The Gamma Kappa Phi Founders, Adviser, Fraternity Sweetheart and Pioneer members at the Divine Word College, Tagbilaran in 1962. (Seating left to right) Alfonso Damalerio, Trifon Mascariñas, Fernando Maslog, Adviser Rosemarie Beldia, Fraternity Sweetheart Josefina Talip, Vicente Baquial Sr.,Ricardo Kuan, Daniel Cubelo, Landelino Maslog. (Standing left to right) Tadeus Acero, Lauro Dominese Jr., Cosmelito Arcaya, Jaime Cubelo, Segundino Sombrio, Prisco Viñalon Jr., Antonio Beldia III, Florante Cimagala, Castor Dompor Jr., Montano Bacol, Nemesio Barafon.
Pictures of history
In 1968, two members of Divine Word College who joined in 1965, Proculo Maslog and Idelfonso Sanchez, transferred their studies in Silliman University in Dumaguete City and organized it as the first school chapter in 1969 to operate outside the province. The picture was taken in August 1972 at the Silliman University Kappans Booth as corrected according to Mila Dagayloan-Avenido. The original seal design painted in plywood displayed at the background was created and drawn by Danilo Villamina in 1970. Squatting in front are late Roger Valencia and Elly; next row from left to right- Porgy Burgos, Roxsy, Ethel Ege, Calvin Mamhot, Elsie Uy, Vivian Villanueva, Ingrid Gadiane, Nenen and Nida Echarri. Members included in the picture but not idenfied were Israel dajao, Louella Anfone, Vilma Garganian, Vilma Bulandres, Fe Montes, Debra Nodado, Aida Blanco, Vivian Villanueva, Dinah Villanueva, Jorja Flores, Emelin Gadingan, Ingrid Gadiane, Ethel Ege, Ms. Jumawan, Estelito Belza, Roger Gadingan, Lito Galarita, Carolina Junasa, Fred Corsame, Mila Dagayloan, Leo Tifora. Some names mentioned were not in photo but also members during the same year as remembered by Leo Tifora.
Reynaldo Pagalan, one of the pioneering members of the Silliman University Chapter in 1969, moved to Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon. His journey to Mindanao as a student gave birth to the fraternity as the first school chapter in the Southern Philippines when he organized in 1970. The photo above are the first batch members of the fraternity taken on February 1971. Squatting left to right; Hayro Fernandez, Elmer Alaba, Rey Pagalan, Jaime Castillo, Felomino Recorte, Winifredo Mahilum, Samuel Guevara, Elmer Arevalo,Fabio Balabat, Marcelino Tanguilig Jr, Vidal Domingo, Napoleon Castañeda, Inocencio Sarren, Alfredo Jandayan, Gershon Quinto, Mario Maghanoy, Abraham Fajardo, Celso Taran, Efren Estay, Rolando Labastilla Back left to right; Medardo Namocatcat, Canicious Ranario, Efrain Arbilon, Paquito Capinpuyan.
The Bukidnon State College (now Bukidnon State University) in Malaybalay, Bukidnon was the second school established in 1972 whom organized by Celso Taran, a pioneer of CMU in 1971. This picture was taken on September 9, 1972 at Campsite (Now Kaamulan) Malaybalay, Bukidnon. According to late Samuel Guevara (CMU-1971), this was during the acceptance and final initiation of pledgees from San Isidro College and the then Bukidnon Normal College (Bukidnon State University).
Diosdado Legara, who became a member in 1972, organized Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan chapter in Cagayan de Oro City in 1974. Photo above are members of the XU chapter, taken during the 19th founding anniversary celebration on October 9, 1981. Members who are visible seating and standing at the table; from left to right, Lesther 'Banjo' Luzano (XU-81), Romeo Gelani (XU-81), Maximo Madulin (Liceo-XU 81), Rey Montesines (XU-81) partly hidden, Allan Aleman (XU-81), standing, Rolando "Jun" Gironella (XU-81), Alexander Empedrad (XU-81), Angelito 'Jim" Jimenez (XU-75 XU-81 re-organizer/Adviser and COC-78 organizer), Ermie Marasigan (XU-81) and Reynaldo "Bata" Amatong (CMU-76 XU-81 co-organizer). Other members on the background are not visible to be named. Also noted is the Gamma Kappa Phi seal posted on the wall with the caption "19th Foundation Day Celebration"; a proof that CDO Kappans are not carrying the fraternity founding year early than 1962.
Raymundo Luzano, Jr., who became a member of the Xavier University Chapter in 1974, organized Velez College in Cebu City in 1975. He was assisted by Noel Agreda, a member of Central Mindanao University batch 1973. This photo was taken in 1977. Standing 2nd row left to right: Romeo Barrientos, Edwin Dakay, Rudy Tantiado-Adviser, Chito Luzano-organizer, Dante Yting, Gil Montesclaros, Danie Paderes, Jun Necessario, Antonio Diaz; standing 1st row left to right: Nanette Muradella, Nena Delgado, Mrs Betty Marquez-Adviser, Renee Baracoso, Babette Minoza, Annie Balabala, not identified, Herminio Omay, and Rolly Taldo.
Paquito Omisol, who became a member in 1973 at CMU, organized Mindanao State University Chapter in Marawi City in 1976. Photo are the Pioneering Batch 1976 and Gamma Batch 1977. Standing at the back row (left to right) James Audi Go(76) , Cosme Anaviso (76) and Richard " Cha" Recoleto (76). Next to back row (sorority standing): left to right: Emy Marimon (77), Ruth Mosqueda (friend of the MSU Kappans); Ruth Cellero (77), Lab Hernandez (76), Arnette Larios (77), Ely Sebial (76), Lilia Quiapo (76), Ralph Vacalares (77), Camilo Laroco (76); Sitting front row left to right: Bobby Mustapha (76), Braulio Fernandez (76), Lolong Luna (76), Allan Gania (77), Fred Villanueva (76); Sitting second row left to right: Ariel Logarta (76), Raul de la Cuadra (76); Edgar Besas (76); Efren Apostol (77), Romy Barantanan (76), Felicisimo “Yaye” Martin (77), Lamberto “Dodong” Ratilla (76) Bor Paquito “Boy” Omisol, CMU Gamma “Touch Me Not Batch 73 (Organizer).