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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