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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:
New York frenzy: UN General Assembly
by Babe Romualdez - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is one time that New Yorkers hate New York, it’s that time of the year when “the city that never sleeps” goes into a frenzy with almost all heads of state plus delegates and diplomats attending...
A story of fortitude
by Babe Romualdez - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
During my official trip to Los Angeles the other week, I had a very emotional encounter with Fedelina Lugasan — an 82-year-old Filipina who was enslaved by a Filipino family for over six decades.
The drug problem: Our biggest curse
by Babe Romualdez - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Early on, President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs stirred a lot of controversy especially among his critics.
‘Women of Style & Substance’ in the spotlight
by Babe Romualdez - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
With or without their masks on, a powerhouse group of women stole the spotlight as PeopleAsia recognized its 14th batch of “Women of Style & Substance” 2019 awardees in a unique masquerade ball at the...
Why Vietnam’s economy is surging ahead
by Babe Romualdez - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1986, Vietnam decided to launch economic and political reforms that would enable the country to transform from a centralized economy into a socialist-oriented market economy.
Arthur & Letty Lopez: ‘No return, no exchange’
by Babe Romualdez - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
For This Week on PeopleAsia, I decided to ask our friend Arthur Lopez and his wife Letty, who will be celebrating their 48th wedding anniversary on Sept. 18, to share their funny and inspiring story.
Our best asset: Overseas Filipinos
by Babe Romualdez - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
When I assumed my post as Philippine ambassador to the United States...
Pinoys much appreciated in Alaska
by Babe Romualdez - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
I was in Alaska for an official visit upon the invitation of leading Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan, who is very happy with the presence of Filipinos in his state.
Learning about Filipino culture the fun way
by Babe Romualdez - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
For three consecutive Saturdays, the Chancery Annex of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC served as classrooms where Filipino-American children learned about Filipino values, culture and heritage through the...
China watch
by Babe Romualdez - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Senator Dan Sullivan, a leading Republican Senator from Alaska, invited me to his State for meetings and engagements with businessmen, leaders of the Fil-Am community, university students as well as local officials...
Mass outrage
by Babe Romualdez - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
In Washington, D.C., we monitor all the news about the Philippines and around the world.
Gina Lopez: The heart of a warrior
by Babe Romualdez - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
This was the impression that people got when they met Gina Lopez — the heart behind ABS-CBN Foundation, the public service arm of the ABS-CBN network that champions the welfare of children, the poor and the...
A fighting chance through education
by Babe Romualdez - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Education is the great equalizer. It empowers people, giving them the hope and courage to dream of a better life.
Tightening US-Philippines relations
by Babe Romualdez - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the United States and the Philippines to establish a state-of-the art Regional Counterterrorism Training Center in Cavite City is another example...
US military mightier than ever
by Babe Romualdez - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
At the advent of the Trump administration, the US president launched what he described as “the greatest rebuilding of the US Armed Forces,” promising to increase the size of the US Army to about 540,000...
Enhancing Phl-US bilateral relations in agriculture
by Babe Romualdez - August 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The appointment of William Dar as new Agriculture Secretary is expected to modernize the agriculture industry and bring the Philippines closer to its goal of achieving food security.
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