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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Pi Chapter Throwback

Pi Chapter Throwback

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April 10, 2016 / Comments
APO Alum wins SilverBear award at Berlinale International Film Festival

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February 21, 2016 / Comments
29th National Biennial Convention

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February 20, 2016 / Comments
The ΑΦΩ Coat of Arms and its Changes

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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

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January 27, 2016 / Comments
PEACE WORK: Frank Reed Horton’s Vision for FRIENDSHIP

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January 26, 2016 / Comments
The Origin of the APO Phils. Left Handclasp

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January 25, 2016 / Comments

The History of the Four-Fold Program of Service

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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

Distinguished Alumni

Testimonials

Pinagmamalaki ko po, ako po ay APO. Isang bagay na hindi ko makakalimutan, isang pagkakataon na hindi ako nagkamali sa aking naging desisyun.
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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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