Dr. Sherwin E. Ona

Sherwin E. Ona, PhD is an associate professor and chairperson of the department of political science and development studies of De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. His current engagements are in the areas of human security, cybersecurity, e-governance, and disaster informatics. He is a fellow of the Philippine Public Safety College, Department of the Interior and Local Government, the La Salle Institute of Governance and the Stratbase-Albert Del Rosario Institute. Dr. Ona is an officer of the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary with the rank of Commander and has previously served as a reservist officer of the Philippine Air Force.

Building a Credible Cyber Defense Posture: Opportunities in the Philippines

The weaponization of cyberspace has unleashed new ways to disrupt a country's digital infrastructure and erode its decision-making capabilities. During wartime, the internet becomes...

Russo-Ukrainian War of 2022: Lessons for the Philippines

The invasion of Ukraine has provided new insights on how the modern battlefield can be viewed and understood. Russian use of the hybrid combat...

Legislating National Security in the Philippines

Today, the Philippines faces numerous security problems. The pandemic response continues to be a priority as the country faces new COVID-19 variants and struggles...

Human Security and Pandemics: Lessons From the Philippines

March 27, 2021 seemed like another typical day. However, just days before, the Philippine health department reported a significant increase in COVID-19 infections, in...

The Philippines and Its Defense Modernization Program: Confronting Persistent Challenges and Opening New Opportunities

In July 2020, the Department of National Defense announced the inevitable. Due to the adverse impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, it was forced...

COVID-19 and the Modernization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines: Issues and Challenges

The COVID-19 outbreak has underscored the importance of addressing non-traditional threats and has highlighted the role of the military in human security. For emerging...

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