Environmental stewardship strategies for green economic recovery

Venice Isabella Rañosa, Research Manager, Stratbase ADR Institute The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economies to fall. To bounce back, the Philippines has adopted a whole-of-society approach in turn-around management. A basic advantage of the Philippines is its cohesive private sector that has taken the lead and has quickly channeled resources towards the most vulnerable communities.… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Transparency and Accountability: Regaining Public Trust through Democratic Governance”

Since popping up on the national political scene in 2016, President Duterte has enchanted and created a following with his populist rhetoric and strongman leadership. At the same time, however, his administration has also been criticized for the lack of strong institutional bureaucratic mechanisms. Fast forward to 2020, the country is in the middle of… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Environmental Stewardship Post-Pandemic: The Path to a Green Economic Recovery”

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only strained the public health care system; it also impeded economic activities that eventually led to a contraction in the economy. The case is true in practically all countries around the world. On the other hand, the situation created a significant improvement in air quality due to reduced movement during… Read More

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