Gipaniguro ni Foreign Affairs Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano nga mapunta sa mga legal ug constitutional test ang gihimong kasabutan sa Pilipinas ug China alang sa joint exploration sa West Philippine Sea.
Sa press conference sa Kamara, matud ni Cayetano nga bahin sa giestoryahan ang mga kuwestiyong legal.
“Rest assured that we are working on a legal framework where both countries will be agreeable and would pass the Supreme Court in flying colors,” matud ni Cayetano.
“We have to take them into consideration. That is what makes it tricky. That is why I said we will have a legal framework if both sides will propose provisions that in effect, will set aside the issue of our claims, so that it will not damage the negotiation,” pagpasabot ni Cayetano.
Giklaro sa kalihim nga bisan pa sa nasabutan, ipadaplin ang territorial claims sa duha ka nasud aron mopadayon ang kasabutan, ug dili kini makabintaha sa claim sa Pilipinas ang 60-40
“We don’t get the oil and gas in exchange of our sovereignty. We are only discussing economic rights here,” pagklaro ni Cayetano.
“Exploration is easy because it is just like having an x-ray. We will be able to see what is in there. It can happen in six months to one year. But joint development, that’s the hard part, since it will take four to six years. China will have to accept it (joint agreement) within their laws, Filipinos have to accept it within our laws,”matud ni Cayetano.