“Philippines-China Public Forum on the South China Sea” between PACS and SCSPI


The “Philippines-China Public Forum on the South China Sea” was held between the Philippines Association for Chinese Studies(PACS) and delegation of the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative(SCSPI) headed by Director Hu Bo, at Jinjiang Inn, Makati, Philippines on January 6, 2020.

“Philippines-China Public Forum on the South China Sea”, Jan 6

This Forum was hosted by Rommel Banlaoi, President of the PACS, attracting almost 50 people from Filipino media, Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, Navy, Coast Guard and other intuitions, including former Presidential Spokesperson Mr. Ernesto Abella, and former ambassador of the Philippines Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta and Director Alan Ortiz of Center for Philippines Futuristics , which concluded as a great success. 

PACS President Rommel Banlaoi hosting the Forum


Mr. Ernesto Abella, former Presidential Spokesperson for President Duterte, putting questions to the delegation


With a view to maintaining and promoting the peace, stability and prosperity of the South China Sea, we launched the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI). The Initiative aims to integrate intellectual resources and open source information worldwide and keep track of important actions and major policy changes of key stakeholders and other parties involved. It will provide professional data services and analysis reports to parties concerned, helping them keep competition under control, and seek partnerships.