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

Venice Rañosa, Research Manager at Stratbase ADR Institute “Reaping what you sow,” a quote attributed to the Christian apostle Paul, is about action and consequences. It strikes at the core of the message of Secretary Roy Cimatu of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) when he addressed top government officials and leaders of… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute In his fourth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte called on local government units (LGUs) nationwide to prevent further environmental degradation in the country. It is unfortunate that, despite numerous environmental laws and regulations that have been institutionalized over the last two decades, the Philippines… Read More

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Vanessa Pepino, Non-Resident Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute We all live in a world that generally seems to be on the cusp of the next big thing. From bigger screens to smaller cameras, faster ways of transportation and communication, innovation has truly shaped our society, behavior and interactions. On a certain level, even the… Read More

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Edwin Santiago, Fellow and Member of the Editorial Board, Stratbase ADR Institute The alarm about looming environmental disasters has been sounded off a couple of decades ago. But, the discourse on the topic has not changed much. People are still debating the best garbage disposal system that will not hurt air, land or water. And,… Read More

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It is with pleasure that we share with you Stratbase ADR Institute’s November 2019 occasional paper entitled, “Politics of Chinese Mining Investments in the Philippines and Indonesia.” The paper basically attempts to explain the variation of Chinese FDI in both the small-scale and large-scale mining sectors. It also accounts for the factors or reasons why… Read More

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Carmelo Bayarcal, Convenor of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST), an environment project of the Stratbase ADR Institute Over the years there has been an outpouring of indignation over the world’s use and reliance on plastic. When we look at the visuals in the news and on social media — the floating “island” of plastic,… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Partisan politics can make or break a legislative agenda. In cases where there is a supermajority coalition, the legislative process may become faster and less tedious in the plenary deliberations. But with politics largely defining legislative priorities, the resulting dynamics will tend to favor the passage of… Read More

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Atty. Hannah Viola, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute Globally, the transformative impact for businesses to embrace and drive sustainable development is on the rise. With the age of social media, increasing levels of public awareness exert more pressure on companies to pursue a larger social and environmental purposes, other than just augmenting profits. Terms… Read More

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Terry Ridon, Fellow for Infrastructure of the Stratbase ADR Institute, Convenor of Infrawatch PH, and former Chairman of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor The MRT-3 is almost two decades old. The glitches and malfunctions that this metro rail system continues to suffer are symptomatic of the need to undertake serious rehabilitation and repairs.… Read More

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