“Is COVID-19 a Biological Weapon?” — Our Quarantine-Inspired Article

COVID-19, a biological weapon? This is not exactly what I and my boyfriend, Jumel, were thinking when we wrote our article entitled “Developing an “Unseen” Weapon: Sars-CoV-2 as a Precursor for Unconventional Chemical-Biological Warfare of the 21st Century”, But this probability sure hasn’t escaped our minds either. Bioterrorism, particularly chemical-biological warfare (CBW), has always been […]

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 […]

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 […]