Events

Due to the “physical distancing” policy of the government during the pandemic, holding of usual public events is suspended. PIPVTR will continue holding events through Webinars and other similar online activities.These are events where PIPVTR participates as a co-organizer or a speaker.

We are pleased to invite you to another session of the Anti-Terrorism Lecture Series featuring the topic, “Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization.” Together with our resource speakers, Prof. Kumar Ramakrishna, Ph.D. from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Prof. Rommel C. Banlaoi, Ph.D. from Miriam College and the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, join us as they provide a fresh perspective on radicalization, violent extremism, and counter-terrorism in today’s world of unrest and uncertainty. Watch the full event here.

The ASSOCIATION FOR PHILIPPINES- CHINA UNDERSTANDING (APCU) is pleased to invite you to the 3rd APCU ONLINE FORUM via ZOOM that aims to tackle “U. S. Elections and China– U. S. Rivalry: Political and Security Implications for the Philippines”

The President of Philippine Association for Chinese Studies- Dr. Rommel Banlaoi will serve as the honorable guest speaker. The 3rd APCU Zoom Forum will be held on September 4, 2020 (Friday ), 3:00 PM. Watch full event here.

You are cordially invited toa virtual author talk and book discussion on ‘The Politics of South China Sea Disputes’ on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:00am (Indian Standard Time). Watch the full event here. Read After Event Report here.

Online Seminar Workshop on Conflict Monitoring and Research Methodologies for Population-Based Studies About Conflict, Terrorism and Peace and Development Initiatives organized by the Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City on 10 August 2020. Watch recorded webinar here. Read paper presented here;

Webinar on Building China-Philippines Relations for the Future: Philippines-China Relations During Covid-19 organized by the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies and Center for Philippine Studies of Jinan University. Read more about the event here.

The Rotary Club of Raha Sulayman Manila and our partners invite you to a webinar on the recently passed Anti-Terrorism Law. Assembly time is at 7:30PM on the 25th of July, 2020. Here’s the meeting ID: 825 0666 1259 Password: raha. Kindly RSVP to honey.rcraha@gmail.com ,

SecurityMatters, together with Ace And Associates, Inc. (AAA) and the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR) invite you to the 3rd session of the Anti-Terrorism Lecture Series, a FREE FORUM on the legal and political implications of the Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020. Speakers: Atty. Ricardo Blancaflor, Legal and Of-counsel, Member of Supreme Court TWG on Cyber Security; and Prof. Rommel Banlaoi, PhD, Chairman of the Board, Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research

What: Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020: Legal and Political Implications
When: Friday, 17 July 2020 at 0945H (Philippine Standard Time)
Platform: Zoom
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Online CBD on the Anti-Terrorism Bill: Community-based Dialogue Sessions on Human Rights Promotion and Protection between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, and Civil Society Organizations and Local Communities (CBD) organized by the Hans Seidel Foundation Philippines, 10 July 2020, 1:30-4:00P PM. Dr. Rommel C. Banlaoi served as one of the members of the panel of reactors. Read more here.

Virtual Roundtable Discussion: “Keeping Up the Fight Against Terrorism during the COVID-19 Crisis” organized by the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia, 9 July 2020, 10:00 – 11:30 AM (Manila Time). Speakers are: 1) Comr. Gen. Suhardi Alius, Former Head of Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), 2)  Sidney Jones, Director of Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict (IPAC), 3)  Leanne Close, Head Counter-Terrorism Program at Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), 4) Dr. Joshua A. Geltzer, Executive Director of Georgetown University’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, Former Senior Director for Counterterrorism at the U.S. National Security Council (NSC) from 2015 to 2017, 5) Gilles de Kerchove d’Ousselghem, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Former Director for Justice and Home Affairs at the EU Council General Secretariat, and 6) Dr. Rommel Banlaoi, Chairman, Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR). Watch Webinar here.

An online forum on Geopolitical Rivalry in South Asia and Southeast Asia organized by Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE) and Institute of Chinese Studies, University of Malaya on 9 July 2020, at 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Watch webinar here: or here.

On-line Workshop on Crisis Aversion: Risk Management in the South China Sea Co-organized by National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS), China; Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia; and China-Southeast Asia Research Center on the South China Sea (CSARC), 12 June 2020. Read more.

Philippine Independence Day marred by protests against anti-terrorism law |Channel News Asia, 12 June 2020. Watch the Video.

Join the second session of the Anti-Terrorism Lecture Series (ATLS) on 12 June 2020 at 9:45-11:45 AM PST. This is Part 2 in the series on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill pending the signature of the President of the Republic of the Philippines.Together with Prof. Rommel Banlaoi and Mr Augustus Caesar Esmeralda, we are very honored to have – Hon. Mujiv S. Hataman, Deputy Speaker, District Representative of Basilan, and Former Governor of ARMM and Atty Erwin M. Caliba, Chief of the Legal, Legislative and Linkages Division of the Policy Advisory Office of CHR. Watch webinar here.

WHEN: Thursday, 11 June 2020
TIME: 10:00am to 12:00 NN PST
WHERE: Zoom* F0r members only.

Watch full webinar here.

Three years since the Marawi siege, the Philippine government is set to pass a tougher law against terrorist groups such as ISIS. But can it also be used to crack down on legitimate dissent? In this week’s podcast, Christian Esguerra sits down with Rommel Banlaoi, executive director of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence, and Terrorism Studies. Listen to the Podcast here.

The Philippines’ New Anti-Terrorism Law: Fighting Terrorism with Justice WHEN: 05 June 2020 TIME: 09:45am to 11:45am (Philippine Standard Time)
WEB PLATFORM: Zoom. FREE FORUM. Ace And Associates (AAA) and PIPVTR conduct the first session of the Anti-Terrorism Lecture Series (ATLS). The first in the 2020 series is a forum on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill pending the signature of the President of the Republic of the Philippines. This Anti-Terrorism Lecture Series is hosted by SecurityMatters Consultancy Services. Listen or watch full webinar here or here.

The Chiefs’s Interview on Anti-Terror Bill, One News Philippines, CIGNAL TV, 4 June 2020. Watch Full interview here.

Zoom Interview on the Proposed New Philippine Anti-Terorism Law hosted by Christian Esguerra, Matters of Fact, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), 4 June 2020. Watch here and here.

Webinar on Chinese Immigration to the Philippines organized by CIFAL Philippines on 22 May 2020. Watch the full webinar here.

Webinar on Protecting Philippine Territories in the South China Sea hosted by PROTECTOR ng BAYAN, a Global Pinoy Internet Radio Station. 6-8 PM, 17 May 2020. Watch recorded discussions here.

Focus Group Discussion on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism in the Philippines: Achievements and Challenges co-organized by the Network for the Prevention of Violent Extremism in the Philippines held in Sulo Riviera Hotel, Quezon City on 8 January 2020. Read more.

Lecture on Post-Baghdadi Terrorist Threat Situation in the Philippines organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines held in Makati City on 21 November 2019. Read more.

Book Talk on Terrorism in the Philippines from Al-Qaida to ISIS co-organized by the Department of International Studies, Miriam College held at Miriam College on 15 October 2019.Get free book access here.

Book Launching of Al-Harakatul Al-Islamiyyah:  Essays on the Abu Sayyaf Group, Terrorism in the Philippines from Al Qaeda to ISIS co-organized by Tapatan sa Aristocrat, Malate, Manila on 9 September 2019. Read here.

Public Forum on Violent Extremism co-organized by the Department of International Studies and International Studies Society held at Miriam College on 11 March 2019. Read more.

Philippine-Japan Strategic Dialogue co-organized by the Akiyama Associates held  at the International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan on 10 March 2018. Read more.

Bilateral Symposium, Beyond Conflict: The Future of China-Philippines Relations co-organized by Jinan University and the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies, held  at  Edsa Shangri-laHotel,  Ortigas Center,  the Philippines on 30 July 2016. Read more.

Roundtable Discussion on Public Order and Safety Issues in the Bangsamoro co-organized with the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies held at Crown Plaza Hotel, Ortigas Center, Pasig City on 30 October 2014. Read more.

National Forum on the Current Dynamics of Radicalism in Southeast Asia: Peace Building Challenges and Opportunities in the Philippines, co-organized by the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies, Center for Humanitarian Dialogue and the European Union held at Edsa Shangri-la Hotel on 2 October 2014. Read more. Read a blog about the forum here.

Round Table Discussion on The Current State of Armed Communist Movement in the Philippines: Prospects for Peace and Implications for Tourism coorganized by the Center for Political and Democratic Reforms Institute (CPDRI) and Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT) held at the AIT Conference Room, 9 May 2013. Read more.

Round Table Discussion on Youth and Terrorism, co-organized by the Southeast Asia Regional Center for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT),  PIPVTR Seminar Room, Quezon City, 30 March 2011. Read more.

Round Table Discussion on Understanding Violent Religious Radicalization: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, organized with the Head of the Center for Excellence on National Security (CENS) of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU),  PIPVTR Seminar Room, Quezon City, 28 March 2011. Read more.

Round Table Discussion on Mainstreaming the Indigenous Peoples Issues and Concerns in the National Agenda, co-organized by the Institute for Autonomy and Governance and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Electronic Library, 2nd floor, AIM Conference Center, corner Benavidez and Trazierra Streets, Makati City. 11 March 11, 2011. Read more.

Round Table Discussion on Terrorism: Threat to Tourism and Public Safety, co-organized by the Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT) and Center for Political and Democratic Reforms, Inc. (CPDRI), AIT Seminar Room, Quezon City, 22 February 2011.

International Forum on Asia Pacific Security, co-organized by the Institute of Defense Analyses (ISA), Council for Asian Transnational Threats Research (CATR) and the Asia Pacific Security Forum (APSF), held at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, 29 October 2010. Read more.

10th Bi-Annual Conference of the Council for Asian Transnational Threat Research (CATR), New World Hotel, 27-28 October 2010.

Round Table Discussion on PNOY’s Policy on the Peace Process, PIPVTR Seminar Room, Quezon City. 22 September 2010.

Round Table Discussion on Media Reporting of Terrorism and the Abu Sayyaf Threat: Scoop and Scope, Aguinaldo Conference Room, AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 29 July 2010.

Round Table Discussion on Crime-Terrorism Nexus, Lakambini Conference Room, AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 26 May 2010.

Round Table Discussion on The Future of Philippine Communist Movement, Main Restaurant,  co-organized by the Civil Relations Service (CRS) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (APF), AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 22 April 2010.

Round Table Discussion on The GRP-MILF Peace Process: The Continuing Search for A Negotiated Solution to a Deep-Rooted Armed Conflicts, co-organized by the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Aguinaldo Conference Room, AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 5 February 2010.

Round Table Discussion on Kalayaan Island Group and Baselines Controversies in the South China Sea, co-organized by the Yuchengco Center and the Center for Archipelagic Maritime Security Studies, Aguinaldo Conference Room, AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 23 October 2009.

Round Table Discussion on the Roles of CAFGUs and CVOs in Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the Philippines, co-organized by the Institute of Bangsamoro Studies and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Aguinaldo Conference Room, AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 9 October 2009. Read more.

Round Table Discussion on Counter Terrorism and National Security, Aguinaldo Conference Room, AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 16 September 2009.

Round Table Discussion on “Achievements and Challenges of Counter Terrorism in the Philippines Seven Years After 9/11”, Aguinaldo Conference Room, AFPCOC, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, 24 October 2008.

International Workshop on Countering the Financing of Terrorism, co-organized by World Check International and the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) held at Sulo Hotel,  7-8 July 2008.

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