Is the Philippines doomed after 2019 midterm elections?

Edwin Santiago, Executive Director of the Stratbase ADR Institute There are two ways of understanding and answering the question. One interpretation can be are the election results as they are because the Philippines is doomed or cursed? Another inference can be because of the election results, is the Philippines now doomed? Perceptive observers would immediately… Read More

The big story of the 2019 elections

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The post-election period is of many things — grudging, irregularities, media hyping, protests, and celebration. Today, however, the major current has shifted toward electoral stability, improvement and reforms. As in all elections, many groups and formations want to steal the attention of the public while all eyes… Read More

An admin riding high; now what?

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The recently concluded elections involved more than 18,000 government positions at the senatorial, subnational and local levels. Among other electoral strategies, what made this electoral battle different from the 2013 and 2016 elections was the potency of political endorsement—especially that of President Duterte. The President personally endorsed… Read More