Amb. Albert del Rosario: “Perspectives on the South China Sea Arbitration”

Amb. Albert del Rosario Chairman, Stratbase ADR Institute Former Secretary, Dept. of Foreign Affairs Perspectives on the South China Sea Arbitration It is an honor to be invited to the De La Salle University this afternoon to join in the launching of the South China Sea Arbitration for Understanding the Awards and for Debating with… Read More

The $23-Billion FDI potential

Vanessa Pepino, Environment Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute The Philippine government is displaying an ambitious goal of speeding up infrastructure development through its “Build, Build, Build” program. The initiative is anchored on the goal of making economic growth more inclusive and pro-poor. While its first tax reform package, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and… Read More

How transparent is our National Budget?

Edwin Santiago, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) lists eight major characteristics of good governance — participatory, consensus-oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive, and follows the rule of law. Of these, accountability and transparency are arguably the… Read More