Alberto Romulo

Philippine politician and diplomat

Alberto Gatmaitan Rómulo (born August 7, 1933) is a Filipino politician.[1] He had many jobs during the President Benigno Aquino III administration.

Alberto Romulo
Romulo in 2010
23rd Secretary of Foreign Affairs
In office
August 23, 2004 – February 25, 2011
PresidentGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Benigno Aquino III
Preceded byDelia Albert
Succeeded byAlbert del Rosario
34th Executive Secretary of the Philippines
In office
June 2001 – August 2004
PresidentGloria Macapagal Arroyo
Preceded byRenato de Villa
Succeeded byEduardo Ermita
26th Secretary of Finance
In office
January 2001 – June 2001
PresidentGloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded byJose Pardo
Succeeded byJose Isidro Camacho
Majority Floor Leader of the Senate of the Philippines
In office
PresidentCorazon Aquino
Fidel V. Ramos
Preceded byTeofisto Guingona, Jr.
Succeeded byFrancisco Tatad
Senator of the Philippines
In office
June 30, 1987 – June 30, 1998
3rd Secretary of Budget and Management
In office
February 25, 1986 – March 13, 1987
Preceded byGuillermo Carague
Succeeded byManuel Alba
Mambabatas Pambansa (Assemblyman) from Quezon City
In office
June 30, 1984 – March 25, 1986
Serving with Ismael Mathay, Jr., Orlando Mercado, and Cecilia Muñoz-Palma
Personal details
Alberto Gatmaitan Rómulo

(1933-08-07) August 7, 1933 (age 90)
Camiling, Tarlac, Philippine Islands
Political partyLaban ng Demokratikong Pilipino
Spouse(s)Rosie Lovely Tecson-Romulo
Children5 (incl. Roman and Bernadette)
Alma mater
WebsiteSecretary of Foreign Affairs

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.


  1. Medalia, Jonathan (2008). Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Background and Current Developments. DIANE Publishing. pp. 13–. ISBN 978-1-4379-2746-7. Retrieved July 4, 2011.