Jumel Gabilan Estrañero & Maria Kristina Decena Siuagan
Jumel Gabilan Estrañero is a defense and security analyst and a university lecturer in the Philippines. He has completed the Executive Course in National Security at the National Defense College of the Philippines and has participated in NADI Track II discussions in Singapore (an ASEAN-led security forum on terrorism). His articles have appeared in Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Times, Malaya Business Insights, Asia Maritime Review, The Nation (Thailand), Southeast Asian Times, and Global Politics. His specialties include the geopolitics of the South China Sea, counter-terrorism/insurgency, cybersecurity, peacebuilding, strategic policy, and intelligence. Maria Kristina Decena Siuagan is a licensed nurse and former lecturer in the Philippines. She has worked as writer and defense & security analyst for the Armed Forces of the Philippines and has worked for Department of National Defense. Her articles also appeared in Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Malaya Business Insights, and Southeast Asian Times along with her independent platform: https://openconcavity.wordpress.com/. Currently, she is a senior law student and specializing in Criminal Law, Civil Law, Terrorism & Insurgency, Policy Analysis, Universal Health, and Geopolitics.