In the mid 70's, a group of DeMolays studying in Metro Manila
with its Chapter Advisor organized a Manila-based extension
of the Serafin V. Aguilar Chapter. The purpose of the organization
was to continue in Manila, the camaraderie and fellowship
in their Mother Chapter. The group was named " Escudo Group".
Escudo which means "shield", is an extension
of a Knights Templar's
armament. It is recalled that Knights Templar were the elite group
of warriors during the time
of the Crusader. It was here that the
Order of DeMolay was named after the last Grand Master of
Sovereign Order of
the Knights Templar, Jacques DeMolay.
Thus, relevant to its mission, the group adopted the word Escudo,
that the group would be an extension arm of the
S.V. Aguilar Chapter, and it vowed to protect or shield the
of the Order and its members.
Ten years later, in March 13, 1985, on the occasion of
the Charter Day of the National
Supreme Council of DeMolay,
a group of Senior DeMolays from Region VI based in Metro Manila
were reunited. Moved and
inspired by the historic event, the
group agreed to rejoin together and form the "ESCUDO CLUB".
During the Annual
Meeting of the Club held in Makati Skyline in
October 29, 1991, two major resolutions were approved by the members:
To open the club membership to all Senior DeMolays
who are willing to be active members of the Club.
2.To seek affiliation
with the DeMolay Alumni Association
of the Philippines (DAAP).
It is within the historic perspective that the ESCUDO
Alumni Chapter No. 4, NCR was born
and instituted on December 14, 1991.
A potent force for the development of the society.
*To identify, encourage and develop the potential of each member.
*To utilize the same for the betterment
of the Order of DeMolay.
*To initiate activities with the community, especially the youth.
: Bro. Tito G. Cruz
: Bro. Roice Castro
Secretary : Bro.
Treasurer : Bro. Danilo Ramirez
: Bro. Rudolph Cocjin
Chaplain : Bro.
Bro. Rhaney A. Gempesaw. PP
Bro. Bien Samonte
Bro. Dexter Macrohon
Bro. JP Varela
Vicente B. Acssay, Jr., PP, Chev
Bro. Benny Dionson
Bro. Clifton Chiu
Bro. Alan Javellana, PP, Chev
Bro. Orlando M. Salatandre, PP
Dad Eduardo Escano
ROLL OF PAST PRESIDENT
Bro. Alan Javellana, Chev
Bro. Vicente Acsay, Jr., Chev
Bro. Joel Alimon,Chev
Bro. Jose Avelino Magbanua, Chev
Bro. Wilson Lee, Chev
Bro. Carlos Marinas
Bro. Rowan Labro, Chev
Bro. Orlando Salatandre, Jr.
Bro. Jerick A. Gempesaw, PMC
Bro. Clifton Chiu
Bro. Voltaire Joseph Piansay
Bro. Rhaney A. Gempesaw, PJC
Bro. Robert Varela, PIKC