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.
Government must get it’s digital act together
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 11, 2020 - 12:00am
Last July 13, the DICT released a press statement announcing that it was seeking P44.6 billion to fund programs for the country’s digital transformation.
by Roberto R. Romulo - September 4, 2020 - 12:00am
My source for this week’s column is someone who has been dealing with PhilHealth, but does not want to be identified: “To me the fact that Mr. Dante Gierran is a lawyer and CPA gives some confidence that...
The Vice President
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 28, 2020 - 12:00am
Speculations about the President’s health has inevitably brought up the issue of succession.
Ateneo honors Amb. Rodolfo C. Severino
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 21, 2020 - 12:00am
As the fund champion, on behalf of DFA colleagues, this columnist and Ateneo de Manila University have launched an endowment honoring the legacy of Ateneo alumnus Ambassador Rodolfo C. Severino, Jr. (AB Humanities...
COVID-19 is shaping future leadership styles
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 14, 2020 - 12:00am
Many of the current leaders around the world were elected on a platform of strong “macho” leadership espousing populist cause and bent on upsetting the status quo.
Numbers don’t lie
by Roberto R. Romulo - August 7, 2020 - 12:00am
“We are waging a losing battle against COVID-19,” jointly wrote 80 medical workers associations representing 80,000 doctors and a million nurses, as they pleaded for the government to re-impose a two...
The Phl COVID-19 burden: Views from Southeast Asia
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 31, 2020 - 12:00am
“Buffets are allowed?!” a friend in Manila blurted out, when I told her about news of a new Filipino restaurant in Bangkok.
Time to unsheathe the sword
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 17, 2020 - 12:00am
In the four years since the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that China’s claim over the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea based on the so-called nine dash line was invalid, the Duterte administration...
Our country’s digital history
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 3, 2020 - 12:00am
In the year 2000, then president Joseph Ejercito Estrada signed Executive Order 264 merging the National Information Technology Council and the Electronic Commerce Promotion Council to form ITECC.
Digital technology is key to recovery
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 26, 2020 - 12:00am
The webinar organized by the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation and the Makati Business Club last June 23 on the topic “Digital Readiness for the New Normal” provided some insights on the government’s...
Kalayaan: Sovereignty and joint business opportunity
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 19, 2020 - 12:00am
The recent visit of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to Pagasa Island in the West Philippine Sea brings back a time when I was foreign affairs secretary in the 1990s.
Second message to the President
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 10, 2020 - 12:00am
After SONA, you will begin the remaining two years of your term – enough time to cement your legacy.
Digital world catch-up
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 5, 2020 - 12:00am
It has become quite apparent from our own experiences and that of other countries during the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic that governments are becoming increasingly reliant on digital technologies...
The digital challenge
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 29, 2020 - 12:00am
Recently, the National Resilience Council (NRC) held its 4th Webinar conference hosted by the Makati Business Club, this time focusing on economic recovery and resilience.
The challenges of the maritime industry
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 22, 2020 - 12:00am
I have previously written about the challenges of OFWs and seafarers during this pandemic.
Taming the beast with technology
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google recently stated, “Can you imagine this crisis without internet?” Without Internet, we would be totally blindsided by this pandemic.
The ultimate vaccine: A resilient health care system
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Former health secretary Dr. Esperanza Cabral compels us to think beyond today’s crisis. Scientists predict a second wave.
Quarantine extended
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte has extended the enhanced community quarantine to May 15.
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