“Growing Strength” of PH-China relations: Boon or Bane?

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Are Filipinos benefitting from the growing strength of Philippine-China relations? Majority of Filipinos are still waiting for China to fulfill its commitment to provide billions of dollars of aid and investment under its own “One Belt, One Road” initiative. Many political observers believe that the soft stance… Read More

A Christmas wish for all electricity consumers

Hannah Viola, Energy Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines The greatest Christmas gift that all consumers could get is affordable electricity prices. As the Christmas shopping season reaches its peak, consumers would much rather spend their hard-earned bonuses on their loved ones rather than on increased electricity bills. Last month,… Read More

Should government enforce total ban on contractualization?

Weslene Uy, Deputy Executive Director for Research of the Stratbase ADR Institute Putting a stop to the deeply entrenched practice of contractualization was featured as one of then-candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s top promises on the campaign trail. As he stepped into office, he relentlessly warned companies that he would shut them down and revoke their permits… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “A Balanced Approach To Solid Waste Management: Governance and Total Stakeholder Participation”

We are pleased to share with you our November occasional paper, entitled “A Balanced Approach to Solid Waste Management: Governance and Total Stakeholder Participation”. Written by Ms. Vanessa Pepino, Environment Fellow of Stratbase ADR Institute, the paper’s central thesis is that while waste generation is an inevitable environmental concern for growing economies like the Philippines,… Read More

Inflexible labor regulations have negative consequences

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute After more than two years in office, the Duterte administration has not fulfilled its promise to end contractualization. Reports indicate that there are an estimated 1.3 million Filipinos who are contractually employed in the country. The efforts of the Office of the President and the Department of… Read More