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Pío Andrade, Jr.

Pío Andrade, Jr. is the best-selling author of the highly controversial book The Fooling of America, The Untold Story of Carlos P. Romulo that was published in 1986 and republished in 1991. The book is an exposé on Carlos P. Rómulo's true character and political motives.


Andrade was born on November 3, 1941 from the gold town of Paracale, Camarines Norte, Philippines. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the Mapúa Institute of Technology in 1962. In 1974, he took up advanced studies in food technology, earning a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida. In the same year, he was inducted as an associate member of Sigma XI, The Scientific Research Society of America for his work on pesticide biodegration.

He made several researches on radiation chemistry, textile chemistry, food product development, pesticide chemistry, ethnobotany, and biomass energy.

Andrade is also a freelance technical consultant. He has assisted non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local government units, small and medium enterprise (SMEs), and various religious groups in their projects related to livelihood generation, rural industrialization, appropriate technology, and alternative energy technologies.

According to the author information in his book, he enjoys gardening, and is a botanist by avocation. He also considers himself as a "history buff."


Andrade confessed that he has been longing to become a freelance journalist for a long time. His dream finally came true when, in 1993, he substituted for popular historian Ambeth Ocampo as the Philippine Daily Inquirer's history columnist with his short-lived column Past Present when the latter entered the cloister as a Benedictine monk for a brief period during the mid 1990s.

He still contributes agricultural articles for the Philippine Daily Inquirer from time to time.


  • Andrade, Jr., Pío (1986, 1991). The Fooling of America, The Untold Story of Carlos P. Romulo. Ouch Publisher. 
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