ADRi vRTD: “Debunking China’s New Normal: A Year After the Reed Bank Incident”

Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, China continues to pursue its maritime expansionism in the region. It has taken its regional security agenda further by establishing administrative districts in the South China Sea, escalating confrontations with the Philippines, Japan and Malaysia, blocking Vietnamese fishing rights, and even creating tension in its shared land border with India. We… Read More

PPP and economic recovery in the ‘new normal’

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to capsize economies around the world, the Philippine government is banking on its infrastructure development plan to boost economic recovery in the second half. The Department of Finance has recommended the acceleration of the Duterte administration’s Build, Build, Build (BBB) program as part of… Read More

Stratbase ADR Institute’s May 2020 Occasional Paper: “The Interconnectedness of Health, Climate Change, and Society”

We are pleased to share with you our May 2020 Occasional Paper entitled, “The Interconnectedness of Health, Climate Change and Society”, written by Ludwig O. Federigan, the Executive Director of the Young Environmental Forum, the Interim Head of the Information and Knowledge Management Division of the Climate Change Commission, and a Non-Resident Fellow of Stratbase… Read More

BBB via PPP to reboot the economy

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s economic managers assert that the Duterte administration’s centerpiece infrastructure Build, build, build (BBB) program will be the country’s “fuel” for an economic “bounce-back.” In turn, the affirmation of the Philippines’ “BBB” rating by Fitch Ratings reflects the country’s “fiscal and external buffers, including… Read More

Stratbase ADR Institute’s Special Study: “Metro Manila’s Water Privatization: Making Sense of the So-Called ‘Onerous’ Provisions”

We are pleased to share with you free access to the Special Study, “Metro Manila’s Water Privatization: Making Sense of the So-Called ‘Onerous’ Provisions”, written by Dr. Philamer C. Torio of the School of Government of the Ateneo de Manila University. The paper examines the provisions of the concession agreements which the Philippine government has… Read More

ADRi vRTD: “Addressing the COVID-19 Economic Impact through Public-Private Partnership”

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge public healthcare systems and disrupt social order, economies around the world are also suffering at an unprecedented rate. Governments must not only cushion the impact of the pandemic on their health systems, but they must also prevent their economies from collapsing. With the possibility of a severe global… Read More

Stratbase ADR Institute’s Special Study: “The Build, Build, Build Program: Will it Live Up to the Expectations?”

We are pleased to share with you free access to Stratbase ADR Institute’s Special Study entitled, “The Build, Build, Build Program: Will it Live Up to the Expectations?”, written by Dr. Epictetus E. Patalinghug, Trustee and Program Convenor of the Stratbase ADRi and Professor Emeritus of Economics and Finance at the University of the Philippines.… Read More