Marking one year of Build, Build, Build

Weslene Uy, Senior Economic Research Analyst of the Stratbase ADR Institute During the Boao Forum held in China last week, President Duterte said that the country’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) program will provide the solid backbone for growth. Indeed, several analysts have cited the administration’s ability to execute its infrastructure program as an important factor… Read More

Maximizing infra boom for the poor

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute At the recent Boao Forum in Hainan, China, President Duterte trumpeted his administration’s “Build, build, build” program as the “solid backbone” of Philippine growth. Since he assumed office in 2016, we have witnessed an unprecedented allocation of resources to solve infrastructure gaps, which, to date, remains the “weakest link”… Read More

Pushing for an Open Data Law for Disaster Management

Atty. Lysander Castillo, Environment Fellow of the Stratbase ADRi and Secretary-General of the Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST) Recently, the Stratbase-ADR Institute hosted a multi-sectoral roundtable discussion on Dr. Mahar Lagmay’s Special Study, entitled: “Open Data Law for Climate Resiliency and Disaster Risk Reduction.” To stress the importance of having open data law, Dr.… Read More

ADRi Special Study: “Financing Inclusive Infrastructure”

Stratbase ADR Institute, Inc. (ADRi) hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “Financing Inclusive Infrastructure” on April 5, Thursday, in Makati City. The roundtable discussion started with the presentation of Dr. Alvin Ang of his special study with the same title. Dr. Ang is the Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development. The Special… Read More

National security as a common ground in mining

Atty. Lysander N. Castillo, Environment Fellow  of the Stratbase ADRi & Secretary-General of the Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship (PBEST) Last March 20, the Stratbase-ADR Institute held a special study presentation on a familiar topic — mining. The angle examined, however, was peculiar compared to the commonly debated issues surrounding the topic. Indeed, a look… Read More

The Quad: A force to contain China?

Dr. Renato C. de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute Prior to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila last year, Australia, Japan, India and the United States resurrected a loose security association called “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue” or the Quad. These four… Read More