Stand Your Ground When in the Right

As I stumbled upon today's verse in my Bible app, I knew right away that I had to share it ASAP: Throughout the years, I have observed that a great number of people chose to either turn a blind eye towards wrongful acts around them, or join those who do bad and unrighteous acts thinking …

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Rest If You Must

Dear Tina, I, yourself, am writing this open letter to somehow help you process what you're going through. You had been sick and fatigued in the past few days after juggling your grueling law school midterm exams preparations and work. In the recent two years of your working student life, taking up mostly review subjects, …

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A Short Tribute to All My Fellow Teachers

In case I haven't told you yet, I was fortunate to serve as a public school/college instructor at a state college here in the Philippines. Then, I used to teach Basic English (Study and Thinking Skills), General Psychology, Speech, undergraduate Philippine Constitution and History, and Business English. My students ranged from freshmen to senior students. …

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Connect with The Open Concavity

I've been writing for this blog for a while. However, since day one, I have never mentioned about this blog's social media handles. Just in case you're wondering, The Open Concavity is in other places, spreading words and insights about God, life, and law. If you're in Facebook, you may want give The Open Concavity's …

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Thy Will Be Done

When I was in high school, my plan was solid - I'd get Political Science as my pre-law, go to law school after, and become a lawyer at 24. Fast forward to 2019, I am now a registered nurse working as a defense analyst/writer, and a struggling 5th year law student. Hey, I know that …

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I Am Officially a Published Author!

Never in my wildest imagination have I thought that I'd get published in a book, much less in a territorial defense and security-related academic work! If it isn't the legal profession, I've always seen myself as an actress or singer. But never did I imagine, even once, that I'll be a writer. I am just …

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Renewed Tensions Between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea

This article, which I co-authored with my boyfriend, Jumel Estranero, was published first in Geopolitical Monitor, which is among the leading geopolitics websites of today. To access their website, click here. Three days before the 121st Independence Day of the Philippines—June 12th, 2019—a Chinese-flagged vessel rammed a Filipino fishing boat in the Philippines’ exclusive economic …

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CPP-NPA and the Duterte Administration: Realpolitik in Insurgency and Terrorism

(This article, which I co-authored with my boyfriend, Jumel G. Estranero, was published first in Global Security Report, one of today's leading geopolitics online resource. To access their website, click here. For the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the National People’s Army, strategic positioning is key to spreading influence from the …

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