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, Deputy Executive Director for Research of the Stratbase ADR Institute After almost two years of uninterrupted economic expansion above 6.5 percent, the economy produced a disappointing 6 percent growth during the second quarter. Hinged on the opportunities resulting from the government’s infrastructure drive and its comprehensive tax reform program, the country’s economy was… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute It is said that it takes at least five years to see either the benefits and/or the ill effects of a particular legislation. However, now that we are in an inflation jam, it only took six months to see the very negative effects from the imposition of… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute This year, the recorded national inflation rate has been steady in its increase. The first month of the year was at 3.4 percent — a number that, by August, had ballooned to 6.4 percent. The consistency of the uptick is expected to continue until the end of… Read More

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Atty. Hannah Viola, Energy and Infrastructure Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Three reputable international organizations, namely the Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Fund and Fitch Ratings Inc., have downgraded their economic outlook for the Philippines for this year. ADB revised its projections from 6.8 percent to 6.4 percent in 2018… Read More

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Atty. Hannah Viola, Energy and Infrastructure Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Last week, consumer group CitizenWatch Philippines, in partnership with Stratbase ADR Institute, hosted an energy stakeholder’s forum entitled “Energy Outlook: Supplying Rising Demand at Lower Cost.” The forum aimed to provide different stakeholders in the power industry a conducive… Read More

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Remarks by Ambassador Albert F. del Rosario, chairman of the Stratbase ADRi and former secretary of Foreign Affairs, at the Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanities by the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) on September 25, 2018 First of all, I would like to proffer my profound thanks to the Ateneo for sharing its… Read More

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It is with pleasure that we share with you our SPARK paper for the month of September entitled “The Duterte Presidency: In the Balance Two Years After” written by Dr. Jaime M. Jimenez, a Senior Policy Research Analyst and Head of the Editorial Board at Stratbase ADR Institute. The paper analyzes President Duterte’s second year… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Eight months since the first phase of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law was implemented, inflation hit a near-decade-high 6.4%, well beyond government forecasts and, more crucially, something that may upend years’ worth of significant economic growth. While the administration’s ambitious infrastructure agenda is… Read More

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It is with pleasure that we share with you our Occasional Paper for September entitled “Philippine Defense Modernization: A Comparison Between Horizon 2 and the Military Modernization of Indonesia and Vietnam” written by Gregory Wyatt of Pacific Strategies and Assessments (PSA) Philippines Consultancy. The paper compares the recent efforts of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam… Read More

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