Ortega, A.A.C. (2016). Neoliberalizing Spaces in the Philippines: Suburbanization, Transnational Migration, and Dispossession. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books-Rowman & Littlefield.



Ortega, A.A.C. (2018). “Transnational Suburbia: Spatialities of Gated Suburbs and Filipino Diaspora in Manila’s Periurban Fringe,” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108: 106-124.

Saguin, K.K.C., Chanco, C.J., Tan, A.I.S., Ortega, A.A.C. (2017). “Reclaiming Social Equity in Land Use Planning for Sustainable Cities,” Public Policy Journal 18: 99-126.

Ortega, A.A.C. (2016). “Manila’s metropolitan landscape of gentrification: Global urban development, accumulation by dispossession & neoliberal warfare against informality,” Geoforum 70: 35–50.

Ortega, A.A.C., Acielo, J.A., Hermida, M.C. (2015). “Mega-Regions in the Philippines: Accounting for Special Economic Zones and Global-Local Dynamics,” Cities 48: 130- 139.

Ortega, A.A.C. (2014), “Mapping Manila’s mega-urban region: A spatio-demographic accounting using small-area census data.” Asian Population Studies 10(2): 1-28.

Ortega, A.A.C. (2012), “Spatialities of Population Change, Mega-Urbanization and Neoliberal Urbanism: The case of Metro Cebu,” Phil. Population Rev. 11(1): 41-71.

Ortega, A.A.C. (2012), “Desakota and Beyond: Neoliberal Production of Suburban Space in Manila’s Fringe,” Urban Geography 33(8): 1118-1143.

Ortega, A. A. C. (2002), “Migration and Solid Waste Disposal in Metro Manila,” Philippine Geographical Journal 46(1-4): 33-74.



Ortega, A.A.C. (forthcoming). “Manila: Mega-urban landscape of contradictions,” in Chen, Mosler, Kundu, Eds. Research Handbook on Asian Cities. Cheltenham, UK and Northhampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Tyner, J. and Ortega, A.A. C. (2012), “Southeast Asian Cities,” in Brunn, Hays-Mitchell, Zeigler, Eds. Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.



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Marquez, M. P and Ortega, A.A.O. (2015). “Reproductive Health,” in DRDF. Young Adult Fertility & Sexuality (YAFS) Study 4 Key Findings. Technical report for Young Adult Fertility & Sexuality (YAFS) Study. Retrieved from:

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