Democracy goes on

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) has affected the delivery of public services and postponed events that are crucial to maintaining social cohesion, justice, and democracy. The electoral process is one such event under threat. That said, it becomes imperative, not just in spite of the pandemic, but because of it,… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Democracy Goes On: Elections & Electoral Continuity Post-COVID-19”

The COVID 19 has brought a wide range of issues to the fore. Some of the most troubling ones, surprisingly, are not public health centered, but political in nature. In many countries, COVID-related corruption has drained public funds and enriched opportunistic leaders. In other countries, the state of emergency that COVID-19 has created has given… Read More

85% of Filipinos: National Government should partner with private enterprises for country’s recovery

πŸ–πŸ“% πŽπ… π…πˆπ‹πˆππˆππŽπ’: ππ€π“πˆπŽππ€π‹ π†πŽπ•π„π‘ππŒπ„ππ“ π’π‡πŽπ”π‹πƒ 𝐏𝐀𝐑𝐓𝐍𝐄𝐑 π–πˆπ“π‡ ππ‘πˆπ•π€π“π„ π„ππ“π„π‘ππ‘πˆπ’π„π’ π…πŽπ‘ π‚πŽπ”ππ“π‘π˜β€™π’ π‘π„π‚πŽπ•π„π‘π˜ As a continuing advocacy for an all of society approach in fighting the global health and economic crisis of the virus from Wuhan, Stratbase ADR Institute ran this survey on the Filipinos’ perception on private enterprises partnering with government to realize the… Read More

Digital transformation important for transparency of gov’t services

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute Last week, our institute, Stratbase ADRi, partnered with the La Salle Institute of Governance and the International Budget Partnership to hold a virtual town hall discussion on the Philippines’ performance in the 2019 Open Budget Survey (OBS). The survey is a comparative assessment of 117 countries’ performance… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Digital Risks in the New Normal”

Over the course of the pandemic, there has been an accelerated dependence of Filipinos on digital tools and platforms for all aspects of life. Formerly face-to-face activities, including banking, health services, education, and shopping have all undergone a rapid digitization and transitioned to online platforms. In the face of a pandemic that requires social distancing,… Read More