Stratbase ADR Institute’s First Quarter 2020 Economic Snapshots

We are pleased to provide you public access to Stratbase ADR Institute’s Economic Snapshots for the First Quarter of 2020. This Quarter discusses an overview of Philippine economic performance and socio economic and business outlook in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It offers insights on the impacts on economic indicators and growth targets as uncertainty… Read More

Disease and fear in 21st century US-China strategic competition

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute Since mid-January 2020, China’s political leadership single-mindedly concentrated on managing a deadly coronavirus epidemic that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Recently, however, China has been conducting a major diplomatic and humanitarian offensive aimed… Read More

How ‘bayanihan’ makes a difference in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute If the objective of the Bayanihan Heal as One Act was to unite the Filipino people to collectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, as its title implies, then it should have focused more on creating an environment that empowers multi-sectoral partnership and a bit less on granting… Read More

Whole-of-nation approach to COVID-19 pandemic

Alvin Manalansan, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Regardless of age, gender, nationality and socio-economic stature, no one is invulnerable from acquiring the virulent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic last March 11, 2020. In order to fight the pandemic, the WHO recommends… Read More

That other virus—corruption

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute With more than 100 countries now affected by the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic and called on governments around the world to take “urgent and aggressive action.” In the Philippines, a state of “public health emergency” has been declared, and “enhanced… Read More