It appears that many of the claimants of various geographic features in the South China Sea do not quite respect the claims of the Philippines and Filipinos, either by actions or by policy.
The MFA of the Nationalist Chinese/Taiwanese is not going to endear itself to Filipinos by posting the following guidance on its website underneath the benevolent smile of their President Tsai regarding the SCS.
Sustainable Governance and Enduring Peace in the South China Sea
The South China Sea Islands are part of the territory of the Republic of China. That the ROC is entitled to all rights over the South China Sea Islands and their relevant waters in accordance with international law and the law of the sea is beyond dispute.
Issues in the South China Sea are highly complicated, given the overlapping claims by claimants, number of States involved, regional security and diplomatic issues, as well as the political and economic interests of the States concerned. The ROC government will continue to engage in cooperative consultations with each of the States.
The government will firmly safeguard the ROC’s territorial sovereignty in the South China Sea, as well as the rights over relevant waters it is entitled to under international law and the law of the sea. It will not renounce its sovereignty or legal rights.
Not only is Taiping Island part of ROC territory, it is also an important base from which Taiwan makes concrete contributions to regional peace and stability. On July 19, 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen put forth four principles and five actions pertaining to issues in the South China Sea.