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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:06 PM

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:59 PM

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September 18, 2007


Dear Brods:




Congratulations to all on our 39th Founding Anniversary!




We’ve surely come a long way and though the drive has been somewhat bumpy, it was to a great extent, a terrific and exciting journey. I will try (and hopefully succeed) to provide you with the requested snippets of anecdotes about those early days leading to the foundation of the frat. However, digging through one’s memories, particularly when we’re talking of 39 long years, will always be an effort of sorts. Searching for those vivid images, adjusting the focus for some that appear murky, and discarding those that trigger unpleasant feelings while trying, at the same time, to render unbiased, accurate accounts, can be a challenging chore.




I can only hope that my memory serves me right.




“those intervening years before the foundation”





We all met during our sophomore year in the university. Classmates in a few general curriculum courses as well as in some political science subjects, we were drawn together by our common interests in political theory and philosophy and the intense desire to make a mark in this vast academic community called UP.




We would often spend hours, in various spots all over campus, but often on the lawn area outside the main library arguing and debating endlessly over theories of Machiavelli , Aristotle, Calvin, Aquinas or some forgotten philosopher. Mind you, we were not intellectuals, just a bunch of guys fascinated by what countries and people do that eventually shaped this world.




We came from different backgrounds. Resty (Alfonso), Tito , and myself were Manila bred guys while Talek, Roy, and Romy (Fortes) came from Midsayap, Cotabato, Cardona, Rizal and Irosin, Sorsogon, respectively. All of us, I believe entered the university as entrance scholars- the first and the last time any of us earned that distinction.


It was a strong bond of friendship that over time extended to something more concrete, acquiring a sense of purpose and mission that needed to be expressed.




“the Political Science Club-the nucleus”




By our 3rd year, we became part of a bigger group of political science majors that included most of the Founders Batch and the future founders of Tau Gamma Sigma. It was an expanded social circle of friends and acquaintances, mostly classmates, who met quite regularly and frequently. Some of the senior members of the group were already part of the Political Science Club - one of the biggest (numbering more than a hundred members) and certainly one of the most influential student organization in Diliman during our time. We were invited to join the club and join we did.




Political Science is considered the best preparatory course for law and the club was populated by members whose ultimate goal was to be a member of the bar. Naturally, it was ruled by members of the law fraternities, which at that time was composed of Sigma Rho, Alpha Phi Beta, and Scintilla Juris. There was a smattering of Upsilonians but majority of the fratmen and sorority women came from the aforementioned groups.


The” Poli Sci Club” was also a rich fishing ground for recruits. As such, we were approached either individually or as a group by all of them. It was a struggle not to yield

to the promise of lifelong camaraderie and years of “pleasant existence” in the College of Law ( and within the university itself) that was being offered by each.


None of us were convinced, though tempted, to give in to the pressures. We refused to lose our identity nor give up what we started together.




We knew what we wanted. We will build a new brotherhood - an organization founded on a new set of ideals, democratic in practice, liberal in thinking, distinct but not elitist in its perspective, rich in diversity, and most of all open and tolerant in its views.




It was our turn to do the fishing inside this big pond called the Political Science Club.



“the founding years”




Establishing the frat was, for most of us, a work in progress. The first two years were the hardest. Designing the framework, defining the standards, and building the structure took a toll on everyone. Day after day we would meet to continue where we left off. Weekends were spent updating each other on the progress of individual assignments and consolidating inputs. Talek’s dorm room and Romy’s apartment somewhere in Anonas were turned into work shops cum sleeping quarters.



From among the group, it was Resty Alfonso who took on the task of working on the framework and standards that will ultimately define the organization. His keen mind and sharp intellect made him the most suited for this role. Who and what we are, as well as what we stand for, are, to my opinion the most critical questions that needed to be answered. Finding the answers was not easy. Ideas were flowing freely from everyone but concretizing them to form a solid whole, linking each one into a coherent, relevant , meaningful concept, while making sure that they collectively represent our deepest aspirations, was the real challenge.




While Resty was neck deep in research, Talek, Roy, Romy, Tito, and myself were working feverishly to attend to the details of organizing. The design of recruitment procedures, membership guidelines, initiation and indoctrination processes as well as rituals made our heads spin. The organizational structure from the head of the frat down to the lowest ranking officer had to conform to the overall scheme of things. The devil is in the details, so the saying goes, and for all of us it seemed like we would spend eternity figuring how to make sense of everything.




After months of research and countless meetings, Resty finally presented to us his opus- The Tenets and the Code of Conduct. It was then, and still is now, a superbly written doctrine that defines with utter simplicity and yet profoundly deep in meaning and value what to us was the proper representation of true brotherhood.




He also introduced to us the Triskelion - a figure that showed three running legs radiating and connected from a common center, which is symbolic of all the dynamic forces in physics and from an Asian standpoint, a symbol that represents the three aspects of dependent relationships which give existence to all functioning things. It was both a fitting symbol and portrayal of our philosophy-encompassing the entire spectrum of our beliefs and ideology. Soon after, it was adopted unanimously by all six of us as our seal and emblem.



“a rose by any other name….”





Adopting a name for the frat was the subject of much discussion. We initially took the position that we should use a non-Greek letter name as one way of signaling our departure from the system. From among the many suggestions given, we somehow leaned towards the name Fraternal Order of the Triskelions. However, during the last stage of our preparations, we realized that it was to our best interest that we take the Greek letter route as it was a more acceptable proposition from the perspective of recruitment. Furthermore, we also wanted to avoid being perceived as a mere honor society or be ranked a notch lower than the established frats.




As a compromise, we decided to favor the name Triskelions’ Grand Fraternity and adopted the Greek letter initials Tau Gamma Phi.



“the founding batch”





By the latter part of the second semester, we were ready to begin active recruitment. We were able to secure pledges of willingness to join from a few close friends but we needed more recruits to reach the number required by the university for a student organization. Thus, we decided to begin selection from a short list of names, ranking the individuals on the basis of their commitment levels, strength of character, potential contribution to the frat and leadership skills. Allow me to name a few brods from the Founders Batch whose significant contributions paved the way towards the fulfillment of our ideals:




Rolando “Rolly” Bayan- strong in academics, highly analytical, we sought his counsel during critical times, a real devil’s advocate during important discussions, and an excellent political strategist/ ( Rolly graduated with Political Science degree as well as an LLB from the UP College of Law, became a ranking legal officer in the Office of the President of the Philippines until his brutal murder in the late eighties in his residence along with his wife. The case remains unsolved up to this day.)
Gerardo “Gerry“ Dacanay- highly principled, strong convictions, good leadership skills, an implementor ( Gerry eventually became the third GT, a philosopher-warrior, it was during his watch when the first major conflict with Kappa Epsilon occurred . (He graduated with a Political Science Degree, reportedly went abroad soon after. His present location is unknown to me.)
Cesar “Cid” Diomampo – a born leader, highly organized, became Corps Commander of the UP ROTC (a position whose campus stature was equivalent to the UP Student Council President) assumed the GT position right after Gerry, credited for putting a more regimented approach to organizational discipline, it was during his administration when the frat mounted its first major political campaign in UP- the KAKASA party with Rene Guioguio as standard bearer for AS Council President, it was also the first time that we were recognized as a political force in Diliman ( he graduated with a Political Science degree, a successful businessman, Cid is still very active in frat affairs as Treasurer of the Alumni Association)
Alvin DeVeza- an active and reliable organizer, an all around guy and an excellent propagandist, often called” Mr.Newsman”- he is a one man information machine providing the frat the much needed intelligence data during the turbulent period (Alvin graduated with a Political Science degree, worked in Congress and taught in a Metro Manila school, he died a few years ago)
And of course, one should not forget the others whose counsel we sought often during the formative years- Benjamin ( “Benjie “) Tagayuna, a long time member of the Congressional Office, House of Representatives, and The Fajayan twins , a successful doctor and a lawyer. Eduardo (Ed”) Conde, who became a accomplished banker and whose whereabouts remain unknown, stayed largely in- active during most of the period due to pressure of studies. [Rod forgot to mention Jesus Rodriguez, Jr.]



I could go on and on but there are so many events, highlights, and milestones to consider and it would probably require me to take a sabbatical just to reflect and sort out those memories. Obviously the expulsion of the two founding fathers from the organization deserves serious thought and recollection. However, the memories of those times were quite painful to recall considering that it serves no purpose except to define historical perspective and extract one bitter lesson: no one, regardless of contribution, stature, and or role in its success, is bigger than the organization itself. The life and success of the fraternity move on its momentum derived mainly from the collective efforts of its members. It thus becomes imperative for the incumbent leadership to provide the direction necessary in order to harness this collective effort towards the greater good of all its members and the organization, devoid of selfish motives and personal aspirations.




My best wishes to everyone. Happy 39 years!




In the spirit of the Triskelion,




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Posted 12 December 2008 - 09:04 PM

UP Tau Gamma Sigma in the '80's


It was during my Asian Civilization class at the U.P. PHAn that I received a bouquet of roses and a box of chocolates from someone anonymous one late afternoon. I was intrigued. What made it even more intriguing was the short and scrawny messenger patiently waiting for me outside my classroom. He was polite and friendly, but I found him to be a bit too fast and presumptuous when he started to ask me all kinds of questions and refused to answer mine. I would later get to know him as Loy Loyola, my ardent sponsor and supporter to the Tau Gamma Sigma.

That afternoon became the first day of the rest of my life. I found myself being convinced to join and, before I knew it, initiated for the first batch of the Tau Gamma Sigma which eventually became the counterpart of the infamous Tau Gamma Phi in Diliman.

I was one of the girls initiated for the batch Merganser. Initiation Day was everything I expected it to be, a challenging day of physical, mental and emotional competence. But, I later realized that you can never be too prepared for “the day”. All neophytes, the term used for new recruits, were tested, challenged, even humiliated at times. It was a humbling and learning experience for me because it was then that I realized how much passion and determination can actually be drawn out of me when my heart is into something. I had to let go of all inhibitions and made the resolve to be part of this organization despite the pain I felt from kneeling on monggo beans and the “spit” we were made to gulp down blindfolded. I would later find out that we actually swallowed egg whites. Thank God for that! If SARS or meningococcemia were existent then, I probably would have had second thoughts about joining the sorority. Kidding aside, imagine the relief and excitement we all felt when we were finally accepted as “Sis”. What made this feat even sweeter for me was that I eventually became the first Grand Lady Triskelion with my primary focus on the recruitment of more members. This would result to the institutionalization of the Tau Gamma Sigma.

One of the fondest memories that I treasure from being part of this organization is that I got to develop friendships with all sorts of personalities from all walks of life. This was a far cry from the social environment that I always knew to be too controlled and superficial. Engrained in fraternity-sorority life was the spirit of “family”. We were allowed to be different, but, just the same, everyone was accepted. When one was in need, all were prepared to share, support, and protect. When one was wanting, everyone was there to affirm, praise and encourage. For worthy causes, we were ready to serve, work and cooperate with one another. I feared the “tussles and tumbles” of rumbles. But, it was then that I witnessed the determination of the “Brods” to pursue justice and fairness at all cause. I even got an unexpected bonus from joining the “family”, that is, finding my lifetime partner, Mike Hernandez.

My prayer for all of you, my “Brods” and “Sis”, is that, whatever and wherever you may find yourselves at the moment, you will continue to pursue Godliness, righteousness and justice in your homes and workplaces. Continue to bring honor to the name of our fraternity and sorority as pay back for how they have been “home” to us for many years.

As I wrote this article, I delighted from the sweet reminiscences of my involvement in Tau Gamma Sigma. Thanks to Brod Jun Zamora for the prodding and persistent follow-ups of this article! I felt your seriousness in putting this website together, hence, I apologize for the delay. I do hope it brings justice to the noble purposes of how and why we came to exist in the first place. Mabuhay ang Tau Gamma Phi and Tau Gamma Sigma!

Sis Karina Nicolas-Hernandez
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:49 PM

Original UP Tau Gamma Phi  seal circa 1968 prior to the present one.

UP Tau Gamma Phi second and present seal.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:50 PM

Original UP Tau Gamma Sigma seal circa 1969-72

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:59 PM

Present UP Tau Gamma Sigma seal

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:09 PM

UP Tau Gamma Phi and UP Tau Gamma Sigma  celebrates the 100th Founding Anniversary of University of the Philippines


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Posted 31 December 2008 - 07:57 AM

THE TRISKELION COLORS

Over the years, certain matters come into light, some seen in a different light. Such is our Fraternity's history and other facts and allegories closely related.

When I joined the frat in 1972, all 4 founding fathers still frequented the "tambayan" on an almost daily basis. In fact it was Rod Confesor's brilliant and eloquent delivery at the orientation that made me and seven others decide to join Tau Gamma Phi that Friday evening in late August, one of them the late Allen Hernandez (former Sec. Gen 1976). The seal we had to "kiss" was actually done in primary colors: red, yellow and blue. Even the decals and silk-screened t-shirt logos were done in 3 colors. I could only assume the 3 primary colors equated with the 3 dynamic forces of "Fortis, Voluntas and Fraternitas". In the '1990's, these dynamic forces were even likened to the Triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit); go figure.

If I am not mistaken, my "ka-batch", Roland "Adi" Adriano, who later transferred to NU and worked for KBS involved in TV productions, made possible the procurement of reflectorized decals. Either his father, or another close relative, worked for 3M Philippines and that we were given a handsome discount for a minimum order of 500 pieces but only in 2 colors since 3 would bump up the price, considering the cost of offset printing in those days (1973 BC, "before computers").  So a decision was made to use black and gold since the contrast made the 3 legged symbol glow when light, esp headlights, reflected upon it. For P2.00 each, half a day's allowance for a typical college kid in those days, the brods snatched them up like crazy, sticking them on wallets, briefcases, "Cattleya" notebook covers and car bodies, windshields and other windows.

I was at a gun show some years back, rummaging through military "distinguished insignias", enameled metal "pins" worn on headgear such as berets and garrison caps. One such item caught my attention: a 3 legged symbol in gold on a round, green background with the word "FORTIS" below. I thought to myself, since Tito Venida was a history major, could he have come across this symbol before his inception of forming a fraternity? In 1967, Star Trek had an episode entitled " The Gamesters of Triskelion" about inhabitants of a solar system with 3 stars (suns) who were always gambling with each other, pitting intergalactic Gladiators in fights to the death, betting on who wins and what the odds were. Captain Kirk engaged an alien warrior in hand-to-hand combat in an arena with the 3 legged symbol painted on the floor of battle. I guess the brods' penchant for "pusoy" is just a coincidence. But clearly, Tito could have been, and still probably is, a "TREKKIE".

I still have one surviving decal, affixed to my leather checkbook cover since 1979, still intact to this day. How are we to know that from such trivial beginnings, noble principles could be derived? It is a classic version of "function following form" and "the means justifying the ends". Pure symbolism, yet true to principle. And it takes real Triskelions to find the true meaning of our norms and ideals and live our lives according to them.


Bro. Ray R. Ramirez, MDG
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Interesting. ive always thought triskelion founder was fond of celtic history, trekkie pala sia like me.

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:31 PM

Leadership Revisited: My College and Sorority Lives in One


Belonging to a prestigious organization in UP Los
Banos campus is something to be very proud of. Wearing
an org shirt is more of putting the name of the
organization to a higher extent of yelling to the
world that you are one and part of a well-established
organization; with all the praises, reputation and
kindled relationship it carries within.

Same as thousands of UP alumni who graduated from the
premium university in the country, I was once a bearer
of a valuable and legendary title, already written in
the history and prodigy of UP. Belonging in the not so
late generation of UP students ever evolved, I once
acknowledged and practiced the customary “estudyante
blues” we all have defined ourselves with. With a
little grasp on the life of an “iska” as I spent years
of my life in the same environment, I also wondered on
how living would be like when what we call “social
life” mingles and take part on our lives inside the
campus. So as already an existing member of the Tau
Gamma Sigma Sorority two years past prior to my
admission to the university, going through the welcome
ritual has been my 1st priority and mission that
accordingly I was able to accomplish immediately. Yes
freshman year, with so much of the curiosity and
innocence covering all that are yet to be discovered,
with only allegiance that I hold I made up my mind
entering into a new level of commitment, in a new
phase of my existence.

More expectations, learning and adjustments got along
with few failures and sort of twists in my college
life. It took a year before I was able to absorb all
the difference and challenges that college life in UP
offered me. It was a dare indeed, but the sweetest and
a superb undertaking that I was able to overcome
still.

And so the gist and the most thrilling portion of this
phase is to be a part of the Triskelions’ Grand
Sorority known to exist in the university. Having a
good number of actively involved sisters during my
time (freshman year to be exact), performing academic
and non-academic extracurricular activities inside and
outside the campus had not been a major difficulty we
had encounter. Just putting it into concept,
twenty-four minds and strength is way better than that
of ten or twelve. Simply saying, luckily, I had been
part of my sorority during the ‘high and successful
times’ of its existence. This propitious hit lasted
for almost two years since year 2003, with the
sorority being handled by an outstanding VetMed
sister, MDG Alpha Mateo, who was a two-time “Grand
Lady Triskelion” (or head, as we call it) during these
days. Her term ended as her college years were over
and time called for a change in headship in year 2005.


Why MDG Alpha Mateo’s term became part of my sorority
life’s gist? Simple. It inspired me in ways no one has
ever thought of. It is in her term that I was able to
learn almost everything a beginner in this field could
ever gain knowledge of. The manner on how she carried
out her leadership skills, as how I saw it, taught me
lessons of balancing priorities and being true to
service and commitment. Also the bond that a sorority
is expected to encompass was reflected on the manner
each one treats other sisters in her own ways. And
that brought more pride for me being in and being with
the ‘ate’s’ I once considered having in my so-called
vision where I found my other sanctuary. Diverse we
all may be, but those differences I think are what
brought us together – in one name, with same
principles.

But as saying puts it, “it does not end there”. Far
above the ground, there would still be so much to be
learned. Putting into practice as another time calling
permits it, being held responsible in one of the
crucial tasks a Grand Council member could hold of was
a sort of saddle and more of a challenging thing to
deal with. Taking care of the sorority’s funds will
always be an issue-conveying matter anyone could be
anxiously involved into. But with the overwhelming
trust your sisters give, how could you say no to the
call of commitment you could possibly submit? Since
accepting this position for a certain period of time
comes with great responsibilities, I considerably gave
it a shot. Giving it the benefit of the doubt, I was
molded – honed to become a productive member and
virtuous officer of the sorority. Never in my dreams
did I realize it being a beginning of a lifelong
journey of being a Triskelion. So, it served for me my
own training ground for the rest of obligations that
are soon to follow.

Two years after, the peak buzz took place. My turn to
lead and maintain the legacy was preceded with my
mission to become an effective one. But unlike the
term I looked up to, I was pounded with the idea of
having a few members left to continue the survival and
supremacy. Luckily, with everyone’s eagerness and
honest intentions for the name and pride of being
Triskelions, everything was handled with utmost
regard. So, being few in number was dominantly
controlled by the notion that “strength does not
solely dwell with numbers”. Though significantly,
number is indeed a factor, it did not hinder everyone
from aiming to be united. The primary strategy of the
Sigma’s during this term was to be one. Every once in
a while, Triskelion sisters would get together, hang
out and celebrate during the not-so-busy nights of
college LB days. By living this habit out, the sisters
were brought together even closer. And venues for our
gatherings such as apartments and houses of sisses had
even witnessed the ties that were tested and toughened
through time.

With the strategy of Triskelions sisters during this
term, a greater bond was formed. And with the greater
bond, a family was created. Literally living up to
this conquest made it easier for everyone to work
together as one. Hence, activities that aimed to
foster camaraderie merely among the sorority and
fraternity members and to other organizations and to
showcase sportsmanship, creativity, talents and skills
were brought to life. Some of these activities are the
annual Street Painting Competition, “Open Tambayan”,
Inter-Organization Shirt Competition, “Triskelion Cup”
(an annual Inter-Fraternity Basketball Tournament and
annual Inter-Sorority Volleyball Tournament), annual
Street Jazz Dance Competition entitled “Unleashed: Go
Beyond the Limits (The Ultimate Moves on the Groove)”,
and a major production play entitled “Pangarap sa
Isang Gabi ng Gitnang Tag-Araw”. Additionally services
and other activities that involved voluntary
participation for the benefit of the less fortunate
ones were also conducted. Two of these are the
participation of the Sigma sisters in Bayani Challenge
(for the benefit of Gawad Kalinga) and “Paskong Alay”
– a Chritmas outreach for the elderly in an
institution in San Pablo City, Laguna.

With one common and concrete mission and vision, we,
the full-fledged Triskelion sisters were able to bring
beyond the importance of the sorority to our lives.
Not only it was a sweet victory for me upon completing
my term but a preparation it has been for the rest of
the resident members during that period. The most
precious and the priceless encounters would always be
the most delightful – the MEMORIES of the MEMOIRS that
were fulfilled. And it could, for everyone, never end
there. They are already engraved in every member’s
life – wherever we all may be. The legacy our
commitment leaves within us would always be part of
our individuality. Supremacy in strength, freewill and
sisterhood – always and forever we will remain.


Sis Trixie Ela San Mateo, MDG
UPLB  2003
Mid-Atlantic Regional Council, USA
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:26 AM

View Postadmin, on Dec 12 2008, 12:06 PM, said:

Discussions about Triskellion mother chapter, put them here. thanks

admin, isang L lang po ang Triskelion.
Faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
The brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
Economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise;
Government should be of laws rather than of men;
Earth's great treasure lies in human personality;
And Service to humanity is the best work of life.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 11:35 AM

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With one common and concrete mission and vision, we,
the full-pledged Triskelion sisters were able to bring

I think it should be "Full-Fledge" not "pledge". fyi.
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Posted 20 January 2009 - 02:36 PM

ang tama po ay full-fledged...

http://dictionary.re...se/full-fledged
http://www.merriam-w...ry/full-fledged


View Posteliseo1951, on Jan 20 2009, 04:35 AM, said:

I think it should be "Full-Fledge" not "pledge". fyi.


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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:20 PM

i stand corrected. kulang ng "D"
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 11:32 PM

View Postupstart777, on Jan 20 2009, 03:36 PM, said:



Made the necessary correction..
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 12:03 AM

         UP Tau Gamma Phi Reacts to Inclusion in PAOCC List





The alumni association of the UP Tau Gamma Phi, an established fraternity based in the University of the Philippines reacted strongly to the inclusion of the fraternity name in the recent Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) list of alleged violent youth groups existing in the National Capital Region.



In a statement issued recently, lawyer Patrick Carpio, President of the UPTGP Alumni Inc. said that this so called report portrays our members as irresponsible, violent prone youngsters whose main preoccupation is to inflict harm on other people.  He adds that the report is not only inaccurate but downright unfair not only to our present student members but even to our alumni corps whose solid reputation and outstanding record of achievement in both government and private careers have been unduly tarnished.



Although the fraternity has chapters in almost all the big colleges and universities nationwide, each is governed independently but subscribes to a standard code of conduct that renounces violence in all its forms. With a broad base of close to 500,000 both here and abroad, there are bound to be isolated incidents that will crop up in some areas. A national council has been set up to deal with the management of the various chapters and to regulate their activities.



Atty.Carpio further points out that a number of the alleged cases of violence have been mistakenly attributed to the organization. Follow up inquiries, he said, later showed that the fraternity was not in any way involved in most of these incidents.



The fraternity which was founded in UP in 1968 count among its alumni former and present high ranking government officials, business leaders,  members of the academe, as well as professionals recognized in various fields. It conducts various socio-civic missions regularly and has been widely acknowledged for launching medical missions in different parts of the country.


Source: Philippine Star, dated: Feb 14 2009
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Posted 21 March 2009 - 03:10 AM

UP Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity sponored activity:

The UP Tau Gamma Phi will be having an amateur Mixed Martial Arts Tournament "Sprawl and Brawl III: Cursed Night." It will be on March 21 [7pm] at UP Vanguard DMST Compound, UP Diliman, Quezon City.




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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:32 AM


IN MY COLLEGE DAYS IN UST, I HAD THE CHANCE TO MET AND MINGLE WITH RESIDENT BRODS AT UP. EITHER AT THE 3RD FLOOR AS BLDG TAMBAYAN OR AT AREA B WHERE FORMER GENSEC JUN TOTOY ALCANTARA AND THE BENTAIN BROTHERS USED TO LIVE.  EDZEL, MARLON CRUZ WHO WAS TAKING UP LAW AT THE TIME, IAN REYES WHO WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATE (WE TRIED TO RECRUIT HIM COUNTLESS TIMES, BUT NEVER CONCEEDED, HE WAS A PI GAMMA PHI AT THAT TIME, AND THE OTHER COUNTLESS BRODS AND SIS WHO WERE NOT ONLY FRIENDLY BUT VERY ACCOMMODATING.  ACTUALLY, IF THE RED PILLAR OR POST AT THE UP TAMBAYAN WERE NEVER REPAINTED, MY SIGNATURE AND MY CARTOON CHARACTER WILL STILL BE SEEN AT THAT POST.  THAT CARTOON CHARACTER, ENDED UP TO BE THE ENDURING AND OFFICIAL CARTOON OR MASCOT OF OUR UNIVERSITY NEWSPAPER, THE VARSITARIAN AND SUBSEQUENTLY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS.  I STARTED THAT CARTOON WHEN I WAS IN MY GRADUATING YEAR WHEN I WAS PICKED TO BE ONE OF THE ARTIST OF THAT NEWSPAPER IN 1986. AND UP TO NOW, 2009 THAT CARTOON THAT WAS STARTED BY A TRISKELION STILL LIVES TODAY IN THAT NEWSPAPER.  AS A SIGN OF THANKS, I AM ATTACHING HEREWITH A UPTGP LOGO THAT WAS REQUESTED LONG TIME AGO BY UP BROD EDSEL BENTAIN.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:27 PM

nice nmn

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:09 PM

View PostKUMANDER POYONG, on Mar 29 2009, 09:32 PM, said:


IN MY COLLEGE DAYS IN UST, I HAD THE CHANCE TO MET AND MINGLE WITH RESIDENT BRODS AT UP. EITHER AT THE 3RD FLOOR AS BLDG TAMBAYAN OR AT AREA B WHERE FORMER GENSEC JUN TOTOY ALCANTARA AND THE BENTAIN BROTHERS USED TO LIVE.  EDZEL, MARLON CRUZ WHO WAS TAKING UP LAW AT THE TIME, IAN REYES WHO WAS MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATE (WE TRIED TO RECRUIT HIM COUNTLESS TIMES, BUT NEVER CONCEEDED, HE WAS A PI GAMMA PHI AT THAT TIME, AND THE OTHER COUNTLESS BRODS AND SIS WHO WERE NOT ONLY FRIENDLY BUT VERY ACCOMMODATING.  ACTUALLY, IF THE RED PILLAR OR POST AT THE UP TAMBAYAN WERE NEVER REPAINTED, MY SIGNATURE AND MY CARTOON CHARACTER WILL STILL BE SEEN AT THAT POST.  THAT CARTOON CHARACTER, ENDED UP TO BE THE ENDURING AND OFFICIAL CARTOON OR MASCOT OF OUR UNIVERSITY NEWSPAPER, THE VARSITARIAN AND SUBSEQUENTLY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS.  I STARTED THAT CARTOON WHEN I WAS IN MY GRADUATING YEAR WHEN I WAS PICKED TO BE ONE OF THE ARTIST OF THAT NEWSPAPER IN 1986. AND UP TO NOW, 2009 THAT CARTOON THAT WAS STARTED BY A TRISKELION STILL LIVES TODAY IN THAT NEWSPAPER.  AS A SIGN OF THANKS, I AM ATTACHING HEREWITH A UPTGP LOGO THAT WAS REQUESTED LONG TIME AGO BY UP BROD EDSEL BENTAIN.

If my hunch serves me right, you must be that dude from archi.  
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Do all Triskelion venerate all Tau Gamma Members from UP? Aside from the founders, nakiki-fellowship ba mga taga UP sa triskelion from other chapters? just curious to know kasi impression ko sa mga taga UP usually elitista. =)

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 04:17 AM

View PostMaharlika, on Apr 2 2009, 03:15 PM, said:

Do all Triskelion venerate all Tau Gamma Members from UP? Aside from the founders, nakiki-fellowship ba mga taga UP sa triskelion from other chapters? just curious to know kasi impression ko sa mga taga UP usually elitista. =)

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:11 AM

View PostMaharlika, on Apr 2 2009, 02:15 PM, said:

Do all Triskelion venerate all Tau Gamma Members from UP? Aside from the founders, nakiki-fellowship ba mga taga UP sa triskelion from other chapters? just curious to know kasi impression ko sa mga taga UP usually elitista. =)

tama si kapitid na musang...TRISKELION IS BROTHER UNTO HIS FELLOW TRISKELION....
kahit na anung estado ng buhay, kahit saan pa ang pinang.galingan, sa triskelion
lahat kami pantay pantay.... :P

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View PostUBELT-HITMAN, on Apr 2 2009, 02:09 PM, said:

If my hunch serves me right, you must be that dude from archi.  
Nice toon strips created from the tip of a, say..., zero-point-eight.  
Great talent my friend.

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View Postmusang, on Jan 22 2009, 11:32 PM, said:

Made the necessary correction..


tama ba bro ang unang pangalan naten ay ang "University Of the Philippines Order of The Triskelion"

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:55 AM

View Postsaint, on Apr 22 2009, 09:04 AM, said:

tama ba bro ang unang pangalan naten ay ang "University Of the Philippines Order of The Triskelion"

Yes Brod, we were known at UP Diliman as UP Triskelion and later on our elders changed the name to a greek-letter org now known as   UP Tau Gamma Phi.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 02:52 PM

Kapatid, bakit "order"? parang restawran. ang sagwa naman. gawa gawa lang cguro yan.

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View PostTriskelion_roll68, on Apr 29 2009, 02:52 PM, said:

Kapatid, bakit "order"? parang restawran. ang sagwa naman. gawa gawa lang cguro yan.

admin paki ban na ito agad tyak peke tong c "Triskelion_roll68" astang kalye eh... :P

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admin paki ban na ito agad tyak peke tong c "Triskelion_roll68" astang kalye eh... :P


SIPAIN n yan!!! mangugulo n naman yan dito sa forum.
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View PostTriskelion_roll68, on Apr 29 2009, 03:52 PM, said:

Kapatid, bakit "order"? parang restawran. ang sagwa naman. gawa gawa lang cguro yan.


Daming mga Tau Gamma  Phi na mga desente  kapatid , sana naman ayusin mo sarili mo at huwag mong bahiran ang Kapatiran nila. :P
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