[Photos shown above were snapped during the 67th FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY celebration of the ALPHA PHI OMEGA FRATERNITY – ALPHA CHAPTER which is based at the Far Eastern University in Manila. The celebration was held last night (March 2, 2017) at the BADMINTON HALL located at No. 6 20th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro-Manila. At the request of my youngest brother, WARREN T. YOUNG who hosted the affair and who was a former Grand Chancellor of the APO-Alpha Chapter during his college years, I wrote this FUN-RHYME BLOG…Happy Anniversary APO-Alpha Chapter…TRUE ENOUGH, as this is my 68th FUN-RHYME BLOG, the APO-Alpha Chapter is on to its 68th year!]
Inorganiza ang ALPHA PHI OMEGA sa PINAS noon pong Marso,
Noon ay ika-dalawa ng Marso ONE NINE FIVE ZERO;
Kaya’t ngayon nama’y 67th year na ang FOUNDING —
ANNIVERSARY ng APO, kaya’t nagkaroon tuloy ng BONDING!
Sa BADMINTON HALL1 naging HOST si WARREN2,
Dumating ang kanyang mga BRODS, pati SISSES na rin;
Syempre may kainan, at may konting INUMAN —
Naku, yaong LECHON talagang NILANTAKAN!
Dumating ang APO sa PINAS noong 1950,
Isang Kanong APO brod, na si SOL GEORGE LEVY3;
Sa isang kuarto sa F.E.U. sa Nicanor Reyes Hall,
Pinulong nyang mga PINOY dagli’y naging mga UTOL…
Nangunang PINOY sa pulong ay si Librado Ureta y INOCENCIO4,
Kaya’t sa HISTORYA ng APO sya
ang naturang FOUNDING BOSYO5;
Lumaganap ng daglian ito ngang APO FRAT,
Maraming naging kasapi pati si WAY KURAT!6
Sa tala ng mga NOTABLE na miyembro,
Halos lahat ay totoong VALOROSO7;
Nandyan si JOJO BINAY8 binansagan ngang RAMBOTITO9,
Nandyan din si BEBOT BELLO10 na sa PEACE PROCESS11 ay PABORITO12!
Sa HUDIKATURA naman ay talaga rin namang LIPOS,
May mga HUKOM at JUSTICES na tunay na MAKADIYOS;
Nandyan si S.C. Ex-Justice ALICIA AUSTRIA MARTINEZ13,
At sa SANDIGANBAYAN naman, si Justice JOSE R. HERNANDEZ14!
Sa ANNIVERSARY celebration na dinaos
sa BADMINTON HALL,
Marami din namang dumalong mga UTOL;
Dumating si General FROILAN BONIFACIO,
Nagsilbing POLICE DIRECTOR sa Makati nang TAAS-NOO!
Aba ang mga seksi nilang mga SISSES,
Nanguna naman si INGRID LEE RODRIGO, na siyang SEXIEST;
Sa mga MEDICAL DOCTOR naman na APO,
SWAK ang poging Doctor na si Brod Joseph ASILO!
Si PAST PRESIDENT MADEL KHO, ay di rin nagpatalo,
Di nga ba’t siya ang PAST PRESIDENT ng ALPHA-ALUMNI ASSO.;
Kaya’t nang dumating, mistulang di mag-kamayaw —
Halos lahat ng BRODS and SISSES, sila’y puro kumakaway!
Aba itong si Brod DANILO — DE LA CRUZ po ang APELYIDO,
MANAGER na nga po siya ng PNB-Vigan; dyan sa parteng ILOKO;
Kaya kung mga BRODS at SISSES kailangan ng FINANCIAL…
Pumila na lang po kayo at wag nang mag-pa-SOSYAL!
Isa pang PAST PREXY ang nag-ambag,
DANTON PAJARILLAGA ang syang bansag;
Lubos na nagparating at nagpahabol,
Apaw ang pagkain, halos DOBOL-TREBOL!
Pero ang syang tunay na pangunahing PANDANGAL,
Na mistulang ANTIGO at tunay na MARANGAL;
Walang iba kundi si BROD ANDRE PORLAS15,
Enhinyerong TANYAG at sa U.S. ay naging BUENAS!!!!
HAPPY 67th ANNIVERSARY SA ATING LAHAT BRODS!!!! –Brod Warren T. Young-
[Legend: 1 – The BADMINTON HALL which is located at No. 6 20th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City has invariably been the venue of parties and celebrations. Recently, in the evening of March 2, 2017; the APO-Alpha Chapter held their 67th Founding Anniversary thereat.
2 – Warren Young, my youngest brother actually was an APO-Alpha chapter member when he matriculated at the F.E.U pursuing a course in Business Administration in 1981. Warren even got elected as Grand Chancellor of the APO-Alpha Chapter in 1983.
3 – SOL GEORGE LEVY is an Alpha Phi Omega-Gamma Alpha chapter member in the United States of America. In January 1950, being a professional Scouter, he went to the Philippines to generate interest among Scouts here in the Philippines.
4 – LIBRADO INOCENCIO URETA was then pursuing a course in MA in Education at the Far Eastern University (“FEU”) when he met SOL GEORGE LEVY in the early 1950s. Thereafter, on March 2, 1950 at Room 214 of the Nicanor Reyes Hall at the Far Eastern University in Manila; they together with a group of former Scouts founded the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity in the Philippines.
5 – BOSYO is Tagalog slang for BIG BOSS or TOP HONCHO.
6 – WAY KURAT is the nickname/sobriquet of former Congressman Manuel Zamora of the APO-PHI BETA Chapter who served as Member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines representing the 1st District of Compostela Valley.
7 – VALOROSO is a Spanish term which means courageous, daring and heroic.
8 – JOJO BINAY is APO-Eta Chapter member and was the former Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines.
9 – RAMBOTITO was the moniker given former Vice-President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay when he attired himself for combat complete with bandoleer and high-powered firearms, as he joined pro-democracy forces during one of the mutinies against the administration of former President Corazon Aquino in the late 1980s.
10 – BEBOT BELLO is SILVESTRE H. BELLO III who is the incumbent Secretary of Labor and Employment. He also serves as CONSULTANT in the PEACE PROCESS as he together with Sec. Jesus Dureza calls the shots in the peace-process initiatives both for the REDS and the MORO rebs.
11 – One of the recent peace initiatives of Secretary SILVESTRE H. BELLO III is the aborted peace talks with the CPP-NDF which was held in Oslo, Norway and in Rome, Italy.
12 – Secretary SILVESTRE H. BELLO III appears to be one among Pres. Duterte’s favorites with respect to the peace initiatives being pursued by the Philippine government.
13 – Justice Alicia Austria-Martinez is a former Supreme Court justice. She served as such magistrate from 2002 up to 2009.
14 – Justice Jose R. Hernandez was Sandiganbayan Justice from March 2004 up to November 2016.
15 – ANDRE PORLAS was the oldest among those APO Fraternity brods who attended the 67th Anniversary celebration at the Badminton Hall. Andre is APO-Alpha Chapter member circa 1964.]
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I am a litigation lawyer in the Philippines and a graduate of the UP College of Law. I am married to a culinary chef, my wife Criselda, endearingly called as Dang, who is now preparing her masteral thesis at UP; and have four (4) children: three (3) daughters (i.e. Shayna, a UP Masscom grad; Cheska, a UP Visual Arts grad; and, Alee who is a Grade 12 student at Miriam High) who are all passionate advocates of the hiphop culture particularly the dance genre (i.e. regular participants in the annual World Hiphop International Dance Competitions in the US) and one (1) son (i.e. Anthony who is an Ateneo graduate in European Studies) who lustily plays the guitar and the electronic drums.
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