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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:21 PM

In 1988, the UP Latagaw Brotherhood was founded in UP Miag-ao, Iloilo, bringing the ideals of the Brotherhood to other UP Campuses. After forming the core group, the Latagaw brainstormed on how to sustain membership in order that the flame of Latagaw will keep burning in the hearts of every member, in the campus, and in the whole community as well. Thus the birth of U.P. Hugpong, a social organization. This aims to unite all Visayan speaking students in the university and do community extension services to more or less create impact in the community where it belongs with whom the frontliners of such are Latagaw members. It is in this organization that we have ready recruits for Latagaw apart from those who decided to directly join Latagaw without going through the U.P. Hugpong. This has become the seed organization for future Latagaw members.There were a lot of ladies in the U.P. Hugpong and sometimes they questioned and seriously inquired whether Latagaw Brotherhood will form a sisterhood. With such inquiry, the Brotherhood formulated the constitution and by-laws which is purely Latagaw in nature. The name would come later since it was very easy to incorporate such in the constitution as soon as it’s finalized. Designed the initiation process which is also same with the Brotherhood but those that will conduct the initiation are the ladies while the Latagaw were (are) there for guidance. Then came the formulation of the name of the sisterhood.

The Latagaw unanimously decided that it will be Lamdag, meaning, very bright light, with the official name of UP Lamdag Sisterhood, a light to the Latagaw. The first batch of sisters were Ma. Cristina Tiangco-Munoz, Ma. Elma Paramosa-Erobas and Rhodora Emilia Remonde-Ramiento. The ladies took turn in initiating themselves with the Latagaw’s guidance.

Since the historical founding of the UP Lamdag Sisterhood in UP Miag-ao, Iloilo, the three pioneer members continued to expand seeking quality Lamdags to light the Latagaw, thus, the birth of the U.P. Lamdag Sisterhood in UP Cebu on August 30, 1992. Sis Elma Paramosa-Erobas who’s not just contented in sharing the Lamdag values to her friends, she recruited her own biological sister Ma. Socorro “Kuki” Paramosa as well, which led to the founding of UP Lamdag Sisterhood UP Cebu Chapter. Kuki and three others, Ma. Elena Morallos, Vanessa Michelle Loque and Gina Adlawan survived the first batch under the batch name “Sulo”, a Cebuano term for LAMP, the acronym of their last names. Since then, the UP Lamdag Sisterhood in UP Cebu, has produced a battalion of businesswomen, doctors, lawyers, educators and others were successful in their own field.

In the summer of 1999 when two Lamdag sisters from UP Cebu, Karla Paner and Sol, cross-enrolled in UP Diliman, the Latagaw decided to help establish the UP Lamdag Sisterhood UP Diliman.

The youngest UP unit, the UP Mindanao, also witnessed the coming of UP Lamdag Sisterhood. On September 17, 2000, sixteen students survived the initiation and became the founders of the chapter with the help of Marilyn Tolosa-Martinez, a Lamdag from UP Iloilo Chapter, who was an Economics instructor in UP Mindanao that time. In order to be recognized by the Office of the Student Affairs, the Latagaw and Lamdag fused to one organization naming itself as the UP Latagaw-Lamdag Society. That step was much effective in order to maintain the planned activities every year. The Latagaw and Lamdag, like true brothers and sisters, are helping each other to spread the ideals of the brotherhood and sisterhood, and help the community through outreach programs, sports and seminars.

Other organizations, such as the Lamdag sa Latagaw (later named as the UP Lamdag Social Organization) established in 1986, the KATAKILA (Katahum sa Kiliran sa Latagaw) and the DAKILA (Dalaga sa Kiliran sa Latagaw), composed of girlfriends or better-half of some brothers, were considered informal groups. They were not lectured at all about the ideals of the Brotherhood and Sisterhood. Unfortunately, these all went to a natural death due to lack of membership.

Presently, the UP Lamdag Sisterhood survived the recruitment crisis in different chapters. Apart from being the official female counterpart of the UP Latagaw Brotherhood, it has its own governing body, this time with feminine touch. New members still pour in and the UP Lamdag Sisterhood even supported the Latagaw in dire need of recruiting members and in carrying out difficult tasks to attain the objectives and ideals both for the Brotherhood and the Sisterhood.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 11:24 PM

Great Frat, great soro. No need to copy anyone else. Original. Pinoy na pinoy! Momongan can take the cue from them.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

View PostAdmin, on 11 September 2012 - 11:24 PM, said:

Great Frat, great soro. No need to copy anyone else. Original. Pinoy na pinoy! Momongan can take the cue from them.

thanks for the kind words admin :)
I Love Latagaw, Latagaw forever! in HBST!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:55 PM

Hi Bordge, its great to have Latagaw in the forums. can you share with us if you are still conducting Latagaw Cup in Diliman?




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