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

We are pleased to provide you public access to Stratbase ADR Institute’s Economic Snapshots for the First Quarter of 2020. This Quarter discusses an overview of Philippine economic performance and socio economic and business outlook in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers insights on the impacts on economic indicators and growth targets as uncertainty… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The developments and events in the past two weeks have been overwhelming. Just days after a “general community quarantine” was declared, an “enhanced community quarantine” (ECQ) was imposed on the whole island of Luzon. Several days later, President Duterte sought for and was given “special powers” to facilitate and… Read More

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Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute Since mid-January 2020, China’s political leadership single-mindedly concentrated on managing a deadly coronavirus epidemic that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Recently, however, China has been conducting a major diplomatic and humanitarian offensive aimed… Read More

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute If the objective of the Bayanihan Heal as One Act was to unite the Filipino people to collectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as its title implies, then it should have focused more on creating an environment that empowers multi-sectoral partnership and a bit less on granting… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Besieged by the COVID-19 pandemic and pushed into adversity, the current circumstance has stimulated a surge in patriotic and emphatic response from the private sector and civil society groups. The health crisis has plunged Luzon into a 24-hour lockdown which tremendously impacts upon the livelihood of the most vulnerable… Read More

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Alvin Manalansan, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Regardless of age, gender, nationality and socio-economic stature, no one is invulnerable from acquiring the virulent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic last March 11, 2020. In order to fight the pandemic, the WHO recommends… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute With more than 100 countries now affected by the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic and called on governments around the world to take “urgent and aggressive action.” In the Philippines, a state of “public health emergency” has been declared, and “enhanced… Read More

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Jaime Jimenez, Ph.D, Deputy Executive Director for Research, Stratbase ADR Institute In as much as the country is in limbo about the circumstances and consequences brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the government needs to consider two equally important national concerns. The first concern refers to the condition or the protection and welfare of the… Read More

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Orlando Oxales, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Lead Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Effective rule of law is the foundation for development, peace and stability. In these times of global crisis threatening the health of the world’s population, how well our government enforces emergency measures to arrest the spread of the COVID-19 virus will… Read More

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