Phillipine Ambassador Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez

By Victor Gotevbe and Ann Acka’a

Washington DC: The Washington Diplomat, will on Thursday, June 28, hold its Ambassador Insider Series, an exclusive program, to meet and network with the city’s foreign envoys and learn about their nations in an intimate setting at some of D.C.’s top venues. This event  will feature Phillipine Ambassador Jose Manuel “Babe” Romualdez and will hold at the rooftop of the Apartments at Westlight in the West End of Georgetown.

Ambassador Romualdez has extensive experience as a media practitioner and business executive, having served as CEO of Stargate Media Corporation and publisher of People Asia Magazine (an affiliate of The Philippine Star). He was also president of the Manila Overseas Press Club and vice-president of Rotary Club of Manila.

Anna Gawel, Managing Editor of Washington Post will engage in a lively conversation with Romualdez about his boss’s unapologetic reputation, his aggressive war on drugs, his unorthodox leadership style and, of course, “fake news.” Part of the discussion will touch on the U.S.-Philippines relations, regional security challenges in the South China sea, and trade and investment prospects in this dynamic island nation of more than 100 million people.

It will be another way to enjoy a Summer Kick Off Party along with some politics.

Mr. Victor Shiblie, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, The Washington Diplomat and Mr. Victor Gotevbe, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Watch Magazine at the just concluded African Trade and Investment Summit in Washington DC, USA. Photo Credit: Ann Acka’a.

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Diplomatic Watch Magazine will be there to cover the event based on the invitation extended by The Washington Diplomat.