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

(1959-08-26)August 26, 1959
Manila, Philippines
Died March 21, 2020(2020-03-21) (aged 60)
San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, Philippines
Cause of death Severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19
Nationality Filipino
Spouse(s) Jorge Villegas Baviera (d. 2018)
Children 3
Residence Quezon City
Alma mater University of the Philippines Diliman
Beijing University
Occupation Professor, Political Scientist, Sinologist
Known for Expert 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.

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

Publications (selection)

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