Babe Romualdez
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Philippine tourism’s bright spot
by Babe Romualdez - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
‘They think because she’s nice and feminine, she’s this soft, fragile lady. They don’t realize that she’s a steel magnolia,’ says Berna’s close friend.
More than a name brand
by Babe Romualdez - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Paraphrasing a famous saying, Sonny shares one of his life’s mantras: ‘Seek not to follow the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.’
Remembering Rizal’s martyrdom
by Babe Romualdez - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. capped 2019 with a simple event to commemorate the 123rd death anniversary of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, with this year’s theme as “Jose Rizal: Huwaran...
Extraordinary People
by Babe Romualdez - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
As the year comes to a close, our magazine PeopleAsia commemorates its 20th year with a powerhouse “People of the Year” special edition that features extraordinary individuals with inspiring stories whose...
Strengthening Philippine-Japan cooperation
by Babe Romualdez - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
A friend closer than a brother.”
Not goodbye; just au revoir
by Babe Romualdez - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Over 60 guests coming from the US State Department, ASEAN ambassadors in Washington, DC and members of the diplomatic corps, as well as think-tanks and business organizations, attended the farewell reception we hosted...
Celebrating Italian cuisine
by Babe Romualdez - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
For four years now, Italians everywhere in the world have been celebrating the “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World” to showcase the best of their culinary traditions.
Liwanag shines in DC
by Babe Romualdez - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Our friends from the US-Philippines Society, in particular director Henry Howard who also happens to be our Honorary Consul in Florida, collaborated with Sentro Rizal in Washington, DC to host the opening reception...
Luzviminda: Baldemor in New York
by Babe Romualdez - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
I was in New York recently to formally open the art exhibit by world-renowned Filipino artist Manuel Baldemor at the Philippine Center in New York, with Consul General Claro Cristobal and Chargé d’Affaires...
Midwest Pinoys show solidarity
by Babe Romualdez - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
We were in Chicago for a luncheon meeting with leaders of Filipino community organizations from Illinois, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin, with the official engagement organized by the Philippine Consulate...
Pinoy elected to UN advisory body
by Babe Romualdez - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent election of Patrick Chuasoto — our Deputy Chief of Mission at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. — to the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions is a welcome...
Outstanding US-based Filipino nurses recognized
by Babe Romualdez - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
We were pleased to host an event in cooperation with the Philippine Nurses Association of America to honor 10 outstanding Filipino-American nurses who were inducted as fellows of the prestigious American Academy...
Honoring stories of courage
by Babe Romualdez - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
For over 70 years, the relationship between the Philippines and the US has remained solid, forged in the fire of battle when Filipinos and Americans fought together during World War II.
Drugs: A worldwide threat
by Babe Romualdez - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2016, Americans spent $150 billion on illegal drugs that include cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine, with the death toll due to drug overdose reaching 64,000 for that year alone.
Inspiring men & women
by Babe Romualdez - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Now on its 16th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines recently concluded its 2019 search for the most inspiring entrepreneurs in the country through awarding ceremonies held at the Makati Shangri-La Ho...
The real challenge: How to solve Metro Manila’s worsening traffic
by Babe Romualdez - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the past two years since I took on the job as Philippine Ambassador to the United States, I have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of time it takes to travel from one destination to another, particularly...
New presidential aircraft: It’s about time
by Babe Romualdez - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
As always, the usual suspects who are criticizing the government’s purchase of a Gulfstream G280 as being unnecessary miss the whole point.
Big dreams from Fil-Am businessmen
by Babe Romualdez - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.”
Health is WELL-centric
by Babe Romualdez - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
People spend most of their time staying indoors, which is why maintaining a healthy indoor environment is a major challenge.
President Duterte’s foreign policy speech BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.
by Babe Romualdez - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In a powerful speech at the Valdai Forum in Sochi, Russia, President Duterte outlined the essence of his independent foreign policy in unequivocal terms when he said:
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