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         We mourn the passing away on May 4, 2019 of Brod Prospero "Boy" C. Nograles '68A, former Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines, elected to five terms as a member of the House of Representatives representing the 1st District of Davao City, a pillar of the Aquila Legis Fraternity who posthumously inspires forever each and every Aquilan to live by the time-honored precepts of the Aquila Legis Fraternity enshrined in the fraternity anthem that he composed, and a truly dedicated Aquilan who bestowed to the fraternity the legacy of his two sons Jericho Jonas Nograles '05A and Karlo Alexi Nograles '99A, Praeses in 2001-2002.

            We pray that God grant you peace, Brod Boy, and be with you always.

                                                                               -Brother Aquilans

"Aquila Legis, as we go through the years, we'll share with you . . . our joys and our tears."

-Aquila Legis Fraternity Anthem



Brod Prospero "Boy" C. Nograles was 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, Puwersa ng Bayan Atleta (PBA) Party-list Congressman designated legislative caretaker of Davao City's 1st District, and Karlo Alexi Nograles '99A, Praeses in 2001-2002, himself formerly elected as member of the House of Representatives representing the 1st District of Davao and now Cabinet Secretary to the President of Philippines. 


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!"


Our distinguished Brother Prospero Nograles passed away and is now joined with our Creator. 

Let us pray for him and his family. 

-Edwin Legayada '66

Amen! May Brod Boy Nograles now Rest In Peace in Christ!

-Sadiri Padre '73A

Condolences and prayers for the family Brod Boy Nograles.

-Roger Ong '77A

I have a single but vivid memory of our beloved Kuya Boy Nogi. When I was still in college at Loyola in the very early 70s, I met him in a place in Herran where he visited his cousin. He had very, very long hair then and that stuck to my head. I remembered his surname. Little did I know that he will be my brother Aquilan as I did not even know about our fraternity, nor was I decided to go to law school then.

          It is indeed a sad day for the Aquila family. Our highly esteemed and honored senior brother Boy Nograles is an Aquila Icon. And he will never be forgotten as long as our fraternity lives, for he created our meaningful frat song which will make him come to life every time we sing it!

          Rest in Peace Kuya Boy Nogi! A true Aquilan! Fly higher brother fly to the heavens where you will have eternal peace and happiness! We love you!

-Atty. Reginald P. Francisco (Ret.)

Ateneo Law Class 83

Fraternitas Aquilae Legis

My prayers and fraternal sympathy

-Francis Tolentino '81A

RIP Brod Boy, Thanks for the Frat Song! 

-Nando G '71A

Our sincerest Condolences and Prayers to the Nograles families.  Rest in the Peace of Christ Brod Boy.
-Tony Rosales '68B & Minda and Family
“Omnia en Bonum”

My sincerest condolences to the family, friends and constituents of our beloved Aquila Legis Fraternity brother, Former Speaker Prospero "Boy" Nograles.  His untimely death is a great loss to his Davao constituents and to his fellow Aquila Legis Fraternity brothers, like me. May he rest in peace in the kingdom of our Almighty Father, with our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

          From Atty. Lorenzo E. Leynes, Jr., Batch 64-B, Former Secretary of the Senate, during the Senate Presidency of another beloved fraternity brother, Ernesto M. Maceda.

-Lorenzo “Reno” Leynes '64B

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