Myanmar endgame
by Roberto R. Romulo - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
From 1979 to 1983, I made periodic visits to Rangoon (Yangon), Burma as IBM GM (resident in Bangkok) to meet with our branch manager and government officials.
Imperatives of vaccine distribution
by Roberto R. Romulo - February 12, 2021 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 crisis and the need to execute the largest mass vaccination campaign in recent history, both globally and in the Philippines, is unprecedented and complex.
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 29, 2021 - 12:00am
In my last column, I speculated about whether populist politics in both the US and the Philippines will persist with the defeat of Donald Trump and the end of President Duterte’s term in office in 2022.
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 22, 2021 - 12:00am
Many analysts both local and foreign have drawn comparison between former US president Trump and President Duterte beginning with how they came to power against all the odds, and then their style of governance once...
Insurrection at US Capitol
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 15, 2021 - 12:00am
When Trumpian mobs attacked the US Capitol to disrupt the confirmation of Joe Biden’s election, Americans and the watching world were left aghast and wondering at the state of democracy in that bastion of that...
Sense of urgency
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Dr. Ernesto Pernia’s remarks at his book launching of “Virtuous Impatience” inspired me to quote some portions to reflect on the disappointing trajectory of our country’s socioeconomic d...
‘Someone dropped the ball’
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 18, 2020 - 12:00am
The above was a direct quote from Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. I have told my friend Ted that he should be more discriminate with his tweeting and he has politely ignored my criticism. In this instance,...
Biden foreign policy
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 11, 2020 - 12:00am
The Trump administration has been unequivocal in its confrontational stance against Chinese expansionism, a stance that suits claimants to the South China Sea, although probably not all of ASEAN.
COVID-19 vaccination readiness: the last mile
by Roberto R. Romulo - December 4, 2020 - 12:00am
In my earlier column, I wrote on the issues of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out readiness in terms of our current capacity to meet the requirements of moving massive amounts of vaccine from arrival at port to the actual...
Teen pregnancy: A national social emergency
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 27, 2020 - 12:00am
The government declared in August 2019 that teenage pregnancy is a national social emergency on the back of clearly worrisome trends.
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 20, 2020 - 12:00am
For this week, I have asked Ms. Antonia “Toni” Yulo Loyzaga, president of the National Resilience Council, and trustee and former executive director of the Manila Observatory to be my guest columnis...
Of alternative facts, covfefe, and MAGA
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 13, 2020 - 12:00am
For 18 years I lived in the United States. My education was thoroughly American from kindergarten to Georgetown, except for law school at Ateneo.
Red Cross critical to COVID-19 testing
by Roberto R. Romulo - November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Testing for the presence of the COVID-19 virus, followed by tracking and tracing of those who might have been exposed to infected individuals is one of the key weapons in the arsenal against the spread of the v...
No vaccine for natural disasters
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 30, 2020 - 12:00am
Below are my opening remarks today at the colloquium organized by the National Resilience Council.
Travel restrictions on resident foreigners
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Like most countries in Asia, the Philippines imposed restrictions on the movement of people in and out of the country as a critical component of its response to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
A Zuellig in Monaco
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am
DFA Secretary Teodoro Locsin has appointed a new honorary consul general in Monaco. David Zuellig recently took his oath of office before Ambassador Teresa Lazaro in Paris.
COVID-19 vaccine readiness
by Roberto R. Romulo - October 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Like Donald Trump, the Philippines cannot wait too long for the COVID-19 vaccine to be available to ensure survival.
President Duterte at UNGA
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Although it took the President four years into his tenure to speak at an important gathering of world leaders at the UN General Assembly, it was well worth the wait.
President at UNGA: New mindset
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s first appearance at the UN General Assembly scheduled early this morning (Wednesday Philippine time) comes following a serendipitous congruence of events.
Serious concerns
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 19, 2020 - 12:00am
Work from home has its benefits for a senior citizen like myself.
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