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BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON D.C.
A golden booster shot amidst the Delta variant
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - August 1, 2021 - 12:00am
News that Hidilyn Diaz had won the gold in the women’s 55-kg weightlifting category at the Tokyo Olympics spread so rapidly over social media.
Richest man leaves earth – for 11 minutes
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 25, 2021 - 12:00am
Last Tuesday, Amazon founder and the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos literally took travel to out-of-this-world proportions when he blasted off into space with a rocket-powered spacecraft developed by his private...
Vaccination: The French way
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
As Europe struggles to cope with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic which the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control said could worsen with almost five times as many new cases by Aug. 1, more...
Science is winning the war against COVID-19
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 11, 2021 - 12:00am
There is absolutely no doubt that science is now taking the upper hand in the war against COVID-19.
Global economy starting to wake up from pandemic
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The global economy is starting to wake up with the US leading the way, registering a solid GDP growth of 6.4 percent in the first quarter with economists convinced that this could possibly be the strongest year in...
Remembering President Noynoy
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 27, 2021 - 12:00am
In September 1998, during the official visit of then-president Joseph Estrada to Singapore, I had the chance to spend some time conversing lengthily with then-congressman Noynoy Aquino.
Biden’s foreign policy: Bringing back America’s credibility
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 20, 2021 - 12:00am
At the conclusion of the G7 Summit that marked his first overseas trip as leader of the free world, President Joe Biden declared: America is “back at the table” and “back in the business of leading...
Billions of vaccine doses needed to make the world safe
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 13, 2021 - 12:00am
The announcement of President Joe Biden on the eve of the G7 Summit in the United Kingdom that the US will donate 500 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by Pfizer has been described by the World Health...
Strong people-to-people ties: 75 years of Phl-US diplomatic relations
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 6, 2021 - 12:00am
June and July will be the busiest months here in Washington, DC as we prepare for the activities we have lined up to commemorate the 123rd anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence and celebrate...
Vaccines plus economic amendments equals recovery
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 30, 2021 - 12:00am
There is absolutely no doubt that the only way to achieve some form of normalcy and navigate a path to economic recovery is through a successful vaccination rollout to reach herd immunity.
Promising US vaccine manufacturing and distribution in the Philippines
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 23, 2021 - 12:00am
From the start during meetings I had with US officials involved in vaccine development, I have been proposing to have a licensing agreement with the US on the development of mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 and other illnesses...
The United States’ clear path out of COVID
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 16, 2021 - 12:00am
In less than 120 days, the Biden administration was able to turn things around and reverse the pandemic situation in the United States.
US fully committed to the MDT
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 9, 2021 - 12:00am
During my lunch meeting with White House National Security Council officials, it was made clear the United States will stand by its commitment with our mutual defense treaty.
We will forge ahead in getting our vaccines
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 2, 2021 - 12:00am
As far as our work in Washington is concerned, our top priority is to tirelessly work in getting as much as possible all the vaccines we need for our country now and in the future.
Unity in time of crisis
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 25, 2021 - 12:00am
It is truly heartwarming to receive very positive and encouraging feedback to our call for unity from various Filipino-American organizations here in the US, who are now calling for the early delivery of COVID-19...
Positive news amidst difficulties
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 18, 2021 - 12:00am
What’s happening in many parts of Europe is showing us that the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away anytime soon, with countries such as France, Italy and Germany imposing lockdowns due to the continued high...
Fil-Ams unite
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 11, 2021 - 12:00am
I was extremely pleased to learn that a number of Filipino-Americans as well as Filipino-American associations have reached out to us at the Philippine embassy in Washington, DC, wanting to help our country and our...
Update on vaccines
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 4, 2021 - 12:00am
We are very much aware of the critical COVID-19 situation in our country, and are now working double time in pressing for early deliveries of the Moderna vaccines with the supply agreement we signed a month ago...
The world needs 3.5 billion vaccine doses today, not tomorrow
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 28, 2021 - 12:00am
More than nuclear proliferation, territorial disputes, trade imbalance between economic giants and all other issues that can be controlled by man, what all nations should be concentrating on with a greater sense...
We should listen to facts, not false stories
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Some individuals circulating messages filled with half-truths or making totally false claims are only exacerbating the situation they are fueling fear and anxiety, and causing depression for our frontliners and people...
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