We, as members of the Triskelion’s Grand Fraternity otherwise known as the Tau Gamma Phi, in our pursuit of tranquility, fulfillment of our hopes and aspirations, and profession of our unity should— in addition to our Tenets and Codes of Conduct—– live by these principles:
Principle I: Self sacrifice. A Triskelion shall put the well being of other Triskelions before his.
Explanation: Explains itself. But in addition, if you join Tau Gamma, be prepared to give time, effort and money for free. Expect nothing in return.
Principle II: A Triskelion means love of God and Country.
Explanation: When you excel, you become a reflection of the Supreme Being. When you excel, it is for the betterment of the Philippines, it’s people, the Filipino people. Kapatirang Makabayan.
Principle III : Education. A Triskelion sees education as the currency to success. Knowledge is power.
Explanation: Means go to school, get an education. Education includes trade, vocational, college. The more educated you become the more oppurtunities you have, the more influential you become.
Principle IV: Triskelion despises a drug dealer, the ultimate criminal of society.
Explanation: Drugs is the poison of society. It destroys the future of the Philippines. A Triskelion is drug free.
Principle V: The Focused Mind: A Triskelion knows what he wants and gets what he wants.
Explanation: Means a Triskelion is goal oriented. He sets his mind on his goal and puts a 100% effort to achieve that goal. Finish what you started. Multi-tasking. Attention to detail.
Principle VI: Finances. A Triskelion is shrewd in money but is honest. He is calculating in business, property, occupation, money with respect to other people. He is the excellent money manager.
Explanation: Means a Triskelion is a wise investor and a good businessman. He’s a hustler with regards to money. He maintains good accounting records so he knows where he stands financially. With his principles, he is the person holding the money. In addition to this, a Triskelion— being a hardwork and with his burning desire for excellence— he ends up being the manager, the supervisor, the business owner, the landlord, the topnochter, the scholar, the professional, the decision maker. And if you want something done, go to him.
Principle VII: A Triskelion shall voluntarily remit what he/she can afford to his Tau Gamma Phi Chapter Treasury.
Explanation: The Tau Gamma Chapter after the individual Triskelion is the basic unit of the fraternity. All organizations need money to maintain it’s administrative functions, finance it’s projects, give support to other Triskelions.
Principle VIII : Pain. A Triskelion can endure excessive physical pain. It’s his mind over his physical body.
Explanation: Literally means what it says. He applies this principle to his work, study, profession. It’s the extra mile that he can put in despite the pain.
Principle IX: A Triskelion is a family man. He takes care of his family.
Explanation: Means a Triskelion provides food, housing and education to his family. It also means providing love to his family like dating his partner in life, taking her out to movies, taking kids to basketball, etc.These things doesn’t necessarily mean fancy meals or extravagant outings. It is spending quality time to your family. It’s what you put rather than what you receive from your family that is important. Tau Gamma Phi is an advocate in strenghtening the filipino family.
For a young Triskelion, that means respecting your parents like being polite to them, helping in the house, do your homework. Go get a job if you are a stand-by.
Principle X: Physical Fitness: A Triskelion takes care of his physical body and his looks.
Explanation: Means we must not be fat so we can avoid diabetes, high blood, heart attacks. A Triskelion ideal body is that like of Arnold Swazenhager. As for Looks dapat laging nag-papa-pogi(make one’s self handsome). Follow the TGP Dress Codes. It will make you look sharp and feel good about yourself.
This is the reason why there are no ugly Triskelions. Walang pangit na Triskelion.
Principle XI: A Triskelion is a hard-working tenacious competitor.
Explanation: This is a literal meaning. A Triskelion never easily gives up but has the judgement to know when to cut his loses. He knows how to re-group and look into himself and come up with better ways to approach problems. He is also a risk taker but avoids un-necessary risk. Kick the procrastination habit.
Principle XII: Remembrance. February 13 is Tau Gamma Phi Remembrance Day.. Remember the fallen and those who gently passed away.
Explanation: Self explanatory.
Principle XIII: The Tau Gamma Phi Multiplication Principle means Triskelions multiply. Everyday is recruitment day.
Explanation: Triskelions multiply.Our population should always go up. Recruitment is a never ending thing in Tau Gamma. Tau Gamma promises a successful career, lifelong frienships, and a good life.We share its benefits to the World and it is free.
Principle XIV: The Tau Gamma Phi demands the best of every Triskelion in his field of interest and endeavor and accepts nothing less.
Explanation: Means what it says plus if you do a half-hearted work, you are just fooling yourself. If you do bad work, people would untimately know and that is the end of your career. Bad work is triskelion unbecomming. If you are a Triskelion, you are expected to do excellent work.
Principle XV: Every Triskelion deserves the respect of other Triskelions. It is a right.
Explanation: Acceptance into the Order of Triskelions is an accomplishment. Give respect to all fellow Triskelions even if there is a difference of opinion. Live and Let Live.
Principle XVI: A Triskelion shall use other people’s money to further his agenda;. but he pays back what he borrows.
Explanation: Borrowing other people’s money and investing it wisely is a multiplier of your financial capacity. Pay back what you owe so the money will be there the next time you need it.
Principle XVII: Delegation. A Triskelion shall inspire other people to further his agenda. This is includes hiring, influencing, delegating other people to attain your goal.
Explanation: Get other people to supplement the skills you do not have. Surround yourself with specialists. A Triskelion is the brain, the one who determines what is to be done and tells it to his subordinates. A Triskelion is the employer, not the employee. He is the landlord, not the renter. He is the Congressman, not the assistant of some lousy congressman.
Principle XVIII : A Triskelion shall communicate, coordinate, join forces with other Triskelions and Triskelion entities.
Explanation: Before school, in school, after school , or out of school, report to TGP groups,chapters, Councils, or TGP internet groups. Tau Gamma Phi is a Triskelions’ resource.
Principle XIX: Differences. At the end of the day, all Triskelions all over the world stand united. Triskelions do not fight other Triskelions.
Explanation: Means what it says. Ideas and proposals shall be debated, challenged for the good of the Frat. And what is good for the Frat shall always prevail. After the fire, comes the gold and we forget the arguments and be brothers united.
Principle XX: A Triskelion helps another Triskelion in need and expects nothing back.
Explanation: A Triskelion helps a brod in need and when that brod in need overcomes his dire situation, he will help other brods in the same situation he was originally in and so forth and so on. And this should be in the spirit of the Frat as we are Brothers.
Principle XXI: A Triskelion learns from his mistakes and he never commit it twice.
Explanation: A mistake is a learning experience for a Triskelion. When he is down, he never panics, whine, complaint, or blames other people. But rather, he picks himself up,
Thinks, and gets back to work as if nothing happened.
Principle XXII: A Triskelion is like chess player, he’s three steps ahead.
Explanation: Planning is the first step in achieving your goal. A Triskelion writes what we wants to accomplish and develops long term and short term strategies to reach that goal.. A Triskelion is both a thinker and a doer, a strategist and an excellent tactician. He can adapt to situations and change the situations to his advantage.
Principle XXIII A Triskelion prays at least once a day.
Explanation: Pray to whoever god you want to pray. Tau Gamma Phi believes in the existence of a Supreme Being but is not a religion. To whom you pray is none of the fraternities’ business.
Principle XXIV : A Triskelion should amass Wealth. It’s a virtue.
Explanation: Self-explanatory. No Triskelion is poor. He’s not lazy. He’s not a helpless cry baby nor a hopeless pessimist but rather an optimist, a problem solver and makes the best use of what he has.
Principle XXV: A Triskelion picks his battles to win his war. He takes the initiative if there is a gain. He is cunning, calculating but never arrogant and never rush to judgement. He uses his intellect ratther than force.
Explanation: A Triskelion is wise and calculating. The Mind of a Triskelion is stronger than his physical strenght, the outer Fortis. A Triskelion has a Silent Moment. That is the time he thinks deeply.
Principle XXVI Common sense.
Explanation: Use your head.
With the help of the Almighty God, we live by these Tau Gamma Principles, Tenets and Codes of Conduct, the sources of our strength and power.
Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) is an international criminal gang that originated in Los Angeles, California. It has spread to other parts of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America. The majority of the gang is ethnically composed of Central Americans (mostly Salvadorans) and active in urban and suburban areas.
In the U.S., the MS-13 has an especially heavy presence in Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California; the Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas of Fairfax County, Virginia, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Prince George’s County, Maryland; Queens, New York; Long Island, New York; Newark, New Jersey, Plainfield, New Jersey; Jersey City, New Jersey; Elizabeth, New Jersey; the Boston, Massachusetts area; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Houston, Texas. There is also a presence of MS-13 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Members of MS distinguish themselves by tattoos covering the body and also often the face, as well as the use of their own sign language. They are notorious for their use of violence and a subcultural moral code that predominantly consists of merciless revenge and cruel retributions. This cruelty of the distinguished members of the “Maras” or “Mareros” earned them a path to be recruited by the Sinaloa Cartel battling against Los Zetas in an ongoing drug war south of the United States border.   Their wide-ranging activities have drawn the attention of the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who have initiated wide-scale raids against known and suspected gang members – netting hundreds of arrests across the country
The Mexican Mafia (Spanish: Mafia Mexicana), also known as La eMe (Spanish for “the M”), is a highly organized Mexican American criminal organization in the United States. Despite its name, the Mexican Mafia did not originate in Mexico and is entirely a U.S. criminal prison organization. Sureños, including MS-13 and Florencia 13, use the number 13 to show allegiance to the Mexican Mafia. M is the 13th letter of the alphabet. Law enforcement officials report that La eMe is the most powerful gang within the California prison system. Government officials state that there are currently 155–300 official members of the Mexican Mafia with around 990 associates who assist La eMe in carrying out its illegal activities in the hopes of becoming full members.[
Sureños, Sur 13, or Sureños X3 are groups of loosely affiliated gangs that pay tribute to the Mexican Mafia while in U.S. state and federal correctional facilities. Many Sureño gangs have rivalries with one another and the only time this rivalry is set aside is when they enter the prison system. Thus, fighting is common among different Sureño gangs even though they share the same common identity. Sureños have emerged as a national gang in the United States.
The Sinaloa Cartel (Spanish: Cártel de Sinaloa or CDS) is an international drug trafficking, money laundering, and organized crime syndicate. Established during the mid-1980s, the Sinaloa Cartel is based primarily in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, with operations in the Mexican states of Baja California, Durango, Sonora, and Chihuahua. The cartel is also known as the Guzmán-Loera Organization and the Pacific Cartel, the latter due to the coast of Mexico from which it originated. The cartel has also been called the Federation and the Blood Alliance. The ‘Federation’ was partially splintered when the Beltrán-Leyva brothers broke apart from the Sinaloa Cartel.
The United States Intelligence Community considers the Sinaloa Cartel “the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world” and in 2011, the Los Angeles Times called it “Mexico’s most powerful organized crime group.” The Sinaloa Cartel is associated with the label “Golden Triangle”, which refers to the states of Sinaloa, Durango, and Chihuahua. The region is a major producer of Mexican opium and marijuana. According to the U.S. Attorney General, the Sinaloa Cartel is responsible for importing into the United States and distributing nearly 200 tons of cocaine and large amounts of heroin between 1990 and 2008. According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, within the U.S. the Sinaloa Cartel is primarily involved in the distribution of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and MDMA.
As of 2015, the Sinaloa Cartel is the most active drug cartel involved in smuggling illicit drugs into the United States and trafficking them throughout the United States.[2