CARPIO IS IGNORANT OR LYING, OR FOR A VERY BANAL “FILIPINO” REASON.
This is how Manila Times columnist and former Ambassador Bobi Tiglao described Associate SC Justice Antonio Carpio after he was quoted by ABS-CBN News that Vietnam and Malaysia do not claim any part of the PH EEZ other than China.
Tiglao said Carpio is so wrong or lying through his teeth.
Tiglao anchored his argument using the map below from the book on West PH Sea authored by Aileen Baviera and Jay Batongbacal.
According to Tiglao, Vietnam occupied 16 islands, rocks and reefs which we claim. Six of which are inside our EEZ (blue line) and within our sovereign territory we call Kalayaan Islands municipality as defined by Marcos’ PD 1596.
Meanwhile, Malaysia occupies FOUR features within our EEZ.
Tiglao ended the FB post with an intriguing hypothesis that Carpio is thinking this way because he has a Vietnamese wife and he is a member of “TAKUZA” or takot sa asawa?
You may read Ambassador Bobi Tiglao’s full FB post below.
CARPIO IS IGNORANT OR LYING, OR FOR A VERY BANAL “FILIPINO” REASON
ABS-CBN yesterday reported:
“Vietnam and Malaysia do not claim any part of Philippine EEZ in the West Philippine Sea. In fact, China is the only country that claims Philippine EEZ in the West Philippine Sea,” Supreme Court justice said in a text message.
He is so wrong, or lying through his teeth. Map here is from “The West Philippine Sea: The Territorial and Maritime Jurisdiction Disputes a Filipino Perspective, A Primer.’ Authored by Aileen Baviera and Jay Batongbacal, the latter a very anti-China academic.
Vietnam (green dots) has the biggest number of islands, rocks and reefs which we claim: SIXTEEN.
SIX of these are in the area that is BOTH within our EEZ (blue line) and within our sovereign territory we call Kalayaan Islands municipalityas defined by Marcos’ PD 1596.
TEN features are outside our EEZ but within Kalayaan. Vietnam grabbed its sixth island from us, Pugad Island (Southwest Cay) only in 1975, which they turned since 2016 into a military fortification.
Malaysia (purples squares) occupies FOUR features within our EEZ.
China (yellow stars) occupies seven features– none of them island or rocks, but reefs. — most of which they turned into artificial islands in response to Aquino/del Rosario’s filing of an arbitration case in China in 2013.
In his long e-book, his numerous speeches in our embassies and here, Carpio never ever mentions that Vietnam has the biggest number of islands, rocks, and reefs which we claim are our own, either because it is within our EEZ or without our Kalayaan Island Group Muncipaltiy.
I wonder if his having a Vietnamese wife a reason for this. Did she have relatives killed in the 1974 Paracels battle between Vietnam and China? “Takuza”?