Our grandfather, Carlos P. Romulo, loomed large in our lives. When we decided to open a restaurant, we thought of sharing aspects of his multifaceted life through photographs. By recalling his career highlights and offering a peek into his personal life, we wish to pay him tribute while also perpetuating his legacy.
Carlos P. Romulo was the most admired Filipino in 20th century international diplomacy. His career as a public servant included seventeen years as secretary of foreign affairs and ten years as the Philippines’ ambassador to the United States. In World War II he was aide-de-camp to General Douglas MacArthur. As a journalist he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1942. Referred to by his colleagues as “Mr. United Nations,” he was elected president of the United Nations General Assembly in 1949. By the time he died in 1985, “The General,” as he was widely known, had received well over a hundred awards and decorations as well as more than sixty honorary degrees from universities all over the world.