Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario announced availability Manila "invited friends from China" before the International Court of Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to solve problems peacefully Scarborough Shoal.
Manila Bulletin newspaper quoted Del Rosario stressed the Philippines wants to use international law to assert sovereignty in the Scarborough Shoal area, where the Chinese ships are the illegal activities within the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines . "The whole world knows that China has many more ships and aircraft Philippines - Mr. Del Rosario said - however, we want to see that international law is extremely unjust."
China does not give feedback, but analysts say Beijing's answer is no. ITLOS is an intergovernmental body set up based on the Convention on the UN Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This Court has jurisdiction to settle disputes between members of the United Nations.
Philippines relations - China recently tense around Scarborough Shoal. Last week, the warships of the Philippines has faced at least two Chinese navy chief while trying to arrest the Chinese fishing boat in this shallow beach. Subsequently, Manila accused the Chinese vessels harassed a vessel under the flag of archaeological research for the Philippines that Beijing is "infringing the territorial sea" and asked her to leave this ship immediately.
Scarborough Shoal in the Philippines island of Luzon to about 230km, while most of the territory near China's Hainan Island to the northeast of 1.200km.