Ambassador B. Romualdez
Ambassador B. Romualdez
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60 years after JFK’s death
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 26, 2023 - 12:00am
It has been 60 years since the death of US president John F. Kennedy, but his words during his inaugural address best describe the relationship we have with the United States today when he addressed the world: “My...
What APEC means for all of us
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 19, 2023 - 12:00am
No matter what some people may think, there is no doubt presidential trips, in my view, are extremely important considering we live in an ever-evolving global village where barriers to economic growth and development...
The end of panda diplomacy
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 12, 2023 - 12:00am
After 23 years, the beloved giant pandas known as Mei Xiang and Tian Tian – along with their three-year-old cub named Xiao Qi Ji – have left the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, DC and...
Worldwide concern for Israel-Hamas war increasing rapidly
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Videos and images of the atrocities committed by the Palestinian militant group Hamas when it launched a deadly attack on Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7 are horrific and appalling – with...
Who’s poking who – the Philippine carabao or the Chinese panda bear?
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The question we ask – is it the carabao poking the panda bear, or the other way around? Clearly, the two incidents prove who the “poker” is.
APEC San Francisco summit preparations in full swing
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 22, 2023 - 12:00am
The city of San Francisco in California is pulling out all the stops for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Conference in November, with an estimated 30,000 delegates composed of CEOs,...
Our world is on fire
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 15, 2023 - 12:00am
Never in the recent history of the world have we seen so much devastation taking place in the past five years alone. It’s as if we all woke up one morning to the reality of a nightmare – catastrophes,...
The perils faced by our fishermen
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
Many Filipinos are mourning the death of three fishermen after their fishing boat Dearyn was rammed reportedly by a Marshall Islands-registered commercial vessel off the waters of Pangasinan.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 1, 2023 - 12:00am
When President Marcos received confirmation from National Security Adviser Secretary Eduardo Año that indeed, the Chinese Coast Guard had installed a floating rope and net barrier at the Bajo de Masinloc,...
Triple whammy in our territorial waters
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 24, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s bad enough that our Philippine Coast Guard vessels and boats bringing food, water and other supplies to our troops stationed at BRP Sierra Madre in Ayungin Shoal are continuously being harassed and bullied,...
Our Armed Forces are in good hands
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s good to know our country’s defense establishment is in good hands under the leadership of Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro, whom I’ve personally known for a long time. There is absolutely...
‘Basketball diplomacy’
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 10, 2023 - 12:00am
After watching the FIBA basketball game between China and the Philippines, it was so ironic that in 1974 when we first reached out to establish formal diplomatic relations, we used basketball diplomacy to start the...
US farm technology can help our rice production
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 3, 2023 - 12:00am
The decision of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to put a cap on the price of rice nationwide – effective immediately – is definitely welcome news to many Filipinos, especially the most vulnerable. But...
Philippines’ cybersecurity in real and present danger
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Arriving in Manila earlier this week for consultations, we have been deluged with a series of interviews from the local media in relation to a smear campaign launched against some of our colleagues in government,...
More economic engagements coming our way
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Recent developments have been very encouraging with a surge of economic activities coming not only from the United States but countries in Europe and Asia as well.
We support and stand by our Philippine Coast Guard
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Commodore Jay Tarriela correctly called out a few misguided Filipinos who defend China’s aggression and even act like its mouthpiece as unpatriotic and a traitor to our...
Senate Resolution 718: An act of patriotism
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 6, 2023 - 12:00am
From what we hear, the meeting that took place between President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and former president Rodrigo Duterte last Wednesday was very good and cordial, and one of the issues discussed was the recent...
The heat is on; when it rains, it pours
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 30, 2023 - 12:00am
There’s a popular idiom that goes, “the heat is on,” referring to a serious situation that needs urgent action.
Intense competition between US and China
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 23, 2023 - 12:00am
There is absolutely no doubt that the intense competition between the United States and China in the Indo-Pacific highly impacts countries in the region and even beyond.
‘We’re victims of our own success’
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 16, 2023 - 12:00am
With so many Filipino nurses and health care workers now working abroad, “we have become victims of our own success,” said President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. during his meeting in Malacañang with American...
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