‘You only have one father’
by Babe Romualdez - June 16, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the things I admired most about my father, Dr. Alberto Zialcita Romualdez Sr., is his honesty and candor.
Tourism: A major driver of the economy
by Babe Romualdez - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2018, an estimated 129 million tourists visited the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) region, with projections that the number of visitors will increase to 155.4 million by 2022.
Celebrating our cultural heritage
by Babe Romualdez - June 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Preserving our cultural heritage helps us to understand our roots better and uphold our integrity as Filipinos.
Jake Tesoro: Passion for creativity
by Babe Romualdez - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they’re valued.”
Phl brands shine at ‘Passport DC’
by Babe Romualdez - May 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Every year, a month-long festival in May known as “Passport DC” pays tribute to the thriving international culture in Washington, D.C. where over 170 embassies are located along a famous stretch on Massachusetts...
Philippine coffee perks up Boston expo
by Babe Romualdez - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most popular beverages all over the world today is coffee, valued as a $20-billion industry in terms of export alone.
Disaster preparedness is key
by Babe Romualdez - May 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Luzon last April 22 is a grim reminder that the Philippines is prone to natural disasters, which is why now more than ever, we have to be prepared.
Philippine economy gains momentum in DC
by Babe Romualdez - April 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a very successful turnout for the Philippine Day Forum at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. that the Philippine Embassy helped organize with the Department of Finance, with some 150 high-level business...
Phl opens new Houston Consulate
by Babe Romualdez - April 21, 2019 - 12:00am
I was pleased to inaugurate the new Philippine consulate general in Houston, Texas recently, with newly appointed Consul General Jerill Santos leading the team that worked hard to get the new consulate office up...
Metro DC Fil-American businesswomen inspire others
by Babe Romualdez - April 14, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s encouraging to note that more and more women are taking on leadership positions in business, getting hired as CEOs of Fortune 500 companies like IBM and Oracle.
Who will be the next Entrepreneur of the Year?
by Babe Romualdez - April 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1986, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) awards program was established by Ernst & Young in the US to recognize outstanding entrepreneurs whose creativity and steadfastness have resulted in successful and dynamic...
Dallas: A chilling view of JFK’s assassination
by Babe Romualdez - March 31, 2019 - 12:00am
Traveling to Houston for the reopening of the Philippines’ new consulate office, I stopped by Dallas to visit the Dealey Plaza Museum, the biggest tourist attraction in the city because it chronicles a tragic...
Empowering EntrePinoys
by Babe Romualdez - March 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The advent of digital technology has changed the face of business, with freelancers, startups and online entrepreneurs now able to tap into the global market through what is known as e-commerce.
Philippines: Attractive destination for Japanese investors
by Babe Romualdez - March 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) conducted in Osaka, Japan was a great success, with Japanese investors continuing to show a high level of interest in the Philippines as an investment destination.
Changing lives one smile at a time
by Babe Romualdez - March 10, 2019 - 12:00am
When Dr. Bill Magee and his wife Kathy traveled to Naga City in 1982 with a volunteer medical group to operate on children with cleft conditions and facial deformities, little did they know that the mission would...
Outstanding young Fil-Ams inspired by Jose Rizal
by Babe Romualdez - March 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The youth is the hope of the motherland.”
Promoting new opportunities with US-Philippines Society
by Babe Romualdez - February 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The executive board of the US-Philippines Society (USPS) was in Manila recently for its annual board of directors meeting, with the high-level delegation led by Ambassador John Negroponte who is the society’s...
Global coalition vs. terrorism
by Babe Romualdez - February 17, 2019 - 12:00am
In September 2014, the United States issued a clarion call to the world’s leaders to fight terrorism on all its fronts and demolish the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) “network of death.”...
The Balangiga bells’ return: A historical perspective & significance
by Babe Romualdez - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The return of the Balangiga bells to the Philippines with an arrival ceremony at the Villamor Air Base on Dec. 11, 2018 and the handover to the San Lorenzo de Martir Parish Church in Balangiga, Eastern Samar on Dec....
Remembering Henry Sy Sr.
by Babe Romualdez - January 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I first met Henry Sy Sr. — acknowledged as the father of modern Philippine retail — in the early 1970s at his office in the old Makati Stock Exchange building, with his daughter Tessie Sy Coson, whom...
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