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Australlian Embassy Map Turn Over

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Australlian Embassy Map Turn Over

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Map rights wrongs: The 1734 Murillo Velarde map

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Map rights wrongs: The 1734 Murillo Velarde map

Map rights wrongs: The 1734 Murillo Velarde map

China never controlled the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) at any time in history, as proven by the 1734 Murillo Velarde map.   According to Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, the map invalidates China’s Nine-Dashed Line and claims of ownership of the South China Sea for over “2,000 years. Carpio delivered the keynote address at the opening of the 16th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day Conference on Oct. 4 at the auditorium of the National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (NISMED). The 2-day conference had the theme “Mapping Spaces and Identities in Spanish Colonial Philippines.” Official. Printed in Manila, the 1734 Murillo Velarde map by the Jesuit priest Pedro Murillo Velarde, was the Spanish government’s official map of its territories (both terrestrial and aquatic) in the Philippines. Called the mother of all Philippine maps and widely copied by Filipino and European cartographers, the map showed the maritime routes from Manila to Spain and Mexico and other Spanish territories to the New World, something very vital to the Galleon Trade, the first global trade by sea. According to the National Library of Spain, the map was drawn by Filipino Francisco Suarez and engraved by another Filipino, Nicolas dela Cruz Bagay. “The map is so detailed that when a magnifying glass is used, one can see all the towns and pueblos of the Philippines in 1734,” Carpio said. He was part of the team that argued before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague in the Netherlands on the Philippines’ claim on the Sea. Included in the 1734 Murillo Velarde map are the Panacot shoal (Scarborough Shoal) and the Los Bajos de Paragua (Spratly Islands or Spratlys). It was one of the 270 ancient maps presented at the PCA hearings contesting China’s claim over the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) that began in July 2015. Among the other maps presented were ancient maps of China  throughout the Chinese dynasties, Philippine ancient maps and maps of Southeast Asia and European maps of Asia. China’s historical claim that it owned the South China Sea since 2,000 years ago (ed: roughly around the time of the Han Dynasty which began from 206 BC – 220AD) was refuted by Carpio and the Philippine team of experts. He said none of the ancient maps showed that China owned the contentious waters nor the Spratly islands and the Scarborough Shoal. The ancient Chinese maps’ southernmost territory was Hainan. “China in its earliest dynasty, from the Song and fast forward to their last dynasty, the Qing dynasty, and all their maps uniformly show that their southernmost territory is Hainan. So we presented this to the Tribunal. If you superimpose all the maps from the Song to the Qing dynasty, to over almost a thousand years, the southernmost territory of China was Hainan,” he said. No historical claim. The Nine-Dashed Line is the demarcation line China used to claim the major part of the South China Sea. China maintains it owns any land or territory contained within the line. Among the territories claimed are the Spratlys and Scarborough shoal. The demarcation line was formerly 11 dashes. In his book “The South China Sea Dispute: Philippine Sovereign Rights and Jurisdiction in the West Philippine Sea,” Carpio explained that in December 1947, the “Kuomintang Government of China...

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Mobile Marine and Naval Centrum

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Mobile Marine and Naval Centrum

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Highlights of International Conference on Cartography in Philippine History (May 23, 2018)

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Highlights of International Conference on Cartography in Philippine History (May 23, 2018)

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Mel Velarde Speech at International Conference on Cartography in Philippine History, May 23, 2018

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Blog, Featured | Comments Off on Mel Velarde Speech at International Conference on Cartography in Philippine History, May 23, 2018

Mel Velarde Speech at International Conference on Cartography in Philippine History, May 23, 2018

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Indian Ambassador map turn over

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Indian Ambassador map turn over

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UK ambassador map turn over

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PNP map turn over

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Murillo Velarde Map refutes ‘false history’, China’s claims – Carpio

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Murillo Velarde Map refutes ‘false history’, China’s claims – Carpio

Murillo Velarde Map refutes ‘false history’, China’s claims – Carpio

It would be 18th century references, like the 1734 Murillo Velarde map, that would debunk the “false history” China was spreading in its effort to claim Philippine territories, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said on Monday. “We have to correct that because that’s the false history. And the way to do that is to present old maps, ancient maps, because they don’t lie,” Carpio said on GMA 7 news program “24 Oras”. “We should be proud that we have the oldest map showing the Spratlys and the Scarborough shoal as part of Philippine territory,” he added. The 17th century map played a significant role in the Philippines’ victory in its arbitral tribunal case against China. It features the Bajo de Masinloc or Scarborough Shoal that was labelled as “Panacot”, as well as the “Los Bajos de Paragua” later known as the Spratlys islands. “This map is very persuasive to support our claim on these territories, for the simple reason that when this map was made, there was no issue yet on who owned these islands,” added Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Chairman and CEO of GMA Network Inc. – the first and only media company to receive an official replica of the artifact. It was purchased for P12 million by businessman and educator Mel Velarde, who also chairs the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication. “What they produce is, it’s really the Google Earth of the 17th century. Plus, there are vignettes here that show you pictures of the life of the Indios and the Europeans and the Asians here in the Philippine islands during that time,” so each part of this map really has a story to tell,” Velarde said. Velarde donated the 300-year-old map to the government. It will soon be on public display at the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Museum in Pasay City. Velarde, together with Carpio, turned the official replica over to GMA Network. — Margaret Claire Layug/DVM, GMA News source: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/nation/625435/carpio-murillo-velarde-map-to-correct-false-history-amid-china-s-claims-on-phl-territory/story/ Share this:TweetShare on...

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