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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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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Government Employees Tinkering with Social Media and Mobile Games Can Get into Trouble… BIG Trouble!

Who says Facebook, Twitter, Candy Crush, or Pokemon Go during government office hours can't get you into trouble? "Nah... At least I am not being bribed or doing corruption", some would courageously say. When you think violating the law as a public officer or public servant entails nothing more than misappropriating public funds or stealing …

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