From left to right:
(1) Arsenio Baquilid, (2) Eutiqio Lumayag, (3) Virginia Alumbaring, (4) Emilio Almazan,
(5) Alfredo Pepito, (6) Gregorio Galinato, (7) Deogracias Navaja, and (8) Fidel Fernandez
How we started. Our humble beginnings.
Founded in the Philippines by eight agricultural engineering honor students in 1966 at Central Mindanao University (CMU), our organization, Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Philippines,
continues to transform the lives of members and help them become better and productive citizens. Conduct of our members is guided by the three core values: Honor, Service and Loyalty.
From its selective membership that only accepts agricultural engineering students, the fraternity has expanded its membership to include qualified sophomore college students,
regardless of their academic discipline. The academic standard, however, remains the same: members are expected to maintain a very satisfactory academic standing while actively
involve in the numerous socio-civic activities.
Membership is primarily earned during college days and members usually find themselves longing for the unique comaraderie and genuine friendship when they leave the portals
of their alma mater after earning their respective degrees. Today, numerous alumni chapters of Sigma Alpha Epsilon - Philippines have been established around the globe.
Founder in focus. Gregorio Galinato, PhD.
Brod Gregorio Galinato, PhD, one of the founding members, photographed during his acceptance of SAE-Founder's ring and
plaque of appreciation as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. Prior to his retirement from the academia, he served as a
professor at Visayas State University's College of Engineering in Baybay Leyte, Philippines.
We decided to organize a new fraternity,
and ΣAE was officially recognized on August 9, 1966 by the approval of the new CMU
President, Dr. Amado Campos.
― Arsenio "Gene" Baquilid, Co-Founder
The mission of ΣAE is to teach all members practice living like genuine brothers
and sisters and to develop the full potentials of the human resources; intellectually,
socially, and spiritually, in order to empower them singly or severally to lead in all
aspects of human endeavors both in private and public life.
The vision of ΣAE is to live in a community where all people are HONEST
(Obedient, Noble, Enthusiastic, Sincere, and Trustworthy). It is a place where
there is no corruption, people are generous, those in power are not greedy,
everybody does their work passionately, and leaders use their power for the welfare
of everybody, especially those who have less in life.
We have grown from our humble beginnings 50 years ago and we have flourished by demonstrating a strong commitment
to serve our fraternity.
― Dr. Flora Ignacio, Current ISGE
On September 9, 2016, we celebrated our 50th founding anniversary. Chapters around the globe
joined the celebration of the momentous event. From Singapore to United Kingdom, from Canada to the
United States, from Dubai to Saudi Arabia.
Collegiate and alumni chapters, both based in the Philippines
and abroad joined together in celebrating the fraternity's milestone.
Join us. Enjoy the countless benefits of being an Epsilonian!
Be a Leader. Be a SAE.
Our fraternity welcomes those who have good academic background, leadership potential and those who are willing
to undergo the exciting pledgeship process.
In a snapshot, the pledgeship is aimed at helping a potential
member excel academically by making sure that all courses are passed with a minimum acceptable grade,
nurture the leadership skills through planning and implementing socio-civic related activities, among others.
You can checkout the universities and collegiates that have an active chapter by visiting
our chapter-list page.