Welcome to PIPVTR!

Countering Political Violence and Terrorism Through Peace Research

Office Address

106 Sterten Place Condominium, 116 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village East, Diliman, Quezon City 1101, Philippines Telefax: +632 4333870 

The PIPVTR is an independent, non-stock, non-profit, non-governmental research organization officially registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 29 November 2007 as Philippine Institute for Political Violence and Terrorism Research.  It was first conceptualized in September 2005 by a group of experts, academics and practitioners who see the need to establish a center  in the Philippines dedicated to the study of political violence and terrorism and their implications for peace and security. The PIPVTR was officially launched on 6 March 2008 at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, the Chairman of the Philippine Anti-Terrorism Council.   Ermita described the PIPVTR as the country's "pioneering think tank on terrorism research and studies".  
The PIPVTR is renamed as PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE FOR PEACE, VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM RESEARCH in order to bring peace studies into political violence and terrorism research.  SEC approved this new name on 10 August 2010.  To broaden the research agenda of the Institute in the light of post-9/11 security challenges that have tremendous impacts on peace, violence and terrorism issues, two centers have been created:  the Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies (CINSS) and the Center for Transnational Crimes Research and Non-Traditional Security Studies (CTCNTS). 
PIPVTR does not receive government funding.  But PIPVTR welcomes private contributions to support our research work. Please contact us if you are willing to support  us and be our partners in our  missions.

PIPVTR Held International Workshop on Countering the Financing of Terrorism
In cooperation with Consortium for Countering the Financing of Terrorism (CCFT), World-Check and the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research of the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies based in Singapore, the Philippine Institute for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR) conducted the International Workshop on Countering the Financing of Terrorism on July 7-8, 2008 at the Sulo Hotel, Quezon City.  Full proceedings, presentations and other references related to the said workshop will be posted in this website soon. Below are some some of the news coverage of the workshop:

Paper Series
Renewed Tensions and Continuing Maritime Security Dilemma in the South China Sea by Rommel Banlaoi
PIPVTR Policy Brief 9 Updates on Current Terrorist Threats in the Philippines by Rodolfo Mendoza Jr
The Communist Insurgency in the Philippines: Tactics and Talks by ICG
Internal Peace and Security Plan "Bayanihan"
PIPVTR Policy Brief 8 Work for Peace Now! by Teresita Q. Deles
Role of PNP & AFP During Elections: The Imperative of Security Sector Transformation
Security Sector Transformation Praxis from the Ground
Maguindanao Massacre and the Rise of Warlord Clans
PIPVTR Policy Brief No. 7 RP-China Security Relations by Benito Lim
Directions & Challenges in RP-US Security Alliance by Carl Baker
Asian Transnational Security Challenges edited by Ziemke Dickens and Droogan
PIPVTR Policy Brief No. 6 "The GRP-MILF Peace Process, Thus Far" by Dr. Clarita R. Carlos
PNOY's Policy on the Peace Process: What is New? by Fr. Eliseo Mercado, Jr.
PIPVTR Policy Commentary on Philippine Democratic Deficit by Amparo Pamela H. Fabe
PIPVTR Policy Commentary by Al Haj Murad Ibrahim
PIPVTR Policy Brief No. 5 "A Botched Hostage Rescue in the Philippines"
Private Armed Groups: A New Security Threat in the Philippines
Southeast Asian Regionalism and China's Soft Power Politics
PIPVTR Policy Commentary on Filipino Soldiers as Human Rights Advocate by Rommel C. Banlaoi
PIPVTR Policy Commentary on Filipino Soldiers as Champion of Human Rights by LtGen Ricardo A David J
PIPVTR Policy Commentary on AFP and Human Rights by Ms. Pamela Amparo Fabe
Zamboanga City Bombing: A Suicide Mission? PIPVTR Terrorism Events Analysis, 6 August 2010
Media Reporting of Terrorism and the Abu Sayyaf Threat: Scope and Scoop by Ms. Arlyn Dela Cruz
PIPVTR Policy Commentary on the South China Sea Disputes 28 July 2010
PIPVTR Policy Brief 4 The Philippines: State of the Nation
Crime-Terrorism Nexus: An Academic Perspective by Paul Wilson
Countering the ASG: A Mlitary Perspective by Dan Lucero
Sources of ASG Resilience in Southern Philippines by Romme Banlaoi
Policy Brief 3 Defeating the ASG by BGen Francisco Cruz Jr
Asian Conflicts Reports March 2010 by CATR
Policy Brief 2 CSOs in Southeast Asia & Challenges of Terrorist Threat Reduction by Rizal Buendia
Policy Brief 1 Eventual Demise of Communist Insurgency by Gen Francisco Cruz Jr
The GRP-MILF Peace Process: An Academic Expert's View by Dr. Cesar Pobre
The Prospects for Peace in the Southern Philippines by Atty Nasser Marohomsalic
Hopes and Frustrations in the GRP-MILF Peace Process by Rommel Banlaoi
Philippine Security & Terrorist Threats in the New Decade: A Book Launching Speech
CAFGUs, CVOs and the Maguindanao Massacre by Rommel Banlaoi
The Philippines: After the Maguindanao Massacre by ICG
The Maguindanao Massacre and the Making of the Warlords by Fr. Eliseo R. Mercado, Jr. OMI
Massacre in Maguindanao by Rommel Banlaoi
The Maguindanao Massacre, the Bangsamoro Problem and the Peace Process by Sol Santos
Proceedings of a Roundtable Discussion on Civilian Protection
Roles of CSOs in Preventing and Combating Terrorism in Southeast Asia by Rommel Banlaoi
Kalayaan Island Group and Baselines Controversies in the South China Sea by PIPVTR
Roles of CAFGUs in Countering Insurgency and Terrorism in the Philippines by Col Daniel Lucero
Roles of CVOs in Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the Philippines by Pelagio Samson, PNP
Counter Terrorism and National Security in the Philippines by Peter Chalk
A Review of GRP-MNLF Peace Accord by Joel S. Garcia
The Evolving Terrorist Threats to Southeast Asia by Chalk, Rabasa, Rosenau and Piggott
Children & Youth in Organized Armed Violence in the Philippines by Camacho, Puzon and Ortiga
Asian Conflicts Reports No. 4 by CATR
Transnational Islam in South and Southeast Asia by Peter Mandavelli, et. al.
The Philippines: Running in Place in Mindanao by ICG
Youth as Victims and Perpetrators of Terrorism: The Philippine Case by Rommel Banlaoi
Asian Conflict Reports # 2 by CATR
Building Stronger Partnership to Prevent Terrorism: Recommendations for Obama by CGCC
Obama's Asian Challenge by Council for Asian Terrorism Research
Combating Terrorism in Southeast Asia by Thomas H. Tatum
On Mumbai Attack (Party 1) by BIPSS
Why Terrorists Quit? by Michael Jacobson
Maritime Terrorist Threats in the Straits of Malacca by Ramli H. Nik
Looking into the Future of Moro Self-Determination by Rizal G. Buendia
The Asian Security Landscape after the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq by CATR
Achievements & Challenges in CT in the Phil 7 Yrs After 9/11 by Arturo C. Lomibao
The Philippines: The Collapse of Peace in Mindanao by ICG
The UN Global Counter Terrorism Strategy & Regional & Subregional Bodies by Eric Rosand, et. al.
Armed Conflicts & Poverty in Mindanao by Brenda Barrientos
Terrorism & Political Violence in Basilan: A Case of Ethnic Hatred by Daniel A. Lucero
Rethinking State Policies & Minority Rights by Abhoud Syed Lingga
Perspectives on the GRP-MILF Peace Talks Crisis by Mindanews
GRP-MILF Peace Talks in Question by Eugene Martin
Seven Years After 9/11: Al Qaida's Strengths and Vulnerabilities by Richard Barrett
Current Humanitarian Situation in Mindanao by NDCC
The Abu Sayyaf Group Seven Years After 9/11 by Rommel C. Banlaoi
Civil Society and UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy by Eric Rosand, Alistair Millar & Jason Ipe
US-China Counterterrorism Cooperation: Issues for US Policy by Shirley A. Kan
International Process in Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation by CGCC
The Philippines & Australia: Defense & Security Cooperation Against Terrorism by Rommel C. Banlaoi
The Philippines: Counter-Insurgency vs Counter-Terrorism in Mindanao by ICG
The Evolving Terrorist Threat in Southeast Asia by Peter Chalk and Carl Ungerer
MOA on the Ancestral Domain Aspect of GRP-MILF Tripoli Agreement on Peace from ABS CBN Research
Morojihad & Islamic Vision of Ustadz Salamat Hashim by Francisco N. Cruz, Jr.
The Aceh Peace Process: Lessons for Mindanao by Abhoud Shed M. Linga
Combating Transnational Terrorism in Southeast Asia the ASEAN Way by Francisco N. Cruz, Jr.
Sustaining Gains in Internal Security by Alexander Yano
Kidnap: A Documentary by Ces Drillon
Putting the Crime Back Into Terrorism by Lesley Brown and Paul Wilson
The Withdrawal of Malaysia from the International Monitoring Team by Diane Russel Ong Junio
Updates on Terrorism in the Philippines by General Rodolfo Mendoza, Jr.
Jihad in the Internet by Dianne Russel Junio
Al Harakatul Al Islamiyyah: Essays on the Abu Sayyaf Group by R Banlaoi