to recount the adventures and misadventures of their batch. Laugther drowned the audience's ears as each Quarterstormer
present was acknowledged and subsequently critiqued by the "3 eggs" (Brod Iggy, Brod Jonas and Brod Jojo). Beyond the seemingly
happy-go-lucky attitude of this batch, they are all respected figures in their corresponding fields. Just recently, Brod Jonas
was awarded Most Outstanding Teacher 2011 UP College of Medicine in the Clinical Department. It was only apt for the night to award these gentlemen for their 25 years of excellence, leadership, service and brotherhood in
the Fraternity.
 
After which, we were introduced by our Brother Prior Jon Paolo Sandico Pineda Phi Batch 2008B on stage.
I felt really proud standing in front of the audience which included several alumni brods and resident brods, as well as our
guests for that night. The Ninongs of each Ocho Pa were also acknowledged and reminded everyone that this brotherhood is forever strong,
establishing ties between the young and the old. The induction rites followed after which I stepped on stage to give my speech.
 
Next came the induction of the New Executive Council which consists of Superior Exemplar Antonio Miguel Padilla De La Paz Phi '08B,
Vice Superior Exemplar Jose Antonio Tan Paulino PHI '09, Brother Prior Dennis Raymond Leoncio Sacdalan PHI '10, Standard Bearer Richmond Paul Enriquez Goce PHI '09,
Venerable PreceptorJoseff Karl Uy Fernandez PHI '09, Brother Custodian Mark Terrence Pua Mujer PHI'10, Brother Scribe Robert Zaid De la Rosa Diaz PHI '10,
Senior Guardian of the Temple Kim Paolo Lugtu Lorenzo PHI '10, Brother Recorder Mikhail Gopez Amante PHI '11 and Junior Guardian of the Temple Phi '11.
This executive council has the same vigor and thirst as the previous batches before them and swore to take the Fraternity into greater heights.
 
It was only appropriate to address the departure of the outgoing Executive Council as well for their service and dedication to the Fraternity, thus medals were
given to each one of them and a special plaque was given to Leonard Christopher Tenorio Sena Phi '07, SE 2011-2012 for his exemplary dedication to the Fraternity.
 
The Graduating Batches of 2012 (Conquistadores, Four Play and Payday) were also acknowledged and given medals for their stay in the Fraternity.
Batch Leaders Angel Paolo Gopez Amante PHI 2007 (Conquistadores) and Rene Edgardo Capati Manalastas PHI 2008A (Four Play), including Alberto Manibo Ong, Jr.from Payday, PHI 2008B, gave their remarks as well.
 
The night wouldn't be complete without messages from our alumni including Silverio Buenafe Cabello PHI '67A, Department of Health
Secretary Teodoro Herbosa PHI '79, University of Manila Manuel Agulto PHI'69A, UP PGH Director Jose Castillo Gonzales PHI'69,
and Gerardo Dizon Legaspi PHI'87.
 
A short tribute video prepared for our departed brods Glocrito Guerrero Sagisi PHI '59 and Manuel Carlos Tan Jr. PHI '68 was played to look back
and to give due respect to our dearest brods who departed during the school year.
 
To officially end the night, Superior Exemplar Antonio Migel Padilla De La Paz headed the Frat toast which was followed by the
singing of the Fraternity Song headed by the youngest member of the Fraternity, my batchmate Clemens Lee Mocorro Sabitsana.
 
This was the biggest PHI gathering I have been to in the Fraternity and it will surely be a story I'll be telling over and over again.
INFINITUS, serves as a testament of what we can achieve as a batch and what is in store for us in the future.
 
Lastly, Our induction ball, INFINITUS, would not be possible without the guidance of our senior brods and of course our sponsors for the night:
AOC, Manny O' Wines, Mirobeni Property Holdings Inc., Philips, Prince Jun Condominiums, and Westgate Business Copy Center.
As another flooding catastrophe struck the nation, the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity, together with the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority, wasted no time in conducting relief operations for the countless victims of the flood brought about by the heavy week-long monsoon rains. Exceeding the accumulated rainfall even that of Typhoon Ondoy, large parts of Metro Manila and some nearby provinces were again literally submerged underwater, forcing thousands of families from their homes and flock into overcrowded evacuation centers.

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Though the sun had now started to come out by Friday, the future of the evacuees remained as gloomy as the rainy day. Still no amount of rain can stop the Phi Brods and Sisses in extending their helping hands to our unfortunate fellow countrymen affected by the flooding. As the UP Manila University Student Council called for volunteers for medical missions, the Phi Kappa Mu and Phi Lambda Delta immediately heeded the call and went to a community in Tondo, Manila to serve the medical needs of its evacuees.

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Just as how the rains fell down heavily, donations from Phi Alumni and Donors poured in immediately and relief operations were instantly conducted during the height of the calamity. Packing and distribution of relief goods  were initiated straightaway.

Three communities in Quezon City also received 800 relief packs from Phi through the initiative of Brod Andro Fernandez Φ91.  During the incessant rainfall, Brod Andro’s family were cooking and serving lugaw and hard-boiled eggs to the victims of flood in their neighborhood.  “We were also doing this during Ondoy flooding. Balewala din kung bibigyan sila ng bigas at pagkaing lulutuin pa nila. Everything around them is wet”, says Brod Andro who opted to give cooked meals rather than relief goods during the worst days of flooding.

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The Phi Brods and Sisses also went to the evacuation center of Brgy. Bagong Silangan, Quezon City and gave relief packs to the 350 displaced families due to the high floodwaters. The next stop was a Gawad Kalinga village also in Brgy.  Bagaong Silanagan which was given around 200 relief packs. In this village, the floodwater had almost reached the rooftops of their one-storey houses. They were in the middle of clearing up destroyed property and debris when Phi arrived to give away relief packs. The last community visited by Phi was Brgy. Sta Lucia in Novaliches, Quezon City  which was among the first reported and hardest hit communities by the flood. Over 300 relief goods were given to the residents. In this community, the creek along the riverbank was destroyed by the rampaging waters which made the situation in this community worse as it swallowed whole houses.

Though much is still needed to help our countrymen get back to their feet, the Phi Kappa Mu and Phi Lambda Delta are always willing to give out a helping hand to those who are in need.

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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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