Final episode of West Philippine Sea documentary released

The final episode of West Philippine Sea documentary ‘Kalayaan’ was released July 26, a day before the Philippines defend its case before the Arbitral Tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in Netherlands. The final episode is entitled ‘Paninindigan Para sa Karagatan’.

The episode features Atty. Henry S. Bensurto, Jr., Philippine Consul General in San Francisco and Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs Legal Team on the West Philippine Sea; Hon. Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza and Hon. Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.

President Aquino said, with regards to the final episode, Philippine delegation in Netherlands will be fighting for the country’s right in West Philippine Sea, while Filipino soldiers continue to protect Philippine sovereignty at seas.

The President urges the nation to watch and share the documentary. “Hindi natin kailangang maging sundalo o abogado upang makiambag. Sa ating henerasyon nagsisimula ang ganap na paninindigan para sa karagatan at dignidad ng Pilipinas.”

“The third episode of ‘Kalayaan’ aims to inform the audience about the Philippine position and the significance of filing an arbitration case to UNCLOS,” DFA said.