ADRi Occasional Paper: “The Extended COVID-19 Crisis: An Issue of Governance and Health System Management”

We are pleased to present the Stratbase ADR Institute Occasional Paper for the month of February 2021, entitled, “Extended COVID-19 Crisis: An Issue of Governance and Health System Management”. Highly relevant to this pandemic time, this paper aims to bring the policies and plans of the Philippines into focus: what they are, how they ought… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “The Importance of Trust and Security for Digital Financial Inclusion”

Brought about by the pandemic, the shift to online tools and services that we saw last year is evidence that our future is digital. As a result of this accelerated digital transformation, bridging the digital divide so that all Filipinos will have equal access to these services and opportunities has elevated in importance. With more… Read More

Safeguard power sector stability and consumers

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Before the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, the country’s grid system operator, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), reported a looming power shortage over the Luzon grid in the summer months of 2020. However, COVID-19 happened. The lockdowns implemented to slow the spread of the virus sent severe… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Towards A Healthier Philippines: UHC Watch Launch”

In February 2019, the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law or Republic Act No. 11223 was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte. This landmark legislation expands access to health services by automatically enrolling all Filipinos in the National Health Insurance Program, with the aim to provide equitable access to quality and affordable health care services while being… Read More

New threat to nat’l and regional security

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute China recently enacted an alarming law that authorizes its coast guard to demolish structures on features it claims, and use weapons against foreign vessels that “illegally” enter its territory. Concerns have been raised about how China may abuse the language of its domestically institutionalized and regulated law to justify… Read More