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Roberto R. Romulo
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Teen pregnancy: A national social emergency
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The government declared in August 2019 that teenage pregnancy is a national social emergency on the back of clearly worrisome trends.
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by Roberto R. Romulo - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
For this week, I have asked Ms. Antonia “Toni” Yulo Loyzaga, president of the National Resilience Council, and trustee and former executive director of the Manila Observatory to be my guest columnis...
Of alternative facts, covfefe, and MAGA
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
For 18 years I lived in the United States. My education was thoroughly American from kindergarten to Georgetown, except for law school at Ateneo.
Red Cross critical to COVID-19 testing
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Testing for the presence of the COVID-19 virus, followed by tracking and tracing of those who might have been exposed to infected individuals is one of the key weapons in the arsenal against the spread of the v...
No vaccine for natural disasters
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Below are my opening remarks today at the colloquium organized by the National Resilience Council.
Travel restrictions on resident foreigners
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Like most countries in Asia, the Philippines imposed restrictions on the movement of people in and out of the country as a critical component of its response to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
A Zuellig in Monaco
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin has appointed a new honorary consul general in Monaco. David Zuellig recently took his oath of office before Ambassador Teresa Lazaro in Paris.
COVID-19 vaccine readiness
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Like Donald Trump, the Philippines cannot wait too long for the COVID-19 vaccine to be available to ensure survival.
President Duterte at UNGA
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Although it took the President four years into his tenure to speak at an important gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly, it was well worth the wait.
President at UNGA: New mindset
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s first appearance at the UN General Assembly scheduled early this morning (Wednesday Philippine time) comes following a serendipitous congruence of events.
Serious concerns
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Work from home has its benefits for a senior citizen like myself.
Government must get it’s digital act together
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Last July 13, the DICT released a press statement announcing that it was seeking P44.6 billion to fund programs for the country’s digital transformation.
PhilHealth
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
My source for this week’s column is someone who has been dealing with PhilHealth, but does not want to be identified: “To me the fact that Mr. Dante Gierran is a lawyer and CPA gives some confidence that...
The Vice President
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Speculations about the President’s health has inevitably brought up the issue of succession.
Ateneo honors Amb. Rodolfo C. Severino
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
As the fund champion, on behalf of DFA colleagues, this columnist and Ateneo de Manila University have launched an endowment honoring the legacy of Ateneo alumnus Ambassador Rodolfo C. Severino, Jr. (AB Humanities...
COVID-19 is shaping future leadership styles
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Many of the current leaders around the world were elected on a platform of strong “macho” leadership espousing populist cause and bent on upsetting the status quo.
Numbers don’t lie
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 7, 2020 - 12:00am
“We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19,” jointly wrote 80 medical workers associations representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, as they pleaded for the government to re-impose a two...
The Phl COVID-19 burden: Views from Southeast Asia
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
“Buffets are allowed?!” a friend in Manila blurted out, when I told her about news of a new Filipino restaurant in Bangkok.
Time to unsheathe the sword
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In the four years since the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that China’s claim over the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea based on the so-called nine dash line was invalid, the Duterte administration...
Our country’s digital history
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 3, 2020 - 12:00am
In the year 2000, then president Joseph Ejercito Estrada signed Executive Order 264 merging the National Information Technology Council and the Electronic Commerce Promotion Council to form ITECC.
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