Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle presented to him by former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo: AP

China-Philippines war over South China Sea? Duterte is fear mongering, says Hague tribunal point man Florin Hilbay

  • Former solicitor general who led the Philippines to victory at the Permanent Court of Arbitration wants a tougher stand by Manila
  • Florin ‘Pilo’ Hilbay says claims Beijing would go to war if the Philippines stands up to its ‘bullying’ are ‘fear mongering’ by Rodrigo Duterte
Topic |   South China Sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, holds an Israeli-made Galil rifle presented to him by former police chief Ronald Dela Rosa. Photo: AP
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Phila Siu

Phila Siu

Phila Siu, also known as Bobby, has been a journalist since 2009. He has reported on human rights, security, politics, and society in Hong Kong, mainland China and Southeast Asia. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Hong Kong Baptist University and a human rights law master's degree from the University of Hong Kong.