The Guardians Brotherhood Organization
was first known as the "Diablo Squad" (DS) organization in 1976 and is originally comprised of
11 members with Sgt. Leborio "ABRAHAM" Jangao, Jr. as its founder.
As detachment commander at
that time in Sitio Kidama, Parang, Maguindanao, Sgt Jangao conceived the DS as
a fraternity of soldiers carrying with them the symbol of strong Brotherhood, Unity, Solidarity and Oneness and with these
principles, he was able to convince his men to join the group.
In the later part of the year
1976, the Diablo Squad, now mostly members of the detachment under Sgt. Jangao, was transferred in Brgy. Balitog, a division
of the Municipality
of Glan, South Cotabato where they were assigned
to conduct peacekeeping campaigns.
Perceiving their integrity
and sincerity, the DS members gained popular support and recognition from the constituents of Brgy. Baliton for such exemplary
performance and as a token of appreciation, officials from the said barangay commended the group with a citation.
Being a soldiers whose assignment
is at all times fleeting, Sgt. Jangao was appointed to the Lanao del Norte Const. Command in 1979 and there he met Capt. Gil
"LAPU-LAPU" Taojo, Jr. and Capt. Anastacio "PATTON"
Labitad of the Phil. Army, (now a retired Colonel)of the Phil. Army, and recruited them into the DS fraternity.
The original 'Dirty Dozen' were known as follows:
"GMF ABRAHAM" Jangao
Grand Master Founder(DS/CB/GBI/PGBI)
Cupertino " FGRF BAROK" Bastasa-(deceased)
SGT. Roberto "FGRF
SGT. Philip "FGRF PEPE"
SGT. Orlando "FGRF VALIENTE" Villabito
SGT. Ernesto "FGRF SERVANDO" Bellezas
SGT. Ernesto "FGRF STA. CRUZ" Metillo
CIC Yolando "FGRF MERCENARIO" Bordios
CIC Carlito "FGRF ARIES" Calica
CIC Willie "FGRF MALINCHE" Pueblas
"FGRF PHIL" Isla-(deceased)
MSGT. Natalie "FGRF NAPOLEON" Real
Ex P/CPL Alberto "FGRF PHANTOM" Tinoy
The Supreme Godfather Founders were LT COL Anastacio "SGF
PATTON" Labitad-PA (RET.), MAJOR Gil "SGF LAPU-LAPU" Taojo, Jr.-PC (INACT), P/LT
Lilia "SGM AMASONA" Buala-INP (INACT).
Moreover, the original Magic Group known as the Magic 5 was organized as the 1st Civilian members of the DS the Crime Buster who were
all lawyers that serves as the Advisory Group of the DSCB Organization. They are known as the Original Magic 5:
FISCAL Ulyses Lagcao,
MG FISCAL Felipe Salise,
MG ATTY. Alan Flores, and
MG ATTY. Angel Mencias
SGF LAPU-LAPU was also instrumental in drafting the
Constitution and By Laws of the DSCB Organization, after which a National Convention was held in Iligan Institute of Technology
in the year 1982. Due to the popular support of the organic members who massively joined the DSCB organization, GMF ABRAHAM, SGF
LAPU-LAPU, and SGF PATTON were named as the National Triumvirate of the
The DIABLO word however is but an acronym whose literal meaning states that letter D-stands for Dauntless,
I-Ingenous, A-Advocator, B-Banner, L-Liberty and O-Oneness.
When translated in Tagalog
version, “Mga matatapang at matapat na tagapagtanggol ng watawat, kalayaan at pagkakaisa”. The birth of the DIABLO SQUAD CRIME BUSTER
Organization was appropriate as the meaning itself connotes the real life of a combatant soldiers who never afraid to fight
the enemies in the battlefield like a devil, ready to kill and to be killed just to preserve peace, freedom and unity among
As time goes by, the DS Organization became controversial due to some unfounded accusation manipulated by some unscrupulous
individuals in our society, accusing the DIABLO Organization as the author of salvaging and other
violation of human rights cases and blamed also the creation of the DSCB as a threat to the AFP for being an Army within an Army, placing the AFP into bad light.
Due to these damaging issues,
the ACSAFP then Gen. Fidel V. Ramos called for a conference among top
leaders of the AFP and leaders of the DIABLO Organization at Camp Aguinaldo in
the month of November 1984 in order to discuss the controversial issues surrounding the DIABLO Organization's
existence. As a result of the conference, it was agreed unanimously to disband the DIABLO Organization
which was scheduled effective December 25, 1984.
After the conference, the
GMF ABRAHAM approached personally
Gen. Fidel V. Ramos submitting his request to rename the DSCB
Organization into GUARDIANS BROTHERHOOD INC. in order to continue carrying the noble
cause and objective of the Organization.
The good General upon knowing
the good aim of the organization out rightly gave his blessings and approval to the request of the Grand Master Founder, thus
the birth of the GBI Organization, then subsequently registered
with the SEC on December 10, 1984, prior to the deadline of disbandment as scheduled on December 25, 1984.
Thus the organization continues
to move on bringing the new name GUARDIANS resulting
to the rapid growth of membership of the organization all over the archipelago. The incorporators of the 1984 By-Laws as registered
and approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are as follows:
Adopted November 30, 1984
at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
with SEC Reg. # 123899 dated. 10 December
S. Labitad (PATTON)
S/T Themestocles Romeo (JOHN
S/T Leonides Montehermoso(EAGLE)
S/T Agustin Tungcul
S/T Catalino N. Herrera
S/T Ernesto R. Embalsado(VIEL)
S/T Nicanor Cagurangan(BAKURAT)
S/T Gil K. Taojo (LAPU-LAPU)
S/T Oscar Arevalo
S/T Elpidio Salitaria, Jr.
S/T Robert Taguinod
S/T Eduardo Palmera(TOTOY)
The movement of the GBI Organization in Region XI started to shine in the middle part of the year 1985 through the efforts
and initiative of some active members of the defunct DSCB organization. The 1st GBI Assembly was conducted at Central Fire Station, Sta. Ana, Davao
City initiated by FDR DANIEL formerly known as FDR MOLDER
with the blessing of FSGF Gil Lapu-Lapu Taojo Jr. In fact the latter
was the guest speaker on that occasion.
On December 11-12, 1998, the Misamis Occidental decided to host the First Guardians Mindanao Unification Assembly
through the initiative Supreme Godfather Ramon "ESPHNX" Espino Jr.
One of the purposes of the
assembly is to awaken our Guardians Brothers in the entire
archipelago and second, to unite and bring them together into one fold and one
The assembly was attended
by no less than our Leborio "GMF ABRAHAM" Jangao, Jr., Senator Gregorio "GS
GRINGO" Honasan II, Billy "SGF SIERRA" Bibit, Anastacio "MSFGF PATTON"
Labitad, Gil "MSFGF LAPU-LAPU" Taojo, Jr., Bishop Nilo "RMG ISAAC" Tayag,
Leonilo “FRMG ABIFF” Escobillo, and some Founders and Godfathers and members from different
regions in Mindanao. After the first day forum, Sen. Gregorio "GS
GRINGO" Honasan II was conferred as the Interim National Chairman of the GUARDIANS
After the assembly in Ozamiz City, Davao
followed with its own version of unification and that was in October 1-2, 1999 with Senator Gregorio "GS
GRINGO" Honasan II as Guest Speaker and Leborio ABRAH"GMF AM" Jangao, Jr.
After the Davao Assembly,
series of reactivation followed in the province of Misamis
Occidental and in Tangub City
under the leadership of RMG Rusco Enguito, Bherie "RMG SATURN" Saturinas, RMG Breccio de Guzman,
Then the Jimenez chapter followed
under RMG Mario Apao Tudela through MG Mario Akiat and MG Camar Bandrang, then in Panaon through Ulysses "RMG
HABACCUS" Dazo, in Oroquieta lead by Rodrigo "RMG BLACK ACE"
Cutamora and in Lopez Jaena Chapter led by Fernando "RMG TURNO" Lumacad as the organizer.
Presently, the different municipalities
in the entire province have maintained their respective chapters through the initiative of their founders and Godfathers.
In March 18-19, 2000, the First National Unification Assembly was called
by the National Chairman Gregorio "GS GRINGO" Honasan II and is held in Metro Manila attended by
the different Regional Representative. This time, delegates from different regions were able to ratify and adopt a Constitution
and By Laws paving the way to unify the Guardians members of various affiliations so that matters of national interest will
be addressed effectively and it has also seen as the time when the Guardians
Brotherhood Inc. was renamed into Philippine Guardians Brotherhood Inc.
It was at this period that
the National Chairman, Sen. Gregorio "GS GRINGO" Honasan II declared that series of General Assemblies will follow. The Misamis
Occidental chapter is very proud that the First Regional Assembly, started in Oroquieta
City and Ozamis City was named as the landmark of the unification.
by : Ganny "RMG ISAROG" Ongoda