The Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies (ADRi) is an independent, international research organization focused on the in-depth analysis of economic, social, political and strategic issues influencing the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific region. At the age of geopolitical uncertainties and technological advancements, ADRi gives equal importance to the interdependent nature of states, sectors and stakeholders for its strategic analyses and solutions design.

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, Indo-Pacific 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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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The pandemic continues to devastate our population and economy. Government response leaves much to be desired. This is where we are at during this budget season, when, more than ever, accountability and performance should be at the top of our minds. As Congress deliberates on the next national budget,… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute Last week’s column discussed how the continued closure of schools in the Philippines due to the pandemic could be leading to an education crisis in the Philippines. With the country struggling to stop the surging number of COVID-19 cases, face-to-face classes are still prohibited, and Filipino students… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Challenges to the Philippine educational system, brought about by the pandemic and the government’s less than desirable response to the public health emergency, are threatening to result in a human capital crisis. This was underscored by a recent study undertaken by the World Bank and Australian Aid (Department of… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute It’s been about a year and a half since the first hard lockdowns were enforced and the country is still struggling to stop the surging contagion of what is now a multiple number of COVID-19 variants spreading in many regions. Among the sectors hardest hit is the educational system,… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute COVID-19 has forced schools in the Philippines to remain closed for the second straight school year. With face-to-face classes prohibited, students continue their learning through online classes and self-learning modules. Many are concerned, however, over learning loss and the potential long-term negative impact of prolonged school closure,… Read More

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Edwin Santiago, Fellow and Member of the Editorial Board, Stratbase ADR Institute By this time, it has become a cliché to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things in our lives. Latest figures put the number of cases worldwide at 216 million and the deaths at 4.5 million. These rising numbers… Read More

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We are pleased to present Stratbase ADR Institute’s August 2021 Occasional entitled, “Recurring Disparities and Issues in the Philippine Pandemic Response”, authored by our Health Sector Lead, Mr. Alvin Manalansan. This paper revisits the pandemic response of the Philippine government and discusses the growing challenges brought by the emergence of various COVID-19 variants. Despite the… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute Last week, I had the pleasure of running a virtual panel stacked with former cabinet members of late President Benigno Aquino III. Entitled Looking Back to Build Forward, Stratbase ADR Institute organized the virtual town hall discussion in partnership with the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation. And… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage societies and economies, Philippine society is currently confronted by an information crisis characterized by widespread disinformation and misinformation. The political and economic predicaments borne by these conditions reinforce the democratic decline being experienced by established, developing, and fledgling democracies. The countervailing factor… Read More

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