SPRATLYS IMPACT TO THE PHILIPPINES CHINA

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spratlys impact to the phil china, we know Spratly Islands is an island disputed by the Philippines and China, the same - both have proof of ownership of the two countries the Philippines and China each claim and try to show proof of ownership of the Spratly Islands,
Decision Philippine lawmakers to visit the disputed Spratly Islands will not affect the bilateral relations between the Philippines and China, Malacanang said yesterday.

"This is an independent move by lawmakers to visit the Spratlys. There must be a purpose for them to make a visit. I do not think it will have any effect," said presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda in a text message to reporters.

On Wednesday, Akbayan party-list Reps. Walden Bello and Arlene Bag-ao, inherited the party-list Rep. Emmeline Aglipay, Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone and Ifugao Rep. Teodoro Baguilat Jr. of "Mission of Peace and Sovereignty," will fly to the Kalayaan Island - part of group of islands claimed by the Philippines.

"The mission aims to support the legitimate claims


of the Philippine government for the 200-mile economic zones of countries and islands in the Spratly archipelago located in the zone," Bello said in a statement, referring to the guidelines established by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

In another development, Malacanang welcomed the resolution passed by the United States House of Representatives supports the Philippine stand for a peaceful approach, and rules-based multilateral dispute in connection with the West Philippine Sea.

At a news conference Tuesday, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte echoed the statement Foreign Minister Albert Del Rosario.

"As Secretary Albert Del Rosario said, we welcome the resolution by U.S. lawmakers who support our position calling for a peaceful resolution to this dispute and rule-based approach to the resolution," he said.

"Something we can not judge"

"Is the persuasive value of this resolution [or] any persuasive value may or may not exist in China to alter their position is something we can not judge," said Valte.

However, he pointed out that China and other claimants have agreed to settle the dispute peacefully and diplomatically.
because about stratlys archipelago can make an impact for the Philippines and China, both China and the Philippines both the impact of adverse effects to the Philippines china
"Katulad nga po ng sinabi ni Pangulong Aquino, seems to be the only way we are and we will continue to talk to them about how we can arrive at a peaceful resolution of the dispute," he said.

In a statement, Secretary Del Rosario said the Philippines welcomed the U.S. House Resolution 352 calling for "a peaceful resolution and collaborative maritime territorial dispute in the South China Sea and other maritime areas surrounding and adjacent to the mainland of East Asia" by the elected members of the United States Congress.

He said the U.S. House of Representatives resolution clearly support peaceful settlement of the Philippine position, and rules-based multilateral dispute in accordance with international law and condemned the use of force and open threats.

In a report to the DFA (in Manila) by the Philippine Embassy in Washington, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee chaired by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen introduced a resolution on Friday. Co-sponsors - Rep. Don Manzullo, chairman of the House Asia and Pacific subcommittee, and Rep. Eni Faleomavaega, a member of the subcommittee's ranking of the same - to give their unequivocal support to the position of the Philippines.

U.S. House resolution has 27 co-sponsors, Republican and Democrat including18 nine