There is a need to further study reforms, specifically the ones we want to have institutionalized. This is the only way we can avoid begging the question in constitutional reform. We can’t continue to push or prevent charter change based only from where we sit and which group we belong and protect. If this continues, then perhaps there’s really nothing we can do.
"China should not be allowed to enjoy its rights under UNCLOS, like conducting MSR in Benham Rise, while it refuses to accept its obligation under the arbitral award. Otherwise, China is cherry picking," said Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio.