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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Jaime Jimenez, Ph.D, Deputy Executive Director for Research of the Stratbase ADR Institute The third quarter performance of the agricultural sector provides a glimmer of hope for the irregular growth pattern of the industry. In the four quarters of 2018, the sector performed as follows: up by 1.47% in the first quarter; up by 0.07%… Read More

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Jaime Jimenez, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Director for Research of the Stratbase ADRi Innovation revolutionizes the status quo and brings developmental change. Among the economic sectors that have been a focus of technological advances, agriculture outstands as it primarily concerns food production and security. Today, Philippine agriculture confronts the central problem of productivity and efficiency. Under… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute President Duterte continues to enjoy popular support on the fourth year of his term, largely due to the public’s perception that he is performing well. He may well finish his term enjoying such perception. The durable support also comes from the following conditions: First, landmark legislation like… Read More

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Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is the administration’s reluctant partner in its appeasement policy on China. The Philippine military has been very wary of closer Philippine-China economic relations in particular, and on… Read More

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Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute On Aug. 15, 2019, Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the incursion of several Chinese warships into the country’s territorial waters without prior coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). He opined… Read More

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Louie Montemar, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Department of Education participated in the 2018 cycle of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial international assessment administered to 15-year-old learners who are about to finish their basic education. Implemented by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), PISA tests students’ ability… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute At the opening of the 18th Congress in July, President Duterte and his economic managers called on the members of the Senate and House of Representatives to immediately pass the remaining packages of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program, especially the measure that would gradually lower corporate income… Read More

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Edwin Santiago, Fellow and Member of the Editorial Board of the Stratbase ADR Institute President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest rants and expletives against the water concessionaires in Metro Manila may be bringing nothing to us except more problems. Duterte threatened Manila Water and Maynilad that he will end their concession agreements, calling these “onerous.” But what… Read More

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It is with pleasure that we share with you Stratbase ADR Institute’s December 2019 occasional paper entitled, “The Proposed CITIRA Law and the Possible Unintended Consequences”. The Corporate Income Tax and Incentives Reform Act is a controversial tax package that seeks to rationalize tax incentives and has raised big debates on its possible repercussion to… Read More

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