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The Orator


The Orator

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The Orator

It was lodged early in my childish mind that the Philippines stood in the exact center of the world, and the thought placed a strange burden on me. I was a Filipino—heir to a multicolored, glowing past. The memory of that background must never be permitted to tarnish. A Filipino was in a position of trust. He had to hold his head high and always show his best side to the world.
— Carlos P. Romulo, I Am A Filipino, 1960
 

In 1925, Carlos P. Romulo serves as the first editor-in-chief of The Coconut, the student paper of Manila High School.

He took on his first job, while still in high school, as a cub reporter for The Manila Times, assigned to the Senate.

In college he became editor-in-chief of the UP student paper, College Folio, reviving it as Varsity News.

He graduated from UP with a bachelor’s degree in 1918. By this time he was already working as an assistant editor on the staff of Senator Manuel Quezon’s newspaper, The Citizen.