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Message at the Second Manila Conference on the South China Sea

4 August 2016,
Manila Hotel
Distinguished Speakers, Esteemed Participants, Good Afternoon!
Let me first congratulate the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) for organizing this Second Manila Conference on the South China Sea. This could not have come at a better time as it follows the triumph of our country in the arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea.
Now I move on to my task of officially closing this two-day event. I am thankful to Prof. Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby for providing a succinct summary of the conference proceedings.
My humble contribution to the already rich discussions will be my thoughts on the role of …

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UP to host forum on the Bangsamoro Basic Law on November 27

The University of the Philippines and the Senate Committee on Local Government, in partnership with The Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Third World Studies Center, Asian Center of the University of the Philippines Diliman and the UP Alumni Association present “Piecing a Consensus for Peace: Comparative perspectives on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.”
The discussants of the forum include Senate Committee on Local Government Chair Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr.; Government Peace Panel for talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Chair Miriam S. Coronel-Ferrer; Mr. Ade Petranto, Deputy Chief of Mission, Indonesian Embassy …

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