ADRi Special Study: “The 21st Century Silk Road: Perils and Opportunities of China’s Belt and Road Initiative”

Stratbase ADR Institute hosted a roundtable discussion entitled “The 21st Century Silk Road: Perils and Opportunities of China’s Belt and Road Initiative” on June 20, 2018 in Makati City. The roundtable discussion started with the presentation of Richard Heydarian’s Special Study with the same title. The Special Study provides analyses on how China’s Belt and… Read More

Philippines, Inc. Eminent Persons Group goes to Washington, D.C. for a business mission

Earlier this month, Dindo Manhit (Stratbase Group CEO and Managing Director and Stratbase ADRi President) and Arpee Manhit (Stratbase Group COO and Philippine Trade Foundation Inc. Executive Director) led the Philippines Inc. Eminent Persons Group (EPG) in a business mission to Washington DC and support Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America Babe Romualdez’s… Read More

To respectfully differ with the Secretary of Defense

Amb. Albert del Rosario, Chairman of the Stratbase ADRi, Former Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Philippine Ambassador to the United States We had read with a heavy heart the interview of Sec. Delfin Lorenzana in which he declared “President Duterte was handling the Philippine maritime row in the South China Sea very well” while, insisting… Read More

ADRi Special Study: “Crafting an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy in the Philippines”

Stratbase ADR Institute hosted a presentation of Dr. Francisco A. Magno’s Special Study entitled: “Crafting an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Policy in the Philippines” to be held yesterday in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Dr. Magno defined EPR, and examined the feasibility of its adoption in the Philippines as means to emphasize the need for additional… Read More

The Shangri-La Dialogue 2018: What’s next?

Claudette Guevara, Deputy Executive Director for Programs of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Shangri-La Dialogue is an annual intergovernmental defense forum hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), an independent think tank, and attended by ministers and delegates from over 50 countries. It aims to “buil[d] confidence and foster… practical security cooperation, by… Read More

Strategic initiatives from the private sector

Atty. Katrina Clemente-Lua, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute The recent Shangri-La Dialogue which is an annual intergovernmental defense forum hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies was attended by 50 country delegates and ministers on the premise of building foundations for deeper security collaboration among the region’s policy makers. Indeed, collaboration is… Read More