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December 18: 2017 Philippines in Review by Ambassador Romualdez

The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Washington, D.C.

and the US-Philippines Society

will host a

Year End Briefing on the Philippines

with Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez

Monday, December 18, 2017

Romulo Hall, Philippine Embassy
1600 Massachussets Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Ambassador Romualdez reviews an eventful year for the Duterte Administration: Strategic and Economic Issues, ASEAN@50, High Level Bilateral Meetings, President Trump’s Visit to Manila, and more.

Seats Limited
For Registration:

Featured Speaker


Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America

Jose Manuel “Babe” del Gallego Romualdez was appointed Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America in July 2017 by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. On 29 November 2017, he presented his credentials to US President Donald J. Trump and formally assumed office as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. As the head of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Romualdez is concurrently the Philippines’ emissary to the Commonwealth of Jamaica, Republic of Haiti; Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Dominica; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; and Saint Lucia.

Prior to his appointment, Ambassador Romualdez was designated as a special envoy of the Philippines to the United States. He also served as a member of several Philippine business delegations visiting the United States, China, Japan and New Zealand from 1989 to 2012.

Ambassador Romualdez has extensive experience as a media practitioner and business executive. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Stargate Media Corporation and Publisher of People Asia Magazine. He was president of the Manila Overseas Press Club and vice-president of Rotary Club of Manila.

Ambassador Romualdez writes columns for The Philippine Star. All his columns have a wide following of readers both in the Philippines and abroad. Born and raised in Manila, Ambassador Romualdez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from De La Salle College in 1970.

Registration and coffee – 10:00 AM
Program – 10:30 AM


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