An aerial view of Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA

Philippines mulls bringing South China Sea dispute to UN as Hague ruling fails to deter Beijing

  • Presidential spokesman says Duterte has a few options to seek resolution in conflict, as Chinese vessels block Filipino fishermen’s access to Thitu Island
  • But it is up to Duterte, who has tried to forge stronger ties with Beijing, to decide
Topic |   The Philippines

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An aerial view of Thitu Island in the South China Sea. Photo: EPA
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Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles

Raissa Robles has written for the SCMP since 1996. A freelance journalist specialising in politics, international relations, business and Muslim rebellion, she has contributed to Reuters, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Daily Mail, Times of London, Radio Netherlands and Asiaweek. She runs the award-winning investigative and opinion blog, raissarobles.com. Her book, Marcos Martial Law: Never Again, a brief history of the dictatorship won the 2017 National Book Awards for Non-Fiction. Her Twitter handle is @raissawriter.