US bipartisan support for the Philippines
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 21, 2024 - 12:00am
There is no doubt that we enjoy a strong bipartisan support from the US Congress and generally from most Americans.
Philippines-Japan relations at its best
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 14, 2024 - 12:00am
In all the years since I started out in media, never have I seen our relationship with Japan evolve into what it is today, which is not only at its best, but perhaps at its highest level since the end of World War...
Maximum restraint and diplomacy
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - July 7, 2024 - 12:00am
I was surprised, but actually more like shocked, about the information passed on to Senator Imee – most likely coming from a rumor-mongering individual – that the Chinese are planning missile attacks...
We are not in the business of instigating wars
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 30, 2024 - 12:00am
President Marcos aptly put it during his remarks at the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Western Command in Palawan last Sunday that “we are not in the business [of instigating] wars – our ambition...
United we stand, divided we fall
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 23, 2024 - 12:00am
With the resignation of Vice President Sara Duterte from her Cabinet position as secretary of the Department of Education,
Days of trolls and hackers are numbered
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 16, 2024 - 12:00am
In a recent meeting I had with Facebook executives, they said they are continually developing new tools and technologies to increase account security as well as identify and shut down fake Facebook accounts that...
Philippine foreign policy taking center stage
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 9, 2024 - 12:00am
The keynote address of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at the recent International Institute for Strategic Studies Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore was nothing less than historic.
Flirting with Covid
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - June 2, 2024 - 12:00am
It’s rather ironic that the new Covid-19 variants have been dubbed FLiRT considering that one of the health protocols at the height of the pandemic was to avoid physical contact and maintain social d...
Bamban Mayor Alice Guo: Is she Filipino, or not?
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 26, 2024 - 12:00am
The ongoing saga of Bamban, Tarlac mayor Alice Guo continues to keep Filipinos not only riveted but extremely concerned, with the burning question in the minds of everyone who has been keeping track of the Senate...
Cerberus and Hyundai Subic partnership 
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 19, 2024 - 12:00am
We are extremely pleased with the announcement by Cerberus Capital Management that they have finalized a lease agreement for HD Hyundai – the global leader in shipbuilding and offshore engineering –...
Divide and conquer: China’s tactical gambit
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 12, 2024 - 12:00am
There has been no let-up in China’s campaign of disinformation and misinformation, claiming that secret deals were made like a supposed “gentleman’s agreement” over the West Philippine Sea....
Transition to clean energy is crucial
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - May 5, 2024 - 12:00am
The actual start of summer in the United States is still a month away but people are already beginning to feel the heat. Many countries across the globe, particularly in Asia, are also experiencing scorching temperatures...
Economic prosperity is our ultimate goal
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 28, 2024 - 12:00am
It may have been a surprise to some people for The Economist to write a rather positive take about the Philippines and its economy as evidenced by a recent piece titled, “Without fanfare, the Philippines is...
Springtime in Washington: A lot of hope for the future
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 21, 2024 - 12:00am
There is so much activity in Washington, DC at the start of the spring season, especially with the political situation getting warmer as the US presidential election draw
White House tripartite meeting promises a bright future
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 14, 2024 - 12:00am
The two-day trip of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Washington, DC was well worth it because of its historic impact in advancing efforts to promote a peaceful, open, stable and rules-based Indo-Pacific region that...
Our future stands strong with the trilateral agreement
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - April 7, 2024 - 12:00am
The upcoming trilateral meeting between the United States, Japan and the Philippines at the White House is perhaps one of the most consequential and significant official trips ever – perhaps even the most important...
Filipinos will not yield
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 31, 2024 - 12:00am
In a statement issued by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and posted on X last Thursday, he unequivocally affirmed the sentiment of Filipinos that “
Stable power supply vital to economic prosperity
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 24, 2024 - 12:00am
If there’s anyone in the world who has circled the globe extensively, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken wins hands down.
More nations joining our call for regional peace and stability
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 17, 2024 - 12:00am
There is absolutely no question the foreign trips that President Marcos Jr. have been undertaking are going a long way in enhancing economic cooperation and strengthening our security relations with like-minded nations...
Actions speak louder than words
by Ambassador B. Romualdez - March 10, 2024 - 12:00am
The recent incident involving China Coast Guard ships and one of our supply boats is yet again another example of the disgraceful, dangerous and aggressive behavior that shows China’s propensity to double...
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