The Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ADRi) is an independent strategic research organization. With its international focus, ADRi believes that Philippine and regional security and development can be achieved through the cooperation of the public and private sectors.

ADRi traces its roots to the Stratbase Research Institute (SRI) established in 2004. SRI focused on providing strategic solutions to domestic governance, socio-economic, and other policy concerns. It aimed to contribute to Philippine development through research and responsive policy alternatives.

As SRI sought solutions, East Asia’s affairs frequently inserted themselves into the equation. There was and is a clear relation between domestic and regional affairs; movement in one reverberates in the other.

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Weslene Uy, Senior Economic Research Analyst of the Stratbase ADR Institute During the first quarter of 2018, the industry sector was the fastest expanding supply-side growth driver, improving by 7.9% year on year. Manufacturing, in particular, expanded by 8%, higher than the 7.7% growth recorded in the same period in 2017. Nikkei’s Purchasing Managers’ Index… Read More

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The Stratbase ADR Institute, along with the Australian Embassy and Australian Trade and Investment Commission, is holding the Australian Innovation Summit in the Philippines today at the Makati Diamond Residences. This full-day program focuses on showcasing Australian innovation in areas that are key priorities for the Philippines and its future growth.   Photos of the… Read More

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Amb. Albert del Rosario, Chairman of the Stratbase ADR Institute China lands bombers on SCS isles” was the headline that greeted us on Sunday. These landings took place on a reclaimed feature in the Paracel Islands, which is within our neighborhood, thus bringing Chinese militarization closer to our backyard. What else can we do to… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The provision of electricity to industries, commercial establishments and households fuels economic growth. And the socioeconomic benefits are manifold and facilitate a wide range of activities pertinent to productivity, health, education, entertainment, social communication, and commercial transactions. These benefits also involve the provision of comfort, protection, and… Read More

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Atty. Katrina Clemente-Lua, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute Just last week, May 6, Vice-President Leni Robredo issued a statement on China’s installation of missile systems in the West Philippine Sea. It is quite refreshing to have a top government official issue a statement that urges the administration to take immediate and appropriate actions… Read More

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Stratbase ADR Institute, Inc. (ADRi) hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “The Revival of the QUAD and the Emergence of the Indo-Pacific as the 21st Century Geopolitical Region” on May 11, 2018 in Makati City. The roundtable discussion started with the presentation of Dr. Renato De Castro of his special study with the same title. In… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Four major powers — the United States, Japan, India and Australia — are sending a message to the Philippines regarding a pushback against China’s increasingly pervasive influence and assertiveness in the region. They are saying that the Philippines has other foreign policy choices other than appeasing an… Read More

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Public trust demonstrated through elections puts aspirants into public office. However, there are other key government positions that equally invoke considerable power and responsibilities that are filled in through the power of appointment. This politically charged process has always brought in political controversies and squabbles. Upon assumption into office, the Constitution enjoins public officials to… Read More

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Dr. Renato Cruz de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute Last week, the United States and Australia warned China against militarizing the South China Sea following reports that Beijing has installed missile systems in the Spratly Islands. In the light of the changing… Read More

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