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OUR FOUNDING BROTHERS

Arturo B. Atienza, a seasoned campus debater, and a member of the College of Law debating team. He later rose to prominence as a law practitioner in Metro Manila.

Antonio L. Azores, who became the first University Student Council President in 1940, became a coconut tycoon, and later a law practitioner in Washington, D.C., USA.

Benedicto Balderrama, another member of the College of Law Debating Team, was elected first Lord Chancellor. He became a very prominent law practitioner in Metro Manila.

Renato E. Constantino was then the Editor-in-Chief of the Philippine Collegian. He later became a brain trust to political figures, their resident intellectual counsel, an authority on history and nationalism, and a columnist in several newspapers and author of various history books.

Macario Cruz was a student leader, who later became Chief of the U.S. Veterans Administration Legal Department.

Bienvenido C. Ejercito, was an ROTC regimental commander and varsity letterman. He has risen through government service and is now an associate justice of the Court of Appeals.

Florencio B. Florendo was a very studious man who later rose to be a Regional Trial Court Judge and after retirement was elected to the post of Vice-Mayor of his hometown Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija.

Adriano R. Garcia was then president of the University Senior Council. He entered the Philippine Diplomatic Service and was hosted as Philippine Ambassador to key European capitals. His talents were recognized by the United Nations which posted him as its Chief of Mission in several South American countries.

Elias Lavadia was an ROTC Regimental Commander and varsity letterman. He became a General in the Philippine Air Force and was later the General Manager of the Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation.

Rustico V. Nazareno had a reputation for scholarship in the College of Law. He later became an institution in Law practice.

Rosendo J. Nuval was another student with good brains who later became a Commodore in the Philippine Navy.

Francisco Sumulong had good grades in the College of Law. After graduate studies abroad, he established his reputation in law practice, entered politics and served his district in Rizal as Congressman and Assemblyman. He served as the Majority Floor Leader of the House of Representatives.

Gerardo Tioseco was another scholar who eventually earned his place as a businessman and co-owner of SUGECO, an industrial carmaker.

Teodosio V. Valenton was a student leader with good grades. After graduation, he practiced law and became the mayor of Talavera, Nueve Ecija. After politics, he resumed practice and was owner of a Technical College in Manila, and became an agribusiness entrepreneur.

Manuel Vijungco was a law student with excellent grades. He became a reputed law practitioner specializing in transportation cases, a publisher of trade publications and is now APT-elected Board Chairman of the Pantranco North Express Incorporated, and Chairman of its Executive Management Committee.

Jose Villacorta is another popular campus figure with good grades. He became prominent as a law practitioner and later was a city fiscal of Caloocan City until he retired.

Manuel Vistan Jr. was a star varsity letterman in basketball. He later went into law practice and was in movie production until his untimely demise.

Exequiel M. Zaballero Jr. was a student leader. He rose to prominence as a law practitioner and a coconut producer in his province, until he died at an early age.

Professor Ambrossio Padilla was unanimously elected as the Charter Adviser of the fraternity. He became a prominent law practitioner, a professor of law, Solicitor General, and later a Senator. After his retirement from politics, he resumed his lucrative law practice until his untimely demise.

The founding Brothers were men of diverse persuasions and varied interests. For its philosophy, the founders adopted the guidelines: ”We shall not be saved without wisdom, for knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.”

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