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Separation "implies breaking away from the debilitating mindset of dependency and subservience - economically and militarily - that have perpetuated our 'little brown brother' image to America, which has stunted our growth and advancement.
As we renew our ties with this great nation, it does not mean that we are weakening ties with the rest of the members of the international community. This is at the core of the independent foreign policy that our president has moved and put forward.
But this should not be an impediment or a barrier in fostering our closer ties with each other.
Our experts are studying this award with the care and thoroughness that this significant arbitral outcome deserves. We call on those concerned to exercise restraint and sobriety. The Philippines strongly affirms its respect for this milestone decision.