Those 24 Filipino deligates are the Filipino boy scouts and scouters officials en route to Athens, Greece for the 11th World Jamboree who had died on the plane crash in on July 28th, 1963.
Flags at the Jamboree were placed at half-mast in mourning after the entire Philippine contingent died on the way to the Jamboree. The aircraft carrying the 20 Scouts and 4 Scouters had crashed into the Indian Ocean on approach to Bombay Airport.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran monument of Ramon Valdes Albano, Henry Cabrera Chuatoco & Wilfredo Mendoza Santiago, 11th World Scout Jamboree, on United Arab Airlines Flight 869 the Boy Scouts of the Philippines perished at 1:50 a.m. when the plane crashed into the Arabian Sea , 9 nautical miles from Madh Island Mumbai on July 28th, 1963.
Senior Scout Pathfinder Paulo Cabrera Madriñan (Pasay Council), Paete, Laguna
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) sent a token delegation of three Scouts to Greece days after the crash to inform fellow Scout leaders about the tragedy that struck the international Scouting movement as a whole. Several members of the BSP leadership earlier left for Marathon days before it happened awaiting the arrival of their fellow contingent members.
On behalf of the parents, Antonio C. Delgado, father of Scout Jose Antonio Delgado and Chairman of the World Scout Movement 1971-1973 and also co-designer of the World Scout Badge, gave the response in his speech to the nation during the state memorial service weeks after the crash: "For this is the other side of the coin of grief. The glory. The honor. The triumph... In the forefront of these boy's minds were always held as shining goals the noble ideals of the Scout Oath: 'honor... duty... God... Country.' These boys kept their honor; and they kept the faith; and they gave their all for their country... and I am sure they kept themselves in the friendship of God."
Notable scouts and scouters
The names of the Filipino Scouts and Scouters became street names in Diliman, Quezon City's Barangay Obrero, Laging Handa, South Triangle, Roxas and Paligsahan. They are:
- Air Scout Observer Ramon Valdes Albano (Manila Council)
- Senior Scout Pathfinder Patricio Dulay Bayoran (Pasay Council)
- Air Scout Observer Gabriel Nicolas Borromeo (Manila Council)
- First Class Scout Roberto Corpus Castor (Quezon City Council)
- Senior Scout Pathfinder Henry Cabrera Chuatoco (Manila Council)
- First Class Scout Victor Oteyza de Guia (Baguio Council)
- Life Scout Jose Antonio Chuidian Delgado (Manila Council)
- First Class Scout Felix Palma Fuentebella (Manila Council and Camarines Sur Council)
- First Class Scout Pedro Hermano Gandia (Manila Council)
- First Class Scout Antonio Mariano Limbaga (Zamboanga Council)
- Rover Scout Roberto del Prado Lozano (Dagupan Council)
- Senior Scout Pathfinder Paulo Cabrera Madriñan (Pasay Council and Laguna Council)
- First Class Scout Jose Fermin G. Magbanua (Negros Oriental Council)
- Star Scout Romeo Rafael Rallos (Quezon City Council)
- Senior Scout Pathfinder Filamer Santos Reyes (Cavite Council)
- Star Scout Wilfredo Mendoza Santiago (Manila Council)
- First Class Scout Benecio Suarez Tobias (Tarlac Council)
- Eagle Scout Antonio Rios Torillo (Cavite Council)
- Star Scout Ascario Ampil Tuason (Manila Council)
- First Class Scout Rogelio Celis Ybardolaza (Quezon City Council)
- Contingent Scoutmaster and Physician Bonifacio Vitan Lazcano, M.D.
- Contingent Assistant Scoutmaster Librado L. S. Fernandez (Manila Council)
- Contingent Chaplain Fr. Jose Agcaoili Martinez, S.J. (Misamis Oriental Council)
- Contingent Assistant Scoutmaster Florante Lirio Ojeda (Agusan Council)