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Roberto R. Romulo
Roberto R. Romulo
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The social media imperative
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Last week I wrote about how Duterte has been gaslighting us all along. My guest columnist, Liana Romulo, explains how social media is being used to perpetuate these false narratives or in several instances, to present...
Competent leadership versus gaslighting
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 7, 2021 - 12:00am
In this installment of the series of columns on competent leadership, I will focus on a practice that has become prevalent in politics called “gaslighting.”
Competent leadership
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 23, 2021 - 12:00am
In my column of April 4, I posed several questions which I believe will be hot button issues in the forthcoming presidential elections, namely corruption, peace and order, economic inclusion, foreign affairs particularly...
Unrequited love
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 16, 2021 - 12:00am
As we already know, having been promised billions of dollars of loans and investments, President Duterte has avoided words and actions that could hurt, in his own words, the “feelings” of China’s...
‘Feelings’
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 9, 2021 - 12:00am
I have delayed part II of my column “Duterte 2.0” because of a matter of grave concern that the President seems to have responded to with his usual timidity towards the hostile acts of China.
Competent leadership
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Assuming you have read my last column, “Is Duterte 2.0 inevitable?”,
Is Duterte 2.0 inevitable?
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 26, 2021 - 12:00am
In two previous columns, I wrote about populist politics and whether they will continue to prevail using as examples the continuing influence of former US president Donald Trump and Duterte on the body politic in...
Health programs of Zuellig Family Foundation
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 19, 2021 - 12:00am
In 2008, the Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) formalized its autonomy from the Zuellig Group of Companies.
Myanmar tragedy: Quo vadis?
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 12, 2021 - 12:00am
In my previous column on the Myanmar situation, I speculated that for the military junta, the desired end game of their coup would be a sham election where the junta’s USLD party wins and strongman Min Aung...
Urban resilience
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
Our country is known as a laboratory for the study of natural disasters and risk.
Myanmar endgame
by Roberto R. Romulo - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
From 1979 to 1983, I made periodic visits to Rangoon (Yangon), Burma as IBM GM (resident in Bangkok) to meet with our branch manager and government officials.
Imperatives of vaccine distribution
by Roberto R. Romulo - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 crisis and the need to execute the largest mass vaccination campaign in recent history, both globally and in the Philippines, is unprecedented and complex.
Populism
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
In my last column, I speculated about whether populist politics in both the US and the Philippines will persist with the defeat of Donald Trump and the end of President Duterte’s term in office in 2022.
Trump
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Many analysts both local and foreign have drawn comparison between former US president Trump and President Duterte beginning with how they came to power against all the odds, and then their style of governance once...
Insurrection at US Capitol
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
When Trumpian mobs attacked the US Capitol to disrupt the confirmation of Joe Biden’s election, Americans and the watching world were left aghast and wondering at the state of democracy in that bastion of that...
Sense of urgency
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Dr. Ernesto Pernia’s remarks at his book launching of “Virtuous Impatience” inspired me to quote some portions to reflect on the disappointing trajectory of our country’s socioeconomic d...
‘Someone dropped the ball’
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The above was a direct quote from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. I have told my friend Ted that he should be more discriminate with his tweeting and he has politely ignored my criticism. In this instance,...
Biden foreign policy
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Trump administration has been unequivocal in its confrontational stance against Chinese expansionism, a stance that suits claimants to the South China Sea, although probably not all of ASEAN.
COVID-19 vaccination readiness: the last mile
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In my earlier column, I wrote on the issues of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out readiness in terms of our current capacity to meet the requirements of moving massive amounts of vaccine from arrival at port to the actual...
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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