DAAP Congratulates Mt. Matutum DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 6 For the Successful Hosting of 6th Mindanao Masonic Youth Organizations Sportsfest

The DeMolay Alumni Association of the Philippines (DAAP) congratulated Brother Jan Michael Vincent S. Benzonan, Chapter President of Mt. Matutum DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 6 (General Santos City), including its officers and members, for the successful hosting of the 6th Mindanao Masonic Youth Organizations Sportsfest (MMYOS) and DAAP Mid-Year Officers Meeting, which was held last October 25-26, 2014 at Isla Jardin Del Mar Resort in Gumasa, Sarangani Province, Philippines.

The said event, termed as: “Amazing Race: Fellowship by the Bay”, was exceptionally well-managed, starting from the transfer of delegates from General Santos City to the venue site in Gumasa, registration and billeting of delegates, execution of the Amazing Race games, conduct of recreational beach activities, program for the dinner and fellowship, arranging for the DAAP Mid-Year Officers meeting, and up to the departure of the delegates. It was noted that travel safety (considering that water activities were involved) and security (considering the venue was remotely located) was adequately provided.

A total of 197 participants coming from 17 DeMolay chapters, 11 alumni chapters, three Rainbow assemblies, one Job’s Daughter Bethel and one Amaranth chapter attended the event. The participants from the different chapters were distributed into four teams (green, red, blue and yellow), composed of 35-40 members for each team and the garcinia cambogia el precio. The team distribution intended to allow each participant to know the other Brethren and sisters outside of their own respective chapters and groups.

The Amazing Race games included the following: 50-meter beach run, 20-meter swim, 40-meter/2-man banca paddle, obstacle course run, Frisbee shoot-out, minute-to-win contest, air-soft rifle shoot-out, jigsaw puzzle solution and flag raising competition. The best team time shall win the competition. Subsequently, the Green team won the championship of the Amazing Race gazette of the Philippines. Each member of the Green team was awarded with a 6th MMYOS champion’s medallion. The highlight of the dinner and fellowship was the unlimited serving of tuna sashimi sliced from a large fresh tuna fish by the expert hands of Brother Bong Besana of Sultan Kudarat DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 47 (Tacurong City).

The DAAP also held its Mid-Year Officers Meeting on October 26, 2014 with the following alumni chapters in attendance: Agusan Valley DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 2 (Butuan City), Mt. Matutum No. 6 (General Santos City), Fidelity No. 9 (Batangas City), Rio Grande No. 21 (Kabacan, North Cotabato), Maayad Ha Sulod No. 28 (Malaybalay City), Dad Filemon S. Pajares No. 41 (Pagadian City), Sultan Kudarat No. 47 (Tacurong City), and Mt. Musuan No. 55 (Maramag, Bukidnon). The DAAP turned-over the permanent Charter of Maayad Ha Sulod DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 28 (Malaybalay City) and issued the Certificates of Membership to those concerned alumni chapters present. Mt. Musuan DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 55, in collaboration with Maayad Ha Sulod DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 28, shall hold and host the 7th Mindanao Masonic Youth Organizations Sportsfest at Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon in October 2015.

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DAAP Releases Certificates of Good Standing for 2014-2015 to DeMolay Alumni Chapters

The DAAP released the Certificates of Good Standing for the term 2014-2015 to the DeMolay Alumni Chapters that had paid their annual membership dues for the term and had complied with the other reporting requirements of the national organization. scod

Brother Barry Poliquit, DAAP National President, issued the first batch of certificates during the DAAP Northern and Southern Mindanao Jurisdictions Caravan 2014 held last October 23-25, 2014 covering the cities of Butuan; Cagayan de Oro; Malaybalay; Maramag, Bukidnon; Tagum; and finally General Santos City. The second batch of certificates was handed out during the 6th Mindanao Masonic Youth Organizations Sportsfest held last October 25-26 at the Isla Jardin del Mar Resort in Gumasa, Sarangani Province.

The third batch of certificates was released during the 12th Biennial Session of the Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay held last November 7-8, 2014 at the DeMolay Service and Leadership Center in Manila. Those certificates that were not given out shall be mailed to the concerned DeMolay Alumni Chapters.

Presently, the DAAP has a total of 43 alumni chapters that are in good standing out of 58 recognized alumni chapters. It was noted that all 7 alumni chapters abroad (Desert Knights No.40, Desert Chevaliers No.43, Filipino DeMolay Singapore No.46, Kingdom Knights No.51, Amir Legionnaires (U.D.) and Riyadh (U.D.); all 6 alumni chapters in the National Capital Region (Escudo No.4, Gen. Douglas MacArthur No.5, Jose Abad Santos No.12, Loyalty No.13, Katabay No.29 and Honorable Sires Guild No.34) and all 3 alumni chapters in Eastern Visayas (East Visayas No.16, Cebu No.18 and Datu Sikatuna No.54) are in good standing for the term 2014-2015.
Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4 (NCR) Launches Adopt a Public School Project in Tanay, Rizal
Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4 (NCR), in partnership with selected outlets of InfiniTea and Palawan Pawnshop, launched its Adopt-a-Public School Project, under the national flagship program of the DeMolay Alumni Association of the Philippines (DAAP), last November 26, 2014 at Bitik Elementary School in Barangay Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal. It takes 1.5 hours by mountain trail to reach the school which is located at the southernmost edges of the Sierra Madre mountain range.

Brother Rey Arvin Serrano, Chapter President of Escudo, initially turned over two 50-kgs. sacks of rice and financial support to sustain a weekly nutritional feeding program from December 2014 up to the end of classes in March or April 2015 for 30 multi-grade students of Bitik Elementary School to its Principal and Head Teacher, Ms. Nieva Tongohon.

Brother Jay-R Teodoro, a medical doctor, conducted a baseline assessment of each of the 30 students by taking their weight, height, feet sizes and other basic information in order to determine the progress of the feeding interventions after 3 months.


Brother Barry Poliquit, Chairman of Escudo’s Adopt a Public School Project in Manila, explained that the project is not just a one-time, only for photo-ops activity but a concerted and sustained effort aimed at seeing that each student is given all the possible opportunities to be equipped, physically and mentally, to graduate and even excel to the next level of their educational studies. He further conveyed that the succeeding phases of the project shall include the provision of school supplies and educational materials; minor repair of existing school buildings and sanitary facilities; and finally, the conduct of skills training for livelihood projects to the parents of the students. Most of the families rely on upland farming and gathering of forest products for their income.

Escudo also handed over school supplies, educational materials, board games, eating utensils, and some minor items for school use. The simple turn-over program was witnessed by the two school teachers (Ms. Dessierie Mislang and Cyrille Marbella), most of the parents of the school children and some local residents. The program also included some inspirational talks, group games, late lunch and a brief project consultation meeting with the teachers and parents. A total of 23 individuals coming from Escudo, InfiniTea and Palawan Pawnshop joined the event.

Escudo DeMolay Alumni Chapter No. 4 (NCR) is composed of Senior DeMolays of the Philippines coming from the different chapters of the country. Established in 1991, it promotes leadership, excellence and service among its members and conducts various projects that support the development of the youth and their communities.

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