World without waste: a transformational initiative

Vanessa Pepino, Non-Resident Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute The last two months have been replete with small victories related to the Philippines’ waste problem. After languishing in our ports for years, shipping containers of garbage — plastics, household kitchen waste, shredded electronic wastes, and contaminated trash — were recently shipped back to their places… Read More

The 17th Congress: Hits and Misses

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The third regular session of the 17th Congress began with a “bizarre leadership revamp” in the lower chamber. Right before President Duterte’s State of the Nation Address, former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo emerged as the new Speaker, replacing Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez. The power struggle… Read More

ADRi RTD with Gregory Poling: “Environmental Crises and Opportunities in the South China Sea”

Stratbase ADR Institute organized a roundtable discussion last June 7, Friday, held at the Manila Golf & Country Club in Makati City. The guest speaker, Mr. Gregory Poling was in Manila. He is the Director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative and Fellow of the Southeast Asia Program at the Washington D.C.-based think tank Center… Read More

No going back

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute 27.8 million learners are starting the 2019-2020 school year during what could be considered a relatively propitious time marked by four positive events. First, the Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings upgraded the Philippine credit rating during the first week of May to BBB based on the country’s… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “Market Failure? Re-examining the Metaphor of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’ in the Philippines”

We are pleased to share with you our May occasional paper, entitled, “Market Failure? Re-examining the Metaphor of the ‘Marketplace of Ideas’ in the Philippines”. Written by Atty. Jenny Domino, Fellow for Democracy and Human Rights of the Stratbase ADR Institute. Her paper argues that metaphor of the “marketplace of ideas” remains a popular semantic… Read More