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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...
Celebrating Mexico
by Babe Romualdez - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
The trilateral free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico called the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) is expected to result in freer markets and a robust economic growth that will...
US will step up FONOPs
by Babe Romualdez - October 7, 2018 - 12:00am
After the “close encounter of the unsafe kind” last week between US Navy destroyer USS Decatur and Chinese destroyer Lanzhou during a freedom of navigation operation (FONOP) conducted by the American...
Promoting the interest of Filipino workers
by Babe Romualdez - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the three pillars of our foreign policy is the protection of the rights and the promotion of the welfare and interests of overseas Filipinos.
Destabilization moves set back the economy
by Babe Romualdez - September 30, 2018 - 12:00am
Reports about destabilization moves by groups in the Philippines have reached even Washington, DC, with certain individuals soliciting support from US officials for the ouster of the president.
Utah: A good place in America
by Babe Romualdez - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
I visited Utah last week upon the invitation of the Brigham Young University (BYU) to speak before students taking up International Studies at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
SND Lorenzana’s Washington visit
by Babe Romualdez - September 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana’s much awaited official visit to Washington, D.C. was extremely fruitful.
Brazil celebrates 196th Independence Day
by Babe Romualdez - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Over 350 guests joined the reception hosted by Brazilian Ambassador Rodrigo do Amaral Souza and his gracious wife Lais do Amaral at the Peninsula Manila to celebrate the 196th anniversary of Brazil’s Independence...
Expect more disasters with climate change
by Babe Romualdez - September 16, 2018 - 12:00am
I was invited by the Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah to be a guest lecturer before students taking up international studies at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
Ang Larawan wows audiences in Maryland and DC
by Babe Romualdez - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Our very own Sentro Rizal Washington DC — the 30th center under the “Sentro Rizal” initiative whose objective is to promote Philippine arts, language and culture all over the world — hosted...
ASEAN summit without President Trump
by Babe Romualdez - September 9, 2018 - 12:00am
The White House informed us that US president Donald Trump will not be attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore this November, and will instead send vice president Mike Pence....
Environmental policy & public-private cooperation
by Babe Romualdez - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
I was pleased to cap my chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) by holding a forum on environmental policy and public-private cooperation, which I co-moderated with Kevin Moss, the global director...
US Senator John McCain: A friend of the Philippines
by Babe Romualdez - September 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The remains of US Senator John McCain lay in state at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Friday – an honor given to only a few statesmen requiring a resolution of Congress.
Berna Romulo-Puyat: Philippine tourism’s bright spot
by Babe Romualdez - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
When President Duterte named Bernadette “Berna” Romulo-Puyat as the new Tourism Secretary last May, many people expressed their approval because of her credentials, her track record and the integrity....
ASEAN: Working toward resilience and sustainability
by Babe Romualdez - August 26, 2018 - 12:00am
In the last regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) with the Philippines as chair, I hosted a forum on environmental policy and public-private cooperation that would, hopefully, provide a deeper...
RiceUp with Elvin Laceda
by Babe Romualdez - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Data from the World Bank indicates that total employment in agriculture in the Philippines is at almost 26 percent as of 2017.
We need a new airport more than ever
by Babe Romualdez - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The nightmare being experienced by thousands of passengers after a Xiamen Air passenger aircraft skidded off runway 06/24 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last Thursday continues as of this writing despite...
Community dialog key to PNP’s success
by Babe Romualdez - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
The active support of the citizenry is indispensable in preventing and controlling crimes, maintaining peace and order, and ensuring public safety and internal security.
Paul Laxalt: A friend of the Philippines
by Babe Romualdez - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
News about the death of former Nevada Senator Paul Laxalt at the age of 96 brings back memories of my days as a broadcast journalist working for RPN Channel 9. Senator Laxalt played a major role in influencing the...
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