Last August 2014, Sigma Rho Fraternity continued the celebration of Diamond Anniversary, which was launched in August 2013.
August 16, 2014
If you were walking along the ISAFP Firing Range on the morning of August 16, you would see a group in a tournament–nothing new. With men grouped under Professional and Non-Professional divisions and competing for awards, there seemed a sense of friendship and camaraderie that anyone could see.
For the unknowing observer, it would seem like just any other tournament between friends, but had they known who those people were, they would understand that such a tournament was not one between friends or acquaintances, but that of brothers who stand above the rest.
The Sigma Rho Shooters hosted the Sigma Rho Diamond Funshoot with Batch ’68 led by their Archon Vic Fernandez as major sponsors. Brods from different batches all joined in their love for the sport, holding in their hearts a spirit of competitiveness
and building stronger bonds as well.
Some of them turned out to be the big winners in the competition–former Grand Archon Ronnie Cosalan ’73 GA’82 was champion in precision shooting; Robert Francis Cauilan ’89 in the tyro division, and Ermar Benitez ’91 in the course of fire. After the last shot had been fired, the brods stayed together to eat, drink, and reconnect with each other. Senior brods shared their experiences with the residents, and vice versa. The priceless value of the advice from the people who had been there and gone through the trials had made the day of every resident who had the chance to hear their stories.
Raffle prizes were also given to lucky particpants in the shootfest. Two semi-automatic shotguns imported from Turkey were raffled off, courtesy of Rene Puno ‘74. A complete set of law books in Labor Law, Civil Law and Corporation Law were raffled off to the resident brods to help in their studies.
BATANGAS HERITAGE TOUR & FELLOWSHIP
August 21, 2014
Last August 21, 2014, Batangas-based Sigma Rhoans hosted various activities for the brods. Dindo Atienza ‘82 hosted breakfast at his farm in Sta. Teresita, Batangas. Mitoy Orosa ‘85 hosted and facilitated the Taal Heritage Tour while the group of golfer-brods went to Malarayat Golf Club. Oca Gozos ‘70 GA ‘75 sponsored the Fellowship at his farm in Rosario, Batangas.
Breakfast at Residence of Dindo Atienza ’82
Heritage Tour hosted by Mitoy Orosa ’85
Fellowship hosted by Oca Gozos ’70 GA ’75
NIGHT AT THE RACES
August 22, 2014
On August 22, 2014, Sigma Rho Council Chairman Boy Reyno ‘61 GA ‘67 hosted Night At The Races at the San Lazaro Leisure Park, Carmona Cavite.
Nine Special Races were held in honor of the following Brods:
Senate President Franklin Drilon
Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile
Senate President Edgardo Angara
Former Chairman Emeritus Antonio Meer
Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan
Secretary Jose “Jun” Leido
UN Dep. Sec. Gen. Rafael Salas
SEC Chairman Manuel Abello
GA J. Conrado Castro
SIGMA RHO SUMMIT
August 23 2014
The Sigma Rho Council organized a Summit on August 23, 2014 at the UP Bahay ng Alumni to review the tenets of the fraternity to ensure that they remain firm and relevant.
Archie Inlong ‘78 facilitated the proceedings. A fair representation of the various generations of Brods were able to articulate their thoughts on how our values will be properly relayed to the later generations of Brods.
The Affair was attended by GA Chuck Garcia ‘59 of New York and Joe Garbanzos ‘75of So. California. Ambassador Wilfrido Villacorta, Prof. Edru Abraham and Atty. Victor Lazatin, all of Batch 63 and Senate Secretry Oscar Yabes ‘68 led the discussions.
Emphasis was placed on ensuring the compliance of the fraternity on existing laws and rules on recruitment and initiation.
GRAND DIAMOND BALL
Makati Shangri-La, August 24, 2014
SIGMA RHO SA CEBU
August 29-31, 2014