LOOK: Former DFA Secretary Albert Del Rosario reacts on President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that the arbitral award is a scrap of paper intended for the waste basket. | @TristanNodalo
Amb. Del Rosario: The US, UK, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, EU, Indonesia and other responsible nations believe that the Arbitral Ruling is valid, binding and should be enforced against China pursuant to international law. | @TristanNodalo
Del Rosario: It is, therefore, a national tragedy that the President of the Philippines takes the side of China and believes that the Arbitral Ruling is a scrap of paper meant to be thrown in the waste basket, to the severe prejudice of the Filipino people. | @TristanNodalo
Del Rosario maintains that it was China which deceitfully breached the US-brokered agreement for a mutual withdrawal in Scarborough Shoal.

"Why are Filipinos being blamed for the loss of Scarborough Shoal and not China and its duplicity?" | @TristanNodalo
Del Rosario: With due respect, this is not a blaming game among Filipinos, but a constitutional mandate to be acted upon against a foreign aggressor for the benefit of our country and the Filipino people. | @TristanNodalo

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