During Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II incumbency as senator of the Philippine Republic, we have known from various accounts in the past how the former senators involvement began with the clamours for unity from every marked GUARDIANS nationwide that he was able to touch base with during the tour of duty as Senator in the performance of his mandated function as public servant. Excerpts from all those incidental acquaintances with the GUARDIANS from the grassroots levels nationwide summarizes into but only one sacred word, “UNITY”.
By midyear 1999, a few good men from the Office of Senator Honasan headed by George M. “FGBF GEORGE” Duldulao started initially the GUARDIANS unification efforts by patiently establishing contacts with the key leaders of all GUARDIANS factions nationwide.
During the provisional months of the unification efforts, some responded readily considering the good senator then as the unifying factor while others may have absorbed it negatively. Arduous tasks indeed but the unification core group was not derailed with all those discouragements and thus continued with their quest for uniting the brotherhood into one cohesive national organization. Because for nearly twenty-five (25) years, the GUARDIANS movement had no clear vision of its directions nor any proposed formal structure.
Thus the day of reckoning did happen on March 18 and 19, 2000 when GUARDIANS elders and key leaders coming from the different major factions of the GUARDIANS movement and splinter groups convened for a unification meeting in Manila. Expected as it was, the scenario and environment were very unlikely from the day the representatives / delegates from thirteen (13) regions with different orientations arrived all claiming to be the original GUARDIANS organization.
Although it was indeed a lengthy heartbreaking discussions and battle of the GUARDIANS titans; from the result of the unification meeting lies a great story… the birth of the “PHILIPPINE GUARDIANS BROTHERHOOD, INCORPORATED (PGBI)” to unify all GUARDIANS factions and splinter groups under one umbrella organization.
The Philippine GUARDIANS Brotherhood, Incorporated (PGBI), is a non-stock and non-sectarian organization. The core and main objective of the Organization is to unite, develop and maintain camaraderie among its members for the betterment and more effectively address matters of their common interests and concerns, and with the view of achieving sustainable development for the Filipino communities as a non-government organization dedicated in pursuit of peace and prosperity for all Filipinos.
The new and unifying organization holds aloft the motto: “Brotherhood for PEACE, INTEGRITY, JUSTICE, EQUALITY, SERVICE and PROSPERITY”.
The Articles of Incorporation and Constitution and By-laws of the organization was formulated, approved and was formally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 26, 2000 under SEC Registration NrA200008885. The incorporators were the following:
Fernando “RMG ELSEWHERE” Malamion Representative, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)
Isa Perfecto “RMG Mohammad” Vergel de Dios, Jr. Representative, National Capital Region (NCR)
Atty Rex Alvin ‘RMG ARAB” Bilagot Representative, Region I
Miguel “RMG MASTER” Salomon Representative, Region II
Isaac “RMG MEL” Padilla Representative, Region III
Ernesto “RMG MAO” Macahiya Representative, Region IV
Fiscal Romeo “RMG ISAROG” Tayo Representative, Region V
Steve “SGGF SKIPPER” Martir Representative, Region VI
Atty. Pedro Leslie “RMG PLS” Salva Representative, Region VII
Dr. Pantaleon J. “RMG EXPLORER” Crodua, Jr Representative, Region, VIII
Hamid “RMG AMID” Julhani Representative, Region IX
Atty. Arthur “RMG COMET” Abundiente Representative, Region X
Dionisio “FGRF DANIEL” Quita, Jr. Representative, Region XI
. . .while Senator Gregorio “SGF GRINGO” B Honasan II; Leborio “MFGF ABRAHAM” Jangao, Jr.; Billy “SGF SIERRA” Bibit; Ernie “MG CARUB” Burac; Bernard “RMG RANGER” Corella; Elixier “RMG NOAH” Bongabong; George M. “FGBF GEORGE” Duldulao; and Garibaldi C. Sungduan affixed their signatures as witnesses in the Articles of Incorporation.
The members of the Interim National Executive Council composed of the delegates or representatives to the March 18-19, 2000 National Unification Convention in Manila existed immediately upon the ratification of the Constitution and By-Laws except for Fernando “MG ELSEWHERE” Malamion – Representative, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) which were replaced by Fiscal Elmer “MG PIALMER” Sagsago because the former represented CAR In behalf of MG PIALMER by virtue of resolution passed by CAR leadership.
All burning with enthusiasm, the delegates/regional representatives return to their respective regions of jurisdiction spreading the good news of unification and to replicate the unification efforts down to the grassroots level and get ready for consolidation processes.
Changing conditions and needs, however, dictate that the PGBI Constitution and other legal orders should likewise reflect the changing times. Structural/Organizational refining was effected to start from top PGBI hierarchy and each one has its own time to leave and has choices to be made in each time whether graceful or ungraceful.. In the instance, those choices are sometimes painful if it means accepting ungraceful exit from the organization. Although they form part in carving PGBI history, we have to respect and let go of the following unification brothers: VPs Luzon Bernard “RMG RANGER” Corella and Virgilio “SGF BRONZE” Briones; VP Visayas Pastor “RMG KADRE” Alcover; NCR Representatives RMG Mohammad Isa Vergel De Dios & SGF LAZO; Region III Representative Isaac “RMG MEL” Padilla; Region IX Representative Hamid “RMG AMID” Julhani; Region XI Representative Daniel “FGRF DANIEL” Quieta, Jr.; and some members of the unification secretariat namely; Ernie “MG CARUB” Burac & Elixier “MG NOAH” Bongabong.
The title of Master Founder (MF) which was included in the original Constitution and By-Laws was unanimously deleted and approved by members of the PGBI National Executive Council (NEC) in a convention held on June 22, 2002 when its Constitution and By-Laws was amended.
Grand Supremo (GS) is a title given to the highest incumbent National Official of the organization, whether coming from the Supreme Godfather (SGF) / Supreme Godmother (SGM), Ranking MAGIC Group (RMG).
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.[
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