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2014, March 8.  University of the Philippines Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity, 75th Anniversary

Litho Offset, Amstar Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Blocks of  4, Sheets of  40




Se-tenant Blocks of Four   (30,000)

10p  75th Anniversary Logo

10p  The Malcom Hall, Oblation and Alpha Phi Beta Seal
10p  The Charter Members, the Oblation and Malcom Hall

10p  75th Anniversary Logo, Lady Justice and the Oblation



Layout Artist:  Victorino Serevo



First Day Covers:  Manila



Phlpost Official FDC Envelope



Privately Issued FDC




The Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity is the exclusive College of Law fraternity in the University of the Philippines.

To this date, the Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity maintains its singular existence as a UP College of Law-based fraternity, with no recognized chapters outside the University of the Philippines in Diliman (Quezon City).   Its present roster of Lords hails from the UP College of Law and from pre-law colleges in the University.

 In October 1939, some juniors and sophomores of the College were moved to marshall unaffiliated scholars and student leaders into an organization that would be held together by close fraternal bonds. They aspired to be a relevant factor on campus, and in national affairs. The immediacy of their resolve was spurred by the desire to mobilize the studentry and place themselves in the forefront of the effort to dampen what they perceived was a threatened dictatorship about to be born when then Philippine President Manuel Quezon declared the creation of a “one-party” government.

It was in this context that the “Association of the Philippine Barristers” was conceived. In November 1939, the Charter Members adopted the Greek letters A Φ B equivalent to the organization’s initials. Charter member and respected nationalist-historian Renato Constantino wrote the Fraternity Motto “We shall not be saved without Wisdom, for Knowledge is Power, but only Wisdom is Liberty.”





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