Digital infrastructure to bridge divide

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute It is interesting how deeply infused technology is with shifts in Philippine political and social landscapes. In 1986, Radio Veritas’ broadcast played a pivotal role in gathering protesters on EDSA and bringing an end to the Marcos dictatorship. In 2001, it was text brigades that gathered people… Read More

Backing off threat to end Philippines-US military pact

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute On June 2, 2020, Philippine television channels aired the breaking news Foreign Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. announcing that the government has suspended the Philippine-U.S. Visiting Force Agreement’s (VFA) termination “in the light of “the… Read More

Closing Remarks of Justice Antonio Carpio for ADRi vRTD: “Debunking China’s New Normal: A Year After the Reed Bank Incident”

THE WPS: A LONG STRUGGLE AHEAD June 9, 2020 Justice Antonio T. Carpio Good morning to everyone. Let me commend the ADR Institute for continuing to hold fora like this to remind us that we must continue to defend our sovereign rights in the WPS. Otherwise, in the near future our fishing boats will not… Read More