Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III is a research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, fellow at the University of the Philippines Korea Research Centre, lecturer at the Chinese Studies Programme at Ateneo de Manila University, and contributing editor (Reviews) for the Asian Politics & Policy Journal.
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III is a research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, fellow at the University of the Philippines Korea Research Centre, lecturer at the Chinese Studies Programme at Ateneo de Manila University, and contributing editor (Reviews) for the Asian Politics & Policy Journal.

Latest from Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Opinion | China’s growing investment in the Philippines and Hanjin’s collapse stir national security worries

Manila faces the dilemma of easing security concerns about foreign equity in crucial sectors without appearing to single out booming Chinese investment.

31 Jan 2019 - 12:56PM
China’s growing investment in the Philippines and Hanjin’s collapse stir national security worries

Manila faces the dilemma of easing security concerns about foreign equity in crucial sectors without appearing to single out booming Chinese investment.

Opinion | Progress between China and the Philippines can’t guarantee peace in the South China Sea

Continued dialogue and forums for discussing South China Sea issues are certainly welcome, but Beijing and Manila still have competing interests, and US-China rivalry looks set to play out in these waters

4 Dec 2018 - 7:40PM
Progress between China and the Philippines can’t guarantee peace in the South China Sea

Continued dialogue and forums for discussing South China Sea issues are certainly welcome, but Beijing and Manila still have competing interests, and US-China rivalry looks set to play out in these waters

For the Philippines, caught between the US and China, trade war is an opportunity to move up the value chain

The trade war may see mixed results for Manila, with some sectors actually gaining, but it should still be a sign that the Philippines needs to diversify and make higher-quality goods.

16 Oct 2018 - 3:06PM
For the Philippines, caught between the US and China, trade war is an opportunity to move up the value chain

The trade war may see mixed results for Manila, with some sectors actually gaining, but it should still be a sign that the Philippines needs to diversify and make higher-quality goods.

How the Philippines can play peacemaker in Asean while banking on goodwill with China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is well placed to navigate his country’s new role as Asean-China coordinator, having bolstered ties with South China Sea littoral countries, including China, since he took office.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
How the Philippines can play peacemaker in Asean while banking on goodwill with China

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is well placed to navigate his country’s new role as Asean-China coordinator, having bolstered ties with South China Sea littoral countries, including China, since he took office.

Opinion | How resource cooperation in disputed waters can be a win-win for China and the Philippines

Sharing energy exploration rights in disputed areas can benefit both Manila and Beijing: the latter can hold onto its traditional claims and show it can be a good neighbour, while the former can maintain its energy security – provided domestic anger is kept in check.

14 Aug 2018 - 6:38AM
How resource cooperation in disputed waters can be a win-win for China and the Philippines

Sharing energy exploration rights in disputed areas can benefit both Manila and Beijing: the latter can hold onto its traditional claims and show it can be a good neighbour, while the former can maintain its energy security – provided domestic anger is kept in check.

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