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‘What’s ours is ours’: Locsin hails PH’s arbitral victory as ‘pure law’

Thus, said Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin Jr. on the Philippines’ claim of the South China Sea that was ruled overwhelmingly in its favor by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on July 12, 2016 – determining that major elements of China’s claim – including its nine-dash line, recent land reclamation activities, and other activities in Philippine waters – were unlawful.