Dennis F. Quilala

Dennis F. Quilala, MA

Assistant Professor
Director, NSTP Diliman Office

Dennis Quilala is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science of the University of the Philippines. He is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Canterbury. He focuses on the study of peace processes and conflicts in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. His other research interests include political philosophy, local governance, human rights, and political violence.


  • Master of Arts in Political Science, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 2005

Research Interests

Peace processes and conflicts, Human rights, Local governance, Political violence

Recent Publications

  • “Nongovernmental Organizations in Humanitarian Activities in the Philippines: Local Contributions in Post-Disaster Settings and Implications for Humanitarian Action and Diplomacy” in the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, first published online 5 November 2021 (co-written with Maria Ela Atienza).
  • “The Role of Civil Society in Disaster Response – The Philippine Experience” in Humanitarianism in the Asia Pacific, Springer, 2021 (co-written with Maria Ela Atienza).
  • “Minority Rights vs. Minority Rights: The Case of Indigenous People’s Rights in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao” in Social Science Asia, 2020.
  • “EO 70: Preparing the Ground for Sustainable Peace” in The Army Journal, Volume 16, Issue 1, January to June 2020.
  • “The Protracted Crisis in Mindanao: Japan’s Cooperation and Human Security” in Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia, 2019 (co-written with Sachiko Ishikawa)
  • “Narratives and Counter-narratives: Responding to Political Violence in the Philippines” in Southeast Asian Affairs Volume 2018, 2018