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, Senior Economic Research Analyst of the Stratbase ADR Institute During the Boao Forum held in China last week, President Duterte said that the country’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) program will provide the solid backbone for growth. Indeed, several analysts have cited the administration’s ability to execute its infrastructure program as an important factor… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute At the recent Boao Forum in Hainan, China, President Duterte trumpeted his administration’s “Build, build, build” program as the “solid backbone” of Philippine growth. Since he assumed office in 2016, we have witnessed an unprecedented allocation of resources to solve infrastructure gaps, which, to date, remains the “weakest link”… Read More

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Atty. Lysander Castillo, Environment Fellow of the Stratbase ADRi and Secretary-General of the Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST) Recently, the Stratbase-ADR Institute hosted a multi-sectoral roundtable discussion on Dr. Mahar Lagmay’s Special Study, entitled: “Open Data Law for Climate Resiliency and Disaster Risk Reduction.” To stress the importance of having open data law, Dr.… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute We mark Araw ng Kagitingan on this day to remember the sacrifice and death of Filipinos and Americans in the hands of Japanese forces during World War II. Their struggle symbolizes humankind’s continuing struggle for freedom. Today this spirit of freedom is celebrated and monitored by many… Read More

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Stratbase ADR Institute, Inc. (ADRi) hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Financing Inclusive Infrastructure” on April 5, Thursday, in Makati City. The roundtable discussion started with the presentation of Dr. Alvin Ang of his special study with the same title. Dr. Ang is the Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development. The Special… Read More

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Atty. Lysander N. Castillo, Environment Fellow  of the Stratbase ADRi & Secretary-General of the Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST) Last March 20, the Stratbase-ADR Institute held a special study presentation on a familiar topic — mining. The angle examined, however, was peculiar compared to the commonly debated issues surrounding the topic. Indeed, a look… Read More

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Dr. Renato C. de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute Prior to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila last year, Australia, Japan, India and the United States resurrected a loose security association called “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue” or the Quad. These four… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The constitutional restriction on foreign equity in certain sectors has hampered the entry of foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the country. Nevertheless, the Philippines has moved up and emerged as the fourth largest recipient of FDIs in Asean in 2016. This remarkable progress has led to its… Read More

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Stratbase ADR Institute, Inc. (ADRi) hosted a presentation of Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay’s Special Study entitled: “An Open Data Law for Climate Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction” last Friday, March 23, 2018, in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. In presenting said policy paper, Dr. Lagmay defined Open Data, examined its application in the Philippines… Read More

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