BABE’S EYE VIEW
Our top priority: Trade and security
by Babe Romualdez - December 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
We have our work cut out for us in Washington as we hit the ground running, so to speak. Shortly after I arrived in D.C.,
US-Phl relations 2.0
by Babe Romualdez - November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
The 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit was outstandingly successful. We have to give credit to the ASEAN National Organizing Council headed by Ambassador Jun Paynor and the entire Department of Foreign...
Filipino hospitality at its best for the ASEAN
by Babe Romualdez - November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
An informal survey revealed that 90 percent of Filipinos welcome this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Philippines to host the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Meetings, which...
Philippine foreign affairs in good hands
by Babe Romualdez - November 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
Less than six months after joining the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, former senator and now Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano literally hit the ground running.
The importance of the ASEAN Summit
by Babe Romualdez - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
The ASEAN Summit is probably the most important event taking place in this part of the world. It’s all set to take place from Nov. 10 to 14 with 21 world leaders plus United Nations Secretary-General Antonio...
Modern jeepney: For the greater good of the majority
by Babe Romualdez - October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
A few years ago, a company driver retired from his job to make “pasada” and drive his own second-hand jeepney.
Our economy will take the front seat
by Babe Romualdez - October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
The suspension of the PNP anti-drug operations is a welcome development.
Trump’s ASEAN swing
by Babe Romualdez - October 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
US President Donald Trump’s attendance at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum this November will be good for the region.
Leadership and the rule of law
by Babe Romualdez - September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Last Friday, I was invited by the Philippine Bar Association – the oldest voluntary organization of lawyers in the country – to be their keynote speaker on the occasion of their Law Day celebration, which...
This hazing must stop
by Babe Romualdez - September 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
The senseless deaths of promising young men – the latest of whom is 22-year-old law student Horacio “Atio” Castillo III – because of this absurd stupidity called hazing must stop!
Drugs and terrorism
by Babe Romualdez - September 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
The other day while waiting to see the president in Malacañang, I met Ioan Grillo, author of the bestseller Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America.
President Rody’s media ‘invite’ a welcome development
by Babe Romualdez - September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
A lot of media people including our friend Tony Lopez, the chairman of the Manila Overseas Press Club (MOPC), welcome the president’s order to allow members of the media to cover the anti-illegal drugs operations...
‘Harvey’ may change Trump’s mind
by Babe Romualdez - September 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
A week after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, the devastation continues to be felt with damage estimated at over $108 billion. Over in Houston – the fourth largest city in the United States –...
Our democratic system works
by Babe Romualdez - August 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
Some may disagree, but no matter how imperfect our democratic system may be, it continues to thrive and work, with the checks and balances still in place.
Terror and drugs
by Babe Romualdez - August 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
President Duterte’s declaration of Martial law in Mindanao received high public approval because of the situation in Marawi City.
‘Fire, fury and power’
by Babe Romualdez - August 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
After telling North Korea that it will be met with “fire, fury and power” the likes of which the world has never seen, US president Donald Trump issued an even stronger warning that the US military is...
Mindanao situation: Far more serious
by Babe Romualdez - August 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Somebody close to one of the senators who met with President Duterte last Tuesday night confirmed that the decision to extend martial law in Mindanao up to December 31 this year was not only justified, but “absolutely...
More US military hardware coming
by Babe Romualdez - July 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
Last Thursday we joined Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and US Ambassador Kim for the formal turnover of two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan aircraft at the Villamor Air Base in...
US-Phl relations: The bigger picture
by Babe Romualdez - July 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
What is really worrisome for the United States, and in fact in this part of the globe as well, is North Korea. This was emphasized by former US State Secretary Madeleine Albright when we met with her at a small private...
An eye for an eye
by Babe Romualdez - July 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
Many of my friends and readers were well aware that I had an eye ailment early this year.
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