Tau Kappans once again have proven that they are above the ordinary and persons of excellence when they successfully clinched the top place in their own fields of endeavour. Such a feat has been shown by brothers Gerard Nelson Manalo, Efren Marfil, John Resado, Alonto Bangkulit, Jr. and John Ric Quinsaat.
Bro. Gerard Nelson Manalo | Best Speaker
Brother Gerard (right) interpellating his opponent.
In a live telecast of ANC Channel’s “Squre Off: The Firm Debates” on August 15, 2014, Bro. Gerard Nelson Manalo was chosen by the panel of judges as “The Best Speaker.” He was a member of a team of debaters from Far Eastern University Institute of Law which include Portian Sis Andrea Adelle Gabot and Clara Maria Beatriz Calayan who was declared as People’s Choice for Best Speaker.
The issue sought to be resolved was whether or not “the 1987 Constitution should be amended to allow a President to be elected for a second term.” The FEU Law team argued and defended in the negative against the debating team of St. Louis University, Baguio City. Such issue is an offshoot of a rumored clamor of the public to allow President Simeon Benigno Aquino to run for a second term. The 1987 Constitution allows a President to run for only one term of six years.
Brod Gerard is presently connected with a law firm and an office at the House of Representatives. He hails from Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. He is the batch leader of “El Quatro Causa,” a name they have chosen when initiated into the fraternity.
Bro. Efren Marfil | Top Financial Advisor
On May 16, 2014, Bro. Efen Marfil received an award as a Top Financial Advisor for 2013 from the AIG Partners Group, which is known in the US and the world as the largest insurance and financial company. He is always a qualifier as a top producer every year since 1996. The awarding and recognition ceremony was held at Biltmore Four Seasons Resort, Sta. Barbara, California.
Bro. Efren is licensed to engage in Federal Securities and State Life, Health & Disability Insurance. He is involved in Financial & Estate Planning in several States of the United States of America such as California, New Jersey, Texas and Nevada. He and his family are presently residing in Huntington Beach, California. He is recently elected as one of the Directors of the Tau Kappa Phi Law Fraternity Alumni Society – USA and Canada during their reunion on July 2014.
Bro. John Resado | Champion Bowler
For the second year in a row, Bro. State Prosecutor John Resado bowled himself up as the Champion to the 2014 SPPAAI DOJEA Bowling Tournament held on August 7, 2014. He is this year’s defending champion having won the same competition last year. The tournament is part of the Department of Justice’s programs and activities. He has been a State Prosecutor since 2005.
Bro. Alonto Montawal Bangkulit, Jr. | Sharpest Shooter
Bro. Alonto Montawal Bangkulit, Jr. hit the Championship spot with a bang at the 2014 8th Marine Batallion Ultimate Challenge Shootfest. He had joined different gun shooting competitions around Mindanao like the 1st PDEA Regional Director’s Cup Level 1, in Cotabato City and 1st PMA Sanlingan Class 2005 Cup, among others.
Bro. Alonto is presently the Municipal Administrator of the town of Datu Montawal, Maguindanao.
Bro. John Ric Quinsaat | Toughest Fighter
Do not mess up with a highlander as people say. This is true with Bro. John Ric Quinsaat who was born and raised in Naneng, Kalinga-Apayao. He was the winner in the 2014 Combat Sports Friendship Games held on June 15, 2014 at SM Mall Of Asia, Philippines.
The said competition is somewhat similar to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where competitors use various martial arts techniques to outdo each other. Bro. John Ric is skilled in the art of Muay Thai. KMA Fitness and Martial Arts organised the said event. Brod John Ric trains at Fitness and Self-defence Techniques (F.I.S.T.) Gym.