Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jnr pictured in February. Photo: AP Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jnr pictured in February. Photo: AP
Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jnr pictured in February. Photo: AP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Why the Philippines’ Sabah claim against Malaysia isn’t a land grab

  • Manila’s claim over a part of northern Borneo island may have been long dormant but that does not make it any less valid, argues Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
  • Malaysia cannot buy off the Philippines into dropping its claim any more than it can rewrite history

Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jnr pictured in February. Photo: AP Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jnr pictured in February. Photo: AP
Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jnr pictured in February. Photo: AP
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Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

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.