ADRi Virtual International Conference: “A New Regional Order: Effective Alignment through Strategic Partnerships”

Four years have passed since the Philippines legally won the South China Sea arbitration case which invalidated China’s claim to historic rights over resources within the West Philippine Sea. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, however, China continues to assert its claim in the disputed waters in the South China Sea while disregarding the legal… Read More

Environmental stewardship strategies for green economic recovery

Venice Isabella Rañosa, Research Manager, Stratbase ADR Institute The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economies to fall. To bounce back, the Philippines has adopted a whole-of-society approach in turn-around management. A basic advantage of the Philippines is its cohesive private sector that has taken the lead and has quickly channeled resources towards the most vulnerable communities.… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Transparency and Accountability: Regaining Public Trust through Democratic Governance”

Since popping up on the national political scene in 2016, President Duterte has enchanted and created a following with his populist rhetoric and strongman leadership. At the same time, however, his administration has also been criticized for the lack of strong institutional bureaucratic mechanisms. Fast forward to 2020, the country is in the middle of… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Environmental Stewardship Post-Pandemic: The Path to a Green Economic Recovery”

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only strained the public health care system; it also impeded economic activities that eventually led to a contraction in the economy. The case is true in practically all countries around the world. On the other hand, the situation created a significant improvement in air quality due to reduced movement during… Read More