‘If it quacks like a duck, walks like a duck, it must be a duck’
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - December 6, 2020 - 12:00am
For over five decades now, the Communist Party of the Philippines has been waging a rebellion with only one thing in mind: the violent overthrow of the government.
Bringing business and government
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 29, 2020 - 12:00am
There is no doubt business plays a significant role in a country’s economic development.
Filipino interest in the incoming Biden administration
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 22, 2020 - 12:00am
As expected, the whole world continues to watch the developments unfold with the followers of President Donald Trump questioning the results of the recent US presidential election and alleging widespread fraud, while...
Unity is the key
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Some Fil-Am community leaders privately told me that even if they were for the Republican candidate, they are happy that one of the upsides of the incoming new leadership is the renewed focus on climate change.
US elections: A clearly divided nation
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 8, 2020 - 12:00am
Never in the history of the United States has the division among Americans been more pronounced than during this November presidential election, the result of which may be determined by this weekend.
Preparing for a post-pandemic world
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
As the world continues to grapple with the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are clear indications that the situation will be much better controlled as soon as the vaccines are out
A conversation with Georgetown University students
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Wednesday, I had a virtual conversation with students of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Vaccine: Getting close to the finish line
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 18, 2020 - 12:00am
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque’s statement that “the pandemic is about to end” when some vaccine makers expressed interest to conduct clinical trials in the Philippines may sound overly optimistic...
Speakership: The President’s call must be heeded
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 11, 2020 - 12:00am
In the history of politics, there have been a number of instances where agreements were not honored, especially when it comes to the lower house of Congress.
World economic rebound projected in 2021
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - October 4, 2020 - 12:00am
A few days ago, I had a conversation with an old friend of mine, a very astute and brilliant financial analyst who used to do consultancy work for the World Bank.
Worldwide vaccine distribution is forthcoming
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 27, 2020 - 12:00am
President Duterte’s very first speech at the United Nations General Assembly last Tuesday has caught global attention, with many lauding it for being direct to the point and cohesive, tackling many issues that...
US-China relations spiraling downward
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The refusal of Chinese Communist Party-owned People’s Daily to run an op-ed written by outgoing US Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is just one more indication of the rapidly deteriorating relations between...
Presidential prerogative
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin and outgoing US Ambassador Sung Kim, who made his farewell call at Malacañang last Monday, were both caught by surprise when the President decided to just cut through...
Good news amid the crisis
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - September 6, 2020 - 12:00am
For those who have practiced patience so they don’t end up being a patient, we are pleased to bring good news amid this coronavirus pandemic.
Bombings, pandemic, Chinese incursions — how many more problems do we need?
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 30, 2020 - 12:00am
The twin bombings in Jolo carried out by female suicide bombers, killing 17 people and wounding 75 others, simply shows us how volatile the situation in Mindanao is – with terrorists taking advantage of the...
Rumor-mongering will only worsen our situation
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippine rumor mill went on overdrive last week when stories started circulating in private chat groups and social media that President Duterte was flown to Singapore in a medical aircraft, with a screenshot...
The cancer in PhilHealth
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 16, 2020 - 12:00am
As far back as six years ago, I was already getting anonymous text messages about a syndicate operating in the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation.
COVID fatigue
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 9, 2020 - 12:00am
We all must face the fact that seven months into this pandemic, almost everyone in the world is suffering from mental and emotional stress, experiencing fear, anxiety, depression, frustration and anger.
Vaccine: Only a few months away
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 2, 2020 - 12:00am
We were extremely sad to hear about so many people we know, and some even friends or acquaintances, who have passed away due to COVID-19.
Deteriorating US-China relations: How did it come to this?
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 26, 2020 - 12:00am
In a number of webinars and online forums I have been attending that tackle US-China relations, the general American sentiment on China’s unfair trade practices against the US, its increasing belligerence and...
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