The Philippines and the Summit for Democracy: How Duterte became the prodigal son

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute In his speech during the virtual Summit for Democracy, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that he was proud to be invited in this historic event to tell the world about the Philippines’ experience in democracy. He proudly… Read More

Democratic alliances against authoritarianism

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The May 2022 elections will not only give the Philippines a new leader. It will also be an opportunity to shift from this administration’s defeatist foreign policy stance to one that genuinely champions the interest of Filipinos. Given the evolving security developments in the region, the Philippines must continue… Read More

A grand strategy for the next president: A case for limited balancing toward China

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute The Ayungin Shoal incident last month, and the breakdown in the Philippine-China rapprochement marked by President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s open criticism of the China Coast Guard’s (CCG) harassment of the Philippine Navy’s (PN) supply boats near… Read More

Solving the wicked problems of bridging digital, economic gaps

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute The results of a Stratbase ADR Institute commissioned Social Weather Stations survey draw a strong link between the economy and technology and present a case for more significant government and private sector collaboration to address current digital and economic gaps. The nationwide survey, conducted between October 20… Read More

Fighting for democratic and economic recovery

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Three things drove the 6th Pilipinas Conference held recently: the urgency of an economic recovery, the fight against disinformation, and the push for democratic renewal. Stratbase ADR Institute’s conferences gather experts, former and current government leaders, international partners and stakeholders, members of the academe, civil society, and the media… Read More

We need worthy leaders that put nation first and have an all of society approach

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute would like to thank our many expert speakers and participants — practitioners in public and private management, international partners, the academe and studentry, civil society, and media — for joining us in this year’s five-day Pilipinas Conference. The past week was filled with… Read More