In a post, quoting his father, former DFA Secretary Bobby Romulo passes this on while making his own statement about being “a Filipino born to freedom.” His post has been shared very actively in numerous social media platforms.
About Roberto R. “Bobby” Romulo:
Ambassador Roberto R. Romulo is the Chairman of the following organizations: AIG Philippines Insurance, Inc., PETNET Inc., MediLink Network Inc. and Nationwide Development Corporation (NADECOR). He holds board memberships in the following corporations: A. Soriano Corporation, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co (PLDT); Equicom Savings Bank; Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc., Maxicare Healthcare Corporation and McLarty Associates (formerly Kissinger McLarty Associates). He is also chairman of other non-profit foundations: Foundation for IT Education and Development (FIT-ED), Philippine Foundation for Global Concerns and Asia-Europe Foundation of the Philippines. He is a trustee of the US-Philippines Society.
He began his professional career with IBM Corporation in New York City in 1965. During his IBM career, he held various marketing and management positions in New York, Thailand (Managing Director) and the Philippines (President and GM).
He joined government service in June 1989 when he was appointed Ambassador to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Commission of the European Communities. In 1992, he was appointed Secretary of Foreign Affairs. As a diplomat, he has been decorated by the governments of Belgium, Thailand, Spain, Chile, France and the Philippines.