A Forum: Bongbong on the Helm – New Mandala

A Forum: Bongbong on the Helm – New Mandala

Join professional audio system in a free discussion board offering a potential examination of the administration of Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. within the Philippines, with a concentrate on points and dynamics that may be anticipated to outline his presidency.

Leading specialists from the Philippines will study three themes specifically:

1) The new cupboard and the train of presidential energy

2) Challenges within the macroeconomy, and certain methods to deal with them

3) Foreign coverage and the geostrategic outlook.

To be part of the discussion board, please register by way of this link.


Maria Tanyag is a Fellow and Senior Lecturer on the Department of International Relations, ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. She was awarded her PhD from Monash University in 2018. Maria acquired firstclass honours for each her MA (Research) and BA Honours in Political Studies from the University of Auckland, New Zealand; and a BA in Political Science magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. She was chosen as one of many inaugural International Studies Association (ISA) Emerging Global South Scholars in 2019, and as resident Women, Peace and Security Fellow at Pacific Forum International (Hawaii) in 2021.

Julio Cabral Teehankee is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at De La Salle University the place he served as Chair of the Political Science Department (1994-2007); Chair of the International Studies Department (2008-2013); and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts (2013-2017). He additionally served as President of the Philippine Political Science Association (2017-2019) and the Asian Political and International Studies Association (2009-2011). He was the Philippine consultant to the Council of the International Political Science Association (2019-2021), and is at the moment regional manager (Southeast Asia and the Pacific) for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). He has held a number of visiting appointments, together with ANU in addition to universities in Japan, Hong Kong, and the US. Most lately, he was invited to be Senior Visiting Fellow at LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre. He seems frequently as a political analyst for native and worldwide media retailers.

Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista is the BSP Sterling Chair Professor of Monetary Economics on the School of Economics, the University of the Philippines . She has served as member and Chair of the AMRO Advisory Panel, as Senior Economic Advisor on the ADB, as Visiting Scholar on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and as Senior Research Fellow on the Bank for International Settlements Asia and Pacific Office. She is an Associate Editor of the Asian Economic Papers and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Surveys, Japan and the World Economy, and Thailand and the World Economy. She holds a BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts) and a PhD from Columbia University.

Jay Batongbacal is an Associate Professor on the University of the Philippines College of Law. He teaches programs on Property, Obligations & Contracts, and Law of the Sea and Natural Resources. He obtained his LL.B. (1991) from College of Law on the University of the Philippines and Masters diploma in Marine Management (1997) and Doctorate within the Science of Law (2010) from Dalhousie University in Canada. His graduate levels have been acquired underneath scholarship grants from the Canadian International Development Agency and the celebrated Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation, respectively.



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