Last August 11, 2020, Dr. Robin Michael Garcia was invited by the prestigious Rotary Club of Makati West to discuss the Philippines’ foreign policy towards China.
Dr. Garcia started his speech by presenting Filipino perceptions towards China and the evolution of China’s foreign policy; followed by a history of Philippine-China relations from Aquino to Duterte administration; finally, an insight into the Philippines’ accommodation of China on issues of security and alliance, diplomatic protests over Chinese actions in the West Philippines Sea, and the pro-China anti-US discourse.
The meeting was attended by big names both in the private and public sector such as the Delgado Brothers Incorporated, Willis Towers Watson, Chief of Staff of Senator Richard Gordon, Rufino Group of Companies, and Tordesillas Group, among others.
Prior to this, Dr. Garcia was also invited to give a “classification talk” before the members of the club to solidify his reputation in the industry as a political scientist, professor, and entrepreneur. Dr. Garcia highlighted his works as a respected educator at some of the top universities in the Philippines, as well as the CEO and Partner of WR Numero Research and Warwick and Roger. He also presented some of the studies that W&R and WRN Research recently released such as the June and July 2020 Presidential Preference surveys, Comparative Digital Political Sentiment, Filipino Public Opinion about China, and the July 2020 Senatorial Preferences survey.