BABE’S EYE VIEW
Preparing for the future
by Babe Romualdez - May 6, 2017 - 9:05pm
Yokohama, Japan – Among the many highlights of the Asian Development Bank’s 50th annual meeting included lessons from the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and how flexible policies and other mechanisms made...
What do we expect from the ASEAN Summit?
by Babe Romualdez - April 30, 2017 - 12:00am
One thing for sure: The Philippines was in the world spotlight for hosting the 30th ASEAN Summit – no doubt a milestone event as this year also coincides with the 50th founding anniversary of the regional bloc....
Duterte’s ambitious $160-billion program
by Babe Romualdez - April 23, 2017 - 12:00am
The much-awaited economic program of the Duterte administration was launched last Tuesday at the Conrad hotel in MOA. Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez invited us to the preview of “Dutertenomics Forum”...
Easter gift from the Abu Sayyaf
by Babe Romualdez - April 16, 2017 - 12:00am
Vancouver, Canada – A number of Canadians who have been planning to travel to the Philippines are putting their vacation plans on hold.
Basis for Duterte’s anti-US sentiments
by Babe Romualdez - April 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Vancouver, Canada – While on my Easter break, I received a very interesting article from our Washington-based friends at CSIS. The article was written by Jeffrey Ordaniel, a resident Vasey fellow with Pacific...
Good news, bad news
by Babe Romualdez - April 2, 2017 - 12:00am
First, let's talk about the good news: A powerhouse investment firm in the region is projecting that the economy of the Philippines will be growing at the fastest pace in Southeast Asia, with the regional bloc also...
China’s ‘100-year marathon’
by Babe Romualdez - March 26, 2017 - 12:00am
Despite China’s assurances that it will not build structures on Panatag Shoal, majority of Filipinos are deeply skeptical, judging from the emails we have been receiving.
Common sense for the common good
by Babe Romualdez - March 12, 2017 - 12:00am
There are actually a number of people who admire Madam Secretary Gina Lopez for her sincerity and zeal in protecting the environment. We’ve seen it in her work with Bantay Kalikasan, her efforts to rehabilitate...
2017: A challenging year for Duterte
by Babe Romualdez - March 5, 2017 - 12:00am
Having been in office for less than a year, President Rodrigo Duterte may be facing quite a number of challenges this year. The peso continues to decline, slipping to a 10-year low of 50.39 to the dollar last Friday...
Political justiceor true justice?
by Babe Romualdez - February 26, 2017 - 12:00am
If anything, the arrest of Senator Leila de Lima has divided the country once again with people’s perception that we have another political revenge in the making.
Japan’s PM Abe: The quintessential diplomat
by Babe Romualdez - February 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is proving to be the kind of world-class diplomat that people are looking at in an era where uncertain headwinds necessitate a delicate balancing act.
So many wars to confront
by Babe Romualdez - February 12, 2017 - 10:15pm
So many wars to confront BABE’S EYE VIEW Babe Romualdez With the peace talks now scuttled and the government withdrawing the ceasefire declaring an “all-out war” against the New People’s...
‘Everything will be alright in the end’
by Babe Romualdez - February 5, 2017 - 12:00am
With the recent pronouncements and actions of Donald Trump, the world seems to be on edge about what will happen next.
Making fitness a family bonding activity
by Mylene Mendoza-Dayrit - January 31, 2017 - 12:00am
The country first saw the Du brothers, Ralph and Christian, struggling to achieve amazing weight loss during the Biggest Loser Doubles Edition on ABS-CBN a few years back. Unlike some stories of relapse, the two...
Good cop, bad cop
by Babe Romualdez - January 29, 2017 - 12:00am
The killing of retired Hanjin executive and Korean national Jee Ick-joo is an indication of how bad the situation has become in the Philippine National Police and just how deeply embedded corruption is among the...
Kampai!
by Babe Romualdez - January 15, 2017 - 12:05am
In an unusual toast at Malacañang during the vin d’honneur with members of the diplomatic corps, the unpredictable President Rodrigo Duterte did not say the traditional “Mabuhay!” but instead,...
When practicality competes with piety
by Fr. Roy Cimagala - January 9, 2017 - 12:00am
These two values should go together.
Russia-US relations: What will it be like under Trump?
by Babe Romualdez - January 8, 2017 - 12:00am
In less than two weeks, Donald John Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, marking what could be a new era in American politics.
Total gun ban sa sinulog
by Jojo C. Ugdol - January 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Nagplano karon ang kapulisan nga ipatuman ang “gun ban” karon sa Metro Cebu sa umaabot nga Sinulog 2017.
Tears of joy or sadness?
by Babe Romualdez - December 25, 2016 - 12:00am
Those who are forced to spend Christmas in evacuation centers due to tropical storm Nina are still grateful that they are safe and on dry ground, with the weather bureau predicting it will intensify into a typh...
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