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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Thinking Beyond Politics

  The Stratbase ADR Institute in partnership with CitizenWatch Philippines held a round table discussion on “Energizing Economic Growth: The Role of Energy in the Philippine Economy” at the F1 Hotel Manila, Bonifacio Global City. Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Felix William Fuentebella presented the current power supply situation and the DOE’s outlook in anticipation of… Read More

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As a cornerstone of President Duterte’s campaign is his proposal to shift the Philippines’ system of government, the Duterte Administration has avowed to fast track the said shift. Such proposal has gained widespread support in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. The shift to Federalism however, would require consensus on how governmental powers… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies For the past 20 years we have been experiencing the process of globalization. But underneath globalization, the process of regionalization has also offered concrete benefits to participating states. In Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, regional formations, organizations, economies and governments have… Read More

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Opening Remarks By Ambassador Roberto Romulo Chairman, Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development   Good morning. Welcome to this Conference on “ASEAN@Fifty:The Way Forward”. They say that Fifty is the new Thirty. In other words, the half-century point in the life of humans and institutions does not signal the onset of senility and… Read More

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The New World Order in the 21st Century Keynote Speech of Hon. Han Sung-Joo I am honored and grateful to be asked to speak on the subject of the New World Order on the occasion of ASEAN at Fifty. But, frankly, I am at a loss as to whether I should speak on the subject… Read More

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“ASEAN at Fifty: The Way Forward” CLOSING REMARKS By: Amb. Albert del Rosario Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. I am grateful for the opportunity to speak with you on ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary. This anniversary is a milestone for our region, and it presents an opportunity for us to reflect on where ASEAN is headed and… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies Over the last decade, Southeast Asia has witnessed the power play of major countries in relation to the vital sea lanes and rich waters of the South China Sea. Yet, despite the Association of Southeast Asian Nations wanting to be on the… Read More

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has reached an important milestone in 2017, which marks the fiftieth anniversary of the organization’s establishment. In the last half-century, Southeast Asia has seen remarkable improvements in the relations of neighbors, in our economic development and integration, and in the cross-border identity that brings our peoples together. As… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) has come quite a distance since its inception in 1967. Today, it stands as one of the world’s oldest regional organizations. From five founding members, it has expanded to 10 member-states, each with its own culture,… Read More

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