“About time. Dapat noon pa. Yan dapat i-discuss din nating mabuti. At tamang tama makikipagpulong siya kay President Xi Jinping, magandang mapagusapan. Kasi it’s there,” Senator Ping Lacson said commenting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to bring up the arbitral award in his upcoming visit to China.
“It is there, it’s permanent. Hindi yan mai-a-appeal na. Ano lang yan timeline pinaguusapan at circumstances kung ito ma-implement o hindi because it is not enforceable per se,” Lacson added.
“But kung pumasok ang international pressure, kasi history will tell us there were instances in the past na maski ang America ang katapat, nag-cave in din because of supervening events after a ruling was rendered,” the senator noted.