Lobo has been a member of the Urban Council, Executive Council and Legislative Council. He is famous for his Lobo Motion in Legislative Council of Hong Kong during the negotiation of the future of Hong Kong between the United Kingdom and the PRC in early 1980s.
Lobo's father, Pedro José Lobo, moved from Portuguese Timor to Macau between late 19th century and early 20th century. He settled in Macau and married Branca Hyndman, the great granddaughter of Scottish-born Colonel Henry Hyndman, who served in the British East India Company at Bengal and whose son Henrique settled in Macau either in the late 18th or early 19th century. Pedro José Lobo was a famous and important businessman, politician and philanthropist of Macau.
Rogerio Lobo married Margaret Mary Choa; they have five sons and five daughters.
Lobo was appointed as a member of Urban Council on 1 April 1965. He has been a member of Executive Council between 1967 and 1985, Legislative Council between 1972 and 1985 (the Senior Unofficial Member between 1980 to 1985) and Urban Council between 1965 and 1978.
On 14 March 1984, Lobo tabled the famous Lobo Motion in the Legislative Council:
|“||This Council deems it essential that any proposals for the future of Hong Kong should be debated in this Council before any final agreement is reached||”|
Other public services
Lobo has participated in many public services in Hong Kong. He has been long participating in Civil Aid Service and became her commissioner in 1977. He was appointed as the head of Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority from 1989 to 1997.
Honours and awards
Lobo was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1972 and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1978; he was knighted as a Knight Bachelor in 1984. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by The University of Hong Kong in 1982.
- Forjaz, Jorge. Familias Macaenses. Macau: Instituto Portugues do Oriente, 1996. ISBN 972-9440-60-3
- Urban Council, Urban Council Annual Report, 1974
- Forjaz, Jorge. Familias Macaenses. Macau: Instituto Portugues do Oriente, 1996. ISBN 972-9440-60-3.