It was on the 8th day of August year 1973, the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Dominic, patron saint of the University of Santo Tomas, Espana St., Manila, Philippines sixteen young, all-male, energetic and ambitious freshmen and sophomore students of the University, sharing the same interest, dreams and ambitions, formed their own kind of fraternal organization - the ALPHA KAPPA RHO Fraternity. This was during the tumultuous early years of the martial rule in the Philippines. However the time was then, these young men guided by the Almighty, bonded themselves together as one.
Our group was formed out of necessity since all that time, as it is now, members of other fraternities in the AB-Commerce building of University of Santo Tomas, would recruit potential neophytes to join their ranks. But since this new grouping, who’s for the boys in Metro Manila were themselves already in a band in the campus, and in order to ward-off the pesky recruiters who could not wait to lay their hands on them, they thought - why not form their own?
Lead by Bro "Boy" Chua, whose idea was it to form their own brand of fraternity, and with Bro Noli Manalo, Bro Roger Sarmiento, Bro Teddy Aves, Bro Philip Balange, Bro Tanny Bernabe, Bro James Bracewell, Bro Monchet Cabrera, Bro Philip Diman, Bro Renato Go, Bro Teddy De Lara, Bro Arnel (Lim) Lorenzo, Bro Vismark Quequep, Bro Edwin Solano, Bro Ronnie Leuterio and Bro Gil Villegas, they founded the ALPHA KAPPA RHO Fraternity or AKRHO. Thus, the seed of the organization was planted and soon after the birth of ALPHA KAPPA RHO came to be.
It happened that our founders themselves were likewise starting to recruit young members to join their own rank. Tensions rose within University of Santo Tomas campus among fraternities with our presence. Inevitably, we had to show true grit during heightened emotions, even when others tried vainly to erase the name ALPHA KAPPA RHO in the face of the earth. Our growing young fraternity then stood their ground and faced adversities with much courage, vigor and fortitude, in defense of, and for the protection of its existence.
The collective unanimity among our founding members to pursue with firmness the existence of ALPHA KAPPA RHO became very clear. Soon after, under the guidance of the Founding ALPHA KAPPA RHO brothers, the ALPHA KAPPA RHO Sorority was likewise established. With smart and friendly Sister such as Sis Marissa Cumuyog, the late Sis Jayjay Aquino, Sis Alda Altiveros, Sis Girlie Tesoro, Sis Grace Mendoza, Sis Jay Mercado and Sis Irene Ileto, they formed the first Sorority Members of the ALPHA KAPPA RHO in University of Santo Tomas.
In so short a time, the small group developed into a strong force-in character and spirit, as well as in great number. Its popularity grew by leaps and bounds! More Collegiate Chapters were formed in different Universities and Colleges in Metro Manila, and over the years spread as well to all parts of the Philippines. Later, Junior and Community Chapters were likewise established and became part of the ALPHA KAPPA RHO family. Bro Jun Pasaporte (deceased) and Bro William Ho founded the Junior ALPHA KAPPA RHO at the University of the East.
Gonzalo "Jun Labo" Pasaporte Jr. was born on September 23, 1958 in Okinawa, Japan. He was raised by his nurturers Mr. Gonzalo Pasaporte Sr. and Mrs. Cirila Gelera. Bro Jun Pasaporte’s siblings include Gloria Gelera Pasaporte, Grace Gelera Pasaporte, and Gladys Gelera Pasaporte. He was the third of three sisters who also joined AKP sometime in 1983 under University of the East (U.E) caloocan chapter. After the completion of his primary studies at St. Joseph’s Academy in 1971, Jun Pasaporte enrolled at the University of the East C.M. Recto Manila, Philippines for his secondary education in 1972. He tried to join as a neophyte of The Skeptrons AKP - ALPHA KAPPA RHO (AKRHO) Intercollegiate Service Fraternity and Sorority on 1st week of August 1975 along with Noriel Arcadio and the late Rey Quitoriano same as well from U.E. (University of the East) Recto High School. Persistently went forward to the stamping ground of AKRHO at U.E. Student Canteen. But, somehow was rejected on the first attempt since high school educatees are barred to join college fraternities at that time. However the officers and board members of the AKP U.E. (University of the East) Chapter decided to consent high school educatees so as to attain with the growing population of the other fraternities in U.E. (University of the East) Recto campus and also the MASS RECRUITMENT has been approved. 1975 Skeptron officers composed of the leadership of Bro Pykes Opuz - GS (Grand Skeptron President), Bro Bong Carandang VGS (Vice-Grand Skeptron President) and fellow officers Bro Jun Mayuga, Bro Jerry Zaguire, Bro Ching Mendoza, Bro William Ho and Bro Auggie Fabian.
Jun Pasaporte, Noriel Arcadio and the late Rey Quitoriano finally underwent initiation on the 3rd week of August 1975 where they passed and welcome as brothers The Skeptrons AKP - ALPHA KAPPA RHO (AKRHO) Intercollegiate Service Fraternity and Sorority U.E. (University of the East) Chapter.
Immediately after the credence acceptance from AKP, Jun Pasaporte began to show his loyalty, sincerity and leadership by recruiting neophytes from high school section not only from his school but also in the nearby schoolhouses and universities such as U-Belt (University Belt), F.E.U. (Far Eastern University), P.S.B.A. (Philippine School of Business Administration) and N.C.B.A. (National College of Business and Arts).
In 1976 the merging of OMEGA Fraternity and Sorority of San Sebastian College and ZETA UPSILON Fraternity of U.E. (University of the East) Recto with the ALPHA KAPPA RHO (AKRHO) Intercollegiate Service Fraternity and Sorority mark the beginning of the growth of ALPHA KAPPA RHO. The population of AKP commenced in greater numbers, expanding aggressively in massive members welcomed and much stronger than any other fraternities in the U-Belt (University Belt) area. The word AKRHO was established and among those being feared by rival fraternities.
The growth of the AKP in 1975 was because of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth with the coherent full cooperation, strong powers and determinations of our brothers and sisters of F.E.U. (Far Eastern University), P.S.B.A. (Philippine School of Business Administration) and N.C.B.A. (National College of Business and Arts) and San Sebastian College chapters with the help of the High School Skeptrons headed by Bro JUN "LABO" Pasaporte then called the DELTA KAPPA RHO or Junior Skeptrons.
These five mentioned universities were the key factors in the growth of the ALPHA KAPPA RHO (AKRHO) Intercollegiate Service Fraternity and Sorority. Bro Jun "Labo" Pasaporte devoted his time and life for AKRHO. He died in July 17, 2003 at age 45 in Manila, Philippines.
In addition to the adaption of the ALPHA KAPPA RHO Sorority, other fraternities and sororities with the same thoughts and feelings as that of the ALPHA KAPPA RHO at that time merged with it. From these mergers evolved one practice which becomes the hallmark of our group.
For one, the noble, the traditional hand mark and its handclasp was a covenant agreed by our foreleaders from both ALPHA KAPPA RHO and the Omega Fraternity and Sorority, Inc. Reresented by our OFSI Brothers from San Sebastian College, Bro Alex Ramirez, Bro Dennie Ravarra, Bro Alex Mangubat, to name a few, and together with the Officers of the founding Members and the Officers of ALPHA KAPPA RHO, they signed pledge for and in behalf of each other’s group. This merge which happened in September 1976 at Rancho, Marikina (then a municipality) was momentous for to this day we carry in our hands the mark of synthesis, the handclasp that set a strong bond and true unity under one name, the ALPHA KAPPA RHO.
The AKRHO or the SKEPTRON SOCIETY as it is likewise known has always been and always will be an organization steeped in the tradition of the past-free expression, fun loving, seek for the truth, unity, loyalty, respect, the pursuit of true Brotherhood and Sisterhood. The Organization is made up of men and women from diverse cultural, social, religious, political backgrounds and interest. It has spread through-out the archipelago and all over the world and has now become better known as the ALPHA KAPPA RHO International Humanitarian Service Fraternity and Sorority.
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:
Meanwhile, the Alpha Kappa Rho National Capital Region Collegiate Council (AKP-NCRCC) was established after the series of meetings of various college and university chapters from the university belt and other parts of the NCR. Under the supervision by the VGS for Luzon, Bro Victor G Rito, an election was held on February 22, 2009. The election was attended by majority of collegiate chapters in NCR, likewise, the suffrage was witnessed by representatives from the National Council, Alumni, and community chapters.
Elected AKP-NCRCC were the following:
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