Bring Asean to the table

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute Three years after the Philippines won its landmark case against China, the Duterte administration appears consistent in applying a different policy toward Beijing. It set aside the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling to harness Chinese financial resources through Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The arbitral… Read More

“Three Years After Our Nation’s Arbitral Victory: An Environmental Crisis”

Around June 2018, Filipino fishermen reported the extent of damage inflicted by Chinese fishermen on the seabed of Scarborough Shoal. They also reported that they witnessed these Chinese fishermen bringing corals and giant clams harvested from the area on board their ships. Despite clear evidence and public plea, the government opted not to pursue any… Read More

A Triennial Victory

Dindo Manhit, President of the Stratbase ADR Institute The undulation of Philippine sovereignty in the historically labeled South China Sea is becoming more turbulent. And as the Duterte presidency reaches its three-year mark, the arbitral ruling on the contested waters is also approaching its triennial. On July 12, 2016, the Hague ruling accorded to the… Read More

ADRi Occasional Paper: “The 2019 Midterm Elections in the Philippines: From Patronage to Populist Mobilization”

We are pleased to share with you our June Occasional Paper, entitled “The 2019 Midterm Elections in the Philippines: From Patronage to Populist Mobilization” written by Dr. Julio C. Teehankee, a professor of Political Science and International Studies at the De La Salle University. The paper focuses on the how President Rodrigo Duterte has been… Read More