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Hope for VFA? 'Door is not totally shut,' says PH envoy to US

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:46 PM

'We cannot ignore a country like the US,' says Ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez

"We cannot ignore a country like the US," says Ambassador Jose Manuel "Babe" Romualdez. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena

No more VFA? PH, U.S. ‘will work out something else’ – Romualdez

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:22 PM

Nothing’s certain, but based on history, the two countries will figure out a way to move bilateral relations forward, says the Philippine ambassador to the US

PRESENTING CREDENTIALS. Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez presents his credentials to US President Donald Trump on November 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of Romualdez's office

U.S. pledges more help to Philippines' fight vs terrorism

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Officials from both countries agree to deepen counterterrorism cooperation as the Philippines grapples with the emergence of suicide attacks

FIGHTING TERROR. The ground breaking ceremony for the rehabilitation and rebuilding of Marawi City's Most Affected Area finally pushed through on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, after several delays and rescheduling. The ceremony, attended by MAA residents, LGU, Army, and NGOs, formally signal the start of the city's rehabilitation.

U.S. reaffirms pact to defend PH in case of West Philippine Sea attack

Jul 16, 2019 - 5:24 PM

US officials affirm Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's assurance of aid in case of aggression in the West Philippine Sea amid growing security threat from China

MUTUAL DEFENSE. US and Philippine Marines carry their respective colors. File Photo by AFP/Jay Directo

U.S. says NAIA security measures inadequate – envoy

Dec 26, 2018 - 7:03 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation says it is acting on recommendations of US authorities to improve security at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

SECURITY. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is employing inadequate security measures, says the US Department of Homeland Security. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

Philippine embassy chef's sisig wins U.S. contest

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 PM

For Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez, 'this shows that Philippine cuisine is certainly being recognized in the American mainstream'

WINNING CHEF. Philippine embassy chef Abie Sincioco Mateo (center) wins awards for her sisig at the Embassy Chef Challenge in Washington DC on May 17, 2018. Joining Mateo are renowned Filipino chef and restaurateur Jessie Sincioco (right) and Ivan Gonzales (left), who concocted the 'black and gold' beer cocktail. All photos courtesy of Philippine embassy

Philippine gov't hits New York Times for defending Rappler

Jan 25, 2018 - 11:42 AM

'Efforts to impute political motivation' to the case of Rappler 'do a great disservice' to SEC, says Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez

BLACK FRIDAY. Rappler CEO Maria Ressa addresses reporters during the Black Friday for Press Freedom rally in Quezon City on January 19, 2018. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Philippine envoy to U.S. presents credentials to Trump

Dec 01, 2017 - 7:07 PM

Philippine Ambassador to the US Babe Romualdez and President Donald Trump speak for about 10 minutes at the White House, the envoy's office says

PRESENTING CREDENTIALS. Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Manuel 'Babe' Romualdez presents his credentials to US President Donald Trump on December 1, 2017. Photo courtesy of Romualdez's office

Babe Romualdez confirmed as Philippine envoy to U.S.

Aug 23, 2017 - 11:53 AM

This comes less than a month after Malacañang announced that President Duterte had nominated Babe Romualdez as Philippine ambassador to the US

INCOMING AMBASSADOR. President Rodrigo Duterte has picked Babe Romualdez as the incoming Philippine ambassador to the US. File photo courtesy of Stratbase ADRI

Duterte picks Babe Romualdez as PH ambassador to U.S.

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The appointment of a new United States ambassador comes at a time of tension in Philippines US ties

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office for Presidential appointees and officials from various agencies at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 17, 2017. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO