Addressing urgent challenges by making better choices

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute Attracting investment to create more jobs for Filipinos and drive the country’s economic recovery. Increasing our climate resilience and addressing climate change. Defending our rights in the West Philippine Sea. Fighting the corruption and disinformation that are corroding democracy. These are but a few of the urgent… Read More

Pilipinas Conference 2021: “Recovering Philippine Democracy Beyond 2022″

In the last five and a half years, three trends have emerged, converged, and contributed to the current phenomena of democratic reversals in the Philippines, namely, the advent of strongman populism, corrosive investments, and COVID-19 corruption. In varying degrees, the said conditions have by and large impacted upon the democratic values of transparency, accountability, rule… Read More

Pilipinas Conference 2021: “Advancing Multilateralism and Strategic Partnerships: 2022 Philippine Foreign and Security Policy Outlook”

As the international community continues to shift its focus towards the Indo-Pacific region, states have become more responsive to its changing security environment and its possible implications on their national security and strategic interests. Power shifts and the emergence of new and complex security threats have also led to significant changes in the regional order.… Read More

Pilipinas Conference 2021: “Strengthening Cooperation for a Green and Sustainable Recovery”

The third session of this year’s Pilipinas Conference, entitled “Strengthening Cooperation for a Green and Sustainable Recovery”, was held in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines. This event gathered environmental stakeholders from the government, private sector, international community, and civil society to discuss how unified climate action, environmental stewardship, and… Read More

Multilateral and inclusive cooperation for a rules-based Indo-Pacific

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The inherent multipolarity of the Indo-Pacific has led to the emergence of complex security challenges that continue to underscore the significance of multilateral and inclusive cooperation among states. Shaped by existing security threats such as gray zone operations, maritime terrorism, and environmental degradation, there is a need for states… Read More

Pilipinas Conference 2021: “Philippine Trade Relations in the Pandemic Context”

Held in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, the second session of this year’s Pilipinas Conference is entitled, “Philippine Trade Relations in the Pandemic Context”, and will include a Special Discussion on Philippine and EU trade. This forum serves as a platform for top business groups to share their insights… Read More

Pilipinas Conference 2021: “Sustaining Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic Towards 2022 and Beyond”

Entitled “Sustaining Economic Recovery Post-Pandemic Towards 2022 and Beyond”, the first session of this year’s Pilipinas Conference sought to gather the country’s most eminent economists and industry thought leaders to share their outlook on the Philippine economic growth prospects towards 2022, especially as the country heads to the national elections. This session also served as… Read More