the Bilateral and Regional Dynamics of Philippines-China Relations" held on August 17-18, 2016 at the GT Toyota Center Auditorium, UP Diliman.


A Primer on The West Philippine Sea

"The purpose of this Primer is to make available in a single updated volume a simplified and objective rendering of the historical background, current conditions, pertinent issues and policy questions regarding the territorial and maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea. It is intended to assist students, researchers, media practitioners, non-specialist members of the civil service, as well as the general public, in deepening their understanding of the many different issues of the West Philippine Sea disputes. The questions and answers are framed from a Filipino perspective that focuses on information that the authors considered to be most important and of interest to citizens of this country, rather than information that may be highlighted by various foreign authors, organizations or governments. The contents are not intended as advocacy of any particular position or policy recommendation."

Authors: Aileen S.P. Baviera and Jay Batongbacal | Year of Publication: 2013 | Source: UP Asian Center

The UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea (IMLOS) released its case digest and summary of findings on The Republic of the Philippines vs. The People’s Republic of China, Case No. 2013-19 in the Permanent Court of Arbitration before the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under UNCLOS Annex VII  awarded last 12 July 2016. Also attached are the IMLOS compiled statements from foreign countries to the South China Sea Dispute regarding the arbitration award.