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PH expects rule of law to prevail in resolving W Philippine Sea dispute

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The Spratly Islands lie in an area thought to be rich in oil and gas. The region also has vital shipping routesThe Palace expects that the international law will prevail in finally settling the disputed West Philippine Sea issue after the Philippines elevated its cause to the international tribunal.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press briefing in Malacanang on Wednesday that the Palace also expects China and the Philippines, being signatories to United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to observe the laws and the rules of UNCLOS.

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