Aileen Baviera

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Aileen Baviera
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Dr. Baviera speaking at the Maritime Security Symposium of the Development Academy of the Philippines
Personal details
Aileen San Pedro

(1959-08-26)August 26, 1959
Manila, Philippines
DiedMarch 21, 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 60)
San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, Philippines
Cause of deathSevere pneumonia caused by COVID-19
Spouse(s)Jorge Villegas Baviera (d. 2018)
ResidenceQuezon City
Alma materUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Beijing University
OccupationProfessor, Political Scientist, Sinologist
Known forExpert of Sino-Philippine relations

Aileen San Pablo Baviera (August 26, 1959 – March 21, 2020) was a Filipino political scientist and sinologist. She was one of the leading China experts in her country.[1][2]

Baviera died of pneumonia caused by the COVID-19 virus in the early morning of March 21, 2020 at San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, Philippines.[1] She returned from Paris on March 12, where she was infected as a congressman.[2] Wife of the late Villegas Baviera who died of heart attack in 2018,[3][4] Baviera left after three surviving children, Vita Amalya (born 1985), Mara Yasmin (born 1986) and Jorge Vittorio (born 1991).

Publications (selection)[change | change source]

  • Contemporary Political Attitudes and Behavior of the Chinese in Metro Manila, 1994.
  • Regional Security in East Asia: Challenges to Cooperation and Community Building, 2008.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rappler: U.P. professor, China expert Aileen Baviera dies of coronavirus, March 21, 2020, Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rappler: Aileen Baviera, 60: Her eyes were on China, her heart stayed with PH, March 21, 2020, Retrieved March 21, 2020.
  3. "Dr. Aileen Baviera: Clear-eyed China watcher succumbs to COVID-19". GMA News Online. Retrieved Mar 22, 2020.
  4. Ramos, Mariejo S. "Esteemed UP prof and 'China watcher' succumbs to COVID-19". Retrieved Mar 22, 2020.