Sigma Rhoans, whose hierarchy of loyalty mandates to put God and country above all, have the initiative to become role models in performing their civic duties, especially during times of crisis when the nation looks for leaders to steer the nation through.
Last year, the Philippines was battered by numerous natural disasters, two of which now appear to be the most destructive in our nation’s recent history–the earthquake in Bohol in October, then supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the Visayas in November.
Sigma Rhoans, with the tenet of service for our country ingrained in their hearts, rise up to the challenge brought about by these two natural disasters.
Aside from the individual efforts of the brods to help through volunteer work and donations, the Sigma Rho fraternity raised P750,000 in its adopt-a-scholar program which gave financial assistance to 75 students from the University of the Philippines-Tacloban who relocated to UP Diliman to continue their studies in the aftermath of supertyphoon “Yolanda.”
The 75 students from UP Tacloban all wrote “thank you” letters to the Sigma Rho fraternity for the help of the brods during their stay in UP Diliman. They are now all back in UP Tacloban to take on their new quest of rebuilding after the disaster.
Sen. Sonny Angara ’96 also organized a team of resident and alumni brods to help in the relief efforts by volunteering to drive evacuees arriving from Leyte province at the Villamor Airbase to their relatives here in Manila. Ric Rocamora ’63 also led a relief mission in Tacloban shortly after the super-typhoon leveled that city.