Roberto R. Romulo
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Phl-US relations
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine-US relations have had its ups and downs over the years. This complicated relationship tests the mettle of the US Ambassador and thus deservedly has become an important post for an American diplomat on...
UNHRC Rohingya resolution
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The other day I couldn’t help but shake my head after coming across the headlines that screamed China and the Philippines were the only two countries that voted against a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution...
Abac opposes Trump policies
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) was created by the leaders of the APEC member economies in 1995 to provide the business perspective to leaders on matters that would contribute to the realization of the...
National resilience council
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
(I wrote about the National Resilience Council when it was launched in 2017. Two years after, much progress has been made. I am re-printing some portions of that column for background)
Duterte’s visit to China: Panelo version
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Salvador Panelo – officially the Palace spokesperson, although others accuse him of not being exclusively so – has described the President’s visit to China as “successful and highly productive”....
Looming food crisis
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Global population is expected to reach as high as 11 billion by 2100 from about 7.6 billion in 2018, which with rising income and urbanization, will put a severe strain on food supplies.
Revisiting the Hague arbitral ruling
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
I am reprinting portions of an article written by Filipina Johanna Son, a resident of Bangkok which had extensive quotes from Marites D. Vitug.
Carlos P. Romulo in DFA
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 2, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA) Archives collection gets a major boost as it receives a collection of documents from the country’s most prolific and widely respected diplomat, politician and...
Zuellig Family Foundation
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) celebrated last year its 10-year existence as a catalyst for better health outcomes in the Philippines.
Alzheimer’s disease: Attention senior citizens
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Alzheimer’s disease affects an estimated 20 million people worldwide and is the third leading cause of death for persons over 65 years old. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 10 percent of all...
Philippines agriculture in Peril
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte recently declared that “agriculture is the backbone of the economy. It forms the basis for food and nutrition security and provides raw materials for industrialization.” Unfortunately,...
Philippines: A leader in garbage
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
While the debate raged on about the aftermath of the ramming of a Filipino fishing vessel by a Chinese vessel in our EEZ, there actually were major events going on in the region.
Pride and dignity
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always maintained that our economic future lies with China which is poised to become the world’s largest economy with a per capita income of $22,000 by 2028.
Recto (Reed) Bank: Philippines exclusive
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In the brouhaha over the character of our response to the presence of Chinese fishing boat in our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) which led to the sinking of a Philippine fishing vessel, we might take a page from how...
‘Pissing in the wind’
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The idiom above is a classic description of futility. Over the past couple of years, readers of this column will have been familiar with two advocacies that I have passionately pursued.
What the country needs in a dict secretary
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The drafters of the law creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) surely had the best of intentions in setting forth the qualifications of the secretary that would lead the government...
Message for legislators
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Congratulations to our newly elected congressmen and senators. I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but I think it is timely to take advantage of your euphoric mood to bring to your attention a situation that...
Aftermath of earthquakes: Immediate focus
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent conference on “Megacities at risk: Engineering resilience to seismic hazards” by sheer coincidence took place a few days after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook Central Luzon, followed...
The shock of earthquakes
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It is pure coincidence that our conference on “Megacities at Risk” takes place two days after the Zambales earthquake which affected Metro Manila.
Megacities at risk: Earthquakes (continued)
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 12, 2019 - 12:01am
In my last column I talked about the risk from earthquakes shared by megacities that lie along the rim of fire.
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