The sense of brotherhood had been awakened once more in the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity Induction Ball 2016 aptly entitled "The Awakening” held last June 4, 2016. The Pan Pacific Manila Hotel saw the merriment of brothers as everyone gathered once again from around the world for the momentous occasion.

Before the event even started, everyone hung out and chatted at the foyer, catching up with fellow brothers on recent happenings. The exhibit was proudly displayed in the foyer, showing the Stormtroopers as well as the batches holding their Jubilee. Souvenir programs and the newly reinstated Black and Gold newsletters, which showed the recent events of the fraternity as well as features of notable brods, were given in the registration area.

The first set of hosts, Luis Ysmael Gudez Santos Ф2015 and Regalado Isagani Legaspi Jose Ф2015, got the ball rolling as prayers, led by Edroico Mari Beltran Brillante Ф2015 and Mohammad Zeid Mustapha Tungupon Ф2015, were said. After those inspiring words, the buffet was opened.

After that was the solemn remembrance of our brods who had passed away in the past year.

  • Jose Santiago E. Eustaquio Jr. Ф1937
  • Reynaldo G. Gregorio Ф1945
  • Luciano San Jose Sotto Ф1946
  • German B. Castillo Sr. Ф1948
  • Benigno S. Aldana Jr. Ф1949
  • Nestor Silayan Bautista Ф1950
  • Cesar Limcuando Rosales Ф1953
  • Franklin Barron Farrales Ф1958

Continuing the event, the outgoing Superior Exemplar, Jojiemar Salonga de Pano Ф2011 SE 2015-2016, gave the opening remarks for the Induction Ball, saying the wisdom coming from his experience in the fraternity.

After the speech, the newly-made fraternity video was presented, showcasing the wonderful sense of excellence, leadership, service and brotherhood that a Фhas.

After that was the batch video of the newest batch to be inducted, the Stormtroopers. After that was a speech from Kevin Romeo Sangel Lucas Ф2013, the one who guided their batch from the start, the first one to treat them like a Brother, the batch’s Brother Prior.

After that was the induction of the Stormtroopers. Finally, the Stormtroopers will be formally inducted into the venerable fold. The past several months have changed them for the better. Long past is the time they had trusted instincts, closed their eyes and shown their desire to join the fraternity, and now

  • Edroico Mari Beltran Brillante Ф2015
  • Jose Maria Carlos dela Cuesta Camagay Ф2015
  • Regalado ISagani Legaspi Jose Ф2015
  • Niel Benjamin dela Torre Kho Ф2015
  • Angelo Riel Camacho Limbo Ф2015
  • Nefren Roy Azurin Lobitana Ф2015
  • Mark Lester Villanueva Magabo Ф2015
  • David Marco Marasigan Magpantay Ф2015
  • Frinz Moey Caunez Rubio Ф2015
  • Jose Manuel Silva Santiago Ф2015
  • Luis Ysmael Gudez Santos Ф2015
  • Kevin Rigor Sese Ф2015
  • Mohammad Zeid Mustapha Tungupon Ф2015
  • Victor Cesar Inciong Ubaldo Ф2015
  • Arthur Gregory Napao Virata Ф2015

will be formally inducted into the Phi Kappa Mu.


The second batch of hosts, Mark Lester Villanueva Magabo Ф2015 and Jose Maria Carlos dela Cuesta Camagay Ф2015 continued the show. The batch leader of the Stormtroopers, Frinz Moey Caunes Rubio Ф2015, expressed his thoughts on the past few months with his batchmates through a heartwarming speech.

Several Loyal Sons, from Phi Batch 2010 and 2011, concluded their medical school journey. A speech was given by the Brother Prior of the Phi Batch 2011 Ocho Pa, Jon Paolo Sandico Pineda Ф2008B. A video showing them reminiscing about their medical school days was also shown.

Congratulations to:

  • Abraham Enriquez Cruz Ф2010
  • Mikhail Gopez Amante Ф2011
  • Kevin Ivan Penaverde Chan Ф2011
  • Jojiemar Salonga de Pano Ф2011 SE 2015-2016
  • Gerardo Juan Luis Baroa Manzo Ф2011
  • Clemens Lee Mocorro Sabitsana Ф2011
  • Erik Andrade Tonggol Ф2011

It was also the 25th Anniversary of the Phi Batch 1990A and 1990B, “Beach Boys” and “Established + Dynamic Duo”, as well as the 50th Anniversary of the Phi Batch 1965 “The Rainbow”. Represented by Gonzalo Cariño Robles Jr. Ф1965, an award was presented by the Superior Exemplar John Harvey Monzon Beza Ф2012 SE 2016-2017 and Venerable Preceptor Mark Jason dela Cruz Milan Ф2013, to commemorate their loyalty to the venerable fold. To commemorate their jubilee, these fine men were honored with videos showing their fond memories of the batch and of the fraternity.

The third batch of hosts, Mohammad Zeid Mustapha Tungupon Ф2015 and Kevin Rigor Sese Ф2015, continued the event. The time had come to induct the incoming Executive Council for school year 2016-2017 and give gratitude to the outgoing set of Executive Council for the school year 2015-2016.

The incoming Executive Council for school year 2016-2017:

  • John Harvey Monzon Beza Ф2012 SE 2016-2017 as Superior Exemplar
  • Van Euldem Diaz Battad Ф2013 as Vice Superior Exemplar
  • Manuel Sabalo Vidal Jr. Ф2014 as Brother Prior
  • John Bryan Santiago Tiosin Ф2013 as Standard Bearer
  • Mark Jason dela Cruz Milan Ф2013 as Venerable Preceptor
  • Edmond Rodiel Bries Ф2014 as Brother Custodian
  • Julian Que Arguilla Ф2013 as Brother Scribe
  • John Albert Amante Gonzales Ф2014 as Senior Guardian of the Temple
  • Frinz Moey Caunes Rubio Ф2015 as Brother Recorder
  • Angelo Riel Camacho Limbo Ф2015 as Junior Guardian of the Temple

After that, it was time for the batch surprise. The Stormtroopers really know how to have fun, as they brought their namesake on stage and accompanied him in a series of dance performances.

To close the event, John Harvey Monzon Beza Ф2012 SE 2016-2017 gave the closing remarks and called a fraternity toast. After this was the Fraternity Song led by the youngest brod, Edroico Mari Beltran Brillante Ф2015.



Established in August 1933 by the UP College of Medicine's best medical students, the PHI KAPPA MU (Fraternity of the College of Medicine) continues to uphold its tested tradition of Excellence, Leadership, Service and Brotherhood in the College, University and in our country.

Through the Fraternity's ideals and pillars, her Loyal Sons continue to lead, innovate and excel in the practice of medicine worldwide and in preserving the honor and integrity of the medical profession.

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