Whole-of-nation approach to COVID-19 pandemic

Alvin Manalansan, Fellow of the Stratbase ADR Institute and Convenor of CitizenWatch Philippines Regardless of age, gender, nationality and socio-economic stature, no one is invulnerable from acquiring the virulent coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic last March 11, 2020. In order to fight the pandemic, the WHO recommends… Read More

That other virus—corruption

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute With more than 100 countries now affected by the novel coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic and called on governments around the world to take “urgent and aggressive action.” In the Philippines, a state of “public health emergency” has been declared, and “enhanced… Read More

PH national security in the balance

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute In his fourth year in office, President Duterte abrogated the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States. This is perhaps the realization of what he declared as his “independent foreign policy” at the start of his presidency. For many observers, however, the untimely abrogation and seemingly irrational reasons… Read More