Collective environmental stewardship

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute In his fourth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte called on local government units (LGUs) nationwide to prevent further environmental degradation in the country. It is unfortunate that, despite numerous environmental laws and regulations that have been institutionalized over the last two decades, the Philippines… Read More

Stratbase ADR Institute’s November 2019 Occasional Paper: “The Politics of Chinese Mining Investments in the Philippines and Indonesia”

It is with pleasure that we share with you Stratbase ADR Institute’s November 2019 occasional paper entitled, “Politics of Chinese Mining Investments in the Philippines and Indonesia.” The paper basically attempts to explain the variation of Chinese FDI in both the small-scale and large-scale mining sectors. It also accounts for the factors or reasons why… Read More

Priority legislation in the 18th Congress

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Partisan politics can make or break a legislative agenda. In cases where there is a supermajority coalition, the legislative process may become faster and less tedious in the plenary deliberations. But with politics largely defining legislative priorities, the resulting dynamics will tend to favor the passage of… Read More

Global shift to sustainability

Atty. Hannah Viola, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute Globally, the transformative impact for businesses to embrace and drive sustainable development is on the rise. With the age of social media, increasing levels of public awareness exert more pressure on companies to pursue a larger social and environmental purposes, other than just augmenting profits. Terms… Read More