Romulo in 2010
|23rd Secretary of Foreign Affairs|
August 23, 2004 – February 25, 2011
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo |
Benigno Aquino III
|Preceded by||Delia Albert|
|Succeeded by||Albert del Rosario|
|34th Executive Secretary of the Philippines|
June 2001 – August 2004
|President||Gloria Macapagal Arroyo|
|Preceded by||Renato de Villa|
|Succeeded by||Eduardo Ermita|
|26th Secretary of Finance|
January 2001 – June 2001
|Preceded by||Jose Pardo|
|Succeeded by||Jose Isidro Camacho|
|Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines|
Fidel V. Ramos
|Preceded by||Teofisto Guingona, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Francisco Tatad|
|Senator of the Philippines|
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
|3rd Secretary of Budget and Management|
February 25, 1986 – March 13, 1987
|Preceded by||Guillermo Carague|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Alba|
|Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Quezon City|
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Ismael Mathay, Jr., Orlando Mercado, and Cecilia Muñoz-Palma
August 7, 1933|
Camiling, Tarlac, Philippine Islands
|Political party||Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino|
|Spouse(s)||Rosie Lovely Tecson-Romulo|
|Children||5 (incl. Roman and Bernadette)|
|Website||Secretary of Foreign Affairs|
Alberto Gatmaitan Rómulo (born August 7, 1933) is a Filipino politician and diplomat. He served in the Philippine in various capacities as Executive Secretary, Finance Secretary, Foreign Affairs Secretary, and Budget Secretary. His most recent stint is his leadership of the Department of Foreign Affairs before and during the early period of the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.
Rómulo was born in Camiling, Tarlac from Pangasinan and Tagalog parents. He was then elected as member of the Regular Batasang Pambansa representing Quezon City in 1984. He then joined government service as the interim Minister of the Budget of President Corazon Aquino during the transition period following the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution. He was a senator from 1987 to 1998, during which time he served as Majority Leader for five years. As Majority Leader, he greatly helped then Senate President Neptali Gonzales, Sr. in running the plenary sessions of the Senate and in executing its legislative mill.
He became Finance Secretary in January 2001, having been appointed when President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took office and formed her own cabinet. He left this position in May 2001; Romulo was later appointed as an Executive Secretary. On August 18, 2004, he was appointed Foreign Secretary, and which he would hold until February 25, 2011, under President Aquino. He served as Chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN in 2007.
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