Inaction in South China Sea ruling is bad governance

Paco A. Pangalangan, Executive Director, Stratbase ADR Institute It has been four years since the historic 2016 Hague ruling, where the Permanent Court of Arbitration recognized the Philippines’ territorial claims in the contested waters in the West Philippine Sea. The arbitral award was seen as a victory of the rule of law and democratic institutions… Read More

Circumventing international law with hybrid warfare

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Four years ago, the Philippines won its landmark case against China when the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) invalidated the latter’s expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea. The tribunal determined that there was no legal basis for China’s historic rights to resources within the disputed maritime zone… Read More

ADRi Virtual International Conference: “A New Regional Order: Effective Alignment through Strategic Partnerships”

Four years have passed since the Philippines legally won the South China Sea arbitration case which invalidated China’s claim to historic rights over resources within the West Philippine Sea. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, however, China continues to assert its claim in the disputed waters in the South China Sea while disregarding the legal… Read More

Leveraging asymmetric warfare

Dindo Manhit, President, Stratbase ADR Institute Almost four years after the Philippines’ arbitral victory, the Duterte administration continues its overt inaction in asserting the country’s claims over the West Philippine Sea. Simultaneously, it has allowed China to maximize the opportunity created by the pandemic to further pursue its expansionist agenda by completing majority of its… Read More

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