The Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ADRi) is an independent, international research organization focused on the in-depth analysis of economic, social, political and strategic issues influencing the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region. At the age of geopolitical uncertainties and technological advancements, ADRi gives equal importance to the interdependent nature of states, sectors and stakeholders for its strategic analyses and solutions design.

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, Indo-Pacific 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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Thinking Beyond Politics

Brought about by the pandemic, the shift to online tools and services that we saw last year is evidence that our future is digital. As a result of this accelerated digital transformation, bridging the digital divide so that all Filipinos will have equal access to these services and opportunities has elevated in importance. With more… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Before the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, the country’s grid system operator, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), reported a looming power shortage over the Luzon grid in the summer months of 2020. However, COVID-19 happened. The lockdowns implemented to slow the spread of the virus sent severe… Read More

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Terry Ridon, Non-Resident Fellow of Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of InfraWatch PH In recent years, the Philippines has gained notoriety all over the world for becoming one of the global epicenters of online sex abuse trade, with a report from the United Nations Children’s Fund revealing that the underground market for online sexual abuse… Read More

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In February 2019, the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law or Republic Act No. 11223 was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. This landmark legislation expands access to health services by automatically enrolling all Filipinos in the National Health Insurance Program, with the aim to provide equitable access to quality and affordable health care services while being… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute China recently enacted an alarming law that authorizes its coast guard to demolish structures on features it claims, and use weapons against foreign vessels that “illegally” enter its territory. Concerns have been raised about how China may abuse the language of its domestically institutionalized and regulated law to justify… Read More

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Terry Ridon, Non-Resident Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of InfraWatch PH In the digital innovation landscape, the Philippines stands at a road filled with stark irony: on one hand, some 73 million Filipinos are Internet users, with the World Bank noting that the Philippines is seen as a “potentially significant player” in… Read More

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Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute On Feb. 8, 2021, Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin revealed that the Philippines and the United States will meet in late February to iron out their differences over the 1999 Philippine-US Visiting Forces Agreement… Read More

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Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute On Jan. 29, 2021, the Philippines filed a strongly worded diplomatic protest against China’s passage of a law authorizing the Chinese Coast Guard (CCG) to use force against foreign vessels in the contested waters of the… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute The National Economic and Development Authority recently presented four priority areas that it wanted the private sector to have more investments to help in the country’s economic recovery. These four areas were: health, food resilience, education continuity and digital transformation. The reason these are priority areas is… Read More

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