AQUILA LEGIS FRATERNITY

2016 International Convention

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

October 21, 22, & 23, 2016

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Message from The MOST HONORABLE PRAESES

My Brother Aquilans,

         I congratulate you for successfully holding the Aquila Legis Las Vegas Convention. Although not all of the Brods are able to join you for this most awaited occasion, I am certain that all of the Brods are pleased that you are holding this event in honor of our dearly beloved Fraternity. The holding of this momentous event, is proof of how far this fraternity has come. With so many brods now active beyond the shores of our country, we are now, truly, a global institution.

           For sixty-seven years now, since 1949 when our forefathers first started this great legacy, the Aquila Legis Fraternity, our Brotherhood and Way of Life, has been steadfast. We have endured the test of time and trials thrown against us. Time and time again we have witnessed how Aquilans have conquered all kinds of trials, and we pride ourselves with our ability to surmount the odds, and rightly so, for wherever we are in the world, and in whatever paths we have chosen, we are united by our uncompromising fidelity to our principles, and in our unyielding commitment to our way of life.

          The question that always arises especially from those outside Fraternity, is “How does Aquila Legis do it?” The answer for us all has always been very simple and straightforward. It has never even been a secret, yet it is still so puzzling for some who are not one of us. There is surprisingly no magic formula, and it is beautifully so. Our unhidden blueprint for success has always been our persistence and loyalty to each and every single one of our Principles. Those principles are all we have ever needed to live by. They are what set us apart. They give us strength and allow us to succeed in whatever endeavor we have chosen.

             Truly, it is a great honor to serve our beloved Fraternity side by side with the Brods knowing this, and an even greater honor to simply be part of this Brotherhood. Allow me, on behalf of all the Brods to thank you all for what indeed is another milestone in our Fraternity’s history.

           Through joining the Aquila Legis Fraternity, we have been humbled and taught what it means to be of service to others. We have learned that the greatest joy of being part of this Brotherhood is not some quantifiable benefit to ourselves, but the simple joy of serving a fellow Brod. This conviction, this undying love for our brothers, through our joys and tears, is what animates every Aquilan. Of all the things that this Fraternity has given us, it is our fellow Brods who are the greatest gifts any of us could ever have hoped to receive.

 

           As the Brods shared tonight various visions for our beloved Fraternity, I would like to invite everyone to recall that we are bound by the very same Principles and that we are in fact part of only one brotherhood. We are, in fact, one family. We are One Aquila. As we face the uncertainties of the future, we draw strength from the collective wisdom of our past, inspiration from our present successes, and hope for the promise of and ever more radiant future for this Fraternity. Whatever paths we may take in the tomorrow that is to come, we must remain true to our Principles for it is in how dearly we hold these Principles in our hearts, that our strength as a brotherhood is judged.

           As you celebrate the night’s festivities, may the Lord of the Eagles of the Law grant you all continued success. Let this be the start of another storied tradition to pass down to the next generation. I toast and applaud all you present here tonight, true pillars, who embody the best of this Brotherhood.

              Mabuhay ang Aquila Legis Fraternity!

The Most Honorable Praeses 2016-2017

 

   

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

        On behalf of the Aquila Legis Fraternity, we wish to express our utmost appreciation and sincere gratitude to our delegates and all who made our 2016 Aquila Legis Fraternity International Convention a huge success, and specially acknowledge those to whom we are extremely grateful.

                                                     –Elmer Resurreccion ‘77A, Chairman

2016 International Convention Committee

Our Speakers:

Prospero “Boy” Nograles ‘68A; Keynote Speaker

Precioso “Precy” Perlas ‘56

Jose “Jimmie” Policarpio, Jr. ‘69A

Amante “Tito” Purisima III ‘85

Virgilio “Jun” Farcon, Jr.  ‘83

Luis “Lou”Romero-Salas ‘94

 

Our Core Group:

German “Gerry” Martinez, Jr. ‘77A; COO, Philippines

Rogelio “Roger” Ong ‘77A; CFO, Over-All

Cesar “Ces” Ilagan ‘77B and the Union Bank Team; On-Line Registration

      and Banking Services

Jose Victor “Vic” Giongco ‘97A; Liaison Officer to Caesars Entertainment

       re LINQ Hotel and Casino

Nestor “Nes” De leon ’57; Liaison Officer to Café Moda

Our Facilitators:

Robert “Butch” Andres ‘86B

Michael “Mike” Del Rosario ‘02B

Jose Victor “Vic” Giongco ‘97A

Isagani "Gani" Laluna '73A

Jose “Jimmie” Policarpio, Jr. ‘69A

Amante “Tito” Purisima III ‘85

Justin Ravago ‘12A

John Adelbert “Adel” Reyes ‘04C

Luis “Lou” Romero-Salas ‘94

Nelson Victorino ‘89B

Our Donors:

Hernani “Nani” Fabia ‘72B; Commemorative Lapel Pins

Sadiri Padre ‘73A and Pinky Padre; Commemorative Bags

Edwin Legayada ’66 and Marilyn Legayada; Early Eagle Raffle Prize:

     Hotel Accommodations at the Desert Rose Resort in Las Vegas

Simeon “Mon” Roldan ‘75B; Raffle Prize: Labrot & Graham Woodford

     Reserve Distiller’s Select Personal Selection Kentucky Straight

     Bourbon Whiskey

Adolfo “Pong” Reyes II ‘93A and Anthony “Tony” Manguiat ‘89A;

     Raffle Prize: Lakan Extra Premium Philippine Lambanog

Our Advertisers/Contributors:

Goshen Land Capital, Inc. courtesy of Alexander “Alex” Bangsoy ‘86C,

     CEO/President

Law Firm of Perlas, De Guzman & Partners courtesy of Precioso “Precy”

     Perlas ‘56, Senior Partner

1964-A Batch courtesy of Guido Castellanes, Jr.

1973-A Batch courtesy of Nicolas “Nick” Gomez, Jr.

1978-A John-John Syquia Memorial Batch courtesy of Arnel Glorioso

1986-C Fiscal Felizardo Dando Lota Memorial Express batch courtesy of

     Alexander “Alex” Bangsoy

1986-D Anaconda Gang of Four Batch courtesy of Jonas Karl Victor

     “Chuck” Perez

1995-B Southern Rebels Batch courtesy of Orlando “Olan” Santos

1997-A Decawarlords Batch courtesy of Vicente “Vince” Revil

Our Social Media Responders:

Michael "Mike" Del Rosario ‘02B

Paolo Pamintuan ‘99B

Justin Ravago ‘12A

Luis “Lou” Romero-Salas ’94

Our Event Handlers:

Michael “Mike” Del Rosario ‘02B; Videographer

Virgilio “Jun” Farcon, Jr. ’83 and Zeny Farcon; Merchandisers

Alexa De Leon and Cubby Resurreccion; Delegate Coordinators,

     Check-In and Convention Materials

Our Prayer Guides:

Nestor "Nes" De Leon '57

Roberto "Bobby" Honrado '59

Edwin Legayada '66; Led the Brods in Prayer In Memoriam & Godspeed

     at the Guardian Angel Cathedral, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

 

CONVENTION ITINERARY

October 21, 2016, Friday

24-Hour Hotel Check-In

Hotel Shuttle Is Available from McCarran International Airport

“Airport Shuttle” Kiosks Are Outside of Airport Terminal at Ground Transportation Exit

(To LINQ Hotel and Casino is $20.00 Round Trip)

5:00PM to 9:00PM; Meet and Greet

Welcome Aquilans and Accompanying Guests

Venue:  Café Moda, 3400 South Jones Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Gourmet Dinner Buffet for Aquilans and Accompanying Guests

Dress Code: Aquila Pride

9:00PM-Onward; Night-Out in Las Vegas

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October 22, 2016, Saturday

12:00NN to 5:00PM; 2016 Aquila Legis Fraternity International Convention

Venue:   The Evolution Hall, LINQ Hotel and Casino

3535 Las Vegas Boulevard, Third Floor, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Dress Code:  Business Casual

12:00NN to 1:00PM; Lunch Banquet for Aquilans

1:00PM to 5:00PM; Convention Proper

5:00PM-Onward; Evening Attractions in Las Vegas

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October 23, 2016, Sunday

11:00AM; Hotel Check-Out

12:30PM; Mass In Memoriam for Brother Aquilans Who Have Gone Before Us

Venue:  Guardian Angel Cathedral, 302 Cathedral Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Dress Code: Aquila Pride

2:30PM; Send-Off of Aquilans and Accompanying Guests

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Meet  and  Greet

Venue: Cafe Moda, 3400 South Jones Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Date: October 21, 2016, Friday

Time: 5:00PM to 9:00PM

Dress Code: Aquila Pride

Welcome Aquilans and Accompanying Guests

Eagle's Nest Table

Sign-in of Registered Aquilan Convention Attendees

 

Cocktails

  • Hors d'oeuvres

  • Cash Bar

Gourmet Dinner Buffet

 

  • Entrees

Steak Tips with Mushroom Sauce

Sauteed Mixed Vegetables

Adobo-Style Chicken and Pork

Pan-fried Rice Noodles with Chicken, Pork, Shrimp,

Cabbage and Carrots

Savory Chicken Wings

Steamed White Rice

Pork and Liver Stew with Diced Tomatoes, Potatoes,

Raisins and Garbanzo Beans

  • Dessert Tray

  • Beverages

Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks

DJ-Dancing/Karaoke

 

Raffles, Prizes and Giveaways

 

 

Night-out in Las Vegas

 

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AQUILA LEGIS FRATERNITY

2016 International Convention
Venue: The Evolution Hall, LINQ Hotel and Casino
3535 South Las Vegas Boulevard, Third Floor
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Date: October 22, 2016, Saturday

Time: 12:00NN to 5:00PM

Dress Code: Business Casual

Theme: Visions from Visionaries

 

"Aquila Legis, as we go through the years,

we'll share with you our hopes and fears,

our joys and our tears."

-Aquila Legis Fraternity Anthem

Convention Program

 

Grace before the Meal . . . . . . . . . . Nestor C. de Leon '57

Lunch Banquet

Photo Ops

Call to Order

Philippine National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang)

United States National Anthem (Star Spangled Banner)

Aquila Legis Fraternity Anthem

Invocation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sadiri S. Padre '73A

Welcome Address . . . . . . . . . . Elmer L. Resurreccion '77A,

Convention Chairman

Keynote Address . . . . . . . . . . .  Prospero C. Nograles '68A,

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives

Sharing the Visions from Past Praeses'

Precioso Perlas '56 . . . . . . . . . . . .1959 to 1960

Farley Ampil '65A . . . . . .  . . . . . .1966 to 1968

George Nograles '75A . . . . .  . . . .1976 to 1977

Rodel de Guzman, Jr. '85 . . . . . . . 1986 to 1987

Luis Romero-Salas '94  . . . . . . . . 1997 to 1998

Emerson Palad '01B  . . . . . . . . . . 2004 to 2005

Open Forum

Message from the Most Honorable Praeses

Recognition and Appreciation

Adjournment

Prayer in Gratitude and Godspeed . . . Roberto Honrado '59

Invitation

Mass In Memoriam for Brother Aquilans Who Have Gone Before Us

Venue: Guardian Angel Cathedral, 302 Cathedral Way, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Date and Time: October 23, 2016, Sunday, at 12:30PM     Dress Code: Aquila Pride

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About our Keynote Speaker . . .

PROSPERO C. NOGRALES '68A

 

Prospero C. Nograles is a former Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He was elected as the Speaker of the House on February 5, 2008, the first ever elected Speaker from Mindanao in a hundred years in Philippine legislative history. Beginning in 1989, he was elected to five terms as a member of the House of Representatives, representing the 1st District of Davao City.

 

He was born in Davao City, and finished his primary and secondary education at the Ateneo de Davao University. He then studied at the Ateneo de Manila University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts Degree major in Political Science in 1967, and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the Ateneo de Manila University College of Law in 1971. He placed second in the 1971 Bar Examinations with an average of 90.95%.

 

In 1968, he joined the Aquila Legis Fraternity bestowing to the fraternity the legacy of his two sons Jericho Jonas Nograles '05A and Karlo Alexi Nograles '99A, Praeses in 2001-2002, himself also elected as member of the House of Representatives representing the 1st District of Davao, and before them his brother George Nograles '75A, Praeses in 1978-1979. 

 

He is the epitome of a true Aquilan whose vision for the fraternity moved him to write the fraternity anthem that embodies the precepts of the Aquila Legis Fraternity and how every Aquilan is to abide by and imbibe them. The Aquila Legis Fraternity Anthem has inspired and guided Aquilans through the years and is envisaged to be a resounding source of inspiration and guidance to Aquilans for generations to come. "Fly Higher, Brother, Fly!"

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Convention Lunch Menu

Mixed greens and garden salad, choice of three (3) dressings

Potato salad

Tri-color rotini salad with fresh herb vinaigrette

Sweet cornbread with whipped honey butter

Barbecue beef brisket

Southern fried chicken

Grilled American beef sliders

Roasted sweet potato wedges and steak fries

Corn on the cob

Home-style macaroni and cheese

Executive pastry chef's selection of pies, fruit cobbler and pecan bars

Freshly brewed coffee and decaffeinated coffee

Herbal and iced teas

2016 AQUILA LEGIS FRATERNITY BAR OPERATIONS

         If the heart of the Aquilan within you is beckoning you to our 2016 Aquila Legis Fraternity International Convention, however, circumstances beyond your control prevent you from being there, you may avail of this unique privilege to express your true and enduring Aquila spirit through your much valued generosity for our 2016 Aquila Legis Fraternity Bar Operations.

          "Join in your worthy cause!"

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LAS VEGAS ATTRACTIONS

Shopping

Shopping

Golf Courses

Golf Courses

Grand Canyon Tours

Grand Canyon Tours

Drive Dream Supercars

Drive Dream Supercars

Thrill List

Thrill List

Off Road Adventure

Off Road Adventure

Fight Tours

Fight Tours

Outdoor Firing Range

Outdoor Firing Range

Mob Tours

Mob Tours

Battlefield Weapons Range

Battlefield Weapons Range

Haunted Tours

Haunted Tours

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Our Sincere Thanks and Appreciation To Our Contributors

The Law Firm of Perlas De Guzman & Partners

Suite 3302 C, 33/F, Philippine Stock Exchange Centre, West Tower

Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, 1605, Metro Manila

Telephone Numbers: (632) 706-4424; 687-0740 (Telefax)

Mobile Numbers: (63) 917-8424922; (63) 998-9669207; (632) 788-2506

E-Mail Address: prperlas@perlaslawfirm.com

Precioso R. Perlas

Rodolfo P. De Guzman, Jr.

Jason R. Mejia

Manuel A. Morente, Jr.

Irene C. Ishiwata

Ros Criswin V. Formoso

Jeffrey T. Faculanan

Neil Randy P. Rivera

U.S. Extension Offices:

Glendale Galleria Office Tower

100 West Broadway, Suite 252

Glendale, California 91210

Telephone No. (818) 543-1403

Fax No. (818) 543-1404

Lordegil S. Fernandez

                Manager

Special thanks to

 

ATTY. EDWIN L. LEGAYADA

and MARILYN S. LEGAYADA

 

for the Early Eagle Raffle Prize

SADIRI S. PADRE

Attorney-at-Law

 

3660 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 825

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Tel: 213-375-1226     Fax: 213-375-1227

Cell: 661-645-0187     E-mail: sspadre@gmail.com

ATTY. JOB FLORANTE L. CASTILLO

Partner

AMBRAY CASTILLO LAW FIRM

Suite 501, 5th Floor, The Linden Suites

37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Phililppines, 1605

Telefax Nos. +6326874214; +6326874215

info@ambraycastillolaw.com

job.castillo@ambraycastillolaw.com

J. VICTOR L. GIONGCO

Attorney-at-Law

 

18000 Studebaker Road, Suite 700

Cerritos, CA 90073

Tel: 714-991-4400   Fax: 844-991-4400

Cell: 562-818-8258   E-mail: jvg@jvglegal.com

FIDELITAS EX LEGE

Fiscal felizardo dando lota memorial express batch

1986-C

JUNEL ANTHONY "JUNEL" AMA

ALEXANDER "ALEX" BANGSOY

RAMON "MON" BRANGANZA

TED VICTOR "TED" JIMENEZ

MICHAEL "MIKE" MUSNGI

TEOFILO "TOBY" TANJUATCO IV

JOSE ANTONIO "JOEY" VILAR

ENRIQUE "JUNJUN" YAP

AQUILA LEGIS FRATERNITY

Batch 1964-A

ALFREDO "DONDO" BUNYE

TEODORICO "TEDDY" CAIG+

GUIDO CASTELLANES, JR.

NAZAR CHAVEZ+

ROLANDO "DONDON" DEL CASTILLO+

WILFREDO "WILLY" ENVERGA

RUDY ESPINOSA

CANDON GUERRERO

ERNESTO "ERNIE" JACINTO+

OCTAVIO MACATANGAY

ANTONIO "TONY" PARO

BENJAMIN "BENJIE" PELAEZ

EDITO PINGA

GERONIMO "JERRY" REYES

ALFREDO "BOY" TAN

EDUARDO "ED" VARELA

NICANOR "CANO" VILLAROSA+

FRANKLYN VILLEGAS+

AQUILA LEGIS FRATERNITY

We'll Never Bend!

SOUTHERN REBELS

1995-B BATCH

  • JOSE ANGELO "ANGELO" AGCAOILI

  • HENRY ANGELES

  • ARGINALD JULIUS "ARGIE" ESGUERRA

  • JERIK RODERICK V. JACOBA

  • ORLANDO "OLAN" SANTOS

RISE UP!     BE BRAVE!     BE STRONG!

John-John Syquia Memorial Batch 1978-A

  • Enrico Arteficio

  • Leo Dacera +

  • Efren de Leon +

  • Donardo Donato

  • Jose Alberto Flaminiano

  • Manuel Gaite

  • Reynaldo Garcia

  • Arnel Glorioso

  • Zeo Kalinao Lim

  • Ernesto Liwanag

  • Patrick Macamay

  • Samuel Recto

  • Leonardo  Siguion-Reyna, Jr.

  • Eugene Tenorio

  • Placido Vallarta

  • Elpidio Vega

  • Hermie Villasenor

  • Alberto Vizcocho

MabuHAY AQUILA LEGIS!

hail praeses!

-batch 1973a-

  • BONIFACIO Barrera

  • VIC BENITEZ

  • graciano canda, jr.

  • ruben cleofe +

  • PLACIDO DE LEON

  • didagen dilangalen

  • edy donaTO

  • IRENEO GALICIA

  • VICTOR GARCIA III

  • virgilio gesmundo

  • nicolas gomez, jr.

  • RODOLFO GUTIERREZ

  • DANILO KATIGBAK

  • ISAGANI LALUNA

  • ALEXANDER LIM +

  • ALEX MUYCO

  • SADIRI PADRE

  • VENANCIO REYES

  • OMAR UMPAR +

EAGLE OF THE LAW

1997-A DECAWARLORDS BATCH

  • RONALD AALA

  • RAYMOND APITA

  • MANUEL EDUARDO CARLOS

  • ROMULO DE GRANO, JR.

  • JOSE VICTOR GIONGCO

  • FERDINAND MENGUITO

  • MIGUEL PENA

  • VICENTE HOMER REVIL

  • NIEL RANDY RIVERA

  • CARLOS PRIMO VELAYO

AQUILA LEGIS

Let our cries be heard on high

1986-D batch

Anaconda gang of four

  • catalino vicente "fritz" arabit

  • francis romeo "frank" orena

  • jonas karl victor "chuck" perez

  • renato "ato" salud

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