Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (2024)

Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (1)

Founded August 8, 1973
University of Santo Tomas, Espana St., Manila, Philippines
Type Humanitarian Service
Scope International
Motto I was born to live and to die as a Great AKRHO
Colors Red, White, Yellow/Gold
Symbol Sceptre
Chapters Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (2) Philippines = 4000+ ALPHA Chapters for Philippine Colleges, Universities and 10000+ RHO Chapters for Community Based
2000+ Philippine Regional Councils and Districts
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (3) Malaysia = 5 Community based Chapters in the State of Sabah, Malaysia and 1 Community based Chapter in the Federal Territory of Labuan, Malaysia
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (4) United States = 1 Collegiate Chapter at Everest University, Jacksonville, Florida

Skeptron Alumni Association International / SAI :
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (5) Australia = 3
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (6) Austria = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (7) Bahrain = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (8) Canada = 2
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (9) Guam = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (10) Hong Kong = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (11) Indonesia = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (12) Italy = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (13) Japan = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (14) Kuwait = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (15) Macau = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (16) Malaysia = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (17) Papua New Guinea = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (18) Qatar = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (19) Saudi Arabia = 2
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (20) Singapore = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (21) South Korea = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (22) Spain = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (23) Switzerland = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (24) Taiwan = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (25) United Arab Emirates = 2
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (26) United Kingdom = 1
Alpha Kappa Rho (Akroh) (27) USA = 5

Principles Vincit, Omnia Veritas (Truth Conquers All)
Headquarters 1320 Marlboro St., East Fairview
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Alpha Kappa Rho fraternity and sorority (also known as AKRHO, AKP, and SKEPTRON) exists to create a bridge between all men and women committed to seeking the social advancement of under-represented populations. The organization was founded by 16 Grandhigh Skeptrons from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines (the Mother Chapter), with the name of 'Alpha Kappa Rho' and was constituted on August 8, 1973. The Senior Grandhigh Skeptron Founding Members were headed by the leadership of brother Jose 'Boy' Chua and the rest of the Senior Grandhigh Skeptron Founding Fathers:

  • Nolly Manalo
  • Roger Sarmiento
  • Gil Villegas
  • Monchet Cabrera
  • Thaddeus de Lara
  • Tanny Bernabe
  • Philip Diman
  • Philip Balangue
  • Renato Go
  • James Bracewell
  • Mark Quequep
  • Arnel Lorenzo
  • Edwin Solano
  • Ronaldo Leuterio
  • Teddy Aves

Alpha Kappa Rho Sorority

The Alpha Kappa Rho Sorority was founded at the University of Santo Tomas and constituted in 1975 by the Grandhigh Skeptron Founding Ladies:

  • J.J. Aquino (deceased)
  • Marisa Comuyog
  • Alda Altiveros
  • Girlie
  • Grace Mendoza
  • Joy Mercado
  • Susan
  • Irene Ileto
  • Tepi

The seed of the organization has been planted and the need became clear for a formal structure to contain the mutual feelings among members. It was in the same University the organization pioneered an inter-collegiate brotherhood and until now is known to Philippines Schools, Universities and Colleges as Alpha Kappa Rho Inter-Collegiate Service Fraternity and Sorority.

The Skeptron Society has always been and always will be an organization steeped in the tradition of the past and dedicated to the pursuit of Brotherhood and Sisterhood. The organization is made up of men and women from all cultures, religious backgrounds and interest. It has spread throughout the archipelago and throughout the world and is now known as the Alpha Kappa Rho International Humanitarian Service Fraternity—Alumni, Fraternity and Sorority. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, creed, political beliefs, sexual preference, etc., but maintains loyalty and unity while striving for patience, perseverance and pride.

First AKRHO National Convention

In August 8, 2008, exactly 35 years since the fraternity was established, the first National Convention was held at Amaranto Stadium, Quezon City which was attended by more than a thousand members from the Philippines and abroad. The first National Supreme Council was likewise established.

Elected AKP national officers were the following:

  • Brother Richard Buscaino (RB)- National Grand Skeptron
  • Brother Victor Rito (VGR)- National Vice Grand Skeptron (Luzon)
  • Brother Gilbert Caballero (GC)- National Vice Grand Skeptron (Visayas)
  • Brother Rolan Abu (Ben Abu)- National Vice Grand Skeptron (Mindanao)
  • Brother Jose Vicente Icasiano Jr (Jun I)- National Keeper of the Scroll/Secretary General
  • Brother Jojo Del Rosario- National PIO/Spokeperson
  • Brother Kim Ledesma- National Treasurer

Affiliated groups

  • Skeptron Alumni, Inc. (S.A.I.) - The organization of all Skeptron Alumni worldwide.
  • Skeptron Order of Law (S.O.L.) - Skeptron Alumni members who are taking up law and those who are in the legal profession.
  • Skeptron Order of Law Enforcement (S.O.L.E.) - Skeptron Alumni members who are in the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, and Armed Forces of the Philippines.
  • Skeptron Order of Seafarers (S.O.S.) - Skeptron Alumni members who are working in the world's seas and oceans.
  • AKRHO MARINES - dedicated members of Alpha Kappa Rho in Cebu who are willing to die and defend the name of the Organization.
  • NASAP - National Association of Skeptron Alumni and Professionals
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