General says Philippines cannot match China's island-building frenzy

May 14, 2015

Philippine military chief General Gregorio Catapang looks worried as he surveys the tiny island of Thitu, now on the front line of a rapidly intensifying construction war in the South China Sea.

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1. The Treaty of Paris 1898 (Article 3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Paris_(1898)#Treaty_provisions
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2. The Treaty of Washington 1900 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_Washington_(1900)
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3. Treaty between Great Britain and the United States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_Between_the_United_States_and_Great_Britain_(1930)
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4 The Philippines Constitution 1935 -1987
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5. 1946 Treaty of General Relations between the United States of America and the Republic of the Philippines, and the 1952 U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty
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6. Philippines internal statutes RA 3046 & RA 5446 http://www.gov.ph/1968/09/18/republic-act-no-5446/
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ALL of the above define the Philippines territory as lying East of 118 degrees longitude.
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THE PHILIPPINES HAVE NO LEGITIMATE CLAIM TO THE SPRATLYS OR PARACEL ISLANDS
(and neither do the USA or Japan, who are simply stirring trouble at others' expense)

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