A question of sovereignty
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
More than a year ago, I broached the idea with our friend, Deputy National Security Adviser Matt Pottinger, of holding a US-ASEAN special summit.
US-Phl relations: Our key messages
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
I was invited to speak before the Institute of World Politics about Philippines-US relations, and how this relationship plays into the realities and dynamics of ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific.
2020 a critical year: Where are we heading?
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
At the recent Executive Council on Diplomacy luncheon lecture here in Washington, the Financial Times columnist Edward Luce presented his perspectives on issues and anticipated developments in 2020.
US economy: The best it’s ever been
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - January 5, 2020 - 12:00am
A financial analyst told me that the US stock market has just turned many Americans into multimillionaires in the past year alone with the boom in the stock market.
We need to see the forest, not just the trees
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - December 29, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s an old phrase that goes, “missing the forest for the trees” meaning that one may fail to understand the bigger picture if one only sees a part of it.
Phl agriculture: The best is coming
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - December 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sulong Pilipinas Agribusiness Summit recently held in Davao City was a great success, with over 500 stakeholders that include business groups and industry leaders taking part in the consultative dialogue to discuss...
MVP: We will work with government
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - December 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Manuel V. Pangilinan, or simply “MVP”, was doing extremely well in Hong Kong where he was based and very successful in managing the First Pacific Company in partnership with the Salim Group, growing a...
Population management, not ‘control’
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
It is sad to see the 2020 budget of the Department of Health for contraceptive implants which have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration as non-abortifacient being cut by about P200 million.
Gladiators by day, collaborators by night
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine Hotel Owners Association president Arthur Lopez told me his group has reached out to Tourism Secretary Berna Puyat to inform her that hotel owners are prepared to help in every way they can in trying...
Remembering John F. Kennedy
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a sunny day in Dallas, Texas 56 years ago when around noon of Nov. 22, the young handsome American president was brutally murdered by a supposedly lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald.
Veep’s acceptance of ICAD post welcome
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Vice President Leni Robredo’s bold move in accepting the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs co-chairmanship is a welcome development that I am certain would provide greater impetus to the government’s...
The evil in men’s hearts
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - November 10, 2019 - 12:00am
It is very unfortunate that there are people who are unable to display compassion for victims of natural disasters simply because they are of a different political persuasion, like what recently happened when a callous...
Drugs: A worldwide threat
by Babe Romualdez - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2016, Americans spent $150 billion on illegal drugs that include cocaine, marijuana, heroin and methamphetamine, with the death toll due to drug overdose reaching 64,000 for that year alone.
The real challenge: How to solve Metro Manila’s worsening traffic
by Babe Romualdez - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the past two years since I took on the job as Philippine Ambassador to the United States, I have noticed a substantial increase in the amount of time it takes to travel from one destination to another, particularly...
New presidential aircraft: It’s about time
by Babe Romualdez - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
As always, the usual suspects who are criticizing the government’s purchase of a Gulfstream G280 as being unnecessary miss the whole point.
President Duterte’s foreign policy speech BABE’S EYE VIEW FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.
by Babe Romualdez - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
In a powerful speech at the Valdai Forum in Sochi, Russia, President Duterte outlined the essence of his independent foreign policy in unequivocal terms when he said:
New York frenzy: UN General Assembly
by Babe Romualdez - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is one time that New Yorkers hate New York, it’s that time of the year when “the city that never sleeps” goes into a frenzy with almost all heads of state plus delegates and diplomats attending...
The drug problem: Our biggest curse
by Babe Romualdez - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Early on, President Duterte’s war against illegal drugs stirred a lot of controversy especially among his critics.
Why Vietnam’s economy is surging ahead
by Babe Romualdez - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
In 1986, Vietnam decided to launch economic and political reforms that would enable the country to transform from a centralized economy into a socialist-oriented market economy.
Our best asset: Overseas Filipinos
by Babe Romualdez - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
When I assumed my post as Philippine ambassador to the United States...
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