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BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C.
Subic shipyard will strengthen
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 26, 2022 - 12:00am
Philippine Navy Last Thursday, we joined the US-Philippines Society to Subic together with Defense Secretary Del Lorenzana, Executive Secretary Bingbong Medialdea and Secretary Vince Dizon to visit the former Hanjin...
Historical facts about presidential inaugurations
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 19, 2022 - 12:00am
On June 30, Filipinos are poised to witness one of the most momentous events in the history of the Philippines: the swearing in of Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. as the country’s 17th president.
PRRD leaving office with high marks
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 12, 2022 - 12:00am
For over a week now, people have been seeing electronic billboards along certain parts of EDSA and Mandaluyong with an image of President Duterte above a Philippine map and the words “Salamat PRRD” (Thank...
PBBM’s economic team is a winner
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 5, 2022 - 12:00am
A select number of people – whose only intention is for the good of the country and to see president-elect Bongbong Marcos succeed – have been assisting him in choosing a solid roster of Cabinet secretaries,...
Looking towards a Marcos Jr. presidency
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 29, 2022 - 12:00am
Thirty-two days from now, Filipinos and the whole world will witness the swearing in of Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. as the 17th president of the Republic of the Philippines, proclaiming to the world our flourishing...
US-Asean Summit in Washington
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 15, 2022 - 12:00am
There is no doubt President Joe Biden and his White House team went all out, laying out the red carpet for the US-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC.
Duterte legacy: Clean and orderly elections
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 8, 2022 - 12:00am
There is absolutely no doubt that tomorrow’s election will be the most consequential ever in our country’s history. The whole world will be watching who we will choose as the next president of the P...
The importance of the US-ASEAN Special Summit
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 1, 2022 - 12:00am
At the conclusion of the 2020 US elections, we immediately reached out to Antony Blinken, who is now Secretary of State, and other advisers such as Deputy Assistant to the President and White House National Security...
Flurry of activity in Washington
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 24, 2022 - 12:00am
This week has seen a flurry of activity at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. with a stream of our government officials arriving, among them Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas...
There are only a few overseas voters
by Babe Romualdez - April 17, 2022 - 12:00am
Sadly, in spite of the fact that we have an estimated 12 million Filipinos living overseas, it is unfortunate that only 1.69 million Filipinos and dual citizens living in foreign countries/territories have registered...
The atrocities of war
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Graphic photos and videos of the atrocities supposedly committed by Russian soldiers in the Ukrainian town of Bucha has left the world horrified and outraged.
Seeming increase in Asian hate crimes across the US
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 3, 2022 - 12:00am
After receiving messages from Filipinos expressing concern about their relatives and the situation in the United States on the seeming increase in violent hate crimes against Filipino Americans, we were compelled...
‘The Avoidable War’ by Kevin Rudd
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 27, 2022 - 12:00am
I attended the book launch of “The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping’s China,” the latest book written by former Australian Prime Minister Kevin...
Global outrage over Putin’s war
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 20, 2022 - 12:00am
Over 150 countries have joined the strong outrage over the unprovoked war in Ukraine. Untenable as it is, countries that have cordial relations with Putin are starting to distance themselves from him.
Horrific Ukraine images can bring one to tears
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 13, 2022 - 12:00am
Undoubtedly, the situation in Ukraine is rapidly deteriorating, with civilians now being targeted by Russian forces.
We need clean power for people
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 6, 2022 - 12:00am
What is happening in Ukraine is truly tragic because it will impact not only the lives of the citizens of the besieged nation but the rest of the world, with countries just starting to economically recover from the...
Ukraine: Another global crisis
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - February 27, 2022 - 12:00am
It is so distressing to know that just as there is good news regarding our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with several studies indicating that booster shots will continue to offer protection against serious...
With COVID exiting, a looming war in Europe
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - February 20, 2022 - 12:00am
What is happening in the world? What is God trying to tell us?”
Overwhelming mandate should continue economic reform gains
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - February 13, 2022 - 12:00am
I totally agree with PhilSTAR columnist and former NEDA chief Gerry Sicat that “the next president will inherit excellent significant economic reforms” started by President Duterte.
It’s looking good for the Philippines in 2022
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - February 6, 2022 - 12:00am
From where I sit, it’s really looking good for our country in 2022. There are clear indications that the country is poised to have brighter prospects by the second quarter this year.
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