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Empowering EntrePinoys
by Babe Romualdez - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The advent of digital technology has changed the face of business, with freelancers, startups and online entrepreneurs now able to tap into the global market through what is known as e-commerce.
Dallas: A chilling journey back in time
by Babe Romualdez - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
DALLAS, Texas – On my way to Houston to inaugurate our new Philippine consulate office, I stopped by Dallas to visit the Dealey Plaza Museum, also known as the Texas Depository Museum that serves as a repository...
Philippines: Attractive destination for Japanese investors
by Babe Romualdez - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) conducted in Osaka, Japan was a great success, with Japanese investors continuing to show a high level of interest in the Philippines as an investment destination.
America’s drug problem
by Babe Romualdez - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
US authorities interdicted the biggest shipment of cocaine at the port of New York and Newark, New Jersey in the last two decades and a half, with a street value estimated at $77 million.
Changing lives one smile at a time
by Babe Romualdez - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
When Dr. Bill Magee and his wife Kathy traveled to Naga City in 1982 with a volunteer medical group to operate on children with cleft conditions and facial deformities, little did they know that the mission would...
Japan: The neighbor we should remain close to
by Babe Romualdez - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Shortly before heading back to my post, I had dinner with Japanese Ambassador Koji Haneda and his wife, Madam Ihoko.
Pompeo: ‘We have your back’
by Babe Romualdez - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
During the meeting between President Duterte and US State Secretary Mike Pompeo at the Kalayaan Hall in Villamor Air Base last Thursday and in relation to our Mutual Defense Treaty, the US State Secretary gave these...
Outstanding young Fil-Ams inspired by Jose Rizal
by Babe Romualdez - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The youth is the hope of the motherland.”
Promoting new opportunities with US-Philippines Society
by Babe Romualdez - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The executive board of the US-Philippines Society (USPS) was in Manila recently for its annual board of directors meeting, with the high-level delegation led by Ambassador John Negroponte who is the society’s...
PRRD to US visitors: ‘We are your best friend in Asia’
by Babe Romualdez - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Rarely do we see four former US Ambassadors to the Philippines visiting the country all at the same time.
Global coalition vs. terrorism
by Babe Romualdez - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In September 2014, the United States issued a clarion call to the world’s leaders to fight terrorism on all its fronts and demolish the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) “network of death.”...
Updating the MDT
by Babe Romualdez - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Last year, Defense Secretary Del Lorenzana proposed the idea of reviewing the 1951 Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between the Philippines and the United States in light of the growing tension between the US and China,...
‘People of the Year’
by Babe Romualdez - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
PeopleAsia magazine’s “People of the Year” celebrates the accomplishments of men and women, regardless of age or stature, whose lives were made extraordinary by their passion, dedication, selflessness,...
The terrorism-drugs nexus
by Babe Romualdez - February 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Just very recently as head of the Philippine delegation, I attended the “Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS” ministers’ meeting held at the US State Department.
The Balangiga bells’ return: A historical perspective & significance
by Babe Romualdez - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The return of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines with an arrival ceremony at the Villamor Air Base on Dec. 11, 2018 and the handover to the San Lorenzo de Martir Parish Church in Balangiga, Eastern Samar on Dec....
A three-bell gesture affirms people-to-people ties with the Philippines
by Babe Romualdez - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I am pleased to feature today an op-ed piece written by Ambassador John D. Negroponte, on the recent return of the Balangiga Bells to the Philippines and its significance with regard to US-Philippines relations...
Remembering Henry Sy Sr.
by Babe Romualdez - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I first met Henry Sy Sr. — acknowledged as the father of modern Philippine retail — in the early 1970s at his office in the old Makati Stock Exchange building, with his daughter Tessie Sy Coson, whom...
A tribute to Henry Sy Sr.
by Babe Romualdez - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
"You have to have a dream, whether big or small. Then plan, focus, work hard and be very determined to achieve your goals.”
US-Philippines ties: Unshakable
by Babe Romualdez - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The return of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines, after 117 years, has reinvigorated the friendship between the United States and the Philippines and, in fact, made the ties even stronger.
PPP: Perennial Passport Problem
by Babe Romualdez - January 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Even before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs, I have already been hearing about numerous problems that people encounter when they apply for passports.
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