Audience to the beginnings of the universe are the Juggernauts, a fine set of gentlemen from a breed of resilient souls and skillful minds. These are men reborn from the fires of Phi Kappa Mu, every single unit a force to be reckoned with, radiating from the sunburst of fervent brotherhood. Together they endured challenges head-on like the juggernauts they are, breaking through every wall without losing momentum. Now, they are witnesses to the new universe that has emerged, and they will continue to erupt magnitudes. The clenching of their fists delivers one thrusting force that smashes through adversary. From the firmness of their grasps evolves the singular embrace - the force that bonds them all together. Without inferiority to these are the rigorous tugs in their hearts whose intensity is a force like gravity that would always remind them of the promise of brotherhood. Charging into a genesis as brothers of the fraternity, here are the Juggernauts; fifteen strong and as one, stronger:

 

Alfonso Rafael Goseco Abaya (Rafa) considers himself as a jack of all trades. As a fast learner, he is a juggernaut at learning a new talent or skill. He can also adjust to situations quickly and work with what's given to him. In spite of that, he still finds himself most interested in ultimate frisbee, the multimedia arts, and technology. Though he may come off as a shy guy, he can easily open up once you get to know him.

The juggernaut in the field, Jonathan Pascua Chan (Chan), is a football player who is also an avid science nerd. Vast the universe may be, he is set to discover novelties as he is forever curious about anything and everything.

Looking back is one of the strengths of Armando Espiritu Chiong III (Ram), for this archive juggernaut enjoys reading about history. He is also a tempura and fried sushi loving introvert who works quietly in the background and prefers reflecting during long walks in seclusion. Nevertheless, he is someone who likes watching movies with family and friends.

When Jose Joachim Gloria Cruz (Joachim) flips through pages filled with inspired artist creation, he truly transforms into a juggernaut. A BS Biology graduate from UP Manila, he is indeed a fanatic for comic books as well as professional wrestling, trading card games, anime, and videogames.

Christian Jirard Zara Custodio (CJ), on the other hand, has the juggernaut lurking inside. He is a BS Biology graduate from UP Los Baños, and therefore he is a man of science. Yet his passion for science is tightly intertwined with his passion for the arts that they practically become one. The force he maintains inside keeps the balance of his soul on the roaring tides he himself has created.

Although humbly identifying as a regular person with simple interests and hobbies, Christopher Ray Lagaya Estrada (Chris) has definitely kept hidden his aces. He seemingly takes it easy with food, hilarious jokes, and quality time with friends and family, but once promptly motivated he would unrelentingly finish an entire saga of a game or grind tirelessly for a certain rank. This juggernaut lives the daily grind in everything that he does. He is not fazed when defeated, but continues on with the march no matter how slowly it takes. To him, improving is what matters.

Then there is Andro Jibreel Macao Fernandez (Jib), the six-foot juggernaut. Standing tall above the rest, how he functions everyday is an enigma, but his mind is crafted with mansions of marvels waiting to be unleashed. He is an agent of the arts, and as his mind needs a release, he pours out idea upon idea on paper, graphics, and many other media.

Manuel Angelo Terania Grino (Gio), graduated cum laude with a degree in BS Public Health from UP Manila. There is juggernaut in the way he creates melodies with his voice. Supported by his interests in art and music, and also in anime, cartoons, and gaming, this juggernaut is a great singer, but is yet to learn a musical instrument.

If you want extra, Safrollah Muti Guinal (Saf) is the juggernaut that can always deliver. A proud muslim born and raised in the island of Mindanao, he’s fought as a juggernaut all his life. He has seen a lot of deaths due to gunfires, bomb explosions, and clan wars growing up as a meranao. This may be what molded him to be stronger and tougher. Making courage as his strongest suit, he finished his undergraduate study as a BS Zoology Major in Mindanao State University - Marawi City.

Meanwhile, Jian Kenzo Ong Leal (Jian) is your juggernaut at studying. It’s true enough that he graduated with honors from BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at UP Diliman. More than this, however, this juggernaut likes to play badminton, watch TV, and always does his best.

The juggernaut for motivating people and brightening their day is Jeune Keith Galicia Mabanag (Jeune). How he does this by playing DOTA 2 and basketball may be interesting to witness. He graduated BS Physical Therapy in UP Manila, and he achieved this with the spirit of always wanting to be top of the class.

Gabriel Paulo Candongo Orosco (GeePi) is a BS Medical Technology graduate and a licensed medical technologist from Siliman University. He was born and raised from Piñan, Zambonanga del Norte and a proud Bisaya. A juggernaut of raw skill and service, he wants to become a doctor in his own province with a specialty in what the community lacks or needs.

Whether it is pounding basketballs or black and white keys on the piano, Raphael Angelo Enriquez Quevedo (Quev) is your juggernaut. He is a diehard Atenean who is into anime, mainly slice of life types, because they seem the most relatable to him. He imagines himself as a quiet guy who still has a lot to learn about the world but is always game for anything.

David Pamintuan Serrano (David) is the juggernaut that will fill your belly and have you lick food off your lips with satisfaction as he is great at cooking and baking. Graduated BS Family Life and Child Development from UP Diliman, this cook can also play tennis, guitar, and piano.

Juggernauts is strong at fifteen with Jose Mayo Villanueva Viray (Mayo), a BS Public Health graduate from UP Manila. May he be last on the list, he is on his journey to become the first doctor in his family despite being the youngest of six. The juggernaut in him is one that strengthens bonds as he spent his college undergraduate days joining student organizations and the core student council. Still, he lets loose as he spends his free time watching TV series and hanging out in coffee shops.

 

Each juggernaut commits an unrelenting force. This force exists singular upon all. Every juggernaut belongs to one, and that one is what keeps them steadfast in creating a better future.

 

 

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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