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, Indo-Pacific 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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We need to further strengthen the productive balance between the public and private education systems. Our educational institutions should be treated as a structural pillar that not only trains our workforce but teaches our people the morals, values, and duties as Filipino citizens.

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In good times and especially in the bad, collaboration is key. PPP, or public-private partnership, is not just a clever acronym. It is something we must take seriously and meaningfully in its spirit, to usher our country to sustainably move forward and make life better for all Filipinos.

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The Philippine mining industry can now progress from its long-repressed potential into a revitalized strategic economic pillar empowered with conducive regulatory stability. An enabling policy regime will boost the industry’s global competitiveness. The mining industry must reciprocate by delivering on its environmental stewardship responsibilities as we move towards a more sustainable post-pandemic environment.

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It is with pleasure that we present to you the Stratbase Economic Snapshots, 4th Quarter 2021.
This report informs us of the state of economic affairs at the end of the year and provides a
snapshot of economic events and developments that transpired in the last three months of
2021.

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Worsening poverty and inequality, rampant corruption amid the pandemic, brewing tensions in the West Philippine Sea, and devastating calamities such as Supertyphoon “Odette” are among multi-dimensional challenges the government has had to face in the past six years.

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Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute When Super Typhoon Odette came, devastation reigned. The unprecedented damage across Visayas and Mindanao left many without access to basic necessities such as food, electricity, telecommunications and reliable information. When it left, Odette took with it a reported 367 lives and rendered thousands homeless, with over 52,000… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The May 2022 national elections are revealing themselves to be a political quagmire. The outcome and aftermath will have a deep impact on every Filipino. Realities on the ground present sobering and multi-faceted challenges for the next administration. These challenges must be met accordingly with responsive reforms to raise… 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 In his speech during the virtual Summit for Democracy, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he was proud to be invited in this historic event to tell the world about the Philippines’ experience in democracy. He proudly… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The May 2022 elections will not only give the Philippines a new leader. It will also be an opportunity to shift from this administration’s defeatist foreign policy stance to one that genuinely champions the interest of Filipinos. Given the evolving security developments in the region, the Philippines must continue… Read More

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