From the HLURB “Monitor” 35th Anniversary Issue, May 2011:
“Commissioner ROMULO QUIRINO M. FABUL holds the distinction of having served the longest tenure as Commissioner of HLURB – four terms that spanned a good 22 years (July 1, 1988 to November 15, 2010), 14 of them as Chief Executive Officer, until he was appointed Senior Vice President of the Home Guaranty Corporation. It was virtually cutting an umbilical cord, so to speak. He joined HLURB (then HSRC) in 1977 as a legal assistant, and eventually became Director for the Office for Appeals, Adjudication and Legal Affairs, a post which he held until his appointment as commissioner.
‘He took over the helm as CEO in 1996. He prides in having served and survived five presidents and worked under eight HUDCC Chairs, two of them Vice Presidents of the Republic, no less.
‘He was with HSRC/HLURB for 33 years and recalls every detail of its development as an agency, earning for him the monicker ‘the institutional memory’ of HLURB, if not the entire housing sector of the government.”
Commissioner Fabul is survived by his loving and equally-accomplished wife, Leny Roco Fabul, of the well-known “ROCO” clan of Naga City; and their 3 children, Atty. Joseph, Raymond and Laurine.
Farewell and adieu, Commissioner “Butch”.