PEACE WORK: Frank Reed Horton’s Vision for FRIENDSHIP

Frank Reed Horton circa 1960 Peacemaking, peacebuilding, peacekeeping (the “no-guns” kind), peace advocacy, active non-violence. Though …

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The History of the Four-Fold Program of Service (FFPS)

The FFPS as Devised by Wayland The Four-Fold Program of Service (aka The Four Fields of Service) was devised by …

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APO-Canada Alpha chapter at UBC

Congratulations to APO-USA and the international extension effort for this milestone achievement as Alpha Phi Omega marks its 90th founding anniversary on December 16, 2015.

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Message from the National President

90th Anniversary Message

90th Anniversary Message

It was nine decades ago that a fraternal organization dedicated to the principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service was founded in the bricked academic building denominated as Hogg Hall in diminutive Lafayette College in the small town of Easton, Pennsylvania. From its humble beginnings would emerge an international fraternal organization of more than 800 collegiate chapters and 300 alumni associations worldwide.

Amidst the felicitations and celebrations, let us take the advantage of this milestone by reflecting on our vision of ALPHA PHI OMEGA ten years hence.

We envision an Alpha Phi Omega in the pantheon of service organizations worldwide, responsive to the dreams, aspirations and needs of its members, fully supportive of the educational objectives of the college, university and faculty, standing at the forefront in the empowerment and development of the community and an active partner of government in the achievement of its developmental goals.

This vision of a proactive, dynamic and energetic Alpha Phi Omega has inspired the theme for Development Year 2015-17: “Unity and Solidarity in the Time for Greatness.” We stand at the threshold of being even greater because, for the first time in our history, a brother is poised to become the first Alpha Phi Omegan to be President of the Philippines. If this will come to pass, then more opportunities will be opened for us to further promote and advance our service programs.

But we can only achieve our vision if we stand together as one – cognisant of our role in this monumental undertaking and, most important of all, to stand fast in our loyalty to our Fraternity/Sorority and to each other.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS OUR 90TH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY AND WELCOME TO THE LAST DECADE TOWARDS THE CENTENARY OF ALPHA PHI OMEGA,

May We Always Be,

LUIS PAREDES
National President

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The ΑΦΩ Coat of Arms and its Changes

The ΑΦΩ Coat of Arms and its Changes

The Original Coat of Arms The original ΑΦΩ Coat of Arms was designed by Everett W. Probst. Probst had previously founded a new local fraternity at Lafayette College called Fraternity of Mound Builders, or Krescents, before Frank Reed Horton convinced Probst to abandon the Krescents and join him in founding … Read More
January 30, 2016 / Comments
The Origin of the “Pledge of Loyalty”
Photo taken from the archives of Bro. Mel S. Gonzales, Jr., Eta Chapter '73, Life Member '99

The Origin of the “Pledge of Loyalty”

This so called poem authored by Elbert Hubbard was never introduced by Frank Reed Horton – or any of the charter members – as a “lecture”, a “history”, or a “tradition” in the application period for new members when they founded ΑΦΩ in 1925. It has NEVER been taught to … Read More
January 27, 2016 / Comments
PEACE WORK: Frank Reed Horton’s Vision for FRIENDSHIP

PEACE WORK: Frank Reed Horton’s Vision for FRIENDSHIP

Frank Reed Horton circa 1960 Peacemaking, peacebuilding, peacekeeping (the “no-guns” kind), peace advocacy, active non-violence. Though each one has a nuance, they basically belong to the same field of endeavor: PEACE WORK. Regardless of the variations, peace is BOTH the process and the end result. As … Read More
January 26, 2016 / Comments
The Origin of the APO Phils. Left Handclasp

The Origin of the APO Phils. Left Handclasp

Background The APO Phils. Handclasp (left-hand, with interlocking pinky) is based from the Boy Scouts Handclasp devised by Robert Baden-Powell. However, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), the parent Boy Scout organization of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP), had made several changes in the use of the handclasp … Read More
January 25, 2016 / Comments

The History of the Four-Fold Program of Service (FFPS)

The FFPS as Devised by Wayland The Four-Fold Program of Service (aka The Four Fields of Service) was devised by Founding Advisor (National Scouting) Dr. Ray O. Wyland. An early photo of Bro. Ray O. Wyland An article about the Ray O. Wyland Fall Pledge Class … Read More
January 24, 2016 / Comments
Alpha Phi Omega charters first chapter in Canada

Alpha Phi Omega charters first chapter in Canada

Our growth into Canada gives college students an opportunity to grow as servant leaders through the act of helping other people and learning through a robust service program.
December 16, 2015 / Comments
APO 90th Anniversary

APO 90th Anniversary

Our 90th International Founding Anniversary with the theme"Unity and Solidarity In A Time For Greatness" will be held on December 16, 2015 at Tides Grill and Bistro, Scout Albano corner Panay Avenue, Timog, Quezon City hosted by the National Capital Administrative Region (NCAR).
December 11, 2015 / Comments

APO-Canada Alpha chapter at UBC

Congratulations to APO-USA and the international extension effort for this milestone achievement as Alpha Phi Omega marks its 90th founding anniversary on December 16, 2015.
December 9, 2015 / Comments
APO Architect’s work featured by Quezon City Government

APO Architect’s work featured by Quezon City Government

Congratulations Sis Architect CHAM ODAN (Eta 2004). The Quezon City government is offering a preview of QCX (QC Experience), an interactive museum that will showcase the city’s rich history and transformation as the country’s premier city. QCX, the work of our Sister from Eta Chapter, is an interactive socio-cultural museum and green compliant building in the city, will open its doors on Monday, November 9, 2015 at Quezon Memorial Circle at 4:30 pm.
November 7, 2015 / Comments
Famous APO Artist opens 29th One-Man Show

Famous APO Artist opens 29th One-Man Show

Bro. Edwin Wilwayco's (Eta 1969) Fractals is opening this November 5, 2015, Thursday 6pm at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea located at the 3rd Level of Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. The 29th one-man exhibition of one of the most critically acclaimed Abstract-Expressionists in the Philippines runs until November 27, 2015.
November 4, 2015 / Comments

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Jejomar Binay (Eta'60)
Vice President of the Philippines
He was an example of an APO who lived by the tenets of Leadership, Friendship and Service... His life maybe short but he left a legacy that had touched so many lives.
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Jesse Robredo (Alpha Nu'92)
DILG Secretary

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