PH on South China Sea petition: ‘Right makes might’

“Those who think ‘might makes right’ have it backwards. It is exactly the opposite, in that right makes might.” That was one of the points raised by Foreign Secretary Alberto del Rosario in his concluding remarks during the last hearing on merits at the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

The second round of oral arguments on the Philippines’ petition challenging China’s claims over parts of South China Sea was concluded on Monday (Netherlands time). A ruling is expected next year. [READ MORE]