NP Daboy’s Official Engagement #163 – Golden Anniversary of APO Sorority, Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City, 16September2018

It’s a night of fun, excitement and achievements for our co-equal – the Sorority Power! For 50 years, our sisterhood have been continuously threading on challenging grounds and making big differences in all playing fields. And some would correctly say that they are doing better than their male counterpart…
For this night it is but fitting to honor the 50 Sorority Power (or more) of my administration for DY 2017-2019:

1. Sis Judge Alice Gutierrez – the lady of the night, who despite her busy schedules managed to oversee every detail of the preparation. Currently, the chairman of the International Relations Committee who will officially represent APO Philippines in the December 2018 APO USA National Convention in Austin, Texas.

2. Sis Atty. Norma Singson De Leon – she heads the “over-worked” and best performing committee we have in the chart, the APO Committee on Membership. Aside from being its chairman, she also leads the Prayer Battalion that participates in some of the important national issues. I would also like to acknowledge the able sorority in CoMe: Sis Zarah Escueta, Sis Rica Abad and Sis Marife Gillo.

3. Sis Atty. Celia Galzote-Valdez – the chairman of the APO (boy) Scouting Committee happens to be a a very independent minded sorority. Under her watch, we will have a renewal of our MOA with the Boys Scouts of the Philippines.

4. Sis Nette Flores-Villanueva – our National Treasurer who sees to it that our finances are in place towards transparency and accountability insofar as managing our finances are concerned, her regular presence makes a lot of difference.

5. Sis Jane Ocampo-Ibay – our National Auditor checks not only the state of finances but the performance evaluations of all accountable officers and she’s been serious and independent in her duties.

6. Sis Evelyn Canete Evangelio – the ever reliable NED cum NES, my utmost trust and confidence in her

7. Sis Rikki Liquigan – the ever active member of the Comelec who has held several posts like Director and VP for the Sorority affairs

8. Sis Alvina Ferrer Juanitez – my number 1 Presidential Adviser, i’ve been with her in the national board for a decade when i was still an RR member of the National Board.

9. Of course, the sisters in the Government Service as Public Officials the likes of USec Cora Davis of DENR and ASec Sallie Licauco of the OVP, among others…

10. Sis Toni Solleza – our VP for the Sorority who is always there when you need her, very young and very talented.

11. Let me also salute our sorority in the different Regional Directorates, the likes of ARME RD Espie Rugayan, former ARE RD Dolly Kits, ARE DRD and my kachap/lady Sis Kristy Naya, incoming ARE RD Brenda Soriano, Former ARE RD Analiza Marfori, Former ARE RD Melanie Collick, Sis Cecile Cinque of ARP/Australia, Former NCAR RD Sis Irene Sibayan, Sis Ving Adriatico of ARNA/GNY, Sis Gladys Neri of ARA/Singapore, Sis Fe Esteban of ARNA/Canada, Sis Monalisa Lidasan of SMAR/Comelec, Sis Yoya Tarriela of NCAR, Sis Sonia Daoas of NLAR/BaBe, NLAR RDC Sis Kaye Gonzales, SC Sis Belle Molina, STAR RDC Sis Geraldyn Usog, Former Bicol DRD Vilma Vinas…

12. To the SubicGA2018 team who made everything possible despite the odds: Sis Jen Velarmino, Sis Geralaine San Juan, Sis Doris Mantes, Sis Beng Del Corro, Sis Dina Dulce Jurado, Sis Bhabes Castillo, Sis Rhea Medel and my closest advisers/dinner buddies Sis Shannon Canete, presidential assistant and my videographer Sis Donai Alvarez and Sis Czarina Capitulo-Mortera.

13. And the sorority who are closest to my heart and who have helped and encouraged me in one way or another, many of them but let me mention the likes of Sis Nini Sanchez Go, Tsang Nympha Lontok, Sis Joy Ricafranca, Sis Rosalyn Banagale, Sis Melba Tejada, Sis Becka Esplana, Sis Puring Dumlao and many more, including my Sorority Power in Alpha Gamma: Sis Lydia Credo, Sis Rowena Tandoc, Sis Josie Onia, Sis Evelyn Olores, Sis Gemma De Vera, Sis Ana Fe Gonzalo, Sis Joy Castillo, Sis Anavic Mortera, Sis MJ Meneses and many more…

14. And to those whom i have missed but worth mentioning in this column, and for that matter, all the Sorority in this great fraternity and sorority, the WOMEN of Alpha Phi Omega, a firm left handshake and a snappy scout salute to all of you! See you in the next 50 years and beyond!

• In attendance to extend their support to this historic occasion are APO Philippines Inc. Chairman of the Board of Trustees Kris Jordan and 3 Past National Presidents: NP Rod Mapoy, NP Jimmy De Castro and NP Mel Adriano and the APO National Office administrative staff.

• Selected photos from the lenses of Brod Nic Mac and Brod Jojo Oliveros. Heartfelt thanks brothers.


Know more about us... add us on social media!

News & Articles

Taal Eruption Relief Operations

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT APO NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Important Bulletin to All Alumni Associations and Collegiate Chapters: Please be informed that our APO Philippines relief operation is now in full swing. We have two focal persons in the persons of NCAR Regional Director Bro. Archie Bugarin and APO Region 4a Regional… Read More
January 14, 2020 / Comments
Tabang Mindanao

Tabang Mindanao

OFFICIAL ACTIVITIES SANCTIONED BY ALPHA PHI OMEGA PHILIPPINES INCORPORATED FOR THE MINDANAO EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS RELIEF OPERATIONPlease support our ongoing relief operations in Mindanao. starting on November 6, 2019, our national president Bro. Tatang Ferry, NEVP Norma Singson-deLeon, and Chairman Bro. Gerry Arbis and RD Sakina Paglas along with the different alumni associations of the SOCSKSARGEN region will be converging in Kidapawan City to conduct relief operations of the victims of the Mindanao Earthquakes. On Nov. 9, 2019, APO CHEFS AA will be conducting a Dinner for a Cause to raise more funds for the same purpose. And on November 16, 2019 the APO DAVAO Directorate led by Dr. Mildred Mildred Po Alviola-Espino, Sis. Eva Marie Silaran and Bro. Ro Ger Pialago along with Davao City based AAs and other AAs from the different provinces of Davao will be doing a medical mission and distribution of relief goods in the town of Magsaysay in Davao del Sur. We are encouraging all AAs from all over the world to help in this gargantuan task by sending your donation to Bro. Gerry Arbis. All donations, cash and in kind, will be duly acknowledge in our FB pages, and in the official report to the BOT. Please rush, this is the time they needed us the most. If we are to serve, this is the moment to do it. #MabuhayAngAPOPhilippines!
November 2, 2019 / Comments
Acceptance speech of NP Marcelino Ferry

Acceptance speech of NP Marcelino Ferry

Let us prove to everyone that the strands of our brotherhood is stronger not because we are cut from the same cloth but because we are a diverse group that feeds off the positive things we see in each other and try to improve on those we view as a deterrent to our growth as individuals and as an organization.

October 13, 2019 / Comments
Our New National Board of Trustees

Our New National Board of Trustees

On 30 June 2019, the National Board of Trustees Elect for Development Year for July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021 were inducted into Office by Sis. Judge Alice Castañeda-Gutierrez at the Acropolis North Water Camp and Country Club, Maharlika Highway, Sumacab Este, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.
July 3, 2019 / Comments

APO National Survey

In preparation for the upcoming planning session of the incoming board, we are conducting an organization-wide survey to gather sentiments, suggestions and opinions of individual members and alumni associations within APO Philippines Inc.
June 26, 2019 / Comments

2019 Gawad Gintong Bayanihan awardees

Congratulations to All the Gawad Gintong Bayanihan awardees for Development Year July 1, 2017-June 30, 2019!!!
June 2, 2019 / Comments

Newly Conferred Life Members (Frank Reed Horton Fellow)

Congratulations to the Newly Conferred Life Members (Frank Reed Horton Fellow) during the 31st General Assembly held on May 25, 2019 at Plaza del Norte Hotel and Convention Center , Barangay 41, Balacad, Laoag City, 2900 Ilocos Norte. Mabuhay!! Download the list here (Word Doc)… Read More
June 1, 2019 / Comments

Newly Recognized Chapters and Alumni Associations as of May 2019

Congratulations to the Newly Recognized Charters approved during the 7th Board of Trustees Special Meeting last May 23, 2019.
June 1, 2019 / Comments

National Service Awardees

Here is the list of National Service Awardees bestowed last 2019 APO General Assembly in Laoag.
June 1, 2019 / Comments

Torch and Trefoil DY 2017-2019

You can download an electronic verion of our latest T&T here (PDF)… Read More
May 31, 2019 / Comments