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Dear everyone,

I just want to inform you all of my migration to my self-hosted website

Yes, I retained my blog name because I believe it pretty much sums up what I do and love — law, law school, and bags. But of course, since this is my “new home”, I’ll make sure to incorporate others (e.g. my faith and devotionals) that form part and parcel of the Tina you knew during the previous months.

To all who supported me along the way by reading and following my blog here in WordPress, maraming salamat po (thank you so much)! I could have not done it without you.

With my new website, I hope you’ll express the same degree of love and support by reading my articles and considering subscribing to my website / newsletter via email.

Again, thank you so much for the continued support.

See you soon at!



Renewed Tensions Between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea

This article, which I co-authored with my boyfriend, Jumel Estranero, was published first in Geopolitical Monitor, which is among the leading geopolitics websites of today. To access their website, click here. Three days before the 121st Independence Day of the Philippines—June 12th, 2019—a Chinese-flagged vessel rammed a Filipino fishing boat in the Philippines’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the […]