Rommel C. Banlaoi
Rommel C. Banlaoi
Rommel C. Banlaoi is president of the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies (PACS) and a member of the Board of Directors of the China-Southeast Asia Research Centre on the South China Sea (CSARC). He is a lecturer at the Department of International Studies, Miriam College, the Philippines and an adjunct professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS).

Progress on a 2018 agreement on joint exploration was hampered by the pandemic, but the lifting of a Philippine moratorium on such exploration should provide fresh impetus towards a mutually beneficial agreement.

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