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Ambassadors Roundtable with the Ambassador of the Philippines H.E. Jose Manuel “Babe” del Gallego Romualdez


Join the Council of American Ambassadors for a very informative discussion with Ambassador Romualdez.


Ambassador 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 Duterte, and he was reappointed in July 2022 by President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Jr. Additionally, as the head of the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., Ambassador Romualdez is concurrently the Philippines’ emissary to Jamaica; Haiti; 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 Philippine President to the United States. He also served as a member of several Philippine business delegations visiting the United States, China, Japan and New Zealand. Ambassador Romualdez has an extensive business background. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Stargate Media Corporation and as publisher of People Asia Magazine (The Philippine Star affiliate). He was president of the Manila Overseas Press Club and vice-president of Rotary Club of Manila. He is a long-time journalist who writes a regular column for the Philippine Star. Born and raised in Manila, Ambassador Romualdez received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from De La Salle College in Manila in 1970.


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