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Philippines hopes China changes position on West Philippine Sea arbitration case
 

(BOSTON, Massachusetts) The Philippines still hopes China will change its mind and participate in the arbitration case filed at the international arbitral tribunal, Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia said.

The Philippines has submitted its memorial to the tribunal this year, and according to Cuisia, the deadline for China's submission for a similar memorial will be on December 15 this year.

China however continues to refuse joining the arbitration case.

According to Cuisia, many people say that if China has strong grounds for its own claim, it must participate in the case filed by the Philippines.

"So we’re still hopeful that the Chinese authorities will change their mind. Because then it gives us an opportunity to have a very good, well, I guess presentation to the Tribunal of our own position and they will also present their position," he said.

President Aquino, who is arriving here in Boston today, is also expected to talk about the West Philippine Sea issue when he delivers messages at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and at Columbia University in New York, Cuisia said.

"The reason the President is very confident to speak about it, not only because he knows the issue very well, but we have very strong grounds for advancing our position," he noted.(full story: 09.21.14)

 
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(PARIS, France) President Benigno S. Aquino III and French President Francois Hollande witness the signing of agreements on PHL-FR Air Services, PHL-FR Cultural, Development Academy of the Philippines and Ecole Nationale d’Administration of France, and the Ayala Group/Globe Telecommunications and Alcatel Lucent Agreement at the Palais de L’Elysee on Wednesday (September 17). Also in photo is Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma.
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