Netizen says SP Sotto is right after all when he said “nothing wrong Chinese fishermen to fish in PH waters…” based on this 16th century doctrine

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https://t.co/hr3vwVMFrq— Gary Alejano (@GaryAlejano) June 27, 2019

This the mocking reaction of losing senatorial OtsoDiretso bet Gary Alejano following Senate President Tito Sotto’s statement when asked if President’s remarks could be used for an impeachment case.

“It’s very difficult to say that there is exclusivity when it’s under water.” 

“The fish could be coming from China and the fish from the Philippines could be going to China,” Sotto said. [ABS-CBN News]

However, a netizen named Celso L. Cainglet agrees with SP Tito Sotto.

In a Facebook post, Diego Yuri reposted Cainglet’s reaction to SP Sotto’s statement that the fish could be coming from China and the fish from the Philippines could going to China.

Cainglet said Sotto was actually correct although he failed to articulate his message very well.

Cainglet remarked that Sotto was consistent with the 16h Century Doctrine that the Sea is the Common Heritage of Mankind.

Cainglet explained that when a fisherman catch a fish in the wide seas, you don’t see labels that the fish is made in whatever country.

If the Philippines wants exclusive fishing rights on its EEZ, the Philippines must comply the provisions of UNCLOS.

Which is submit the Volume of Fish to the Pacific Fishing Council, (that’s the work of BFAR) the moment the Council has determined that PHL’s Fishing Grounds (more so on its EEZs) have reached its Maximum Sustainable Yield, it’s only then that the Council will elevate it to the UN.

It’s only then that the UN will grant PHL an Exclusive Fishing Rights.

However, the Philippines never even submitted the Volume of Fish to the Pacific Fishing Council which Indonesia did. That is why they have EXCLUSIVE FISHING RIGHTS on their EEZs.

You may read the full FB post below.

Sotto may not have articulated it adequately but he is actually correct.

He is consistent with the 16th Century Doctrine that the Sea is the Common Heritage of Mankind.

When you catch a fish in the wide seas you don’t sea labels that is made in the Philippines, Vietnam, China, etc. More so, Carpio is harping on the Philippine Constitutional provision about EEZ.

The Philippines does not have EXCLUSIVE FISHING RIGHTS on its EEZ because it did not comply with the provision of UNCLOS.

For the Philippines to have Exclusive Fishing Rights, it has to do the following: Submit the Volume of Fish to the Pacific Fishing Council, (that’s the work of BFAR) the moment the Council has determined that PHL’s Fishing Grounds (more so on its EEZs) have reached its Maximum Sustainable Yield, it’s only then that the Council will elevate it to the UN.

It’s only then that the UN will grant PHL an Exclusive Fishing Rights, We never even submitted the Volume of Fish to the Pacific Fishing Council. Indonesia did that, hence they have EXCLUSIVE FISHING RIGHTS on their EEZs.

It’s really tragic that we are an Archipelagic Country but you can count with your fingers lawyers who understand Maritime Law because many of our Law School’s orientation is Land Based.

More so our Constitution and many of our legislations are still not attuned with the International treatises that we have signed. So please wag hirit ng hirit without understanding International Laws more so Maritime Laws kasi nagmumukha kayong TANGA!

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  1. Agustin Rodriguez June 28, 2019

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