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 | In the South China Sea, Chinese fishing vessels around Thitu Island might net more than they bargained for

The over 200 Chinese vessels surrounding a Philippine-occupied island may prompt a backlash against genuine fishing boats and push the Philippines, which has been edging closer to China, back into a tighter alliance with the US.

25 Apr 2019 - 3:05AM

The over 200 Chinese vessels surrounding a Philippine-occupied island may prompt a backlash against genuine fishing boats and push the Philippines, which has been edging closer to China, back into a tighter alliance with the US.

In the South China Sea, Chinese fishing vessels around Thitu Island might net more than they bargained for
Opinion | The strengths and pitfalls of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, six years in

The belt and road is changing shape, making inroads into Europe, the Pacific and Latin America. Beijing is increasingly willing to fund projects that symbolise the country’s resurgence, but it should be wary of using economic might to sway policy.

25 Mar 2019 - 2:00AM

The belt and road is changing shape, making inroads into Europe, the Pacific and Latin America. Beijing is increasingly willing to fund projects that symbolise the country’s resurgence, but it should be wary of using economic might to sway policy.

The strengths and pitfalls of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, six years in
Opinion | The other side of Duterte’s war on drugs: rehabilitation, rescue and rooting out corruption

While the death toll in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign has been the focus of international attention, the government’s massive rehabilitation effort and anti-corruption measures tend to be ignored.

22 Feb 2019 - 6:25PM

While the death toll in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-narcotics campaign has been the focus of international attention, the government’s massive rehabilitation effort and anti-corruption measures tend to be ignored.

The other side of Duterte’s war on drugs: rehabilitation, rescue and rooting out corruption
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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