By: Elena Grace Flores
[VIDEO]: This can Shock China
British Ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils said the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) should take precedence over the South China Sea matter. The UK would continue to adhere to international maritime law. She told Bongbong Marcos when asked how they can help with the conflict. The recovery of the favorable decision at the Hague for the Philippines is vital.
Training and Joint Exercise
The UK will continue to work very closely with the Philippines like in the past. They will support maritime law not just through training, but also through joint exercises. Supports from other countries like France and the European Union are also coming through as PBBM is about to start his presidency officially.
Talks with a Firm Voice
Marcos evows to defend the country’s sovereignty by talking to China “with a firm voice.” He believes in diplomtic means but also gets his back ups ready when the worse comes to worst. China must be aware that the country is serious in the position recovery efforts when it comes to the West Philippine Sea.