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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ENFORCING THE ARBITRAL RULING AND SEEKING A TEMPLATE TO FINALLY SETTLE THE MARITIME DISPUTE IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA  Justice Antonio T. Carpio As I have said on many occasions, China’s claim to the West Philippine Sea, backed up by air and naval bases in the Spratlys, is the gravest external threat to the Philippines… Read More

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Materials from the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute conference entitled, “Pilipinas Conference 2018” held on December 7, 2018, at The Conservatory, The Peninsula Manila may be downloaded through the links below. Welcoming Remarks: Amb. Albert Del Rosario (Download) Keynote Speaker: Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo (Download) Session 1: Political Outlook: The 2019 Mid-Term Elections 1. Dr. Ronald Mendoza… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Are Filipinos benefitting from the growing strength of Philippine-China relations? Majority of Filipinos are still waiting for China to fulfill its commitment to provide billions of dollars of aid and investment under its own “One Belt, One Road” initiative. Many political observers believe that the soft stance… Read More

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Hannah Viola, Energy Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines The greatest Christmas gift that all consumers could get is affordable electricity prices. As the Christmas shopping season reaches its peak, consumers would much rather spend their hard-earned bonuses on their loved ones rather than on increased electricity bills. Last month,… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Embarking upon a “China-friendly” stance in the disputed South China Sea was a big blunder from the start. The lessons on sovereignty and economic risks are many, and they should not be disregarded. The Duterte presidency’s pivot to and strategic realignment with China is not only problematic,… Read More

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Weslene Uy, Deputy Executive Director for Research of the Stratbase ADR Institute Putting a stop to the deeply entrenched practice of contractualization was featured as one of then-candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s top promises on the campaign trail. As he stepped into office, he relentlessly warned companies that he would shut them down and revoke their permits… Read More

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We are pleased to share with you our November occasional paper, entitled “A Balanced Approach to Solid Waste Management: Governance and Total Stakeholder Participation”. Written by Ms. Vanessa Pepino, Environment Fellow of Stratbase ADR Institute, the paper’s central thesis is that while waste generation is an inevitable environmental concern for growing economies like the Philippines,… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute After more than two years in office, the Duterte administration has not fulfilled its promise to end contractualization. Reports indicate that there are an estimated 1.3 million Filipinos who are contractually employed in the country. The efforts of the Office of the President and the Department of… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Embarking upon a “China-friendly” stance in the disputed South China Sea is a big blunder from the start. Lessons on sovereignty and economic trappings are many, and they should not be disregarded. The Duterte presidency’s pivot toward or strategic realignment with China is not only problematic but… Read More

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