Shifting strategies in Philippine agriculture

Jaime Jimenez, Ph.D., Deputy Executive Director for Research of the Stratbase ADRi Innovation revolutionizes the status quo and brings developmental change. Among the economic sectors that have been a focus of technological advances, agriculture outstands as it primarily concerns food production and security. Today, Philippine agriculture confronts the central problem of productivity and efficiency. Under… Read More

Defense and Foreign Policy Outlook: The Administration’s reluctant partner in appeasing China

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is the administration’s reluctant partner in its appeasement policy on China. The Philippine military has been very wary of closer Philippine-China economic relations in particular, and on… Read More

Is an appeasement policy vis-a-vis expansionist China worth pursuing?

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program of the Stratbase ADR Institute On Aug. 15, 2019, Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the incursion of several Chinese warships into the country’s territorial waters without prior coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). He opined… Read More

Toward quality education

Louie Montemar, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Department of Education participated in the 2018 cycle of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial international assessment administered to 15-year-old learners who are about to finish their basic education. Implemented by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), PISA tests students’ ability… Read More