The convergence of society, science, and technology towards climate resiliency

Engr. Felix Vitangcol, Fellow for Environment at the Stratbase ADR Institute and Secretary-General of Philippine Business for Environmental Stewardship Recently, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned of the high probability of near to above normal rainfall conditions in the following months. At the same time, PAGASA also said that up to… Read More

Sovereignty and economic advancement are not binary options

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Amending the Public Service Act (PSA) is an appropriate and timely move by our legislators. The manifest intention is very clear — open up the public service/utility industry to more competition, especially during this time of pandemic. Through this, we would be able to encourage the entry of more… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Best Practices for a Proactive Approach to Climate Resiliency”

From 1999 to 2019, the Philippines ranked as the fourth country globally that was most affected by extreme weather events, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 report. These calamities often result in great economic losses. In fact, when the Philippines was hit by three destructive typhoons within just two weeks in the last… Read More

A tax policy that rubs salt on wounded education ecosystem

Prof. Louie C. Montemar, Associate Professor, College of Social Sciences and Development, Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Former Faculty Member, Political Science Department, De La Salle University-Manila In a statement released recently by the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), its member private school members unequivocally called for the immediate rectification of Revenue Regulation… Read More