The Philippines has called for restraint and sobriety after an international court ruled against China’s sweeping claims in the disputed South China Sea.
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said that the Philippines has welcomed the “milestone decision” and experts would carefully study the award.
“In the meantime, we call on both concerned to exercise restraint and sobriety.
“The Philippines strongly affirms its respect for this milestone decision as an important contribution to ongoing efforts
“This is key in addressing disputes in the South China Sea,’’ Yasay said.