The DeMolay Alumni Association of the Philippines (DAAP) is a group of professionals who are alumni of the International Order of DeMolay, a fraternal Order of young men between the ages of 13 to 21. It is a non-stock, non-profit organization whose aim is to promote camaraderie among its members. Even though the Order of DeMolay was introduced in the Philippines way back 1946, it was only in 1992 that the DAAP was formally organized. Since then over 35 chapters nationwide with over 2,000 active members have been organized.
The DAAP envisions a dynamic and functional nationwide network of DeMolay Alumni chapters are bonded by the principles of the Order of DeMolay to become better men and citizens, a potent force in the growth and development of our society.
Membership of the DAAP are professionals with ages ranging from 22-60. They can be found in a wide range of industries such as banking and finance, engineering, medical, manufacturing, legal, academe, media, telecommunication as well as government sector. Some of the well-known DeMolays are movie director Joel Lamangan, Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay, singers Ely Buendia of the Eraserheads and Luke Mijares of the Southborder, Lutayan Municipal mayor Suharto “Teng” Mangudadatu and many others who are successful in their fields of endeavors who greatly attributed the Order as one of the many reasons of their success.
The DAAP is governed by a set of officers coming from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The Secretariat is located in Manila. The National Congress (DANCON) is the annual highlight of the organization where the year’s program of activities are deliberated and the set of officers are elected biennially.