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, 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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Dr. Francisco A. Magno, Trustee and Program Convenor, Stratbase ADR Institute The Philippines is at a critical juncture in its history as the COVID-19 virus continues to wreak havoc on our health and economy. Last week, the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by 0.7% during the first quarter and 16.5%… Read More

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Orlando Oxales, President of Stratbase Research and Intelligence (SRi) and Lead Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines One of the President’s most quoted digressing remarks during his penultimate SONA, an expected element every time he speaks in public, was his renewed tirades against the two telcos, threatening to “expropriate” their operations because of, “less-than-ideal service that the… Read More

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Terry Ridon, Non-Resident Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of InfraWatch PH This week, many schools around the country have formally started online classes. In the first few days, students and their teachers will be orienting themselves with the various applications needed for effective teaching delivery. Schoolchildren will have to content themselves with… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The health crisis has worsened and COVID-19 community transmission has spread like wildfire, but the government continues to assure the public that everything is under control. As of July 30, the Philippines had already overtaken the 84,292 COVID-19 cases registered by China, after the Department of Health reported 89,374… Read More

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Terry Ridon, Non-Resident Fellow of the Stratbase ADRi and Convenor of InfraWatch PH In last week’s State of the Nation Address, the President started with a rambling, vaguely coherent rant, complaining about the poor level of service of the two leading telcos and urging them to improve their services by December so he can “call… Read More

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Insofar as to what have been claimed about the achievements of the Duterte Presidency and as we are fast approaching the remaining years of its political timeline, the Filipino citizenry should in turn look into four challenges under which we can move and act together to recover, heal, develop, and build forward better. The first… Read More

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Orlando Oxales, President of Stratbase Research and Intelligence (SRi) and Lead Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines As of this writing we have been in quarantine restrictions for 139 days. The July 30 official report of the government showed the Philippines total number of positive Wuhan (COVID-19) virus cases surpassing China’s count by 2,011 cases at 89,374.… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute As Filipinos, we have weathered countless calamities, emergencies and challenges. In the process, we have shown how our patience, resilience, and sense of community have helped us make it through any challenge thrown at us. On the flipside though, these usually good Filipino traits become bad when… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute I was surprised how much President Rodrigo Duterte had to say about Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Early on in his address, the President brought up e-commerce and the need to enforce consumer and data protection,… Read More

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