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.


May We Always Be,

National President

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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

If we can do this, we are one step closer to that vision of Frank Reed Horton, where Alpha Phi Omega and its members can hoist up “a standard of manhood accepted by all nations, all religions and all people.
January 26, 2016 / Comments
The Origin of the APO Phils. Left Handclasp

The Origin of the APO Phils. Left Handclasp

(Disclaimer: This article is not part of the traditions and lectures of ΑΦΩ Phils., which also found on this website. This article is based on a research on ΑΦΩ’s general history.) Background The APO Phils. Handclasp (left-hand, with interlocking pinky) is based from the Boy Scouts Handclasp devised by Robert… Read More
January 25, 2016 / Comments

The History of the Four-Fold Program of Service

Before the Four-Fold Program of Service was even developed, founder Frank Reed Horton already had in mind a raw version of APO's service program. And it was narrated on the document "In the Beginning"...
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

APO Lando Relief Operations

The mandate of Task Force Lando is not merely to provide immediate relief to our brothers and sisters in the typhoon hit areas but also to assist them in the rehabilitation of their homes and livelihood, for which the Task Force shall exist for six (6) months, from October 26, 2015 to March 2016. During the said period, the Task Force may ask for the assistance of any instrumentality or agency of the organization to effectively perform its mandare.
October 29, 2015 / Comments

Distinguished Alumni


Pinagmamalaki ko po, ako po ay APO. Isang bagay na hindi ko makakalimutan, isang pagkakataon na hindi ako nagkamali sa aking naging desisyun.
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.
Jesse Robredo (Alpha Nu'92)
DILG Secretary

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