Jay L. Batongbacal

Dr Jay L. Batongbacal is associate professor at the College of Law, University of the Philippines and director of the university’s Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea.

Articles by Jay L. Batongbacal (2)

Presidential Polls and the West Philippine Sea: A Sea Change?

Jay L. Batongbacal

The winner of the 2022 presidential elections will determine how the Philippines will handle its legally recognised claims in the West Philippine Sea both domestically and in the regional arena.

The Philippines and the South China Sea Arbitration Award: External Appeasement and Internal Dissension

Jay L. Batongbacal

Since taking office in 2016, Philippine President Duterte has downplayed the South China Sea Arbitration Award in the hope of gaining China’s infrastructure and financial offerings. This hope has so far remained unfulfilled.