• Joins Philippine Advertising Counselors as paste-up man, artist, art director, and executive art director. Handles the San Miguel Corporation account: San Miguel Beer, Royal Tru Orange, Royal Lem-o-lime. Olazo’s favorite ad campaign, “Isa Pa Nga!” for San Miguel beer. Handles other accounts: Philippine Air Lines, B-Meg Feeds, Pure Foods, Amon Trading, A. Soriano Corporation.
• In 1966, marries Patricia Tria who joins Philippine Advertising Counselors in its Market Research Department in 1964. Three children: Noelle Nieves (BS Business Administration), Jonathan Emmanuel (BS Fine Arts), and Joanne Jill (BS Computer Science).
• Participates and consistently wins in the annual art competition (1963-1968) conducted by Philippine Advertising Counselors.
• Participates for the first time in a national show, the 22nd annual exhibition of the Art Association of the Philippines. Alfredo R. Roces notes in his Manila Times column: “Various names are not familiar to us and yet their works bear watching, such as Romulo Olazo and his Ruffled Structure.”
• Ric de Villa, a fellow artist in PAC, introduces Olazo to printmaking. Olazo’s first prints are woodcuts: Pat Sleeping, The Harvest, Sarimanok, Eclipse, and Labyrinth; linocuts: Kalinga and Borak, the latter as one of Olazo’s entry to the second annual competition of the Philippine Association of Printmakers. Familiarizes himself with the etching process using discarded zinc cuts from PAC’s production department.