In simple but meaningful rites at the RC Martinez Resort in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, the new officers of the Alpha Phi Omega General Santos Alumni Association Maharlika (APO-GAAM) were inducted into office on July 13, 2013.
Inducting Officer was APO National President Bro. Maminatal “Mike” T. Taha, himself a resident of Kidapawan City.
The GenSan APO Officers took their vows in a Mass Oath Taking ceremony, along with other Alumni Associations of the fraternity, and the Collegiate Officers of various APO chapters in its SouthEastern Mindanao Administrative Region’s colleges and universities.
This activity was part of a day-long Thanksgiving event of Alpha Phi Omega International (Philippines), Inc., which gathered brods and sis from across Region 11 and 12 to converge in Kidapawan City. This of course, included the APO-GAAM members who traveled all the way from General Santos City, led by their new President, Bro. Gerardo Arbis, of the famous Gerardo’s School of Culinary Arts.
Prior to the mass oathtaking, the participating members held a motorcade around the city, ending up at the scenic and picturesque RC Martinez Resort owned by APO Alumni Association of Kidapawan Prexy Bro. Leonardo “Jun” Martinez.
This was followed by an Orientation of APO Code of By-Laws ably presented by Bro. Luis A. Paredes, Chairman of the Board of the National APO Council. Capping the day was a festive and fun Victory Program hosted by the active group of APOAA Kidapawan who did a fine job making it happen.
Here below is the list of the new APO-GAAM officers, who all vowed to lead their fraternity/sorority brothers and sisters in committing their time to activities where they could be of service to their fellow generals.
- PRESIDENT – Bro. Gerry Arbis
- VICE PRESIDENT – EXTERNAL – Bro. Mike Pena
- VICE PRESIDENT – INTERNAL – Sis. Joan Macalangcom
- SECRETARY – Bro. Wilfredo Bangiban
- TREASURER – Sis. Antonette Edris
- AUDITOR – Bro. Jerson Sabado
- PIO – Sis. Renee Baja
- FELLOWSHIP CHAIR – Sis. Schiva Hassan
- PUBLICATION OFFICER – Bro. Avel Manansala
- SERGEANT-AT-ARMS – Bro. Jesus dela Cruz; Bro. Gumer Liston