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Carpio: Duterte affirms arbitration award in recent PH-Japan declaration
By: Frances Mangosing - Reporter / @FMangosingINQ
INQUIRER.net / 07:13 PM November 18, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of commitment to freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea in the joint Philippines-Japan declaration last week is an affirmation of the 2016 arbitration award, Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Sunday.

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On the sidelines of the Asean Summit last week, Duterte met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, where both leaders expressed “commitment to uphold the principles of freedom of navigation and overflight, freedom of commerce and other lawful activities, exercise of self-restraint, and the peaceful resolution of disputes.”

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