Quezon to Ferdinand Marcos, as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines and as the country's representative to the United States and to the United Nations.He also served as the Resident Commissioner to the U. House of Representatives during the Commonwealth era. Romulo served as Resident Commissioner of the Philippines to the United States Congress from 1944 to 1946.Their conversation went as follows: At this, Marshal Tito was tickled by his reply and loudly exclaimed around the room, "I etcetera, etcetera, etcetera!" Romulo was a dapper little man (barely five feet four inches in shoes).He later served as Ambassador again from Sept 1955 to Feb 1962.Instead, he returned to the Philippines and was a candidate for the nomination as the presidential candidate for the Liberal Party, but lost at the party convention to the incumbent Elpidio Quirino, who ran unsuccessfully for re-election against Ramon Magsaysay.He served as the President of the Fourth Session of United Nations General Assembly from 1949 to 1950—the first Asian to hold the position—and served as president of the United Nations Security Council four times, in 1981, in 1980 and twice in 1957.He had served with General Douglas Mac Arthur in the Pacific, and became the first non-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in Correspondence in 1942. Romulo of Philippine Herald was awarded "For his observations and forecasts of Far Eastern developments during a tour of the trouble centers from Hong Kong to Batavia." Romulo ran for the office of United Nations Secretary-General in the 1953 selection.
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He died, at 87, in Manila on 15 December 1985 and was buried in the Heroes' Cemetery (Libingan ng mga Bayani).
He was honored as "one of the truly great statesmen of the 20th century." Romulo is perhaps among the most decorated Filipino in history, which includes 72 honorary degrees from different international institutions and universities and 144 awards and decorations from foreign countries: At the third UN General Assembly, held in Paris in 1948, the USSR's deputy foreign minister, Andrei Vishinsky, sneered at Romulo and challenged his credentials: "You are just a little man from a little country." "It is the duty of the little Davids of this world," cried Romulo, "to fling the pebbles of truth in the eyes of the blustering Goliaths and force them to behave!
He fell two votes short of the required 7-vote majority in the Security Council, finishing second to Lester B. His ambitions were further dashed by negative votes from France and the Soviet Union, both of whom were permanent members with veto power.
The Security Council eventually settled on a dark horse candidate and selected Dag Hammarskjöld as Secretary-General of the United Nations.