Stratbase ADR Institute: Pilipinas Conference 2018

Materials from the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute conference entitled, “Pilipinas Conference 2018” held on December 7, 2018, at The Conservatory, The Peninsula Manila may be downloaded through the links below. Welcoming Remarks: Amb. Albert Del Rosario (Download) Keynote Speaker: Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo (Download) Session 1: Political Outlook: The 2019 Mid-Term Elections 1. Dr. Ronald Mendoza… Read More

How would Duterte handle China?

Renato de Castro, Stratbase-ADRi Trustee Image Source: Politiko After the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from the Philippines in late 1992, three former Philippine presidents (Ramos, Estrada, and Arroyo) had steered Philippine foreign policy away from geo-politics/high politics. They intentionally avoided the great political games the big powers play and concentrated on development diplomacy and on… Read More

On the Phenomenal Rise of Duterte to Power

Dindo Manhit, Stratbase-ADRi President After the three grueling months of election campaigns, the Filipino nation has chosen “Tunay na Pagbabago” or radical change. The continuing wide lead of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte over his presidential rivals1 has cemented his position as the presumptive president who will steer the course of the country’s defense and… Read More

Thinking Beyond Today’s Variables: A Principled Approach to National Security

Dindo Manhit, Stratbase-ADRi President While the national campaigns sprint to the finish line, foreign policy and national security concerns continue to press a heavy weight on the shoulders of Filipino decision-makers here and now. The country’s transition has presented an opportune moment for others in our backyard to improve their positions in advance of the… Read More

Targeting LGU Capacity

Dindo Manhit, Stratbase-ADRi President The Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991 was created with the objective of allowing territorial and political subdivisions of the State to enjoy genuine and meaningful local autonomy to enable them to attain their fullest development as self-reliant communities and make them more effective partners in the attainment of national goals… Read More