A cautionary tale in trade and investment

Edwin Santiago, Fellow and Member of the Editorial Board of the Stratbase ADR Institute By many accounts, the Philippines is now acknowledged as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and this is a result of administration-spanning structural reforms. For the Philippines, reducing poverty and improving people’s living standards are of primary concern. For… Read More

The need to ease regulatory risks

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Halfway through President Duterte’s term, the administration continues to pursue its ambitious infrastructure program. The “Build, build, build” program is primarily funded by the national government and through official development assistance. However, last November, it was reported that the government has begun considering the public-private partnership (PPP)… Read More

Education quality beyond basic education

Louie Montemar, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Professor of Sociology and Political Science The issue of education quality has just been highlighted by reports on the Department of Education’s (DepEd) participation in the 2018 cycle of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Implemented by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),… Read More