We are calling for brief and incisive commentaries on a broad range of topics relating to Philippine foreign relations, including but not limited to:

· Foreign economic relations
· Migration and overseas employment
· External defense and security
· People-to-people ties
· Styles and approaches in Philippine diplomacy
· Cultural diplomacy
· Bilateral relations with various countries
· Philippine participation in multi-lateral organizations
· Relevance of international law, conventions and norms
· Global trends and futures

Submissions are subject to the following guidelines:


(1) Commentaries must not exceed 1500 words in length
(2) A (max.) 75-word abstract must be included
(3) A one-line bio information of the author must be included
(4) Contributors with low English language standards and readability scores may be advised to have their work edited by professional editors before being considered.


FNPFP welcomes commentaries and op-eds on Philippine foreign relations and foreign policy that

(1) address a contemporary issue of importance to the Philippines
(2) are facts-based and grounded in solid research
(3) bring little-known information and perspectives on issues to Filipino readers who otherwise may have little access to them
(4) provide specific and well-argued policy recommendations

Please submit commentaries online to Submissions will be vetted by the website’s editorial committee.


Why be a member? As a member, you can
  • be counted as part of a new community of serious scholars, analysts and potential opinion leaders on the subject
  • submit commentaries and analyses on critical issues of the day
  • access the full text of the research papers and directly upload your own reports*
  • use the ‘Monitors’ page as a platform to announce events, projects, publications in which you are involved

How can you become a member?

  • Send us a letter of interest together with your curriculum vitae and 2 papers/essays published in the last three years that you are willing to post on the site
  • Those who have no publication may send us their original commentaries or papers for possible publication on the website. Upon notification of acceptance of two contributions, they will be granted membership

*All applications are subject to approval by the FNPFP Editorial Board
**Users who are non-members can access all content except the full text versions of research papers.

Send all applications and inquiries to

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