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, Senior Economic Research Analyst of the Stratbase ADR Institute When President Rodrigo Duterte came back from his state visit to China in October 2016, his Cabinet members touted the US$ 24 billion in investment and credit line pledges that they have supposedly secured from their Chinese counterparts. A few days after their visit,… Read More

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Stratbase ADR Institute hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “The 21st Century Silk Road: Perils and Opportunities of China’s Belt and Road Initiative” on June 20, 2018 in Makati City. The roundtable discussion started with the presentation of Richard Heydarian’s Special Study with the same title. The Special Study provides analyses on how China’s Belt and… Read More

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Earlier this month, Dindo Manhit (Stratbase Group CEO and Managing Director and Stratbase ADRi President) and Arpee Manhit (Stratbase Group COO and Philippine Trade Foundation Inc. Executive Director) led the Philippines Inc. Eminent Persons Group (EPG) in a business mission to Washington DC and support Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America Babe Romualdez’s… Read More

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Amb. Albert del Rosario, Chairman of the Stratbase ADRi, Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Philippine Ambassador to the United States We had read with a heavy heart the interview of Sec. Delfin Lorenzana in which he declared “President Duterte was handling the Philippine maritime row in the South China Sea very well” while, insisting… Read More

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Stratbase ADR Institute hosted a presentation of Dr. Francisco A. Magno’s Special Study entitled: “Crafting an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy in the Philippines” to be held yesterday in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Dr. Magno defined EPR, and examined the feasibility of its adoption in the Philippines as means to emphasize the need for additional… Read More

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Claudette Guevara, Deputy Executive Director for Programs of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Shangri-La Dialogue is an annual intergovernmental defense forum hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), an independent think tank, and attended by ministers and delegates from over 50 countries. It aims to “buil[d] confidence and foster… practical security cooperation, by… Read More

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Atty. Katrina Clemente-Lua, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute The recent Shangri-La Dialogue which is an annual intergovernmental defense forum hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies was attended by 50 country delegates and ministers on the premise of building foundations for deeper security collaboration among the region’s policy makers. Indeed, collaboration is… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Memorializing historic junctures ritualizes a practice that relives the national spirit. The declaration of Philippine Independence on June 12, 1898, and the birth of the First Philippine Republic on Jan. 23, 1899, are two phenomenal events in our country’s struggle for independence and democracy. In the struggles… Read More

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Atty. Katrina Clemente-Lua, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute The new school year has just started. An estimated 27.75 million students from kindergarten to Grade 12 are expected to march back to public and private schools. While the K-to-12 system is yet to be refined and there are still calls to abolish said system,… Read More

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