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

One of Stratbase ADR Institute’s recent publication is “Technology, Democracy, and Elections in the Philippines” written by Dr. Francisco Magno, President of the Philippine Political Science Association. In this regard, the Stratbase ADRi held a launch briefing today in Makati City. The Special Study discussed the relationship between election automation and election turnout, specifically among the youth;… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies Now that we have reached the one-year mark since the May 2016 elections, it makes sense for us to look back and appreciate how far the electoral process has come—and how much further it can go. In a working democracy, political contests… Read More

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The Stratbase ADRi and Democracy Watch Philippines hosted on May 11 a panel entitled “The Political Economy of Population and Growth”, at the 2017 Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) International Conference held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. Stratbase ADRi Trustee Dr. Francisco Magno, as PPSA President, delivered the opening remarks for the event proper. Stratbase… Read More

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Stratbase ADRi, in partnership with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission hosted an economists’ roundtable discussion on the “Global Geopolitical Situation: its Impact on Australian and Philippine Economies”, which was held on May 8, 2017 at the The Peninsula Manila. Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Chief Economist, Mark Thirlwell, discussed how the current global… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies After several hearings and a brief break, the members of the Commission on Appointments voted to reject the appointment of Gina Lopez as secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The mining industry jubilated, while antimining advocates and avowed environmental… Read More

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On May 4, Thursday, Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio launched his e-book entitled, “The South China Sea Dispute: Philippine Sovereign Rights and Jurisdiction in the West Philippine Sea”, which also features a map drawn by Jesuit Father Pedro Murillo Velarde and published in 1734. Stratbase ADRi Chairman Albert del Rosario, as the… Read More

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Remarks on the Occasion of the Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio E-Book Launching “Philippine Sovereign Rights and Jurisdiction in the West Philippine Sea” 4 May 2017, Turf Room, Manila Polo Club Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, friends and distinguished guests, good evening. Let me begin by congratulating my esteemed friend, Justice Carpio, on… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute for Strategic and International Studies The ASEAN Chairman’s Statement released last Friday disappointed all of us watching for what the Philippines had to offer its Southeast Asian neighbors in the name of regional stability. The country, as this year’s ASEAN chair and host, had the opportunity to… Read More

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As the chair of ASEAN in its fiftieth year, the Philippines has a unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on Southeast Asia’s most pressing political and security challenges. No stranger to the difficulties in the South China Sea, the Philippines is seeing new evolutions to its trials: first, in the form of Chinese vessels loitering… Read More

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