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

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute In both colonial and post-colonial periods, political contestation in Philippine society has always been dynamic, in which elites and the masses engage in a particular exercise called elections. Since the 1990s, however, the explicatory mechanism has involved new and emerging perspectives from the classic interpretation of patron-client… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The election spirit is in the air! Aside from the regular holidays that many Filipinos hold dear, elections have always been a passion for the general population. With more than 18,000 local posts that are up for grabs, local participation is expected to be massive. Sadly, we… Read More

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Alvin M. Manalansan, Health Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute On January 24, another criminal complaint related to the anti-dengue vaccine was filed with the Department of Justice (DoJ). The mother of a 39-year-old physician, Dr. Kendrick Gotoc, who was inoculated by the vaccine three times prior to his death on April 22, 2018, filed… Read More

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Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Philippine mining industry has been in a long-standing predicament. As a result, its development potential has been significantly constrained and mistakenly set aside. One critical challenge in the extractive sector is to find that policy balance where the mining industry would perform a vital role in… Read More

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We are pleased to share with you our January Occasional Paper, entitled “Budget 2019: A Delicate Tool in an Elections Year”, written by Mr. Louie Montemar, fellow of Stratbase ADR Institute. While clarifying and raising questions on the national development approach that apparently informs the setting of priorities in the national budget, this paper explores… Read More

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Atty. Jenny Domino, Fellow for Democracy and Human Rights of the Stratbase ADR Institute  In a recent interview on ONE News, senatorial aspirant Jiggy Manicad was asked about his views on the slew of cases filed against Rappler. The online news outlet has faced threats from the Duterte administration, from license revocation to tax evasion charges.… Read More

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Atty. Jenny Domino, Fellow for Democracy and Human Rights of the Stratbase ADR Institute House Bill No. 8858 has rightly elicited public outrage for proposing to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) to between 9 to 12 years old. The move is consistent with President Duterte’s 2016 campaign promise to widen the coverage for… Read More

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Amb. Albert del Rosario Chairman, Stratbase ADR Institute Former Secretary, Dept. of Foreign Affairs Perspectives on the South China Sea Arbitration It is an honor to be invited to the De La Salle University this afternoon to join in the launching of the South China Sea Arbitration for Understanding the Awards and for Debating with… Read More

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Vanessa Pepino, Environment Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute Sen. Sonny Angara, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, recently issued a Notice of Public Hearing on January 29 to discuss the Fiscal Regime and Revenue Sharing Arrangement for the Mining Industry. This comes after House Bill 8400, which was approved on third… Read More

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