TGFS Middle East International Councils
Bahrain Triskelions -It was once a dream and now a reality… all efforts are dedicated to all Brothers and Sisters of the Triskelions' Grand Fraternity Sorority around the world. There will be difficulties and hurdles along the way but as long as the Tenets and Codes of Conduct runs in our blood, fills our heart and with the guidance of our Lord Almighty, the ideal Triskelion Brotherhood and Sisterhood will Live Forever!
The Tau Gamma Phi, Triskelions' Grand Fraternity and Tau Gamma Sigma, Triskelions' Grand Sorority progressed tremendously. Presently, it has chapters/councils all over the Philippines and around the world such as U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Europe, Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Kingdom of Thailand, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Libya and State of Israel to name a few.
Triskelion International Kingdom of Bahrain Official Emblem Description
The Lion Crown – Depicts the Supremacy not only among men but even among the Animal Kingdom. “The Lion is usually used as the mascot of The Triskelion Grand Fraternity/Sorority to show its Supremacy among all fraternities”. The Arab “Agal” depicts the location and nature of the physical environment of the Triskelion International – Kingdom of Bahrain. Also, the Majestic “Agal” serves as the traditional crown being worn by Kings and Sheikhs in the Middle Eastern Regions and the Gulf.
The Valiant Armor Helmet – Depicts valiant, honor, loyalty and brotherhood in arms.
The Mighty Shield – The protector of the hood. It usually bears the flag of every certain kingdom. The shield is strongly built and compacted by the five (5) rivets around it so the shield will never go apart from its layers of metal construction. “The rivets are the Five Founding Brothers (The Executive Committee) who will make sure that the shield, the flag and the brotherhood will always be intact and alive”. Side by side with the Triskelion International Emblem are our Traditional and Official Tau Gamma Phi and Tau Gamma Sigma Insignia. These two supreme entities embody the Triskelion International –Kingdom of Bahrain.
The Floral Ornaments in the background – is a sign of highness and royalty. It is usually used for decoration on majestic ceremonies.
And the Scroll or Ribbons - on top and below signifies writings and literatures that begets knowledge. There is a continuous learning of experiences in our everyday life… And all endeavors are being tackled in a Triskelion Way.
Aims And Purposes
The Triskelion Organization shall strive to brotherly and sisterly fellowship among its members;
Shall stimulate intellectual creativeness and encourage physical strength among its members;
Shall do the best of its capacity to render services to the Filipino community in the Kingdom of Bahrain and to our motherland the Philippines for the welfare and benefit of all;
Shall emphasize the discouragement of gambling and the use of liquor and substance of abuse drugs;
Shall delegate more duties and responsibility to the center for attaining these ends;
Shall strive and diffuse responsibility in order to develop leadership;
Shall achieve cooperation in solving problems for the existing Filipino organizations and community in Bahrain and of the individual;
Shall recognize and uphold the sovereign will of our people and all
authorities emanating from them;
Shall seek and help in the realization of a truly democratic and thriving society and the promotion of unity, equality, discipline and fraternity among the people;
Adheres to the Codes of Conduct and Tenets of the Triskelion Organization;
Abhors any form of violence and human rights violations, however always ready to defend and preserve the sovereign will of the people;
Shall pursue an independent policy in relation to other existing organizations, institutions or authorities;
Shall honor and respect the Deity;
Shall stand to maintain peace and order in the highest ideal the fraternity can possess to the best of one's ability.
Tau Gamma Phi— the Triskelion's Grand Fraternity — is a social organization of higher education students in The Philippines, founded on a similar model to the fraternities of the United States and Canada.
The organization, originally known as the "Order of the U.P. Triskelions", was founded on October 4, 1968 by four Arts and Science students from the University of the Philippines, in the Diliman campus, Quezon City, Philippines. The group swelled in ranks and gained its recognition when the Greek-lettered name Tau Gamma Phi was adopted. A few years later, chapters from other college and university campuses in the Philippines were established.
The Tau Gamma Phi aims for the promotion and achievement of the ideals of fraternal brotherhood. The fraternity believes that it must forge its members to embody qualities of leadership, commitment, persistence, trust, integrity, respect, and vision. This fraternity aims for academic success, personal, career and spiritual growth, active participation in the community through service and social activities. The Tau Gamma Phi is committed to developing a best-in-class brotherhood organization: a student organization that embodies its own ideals and mission in accordance to fraternity's Tenets and Codes of Conduct.
A member of Tau Gamma Phi is called a Triskelion. Triskelion is a "Three Legged Symbol" as shown on the fraternity seal, (also used as a symbol of Brittany, Sicily and the Isle of Man) though its origin is a mystery. A Triskelion has always lived up to the Three Dynamic Forces; Fortis (Strength), Voluntas (Free Will) and Fraternitas (Brotherhood).
To date, the fraternity has several thousand active and alumni members all over the Philippines . The Tau Gamma Phi is a diverse fraternity where members mostly come from the colleges of medicine, law, architecture and engineering.
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