Pi Sigma turns 40

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


THE Pi Sigma Fraternity will celebrate its 40th founding anniversary on August 15, with the theme "Serve the People. Be a Leader. Be a Sigman."

Founded by eight young students of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman a month before the declaration of martial law, the fraternity adopted the twin principles of "Paglingkuran ang Sambayanan" and "Paragon of Scholarship" in view of the existing socio-political milieu then.

Since its establishment, the Fraternity's chapters have mushroomed in major cities, towns and universities across the archipelago, transforming into a national brotherhood of principled Sigmans committed to bringing meaningful changes in the Philippine society.

Regional celebrations have been scheduled by resident and alumni brods to mark the Fraternity's achievements in its four decades of existence.

Brods in the Bicol region will kick off the celebrations on August 4 starting at 2 p.m. at the Governor's Guest House in Legazpi City, while brods from various provinces in Central Luzon and Northern Luzon will hold their own program on August 8 at 5 p.m. at the Hacienda Royale Clubhouse in San Fernando, Pampanga and the Fontana Leisure Parks in Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles City.

On the other hand, brods from the entire Mindanao island will mark the Fraternity's anniversary at the London Beach Resort in General Santos City on August 11 at 5 p.m.

The 40th Anniversary Celebration and Gawad Sigman 2012 Awards Night will then be held at the UPAA Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman campus in Quezon City on August 15 at 7 p.m.

The Fraternity will also hold the 25th edition of the Annual UP Pi Sigma Fraternity Open Debate Tournament in UP Diliman from August 8 to 31 where important social issues will be tackled by participants from UP Diliman, other UP units and invited schools in Metro Manila.

Arguably the country's longest-running campus-based debate tournament, the Fraternity's yearly activity aims not only to educate the students and participants on various social issues, but also to hone the participants' debating skills.

The Fraternity has also lined up various activities throughout the year, including the Sigman Martyrs and Heroes Night on August 27, the Paragon Leadership Camps in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao in November, and the Paskong Sigman Annual Awards on December 8.

All members of the Fraternity are invited to participate in these gatherings nationwide.

Sigmans may contact Brod Peter Gonzales at 09178821829, Brod Ruben Felipe at +639062028795 and Sis Franchezca Ann Bande at 09185246317 and 09064553863.

Sigmans who wish to confirm their attendance or send queries may email pisigmafrat@yahoo.com.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 02, 2012.

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