Justice CarpioLopez Museum and the Institute of Maritime and Ocean Affairs (IMOA) copresented the lecture by Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio entitled “Historical Facts, Historical Lies, and Historical Rights in the West Philippine Sea” on February 21.
Backed by his research and study of international maritime laws and ancient maps of China and the Philippines, Justice Carpio presented strong points countering China’s claims on the West Philippine Sea, which includes Scarborough Shoal and Spratly Islands.
The lecture brought in 150 guests from the IMOA and from historical, cultural, legal and academic circles.
The lecture was in conjunction with the library exhibition, Common Ground, which was formally opened the same day. It features 21 antiquarian maps from the Lopez Museum and Library collection drawn by Western cartographers and consistently included the Scarborough Shoal, locally known as Panacot or Bajo de Masinloc.
Common Ground will run until May 30, 2015.
The Lopez Memorial Museum is at the ground floor, Benpres Building, Exchange Road corner Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. Museum days and hours are Mondays to Saturdays, except holidays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Avail of unlimited access to exhibitions and library resources by signing up for the Lopez Museum membership program. Members can borrow books from the lending section and get discounts on lectures, workshops and services for only P1,500.