The Strategic Studies Program (SSP) of the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) and the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea (UP IMLOS) hosted the “3rd Katipunan Conference: The Philippine Strategic Outlook 2018 – 2019” on February 27 to 28, 2018 at the UP Law Center in UP Diliman, Quezon City. This two-day conference featured panel discussions on current and emerging issues affecting Filipinos.
Resource speakers tackled a wide range of topics, such as: shifting power dynamics in Asia, ICT and strategic advantage, climate change, maritime and regional security, economic and political stability, and forecasts from various stakeholders’ perspectives.
Secretary Hermogenes Esperon, Jr., National Security adviser and director general of the National Security Council, delivered the keynote address at the conference. Panelists were: Dr. Aileen S.P. Baviera (Asian Center, UP Diliman); Dr. Emmanuel C. Lallana (IdeaCorp.); Dr. Herbert V. Docena (Department of Sociology, UP Diliman); Jaime B. Naval (SSP); Dr. Jay L. Batongbacal (UP IMLOS); Julio S. Amador III (ASEAN Studies Center, New Era University); Ma. Anna Rowena Luz G. Layador-Roaquin (Department of Political Science, UP Diliman); Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto (Philippine Institute for Development Studies); Ramon C. Casiple (Institute for Political and Electoral Reform); Dr. Antoinette R. Raquiza (Asian Center, UP Diliman); Rear Admiral Rommel Jude G. Ong (Naval Inspector General, Armed Forces of the Philippines); George T. Siy (Convergence Realty & Development Corp.); Undersecretary Gloria Jumamil-Mercado (Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Office of the President); Dr. Henry Chan Hing Lee (East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore); and Dr. Aries A. Arugay (SSP, UP CIDS).
Launched in 2015, the Katipunan Conference serves as a venue where scholars, practitioners, stakeholders, and decision makers from government, non-government, business, and the academic sectors can exchange views on strategic issues affecting the country. Conference presentations and outputs are posted or published by the UP CIDS (http://cids.up.edu.ph). (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)
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