A brainchild of Dr. Sonny Picazo '57, the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity was able to present 26 houses to Gawad Kalinga.

The Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity was founded and has since lived by four core pillars: Excellence, Leadership, Service and Brotherhood. As the humble sparks of the Phi Kappa Mu from 1933 grew into the flames of its current state, so too were the foundations of these four pillars fortified as the years went on.  This 2013, as a testament to the Fraternity’s commitment to excellence and service, the Phi Kappa Mu Gawad Kalinga Village in Tandang Sora, Quezon City was finally completed after years of inspired labor.

A brainchild of Brod Eugenio Acevedo Picazo Φ'57, the construction of houses for the Phi Kappa Mu GK Village began in 2010. Working hand in hand with Class 1962 of the UP College of Medicine and the multitude of GK volunteers and community mobilizers, the final 6 houses of the 26-house compound were finally ready to be turned over to their rather ecstatic owners on the 16th of June 2013.


For the members of the GK community, a momentous occasion such as this merited a celebration that would not soon be forgotten. At around 8 in the morning, the program was kicked off by the young locals presenting dance numbers that were both touching and entertaining at the same time. Community leaders and the grateful recipients of the newly constructed homes expressed their heartfelt gratitude to those who have made all that had happened possible. In response, Senior Guardian of the Temple Mikhail Gopez Amante Φ'11 and Brod Eugenio Acevedo Picazo Φ'57 addressed the audience with words that reflected the overwhelming sense of fulfillment felt by each and every brod in attendance and those who have conscientiously contributed to the success of this project. The Fraternity brothers sent out help in more ways than one. Serenaded by the official band of the local barangay, the residents then invited their guests to the feast that they have prepared. The day ended with everyone thankful for the realization of a dream that made all efforts and time devoted worthwhile.

 

With the completion of the Phi Kappa Mu Gawad Kalinga Village, the Fraternity can now look toward new horizons and to the limitless number of ways through which the Phi Kappa Mu can further act in service of the Filipinos. The door towards community building and development has been opened, and the PHI GK Village will be its first beneficiary. In the near future, medical missions and livelihood programs will be sponsored and conducted by the brods for the members of the community.

The new residents of the Phi Kappa Mu Gawad Kalinga Village were all smiles in receiving their new homes.

The Fraternity would once again like to acknowledge the presence of brods Eugenio Acevedo Picazo Φ'57, Eduard Malaca Alfanta Φ'98, and Leopoldo Josemaria Lopez Picazo Φ'99 at the GK Village turnover ceremony.

Brods Sonny Picazo '57, Jess Socrates '69B and Andro Fernandez '91 were instrumental in the conceptualization and completion of the project.

 All these would have not been possible if not for the leadership of Phi International, led by Silverio Buenafe Cabellon Φ'67, Emmanuel Alina Lat Φ'67, William Honorato Eclar Romero Φ'77 and Jesus Urbi Socrates Φ'69B, PHI brods of Class 1962, led by Enrique Tangonan Ona, Jr. Φ'57 and Eugenio Acevedo Picazo Φ'57, and the Phi Kappa Mu Alumni Association, headed by Jose Jonas Dino Del Rosario Φ'86, and the ever-spirited volunteerism of Andro Jesus Hipolito Fernandez Φ'91.  

Special thanks as well to the following brods for the completion of the Phi Kappa Mu Gawad Kalinga Village: Eugenio Acevedo Picazo Φ'57, Cesar Romero Estoye Φ'57, Roman L. Belmonte Φ'57, Diosdado Angeles Garcia Φ'57, Enrique Tangonan Ona, Jr. Φ'57, Reginaldo S. Picache Φ'57, Jose Fabricante Ravano, Jr. Φ'57, Oscar C. Tumacder Φ'58, Filoteo Asinas Alano, Jr. Φ'58, Victor Navarrete Nañagas, Jr. Φ'59, Juan Nunag Dizon Φ'60, Jaime Jose Roque Hilao Φ'60, Olegario Jacinto Ignacio, Jr. Φ'61, Gregorio Domingo Labio Φ'62, the PHIs of UPCM Class 1965, Brigido Caasi Calado Φ'64, Elmer Atienza Carasig Φ'64, Enrico Calibo Sobong Φ'67, Francis Javier Verde Φ'67, Jesus Urbi Socrates Φ'69B, PHI Batch 1971 led by Daniel Go Kaw Φ'71, Gil Flores Mendoza Φ'73, Constantino Valderama Gulmatico, Jr. Φ'73, Cesar Deocampo del Rosario Φ'76, William Honorato Eclar Romero Φ'77, Romeo Librea Isidro Φ'77, Ruben Sales Escuro Φ'77, Antonio Kim Francisco Φ'77, Crispin Estanislao Quinola Cabanilla Φ'77, Edgar Emmanuel Sanchez Manaois Φ'77, Teofilo Moses Verde Ramos, Jr. Φ'77, Vic Malabunga Malabonga Φ'77, Abdel Jeffri Abubakar Abdulla Φ'77, Febin Orlando Furuganan Baricar Φ'77, Carlo San Pedro Madamba Φ'81, the PHIs from UPCM Class 1986, Daniel Mendoza Senseng Φ'82, Damaso Soliman Bueno, Jr. Φ'87, Ronald Antonio Santos Reodica Φ'90B, Yuri Michael Abela Luntao Φ'90B, Jack Thomas Soliman Bueno Φ'90B, Rommel Uy Adajar Φ'90B, Richard Go To Φ'90B, Francis Gerald Madriñan Sanchez Φ'90B, Andro Jesus Hipolito Fernandez Φ'91, Constantino Tocong Castillo III Φ'91, Karlos Noel Rojas Aleta Φ'91, Mitchell Dupla Duterte Φ'91, Alejandro Stagg Saranglao, Jr. Φ'91, Marlon Obtial Lajo Φ'93, the PHIs from UPCM Class 1995 and the resident brods led by Mikhail Lew Perez Ver Φ'06 SE '10-'11, Leonard Christopher Tenorio Seña Φ'07 SE '11-'12, Antonio Miguel Padilla Dela Paz Φ'08B SE '12-'13 and Jose Antonio Tan Paulino Φ'09 SE '13-'14.

All for PHI!

 

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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