Stratbase ADR Institute’s Third Quarter 2020 SPARK: “Embracing Digital Government in the time of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in the Philippines”

It is with pleasure that we share with you free access to Stratbase ADR Institute’s Third Quarter 2020 Spark, entitled “Embracing Digital Government in the time of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in the Philippines”, written by Dr. Sherwin Ona, Non-Resident Fellow of Stratbase ADRi and Associate Professor of Political Science at De La Salle University.… Read More

The telco predicament

Prof. Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute The global pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of social, political, and economic institutions to the point that there is no other way but to evolve routine and traditional practice. During the time of COVID-19, our nation’s weaknesses were exposed, from our healthcare shortcomings, missing policy contingencies, the fragility… Read More

Duterte admin (finally) acknowledges value of Philippine-US alliance

Dr. Renato de Castro, Trustee and Program Convenor, Stratbase ADR Institute In late 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte declared his goal to chart an independent foreign policy for the Philippines. He showed his hostility to the country’s long and only treaty ally, the United States, branding it as a colonial and imperial power that has failed… Read More

ADRi Statement: “AFP-Dito Telco Deal: A Threat to National Security”

The recent deal between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Dito Telecommunity, a China-backed telco provider, has become a cause of concern due to the risk of Chinese intrusion in the country’s cyberspace. Although downplayed by the Philippine government, several security experts have warned the current administration about the possible implications of these… Read More

ADRi vTHD: “Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge”

The emergence of China and its increasing role in the region have prompted a blend of anticipation and unease among Southeast Asian countries. Although the region has benefitted from China’s economic growth, its militarization of the South China Sea and its expansive economic agenda under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), among others, have raised… Read More