Aside from educating the younger generation about Honesty, Accountability, Good Governance, Integrity and Transparency (HAGIT), it is also our objective to give tribute to those who stood up and fought for the HAGIT principles. Dear readers, we would like to introduce our fifth HAGIT Hero, Fr. Rosaleo “Rudy” Romano.
Who is Fr. Rosaleo Romano?
Fr. Rosaleo “Rudy” Romano, CsSR. was born on September 26, 1940 in Manila to Gaudencio and Adelaida Romano.
As a child, he was known to be popular among his classmates and was said to be exceptionally honest and hardworking in helping his parents run the family business (a dry goods store). Romano joined the Redemptorist Congregation in 1958 and was ordained a priest in 1964. Over the next decade (1967 – 1976), Fr. Rudy was