The Philippine president who stood up against Chinese aggression

Dr. Renato De Castro, Trustee and Convenor of the National Security and East Asian Affairs Program, Stratbase ADR Institute The Filipino nation mourns the passing of former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III. As the 15th president of the Philippines, Filipinos will remember him for his anti-corruption campaign, his willingness to listen to dissenting views, his belief… Read More

Righting the course for Philippines’ COVID-19 resilience

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute In a recent interview, Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said he was “pissed” at a recent Bloomberg study that ranked the Philippines 52nd among 53 economies in terms of COVID-19 resilience. However, the ones that should really be pissed by the country’s poor pandemic resilience… Read More

Stratbase ADR Institute’s Second Quarter 2021 SPARK: “Chinese Investments in the Philippines: Are They Corrosive Capital?”

It is with pleasure that we share with you Stratbase ADR Institute’s SPARK for June 2021 entitled, “Chinese Investments in the Philippines: Are They Corrosive Capital?” and authored by Prof. Edwin P. Santiago, Fellow and Member of the Board of Stratbase ADR Institute. This research explains the conditions and dynamics of Chinese investments in our… Read More

ADRi Business vRTD: “New Jobs, New Opportunities, and Rebuilding Lives: Business Continuity for a Shared Prosperity”

The Stratbase ADR Institute’s (ADRi) quarterly virtual business roundtable discussions (vRTDs) which started earlier this year aims to provide a platform for the country’s top business groups and thought leaders to spark discussions and exchange ideas on their vital role in nation building. Emerging as a driving force at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More

Stepping up pandemic response and sustainability in mining communities

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The COVID-19 pandemic induced the sharp decline in economic activities that crippled businesses, widened our pre-existing social inequalities, and inflicted hardship on the most vulnerable. Despite these, the pandemic also presented an opportunity to assess untapped resources that can be harnessed to move forward sustainably and inclusively. Before the… Read More