The West Philippine Sea refers to the eastern parts of the South China Sea which are included in the Philippines exclusive economic zone. The term was ?rst used by our government as early as 2011 as a symbolic gesture to the disputed China's sovereignty claim over the whole South China Sea based on its nine—dash line and in support to the diplomatic protest ?led by the former against the latter in the Permanent Court of Arbitration. It is very clear that this area belongs to the Philippines. How do current events post-arbitration affect the judgment laid down by the Court? And its importance of understanding political science in this instance?