Philippines vs. China: Back in the Hague

Led by Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, the Philippines’ powerhouse team against China is back in The Hague on Tuesday, November 24, to defend Manila’s historic case against Beijing over the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Philippine Solicitor General Florin Hilbay and the Southeast Asian country’s lead counsel, Paul Reichler, said the Philippine team is “fully prepared to present” the country's case to the arbitral tribunal in The Hague.

The arbitral tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration is hearing the merits of the Philippines’ case beginning Tuesday. More in