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Why ‘Men Who Matter’ are larger than life
by Babe Romualdez - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
For the 15th year in a row, PeopleAsia magazine once again showed the world why certain men matter, as it honored last Tuesday a distinct roster of “Men Who Matter” awardees at the Grand Ballroom of the...
Duterte’s security concern is real
by Babe Romualdez - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Shortly after the five-month long Marawi siege in 2017 that resulted in the death of the ISIS-affiliated former Abu Sayyaf Group leader Isnilon Hapilon, along with over 900 terrorists that included foreign extremists,...
US: ‘We will never divorce’
by Babe Romualdez - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In one of my regular engagements with key people from the US Defense and State Departments, one of the officials from the Department of Defense half-jokingly told me: “We will never give you a divorce.”...
Another well-attended Fourth of July celebration
by Babe Romualdez - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Over 1,000 guests jam-packed the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-La Makati during the Fourth of July celebration hosted by US Ambassador Sung Kim and his charming wife, Madame Jae Eun Chung.
Celebrating Italy’s passion for life
by Babe Romualdez - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Italy in July 1947, the friendship between these two nations and their people has increasingly grown deeper over the decades.
Filipino cuisine gaining popularity in the US
by Babe Romualdez - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am
More people in the United States are now interested in tasting Filipino cuisine.
Philippines Independence Day gala in DC a hit
by Babe Romualdez - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Close to 450 guests attended the diplomatic reception organized by the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 121st anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence held at the Roof Terrace...
Maraming salamat, Vietnam!
by Babe Romualdez - June 23, 2019 - 12:00am
One of my ASEAN colleagues who made an extra effort to attend our Philippine Independence Day diplomatic reception held at the Kennedy Center (see photos in This Week on PeopleAsia at the Allure section of the Philippine...
Philippine Independence Day in Washington
by Babe Romualdez - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
We commemorated the Philippine Independence Day in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, with a reception for 422 confirmed guests composed of Philippine and US government officials, members...
‘You only have one father’
by Babe Romualdez - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the things I admired most about my father, Dr. Alberto Zialcita Romualdez Sr., is his honesty and candor.
Tourism: A major driver of the economy
by Babe Romualdez - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2018, an estimated 129 million tourists visited the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region, with projections that the number of visitors will increase to 155.4 million by 2022.
The long road to independence
by Babe Romualdez - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
121 years ago, we declared our independence from Spanish colonial rule, cementing our place in history as the first republic in Asia.
Celebrating our cultural heritage
by Babe Romualdez - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Preserving our cultural heritage helps us to understand our roots better and uphold our integrity as Filipinos.
The next 3 years: ‘The best is yet to come’
by Babe Romualdez - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
What seemed inconceivable for some skeptics in seeing how President Duterte’s drug war could translate to economic prosperity is now coming into fruition.
Jake Tesoro: Passion for creativity
by Babe Romualdez - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.”
Digital overseas voting: Use it or lose it
by Babe Romualdez - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
If anything, with the kind of resources we spent for the midterm elections – only to have a very low turnout of overseas voters – it’s about time we reviewed the absentee voting system.
Phl brands shine at ‘Passport DC’
by Babe Romualdez - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Every year, a month-long festival in May known as “Passport DC” pays tribute to the thriving international culture in Washington, D.C. where over 170 embassies are located along a famous stretch on Massachusetts...
Political miscalculation
by Babe Romualdez - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
It is simply pathetic that the political “elite” rode on a campaign message that cast their candidates as the only choice for people who are decent, patriotic, and righteous – and that those who...
Philippine coffee perks up Boston expo
by Babe Romualdez - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most popular beverages all over the world today is coffee, valued as a $20-billion industry in terms of export alone.
‘You cannot fool all the people all the time’
by Babe Romualdez - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Elections can bring out either the best or the worst in people.
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