Filipino analyst Richard Heydarian said China´s pledges induced Manila to "soft-pedal" on the South China Sea issue, but Beijing failed to hold up its end of the bargain.
He said the committee would be in charge of determining how to proceed with the joint oil and gas exploration and would also determine what areas of the South China Sea or West Philippine Sea would be the subject of the exploration.
Locsin said no Philippine company has been chosen for the oil exploration due to a moratorium against it being conducted in the West Philippine Sea which was imposed in 2012 amid simmering tensions between Manila and Beijing.
He said China aims to conclude the talks on the "code of conduct" in the disputed waters with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations within three years.
There are still relatively few details known to the public about the terms of this week's hush-hush oil and gas deal.
China has sought a "maritime and air liaison mechanism", an arrangement for forces of the two countries to coordinate their naval and aircraft movements to prevent incidents in the contested waters, but the proposal has been opposed by Philippine defense officials, two Philippine officials told The Associated Press.
Mr Duterte said there was "a deepening trust and confidence" between them and he and Mr Xi had discussed increasing trade and investment, and China's involvement in his signature US$180 billion (S$247 billion) Build, Build, Build infrastructure programme. On Tuesday afternoon, Duterte and his Cabinet members will have an expanded bilateral meeting with Xi and his officials.
Duterte's management of those issues has frustrated nationalists, who say he has been submissive in refusing to criticize China's military buildup, or asking for its compliance with a 2016 arbitration award that invalidated its claim to nearly the entire waterway.
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Among the 29 deals signed by the Philippines and China was a framework agreement that sets the stage for their joint oil and gas exploration in the South China Sea - an issue that roiled ties between Beijing and Duterte's predecessor - according to televised proceedings of the visit.
The agreement "does not create rights or obligations under worldwide or domestic law", he said.
Xi's two-day trip marks the first state visit to the Philippines by a Chinese president in 13 years.
"The arbitral ruling is now a part of worldwide law".
But relations have been warmer since Donald Trump became U.S. president and dropped American criticism of Mr. Duterte's bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. Both Xi and Duterte have often been in the crosshairs of human rights groups. Another group of protesters later burned mock Chinese flags near the presidential palace, where Xi and Duterte met. Villafuerte said the Philippines has already gained a head start in promoting deeper economic integration with China with President Duterte's move to rebalance the country's foreign policy towards Asia.
The ambitious program has been criticized by the United States as enticing poor nations into debt bondage and has warned it could compromise their independence.
China has dispersed tens of billions of dollars in loans since 2013 as it expands its political influence globally, countering the American hegemony that characterised the post-World War II order, especially in Asia.
The Chinese leader offered similarly sweeping remarks, saying: "My visit will be a milestone in the history of exchange between our two counties". Chinese officials have asked Washington to back off from what they say is a purely Asian dispute, but the USA has vowed to maintain a presence in the waters, where it has no claims but has pledged to promote freedom of navigation and overflight.