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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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 Letter to an Unknown Soldier

At the time when the Maute-ISIS Group wreaked havoc on Mindanao, one of the three main islands of my country, the Philippines, this was the least that I can do to show my support for our valiant Filipino soldiers. Dear Honorable Soldier, I may not know you personally, but I would like to give you …

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