AKRHO

The Alpha Kappa Rho brothers and sisters with their families pose for a photo following a cleanup activity at American Memorial Park on Sunday.

Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

ALPHA Kappa Rho, a fraternity and sorority established in the Philippines in 1973, has been certified by the Department of Commerce as a nonprofit organization in the Commonwealth, and has also been licensed by the CNMI Department of Finance to engage in humanitarian services.

On Sunday, Alpha Kappa Rho or AKRHO, conducted its first community project on Saipan by conducting a cleanup activity at American Memorial Park in Garapan.

AKRHO Saipan chapter acting president Benedict Canete said he and about 20 other members — also known as Skeptrons —  started the cleanup  at 8 a.m.

“Our mission is to provide community service and positive social experiences,” he added.

He said AKRHO’s principles are based on respect, courtesy, understanding and love.

“Our vision is for the advancement of a just and humane society by always seeking the truth, peace, harmony and goodwill,” he added.

He said some of the group’s members have been working on island since the 1980s and the 1990s.

“Through the help of social media we were able to finally form a Saipan chapter,” he added. “We had our first meeting on Dec. 12, 2020.”

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