Video: Press Briefing by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, 13 Sept 2012 part of Malacanang hopes other South China Sea claimants respect Aquino's Administrative Order No. 29 otherwise known as 'naming the West Philippine Sea of the Republic of the Philippines'

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Malacanang said the other claimants to the disputed West Philippine Sea shouldn’t view an administrative order signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III as provocative because...
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Press Briefing by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, 13 Sept 2012

Press Briefing Room, New Executive Bldg., Malacañang, | News Releases below | Audio | www.pcoo.gov.ph | Malacanang hopes other South China Sea claimants respect Aquino's Administrative Order No. 29 otherwise known as 'naming the West Philippine Sea of the Republic of the Philippines' Malacanang said the other claimants to the disputed West Philippine Sea shouldn't view an administrative order signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III as provocative because the Philippines isn't claiming the territory in its entirety. Early this month, President Aquino signed Administrative Order No. 29, entitled "Naming the West Philippine Sea of the Republic of the Philippines, and for other purposes." The order renamed South China Sea waters within the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as West Philippine Sea. Taiwan has opposed the move, and observers said other claimants might also view this as antagonistic on the part of the Philippines. "They shouldn't be," Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said in a regular press conference in Malacanang on Thursday when asked by reporters about the possible implications of the new order. "The terming of the West Philippine Sea covers those parts of the exclusive economic zone. I am certain that those who are signatories of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea would recognize that the portions only covered by the EEZ were called the West Philippine Sea. We are not claiming the entire South China Sea as the West Philippine <b>...</b>
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