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Rene P. Acosta has been a journalist for more than 28 years. He currently works for the Business Mirror as a
reporter covering the areas of defense and national security issues. He had reported abroad where he wrote for
a number of publications. His articles have appeared in the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and
for years, he also wrote for the website of the Asia Pacific Defense Forum, the publication of the US Pacific
Command. He was formerly the president of the Defense Press Corps of the Philippines and had attended the
US International Visitor’s Leadership Program for the theme Regional Security.