PRESS STATEMENT: In Honor of Mr. Eddie S. Romero
In Honor of an Outstanding Sillimanian, Mr. Eddie S. Romero
Silliman University mourns the death of National Artist for Film Mr. Eddie S. Romero. He was a beloved alumnus, an Outstanding Sillimanian, and a friend to many of us.
Mr. Romero was a source of inspiration and pride of the Silliman community for his immense contributions to shaping a strong Filipino identity. His films captured the resilience of the Filipino. He brought to the consciousness of one and all the continuing need for a sense of patriotism and love of country. His works built a bridge between a rich past to the continuing struggles of today, and provided a glimpse into what more this country can become. Indeed, his passion for the arts, particularly in filmmaking, echoed a timeless and tireless commitment to believing in the greatness of the Filipino nation.
In recognition of a life embodying competence, character and faith, Silliman University honored Mr. Romero with the Outstanding Sillimanian Award in the field of Arts and Filmmaking in 1996.
Mr. Romero obtained his Elementary and High School diplomas from the University in 1936 and 1940, respectively.
The entire Silliman community expresses our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of Mr. Romero. We join the country in prayer.
BEN S. MALAYANG III
First Photo: www.tumbler.com
Second Photo: Silliman High School Yearbook, Sillimaniana Collection, Robert B. & Metta J. Silliman Library