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

Weslene Uy, Economic Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute With less than a month left before voters are set to cast their ballots, election hopefuls have intensified their campaigns. For some candidates, this means resorting to a string of tactics, if only to secure their votes. Evidence collected by Canare, Mendoza and Lopez (2018) after… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The discussion on political dynasties has been too focused on their impact on society, but we should equally emphasize the factors why they exist. Centuries have passed, and yet political dynasties still remain and hamper real development in countries around the world. Ronald Mendoza, dean of the… Read More

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Atty. Jenny Domino, Democracy and Human Rights Fellow, Stratbase ADR Institute The International Criminal Court (ICC) has made headlines in the past month. The withdrawal of the Philippines from the Rome Statute took effect on March 17. This prevents the court from potentially investigating drug-related killings committed after this date, and would find it more… Read More

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Orlando Oxales, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Lead Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines The arrival of the summer season came with the usual uncertainties regarding the country’s power supply, especially that of the Luzon grid. This is especially troubling, as it came despite repeated assurances from the Department of Energy of a stable supply… Read More

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Atty. Hanna Viola, Energy and Infrastructure Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Since the first quarter of this year, the Luzon grid has been dealing with continuous thinning or zero reserves, prompting the raising of yellow and red alerts. A “yellow alert” is issued by the National Grid Corporation of… Read More

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Atty. Hannah Viola, Energy and Infrastructure Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Aside from the rising temperature brought about by the summer season and the heated debates of candidates in the May 2019 elections, another hot topic is the concern over the Philippine power supply situation. From March 5 to… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The election spirit is in the air! Aside from the regular holidays that many Filipinos hold dear, elections have always been a passion for the general population. With more than 18,000 local posts up for grabs, local participation is expected to be massive. Sadly, we can also… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute With the official campaign period for local candidates having kicked off on March 29, the political fever is only expected to become more intense and fiery. The battle for more than 18,000 positions in the provinces, districts, cities and municipalities all across the country is more often… Read More

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Edwin Santiago, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute For many years, the state of infrastructure development in the Philippines has been described as pitiful—generally, inhibited by government underspending, hampered by inefficiency and sub-optimal absorptive capacity, bogged down by politics and patronage, and riddled with corruption. The gold standard for infrastructure spending is widely-accepted to… Read More

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