Jay L. Batongbacal

Dr Jay L. Batongbacal is Professor of the University of the Philippines’ College of Law and Executive Director of its Graduate Studies Program; concurrently he serves as Director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs & Law of the Sea.

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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.