One year later, he was named MVP of the Manila Masters and was elected by the fans most spectacular player of the season.
His 3x3 prowess caught the eye of the Philippines basketball team coaching staff and since then, Romeo became a leading role for Gilas. The 6ft (1.83m) playmaker played a key role (12ppg) in the Philippines' silver run at the FIBA Asia Cup 2015. Things did not go as well for the Philippines at the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 (7th) but Romeo was a man possessed in Lebanon scoring a team-high 18 points per game (4th overall).
The Cavite native is currently nursing a knee injury but would he be ready in time and accept the invitation, he would represent his country for the first time in the 3x3 game.