Romulo Macalintal Biography

Romulo Macalintal is a famous Filipino election lawyer. He is now one of the eight candidates of the opposition in the 2019 May Election.

Romulo Macalintal
Romulo Macalintal Credit: ABS-CBN News

Personal Information of Romulo Macalintal
Real Name –> Romulo B. Macalintal
Nickname –> Romy, Atty. Mac, Maka-Romy
Birthdate –> 1947 (Age 71)
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Spouse –> Mila Gamboa Macalintal, a former English Professor of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Children –> Jinel, Victor and Michael
Religion –> Catholic
Trivia –>
* Romy was a big fan of Muhammad Ali whom he was able to meet for two hours during the latter’s fight in Manila, dubbed “Thrilla in Manila”.
* He designated son-in-law Atty. Ace Bautista as his campaign manager
* His fellow election lawyers, Sixto Brillantes and George Garcia are helping him in his senate bid.

Family and Childhood
* Atty Romy came a family of modest means
* married to a teacher of PUP
* has three children and five grandchildren
* Started working at the age of 18 to help his family

Educational Attainment
* Studied high school at Far Eastern University
* Finished Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Advertising from Philippine College of Commerce (now Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
* Graduated law degree from University of the East, College of Law
* Passed the BAR examinations in 1978 with a rating of 83.1%

Work Experiences
* messenger-collector in an insurance company
* mail sorter at the Manila Post Office
* clerk at the defunct Cooperative Administration Office
* started as a messenger and rose from the rank to become Veterans Benefits Counselor at the United States Veterans Administration
* Specialized in election law after he defended Carlos Padilla against Leonardo Perez, then Minister of Information of President Ferdinand Marcos

Achievements of Romulo Macalintal
* Hosted a radio program called Hatol ng Bayan on NBN’s (PTV-4).
* Handled various high-profile election cases including representing Vice President Leni Robredo in the poll protest filed against her by former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and that of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s case against Fernando Poe Jr.
* Founder, Mission Guided by Mary Foundation (“MGM”) – a non-profit Catholic organization dedicated to helping indigent high school and college students nationwide.

* Electoral Reforms and Educating the youth on the right of suffrage
* Free movie tickets for senior citizens
* Expand cash grants for Filipino centenarians

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