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Roberto R. Romulo
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Tribute to Asean diplomat
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
I was pleased to receive tributes on Rodolfo Severino from four individuals: Ambassador Ong Ken Yong of Singapore our Ambassador Carlos Sorreta in Moscow, a close advisor to Rod in the ‘90s Johanna Son, a Filipina...
Cyberwar: Is Phl defenseless?
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In the 5th century BC, historian Thucydides introduced the concept of the two domains of warfare – land and sea. World War I resulted in air becoming the third domain.
Rodolfo C. Severino, Jr.
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
I have received word from the president of Ateneo University, Rev. Father Jett Villarin, SJ that he has agreed with my proposal for a professorial chair in honor of former ambassador Rodolfo C. Severino, Jr. who...
Foreign policy in digital age
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
As with seemingly every facet of human endeavor, Information and Communications Technology has now entered the realm of international relations.
The Golden Age of Japan-Philippines partnership
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Often overlooked by the interplay between our contentious relations with China and the US is the enduring and solid strategic partnership on multiple levels between Japan and the Philippines.
‘Money can’t buy me love’
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
So lament the Beatles in their 1964 hit song “Can’t Buy Me Love”. Presidential Spokesperson Sal Panelo, self-styled fashionista and eternal optimist, however thinks otherwise
Business apathy
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am
When former World Trade Organization director-general Pascal Lamy, was asked during a 90-minute online “chat” in late February 2006: “In your view, what should be the role of the business community...
Ave Atque Vale
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
My favorite Latin couplet was used by the poet Gaius Valerius Cattulus when his younger brother passed away. Translated it means “hail and farewell”. In modern context, it is what is said to a high-ranking...
Philippine-US Free trade agreement
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The idea of a Philippine-US FTA has been mooted since the termination of the Philippines’ preferential trade status in the US as part of the transitional arrangements from colonial rule to full independen...
World under attack
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 1, 2019 - 12:00am
They’re going out in protest in the streets of London, Tirana, Quito, Caracas, Baghdad, Beirut and Gaza.
Ernesto Garilao
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Zuellig Family Foundation president Ernesto D. Garilao was recently awarded the 2019 Xiong’An International Health Forum Impact Award, a recognition to an outstanding achievement by an established professional...
Entrepreneur of the year
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, I was invited to the SGV Foundation hosted event which featured 15 awardees representing the finest and brightest entrepreneurs who would ensure the nation’s economic success as we enter the...
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...
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