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The Balangiga bells are finally home
by Babe Romualdez - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
A century and 17 years after they were taken by American soldiers as war booty, the Balangiga bells are finally back home.
Two excellent Defense secretaries
by Babe Romualdez - December 16, 2018 - 12:00am
The formal return of the Balangiga bells in Eastern Samar yesterday – 117 years after they were taken by American soldiers as war booty in the aftermath of the Balangiga attack on September 28, 1901 –...
Remembering George H.W. Bush
by Babe Romualdez - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
All the ambassadors to Washington were invited to the US Capitol Rotunda where the remains of the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush, lay in state.
George Herbert Walker Bush
by Babe Romualdez - December 9, 2018 - 12:00am
When George Herbert Walker Bush addressed Americans for the first time as president of the most powerful nation on earth on Jan. 20, 1989, he called on “friends in the loyal opposition” to rise above...
Tribute to the ‘King of Komiks’
by Babe Romualdez - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The ‘50s and ‘60s were considered the golden age of Filipino komiks, and one of the leading lights in this visual art form was National Artist Francisco V. Coching, who was also known as the “Dean...
Judicial reform: You lose, you pay
by Babe Romualdez - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It was good to meet the new Supreme Court Chief Justice last month when I hosted a luncheon for the Philippine delegates to the US Legal Aid Clinic Learning Visit in Washington, D.C.
Balangiga bells: The sound of peace & friendship
by Babe Romualdez - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
When the church bells of Balangiga tolled on Sept. 28, 1901, they foretold of bitter combat between Filipino guerillas and American soldiers occupying the small Samar town at the height of the Philippine-American...
US-China rivalry: ASEAN unity needed
by Babe Romualdez - November 25, 2018 - 12:00am
At the close of the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit hosted by Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said that while it is desirable for one not to take sides, “circumstances...
Fighting the Big C
by Babe Romualdez - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity all over the world is cancer, with data from the World Health Organization revealing that approximately 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million deaths are estimated...
Christmas bells for Balangiga
by Babe Romualdez - November 18, 2018 - 12:00am
It was at a closed-door meeting which I attended during the October 2017 ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Conference hosted by the Philippines in Clark, Pampanga that President Duterte took up the Balangiga Bells with...
Building the Indo-Pacific region
by Babe Romualdez - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
There are huge opportunities for cooperation and synergies with the United States in moving forward the vision of a strong and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
Trump’s triumph
by Babe Romualdez - November 11, 2018 - 12:00am
From the very start, President Donald Trump’s message has revolved around immigration reforms, proposing sweeping changes aimed at curbing the entry of illegals to the United States.
Chile & the Philippines: Worlds apart, but close at heart
by Babe Romualdez - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Chile and the Philippines may be more than 17,000 kilometers apart, but the ties that bind the two countries bridge the geographical distance.
Right wing nationalist leaders
by Babe Romualdez - November 4, 2018 - 12:00am
The recent election of Jair Bolsonaro as the next president of Brazil indicates a global trend where the electorate are more and more inclined to choose right wing nationalist candidates sometimes described as “disruptors...
Remembering MacArthur’s return
by Babe Romualdez - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
On Oct. 20, 1944, Gen. Douglas MacArthur made a historic landing on the shores of Palo, Leyte — fulfilling a promise he made: “I shall return.”
‘Memories should never die; we will never let them fade away’
by Babe Romualdez - October 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Oct. 20, I traveled to Norfolk, Virginia to commemorate the 74th anniversary of General Douglas MacArthur’s landing in Leyte.
A #Crazy Rich People Asians night
by Babe Romualdez - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
PeopleAsia magazine’s 13th “Women of Style and Substance” awards at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City was a stellar night that celebrated women.
AFP budget: The biggest ever
by Babe Romualdez - October 21, 2018 - 12:00am
In the first few months after President Duterte took office, he promised our soldiers that he will modernize our Armed Forces and give them his full support.
Trailblazing Filipino-Americans
by Babe Romualdez - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
October is widely celebrated as Filipino-American History Month in the US. From the arrival of the first Filipinos in what is now Morro Bay, California, to the present day — a period spanning more than four...
Filipino-Americans: A political force
by Babe Romualdez - October 14, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippines is gearing up for the May 2019 elections with more than 18,000 elective posts for the taking, among them 12 slots for senators, all 243 seats in Congress, 59 for party-list representatives and the...
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