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× Carpio says Duterte can’t compel foreign ships to seek permission

President Duterte cannot compel foreign ships to ask first for permission before passing through Philippine waters, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Thursday.


Carpio said that the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) allows foreign ships to make "innocent passage" in territorial or archipelagic waters.


"Under Unclos, in the exercise by…