Noel T. Tarrazona

Noel T. Tarrazona

Noel T. Tarrazona is a freelance online journalist and a broadcast reporter. For 10 years, he has written and published articles focusing on ASEAN-Middle East trade relations, South China Sea, violent extremism in Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific geopolitics. He provides business advisory services to multi-national companies in the Philippines. Noel can be reached at [email protected].

What is behind the sharp fall in number of Filipino workers in the Middle East?

Although the Middle East has become second home to about 2.5 million skilled Filipino workers, a decline in their employment has been noted in the last two years. After 10 years of continuous growth,......

With China in vicinity, Philippine turns to US, seeks review of defense treaty

With China’s new structural presence in the South China Sea, the Philippine government through Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin is turning to US Secretary of State Michael......

Can martial law end ISIS-inspired groups in the Philippines?

The proposal to extend martial law in southern Philippines until the end of 2019 has drawn mixed response from Philippine lawmakers. President Rodrigo Duterte and his political allies in the bicameral......

Philippines poised to become Asia’s Halal hub to join $3.5 trln market

Believing in the potential trade relations between the Philippines and the Muslim market in the global community, the Duterte administration approved a new law called the Philippine Halal Export......

Can Duterte’s new council build borderless trading zone with ASEAN countries?

Believing in the potential economic relations of ASEAN member-nations, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed an Executive Order creating the Mindanao Barter Council to enhance trade and commerce......

Terror groups that continue to target the Philippines and its ASEAN neighbors

A year after the Philippine military finished off at least 800 ISIS-inspired militants in the Islamic city of Marawi, four terror groups continue to remain a security threat for the Southern......

Is Philippines the first country to win war against illicit drugs?

While human rights groups are questioning the drastic reforms of the Philippine government to eliminate drugs, the Philippine government claims it has taken huge step to eradicate drugs in the......

Preserving Muslim tribe customs in the Philippines through the Council of Elders

Strong Western media influence and rapid urbanization in Southern Philippines, from where Islam spread across the country, could adversely affect the preservation of some traditional Muslim customs......