Philippines agriculture in Peril
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 12, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte recently declared that “agriculture is the backbone of the economy. It forms the basis for food and nutrition security and provides raw materials for industrialization.” Unfortunately,...
Philippines: A leader in garbage
by Roberto R. Romulo - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am
While the debate raged on about the aftermath of the ramming of a Filipino fishing vessel by a Chinese vessel in our EEZ, there actually were major events going on in the region.
Pride and dignity
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I have always maintained that our economic future lies with China which is poised to become the world’s largest economy with a per capita income of $22,000 by 2028.
Recto (Reed) Bank: Philippines exclusive
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 21, 2019 - 12:00am
In the brouhaha over the character of our response to the presence of Chinese fishing boat in our Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) which led to the sinking of a Philippine fishing vessel, we might take a page from how...
‘Pissing in the wind’
by Roberto R. Romulo - June 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The idiom above is a classic description of futility. Over the past couple of years, readers of this column will have been familiar with two advocacies that I have passionately pursued.
What the country needs in a dict secretary
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The drafters of the law creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) surely had the best of intentions in setting forth the qualifications of the secretary that would lead the government...
Message for legislators
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Congratulations to our newly elected congressmen and senators. I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but I think it is timely to take advantage of your euphoric mood to bring to your attention a situation that...
Aftermath of earthquakes: Immediate focus
by Roberto R. Romulo - May 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent conference on “Megacities at risk: Engineering resilience to seismic hazards” by sheer coincidence took place a few days after the magnitude 6.1 earthquake that shook Central Luzon, followed...
The shock of earthquakes
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It is pure coincidence that our conference on “Megacities at Risk” takes place two days after the Zambales earthquake which affected Metro Manila.
Megacities at risk: Earthquakes (continued)
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 12, 2019 - 12:01am
In my last column I talked about the risk from earthquakes shared by megacities that lie along the rim of fire.
‘I shall return’
by Roberto R. Romulo - April 5, 2019 - 12:01am
On March 19,1942 General MacArthur in Adelaide, Australia stated: The President of the United States ordered me to break through the Japanese lines…for the purpose, as I understand it, of organizing the American...
Chinese ecocide
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Ecocide, or ecocatastrophe, is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants...
Reunion of US ambassadors’ wives
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
As previously reported in an earlier column, the US-Philippines Society recently held its 7th Annual Meeting in Manila.
Megacities at risk: Earthquakes
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippines, Japan, Chinese Taipei, and the United States are situated within the Pacific Ring of Fire making them vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis which historically have claimed more lives than weather...
Diplomats: Unsung heroes
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It has been almost a quarter century since I was in DFA. I
In the nuclear crossfire
by Roberto R. Romulo - March 1, 2019 - 12:00am
The Trump administration has been leaving international organizations and breaking deals. Diplomats despair at the self-induced demise of American leadership.
US-Philippines society
by Roberto R. Romulo - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Seven years ago, former US ambassador Tom Hubbard and I proposed the establishment of a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization to support the cause of the Philippines.
Failure of government leadership
by Roberto R. Romulo - February 8, 2019 - 12:00am
I refer to the Executive and Legislative Branch.
Philippines digital economy: Left behind
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to hear the views of the top executives of some of the country’s leading tech disruptors on the current state of our preparedness to take full advantage of the benefits of...
Carlos P. Romulo: 1942-1944
by Roberto R. Romulo - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
My daughter, Liana Elena Romulo described my father’s activities during this period.
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