The imminent threat of corrosive capital from China

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute States have continued to prioritize the implementation of various mitigation measures to recover from the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Emerging economies, including those that are in dire need of capital, have become more reliant on foreign investments to generate jobs, support key industries, and accelerate economic growth.… Read More

Filling in the gaps with Responsible Citizenship

Venice Isabelle Rañosa, Research Manager, Stratbase ADR Institute Filipinos have been mired in agony for more than a year now as the country grapples to address the COVID-19 pandemic. During these hard times, income, job security, and affordable prices of goods and services are the most urgent concerns. The Philippines recorded its worst full-year contraction… Read More

Another Labor Day in a pandemic

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute On May 1, 1903, thousands of workers, under the Union Obrero Democratica de Filipinas (UODF), organized and marched from Plaza Moriones in Tondo to Malacañang to demand fairer working conditions. Over a century later, the Philippines continues to celebrate the day to commemorate hard-working Filipinos. This year,… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “Philippine Green Economic Recovery”

It is with pleasure that we share with you Stratbase ADR Institute’s Occasional Paper for April 2021. Entitled “Philippine Green Economic Recovery.” The paper further ventilates the persistent call for more government action and leadership, with corresponding accountability and transparency, in the promotion of green measures and programs that need to be reflected in the… Read More

Green changes for a sustainable future

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the interconnectedness of public health, the economy, the environment, and society, and stressed the need to aggressively move toward a “green” economy. Private and public enterprises are now embracing the synergistic and sustainable benefits of environment, social, and governance (ESG) principles. Through effective policies, impact-sensitive… Read More