Washington, D.C., April 30, 2024 – Dr. Majah-Leah V. Ravago, President and CEO of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), played a pivotal role in an intensive in-person table-top exercise (TTX) held on April 22-23, 2024, in Washington, D.C. The event, which focused on Philippine energy security and US-Philippine alliance coordination, brought together American and Filipino scholars and experts for two days of strategic dialogue and planning.

The TTX delved into strategies for meeting the Philippines’ burgeoning energy needs while considering the broader implications of energy security on regional geopolitics and effective alliance coordination. Dr. Ravago, alongside other esteemed participants, offered comprehensive insights into the interconnected dynamics of energy stability and international relations.

Organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a renowned bipartisan and nonprofit policy institution, the event featured three modules:

  1. Philippine Energy Investment Decisions and Tradeoffs

  2. Energy Security and Geostrategic Vulnerabilities

  3. Energy Security and US-Philippine Maritime Crisis Response

Each module provided a platform for rigorous discussion and scenario-based exercises aimed at addressing critical challenges facing the Philippines in energy security and alliance coordination.

Dr. Ravago’s active involvement underscored DAP’s commitment to shaping policy discussions and fostering cooperation on vital issues affecting the Philippines and its alliances. Her expertise and leadership contributed to the development of pragmatic strategies to navigate complex energy and security landscapes.

The TTX highlighted the importance of collaboration between the US and the Philippines in ensuring regional stability and resilience in the face of evolving geopolitical challenges. As energy security continues to gain prominence in international relations, forums like these play a crucial role in shaping informed policies and strategies.