Hon. Romeo C. dela Cruz
February 10, 1998 – June 8, 1998
Acting Solicitor General
February 4- 9, 1998
Born in Urdaneta, Pangasinan on 15 November 1936, Romeo dela Cruz obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines. He placed 9th in the 1957 Bar Examinations and started his practice of law as General Attorney, and later as adjudicator in the U.S. Veterans Administration in Manila.
In 1974, he entered the Office of the Solicitor General as Solicitor and was later promoted to Assistant Solicitor General on December 14, 1979. He served as Solicitor General from February 10, 1998 until June 8, 1998. During his stint as Solicitor General, he successfully defended cases relating to the expanded vale added tax, light rail transit III, the police reorganization, and the constitutionality of the death penalty.
Romeo de la Cruz is married to Conrada de los Santos with whom he has four children.