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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A Hit and Run in the West Philippine 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. This may also be seen on Eurasia Review. Geopolitical risk is evident nowadays in the various tense exchanges which have become sources of gain …

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Muted, Underrated Dynamics in Territorial Disputes

The Philippines’ geographic and strategic location, as well as its stance in international law vis-à-vis the US and China, makes it a key player in its own right in the Asia-Pacific region. Are we really in a helpless stance in relation to China? There is more to the Philippines’ involvement in the West Philippine Sea …

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Exercise Rights Over Territory

Corollary to the exercise of these rights is our state’s duty and responsibility to safeguard all maritime natural resources found in said areas for the benefit of the present generation and those that are yet to come. As a consequence, our government may adopt and enforce any measure to ensure the protection and preservation of …

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