MANILA, Philippines—Retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio is bringing to the youth his advocacy of Philippine sovereignty within the West Philippine Sea, which is underneath assault by China’s aggressive territorial claims, however had been dominated as baseless by a global tribunal.
Carpio might not be within the authorities, however he continues to carry the so-called flame of defending Philippine territory towards China’s expansionist coverage.
Carpio, a number one professional on the topic, has delivered quite a few lectures in authorities places of work right here and overseas, universities, suppose tanks and security-related conferences to clarify the historical past and the nation’s authorized rights over the West Philippine Sea, a part of the disputed South China Sea being claimed by the Philippines.
This signature lecture, known as Defending Philippine Sovereign Rights within the West Philippine Sea, is obtainable on-line for everybody to watch.
But in a brand new six-part lecture collection, composed of 10-minute movies every and known as Ang Laban ni Juan Para sa West Philippine Sea, Carpio explains all of it once more briefly and for the primary time in Filipino, as he speaks to a completely new audience—elementary and highschool college students.
“The battle to protect our exclusive economic zone in the West Philippine Sea is an inter-generational endeavor. These students will take over what we, the older generation, are doing today,” Carpio instructed INQUIRER.net.
He stated China “thinks and plans in terms of centuries,” and the Philippines ought to do the identical for its future generations.
The first episode, which was revealed in Institute for Maritime and Ocean Affairs’ YouTube channel, first ran on Jan. 22, 2021, the eighth anniversary of the submitting of the South China Sea arbitration by the Philippines towards China. Three episodes have been launched to date, with one episode out every week.
The collection is a particular manufacturing of the Social Science Department of the Operation Brotherhood Montessori Center.
Carpio stated these have been meant to be used as academic supplies on the West Philippine Sea. The OB Montessori will share it with different faculties.
When he retired in 2019, Carpio, who is popping 72 this 12 months, stated he deliberate to spend his “remaining waking hours defending our sovereign rights in the West Philippine Sea through the means I know best—through the rule of law.”
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