The West Philippine Sea: The Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes from a Filipino Perspective (A Primer)

Increasing tensions and disputes in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) have generated much public interest, and challenge the country’s citizens as well as public officials to understand this complicated issue in all its ramifications. Seeing the need for a comprehensive and up-to-date appreciation of the different aspects surrounding the WPS, a team of independent researchers has produced a Primer on The West Philippine Sea: Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes from a Filipino Perspective.

The Primer is published by the University of the Philippines’ Asian Center, and the newly-established UP Institute of Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea. It makes available in a single volume a simplified and objective rendering of the historical background, current conditions, pertinent issues and policy questions regarding the WPS. It is intended for students, researchers, media practitioners, non-specialist members of the civil service, as well as the general public. The questions and answers are framed from a Filipino perspective, focusing on information that the authors consider to be most important and of interest to many Filipinos. It however does not advocate any particular position or policy recommendation for the Philippine government to adopt.
In line with the authors’ vision of providing sound baseline information on the WPS issues, kindly refer to this link to access the full free digital copy of the Primer for your reference:

Please feel free to disseminate and promote the material to your students, colleagues and friends.

A print version will be available in about two months. To request permission for printing a copy for library or reference use, kindly address a formal letter of request to the following:

Eduardo T. Gonzalez, Ph.D.
Dean, Asian Center
University of the Philippines

Atty. Jay Batongbacal, JSD
Director, Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea
College of Law
University of the Philippines

For inquiries, you may contact us at 981-8500 local 3586.
Reposted from the UP Asian Center Facebook Page.


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