Maria Carmen Fernandez

Maria Carmen Fernandez
University of Cambridge | Cam · Department of Land Economy

PhD Land Economy (prob.)

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Spatial planner by training, conflict and development researcher in practice.

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COVID-19 has presented huge challenges to governments, businesses, civil societies, and people from all walks of life, but its impact has been highly variegated, affecting society in multiple negative ways, with uneven geographical and socioeconomic patterns. The crisis revealed existing contradictions and inequalities in society, compelling us to...
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Is the Philippine War on Drugs a ‘War on the Poor’? Focusing on beneficiaries of the Philippine Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program as the most legible cohort of poor, we examine the effects of the anti-narcotics campaign on impoverished families in Metro Manila from April 2016 to December 2017. From field valida...
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Urban post-crisis response in the Philippines is characterised by an approach to spatial governance that excludes and alienates people from decision-making in ways that can be described as punitive. By engaging the interplay of spatiality and power-knowledge, we argue that discourses, institutions, and projects operating before, during, and after c...
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Despite one of the world's strictest and longest lockdown policies, the Philippines' securitized approach to containing the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unnecessary suffering, especially in poor communities. This article explores how the Philippine government's prioritizing of punitive policies such as detaining quarantine violators or attempting t...
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Is the Philippine War on Drugs truly a 'War on the Poor'? Focusing on beneficiaries of the Philippine conditional cash transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, we examine the effects of anti-illegal drug operations on poor families in Metro Manila from April 2016 to December 2017. From field validation and interviews with families...
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in Dignity in displacement: case studies from Afghanistan, Columbia, the Philippines and South Sudan
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This paper presents options for the practical use of open geospatial, statistical, and participatory data for decision-making as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) transitions into the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
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This note distills options for decision-making on land, housing, property, and urban design based on a joint process conducted by Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), the ARMM Regional Government, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur, and the City Government of Marawi to generate an Atoran ko Dansalan, or a common spatial framework for developmen...
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This study discusses the potentials and constraints related to development planning in conflict-vulnerable areas in Southern Philippines. It reviews broad historical trends in the the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, focusing on government attempts at the turn of the century to the present day. Peace agreements signed between the Philippine Go...
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It is acknowledged that conflict over land is a major source of violence in various parts of Mindanao, particularly the prosed Bangsamoro region. Historical accounts trace the root cause of land issues and identity-based conflict to the introduction of the Regalian doctrine of land ownership by Spanish colonizers. During the American colonial regim...

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