Romy Macapagal is also one of the early students of GM Tatang
Ilustrisiomo. Since Guro Macapagal is an educated man, Tatang
would sometimes defer to Guro Macapagal stories and adventures about his
life, and also explanations of the blade. Guro Macapagal is
regarded by many within the Kalis Ilustrisimo circle as their 'scribe and
historian'. Guro Macapagal is particularly fond of explaining Kalis
Ilustrisimo methodolgy purely from a blade angle.