The Guardians Brotherhood Inc. (GBI) National Policy Board (NPB) meeting and United Guardians Party (UGP) Executive Commission meeting was successfully convened at Josefina Hall, Palau Beach Resort, Calatrava, Negros Occidental last Sept. 4, 2010 hosted by GBI Region VI.
The activity was attended by members of National Policy Board (Board of Trustees) from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao with the special participation/guests of BGen Danilo “SGF DELTA” Lim, Chairman RAM; P/Director Quirinoi “SGF TORCH” dela Torre, Adviser GBI with P/Insp Jean dela Torre and Hon. Araceli T. Somosa, Municipal Mayor, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Representatives from NPB Luzon were Raul “NF LAGALAG” Ramos Sr, Billy “NF COBRA” Tulag, Ferdinand “NF GEMINI” Casupanan, Giovanni “NF PRECY” Abenoja and Lt Col Ruperto “SGF BODSKIE” Bodino.
The participants, numbering 80 were top ranking GBI and UGP national/regional leaders including 14 newly promoted national founders who are also due for investiture.
Considering the proximity of the place of residence of NPB members, delegates and guests to the designated venue, it was set for one whole day activity in order to have ample time to discuss vital issues affecting the good image of the brotherhood perpertrated by other groups.
Among the agenda taken up during the GBI NPB plenary session were passing of different resolutions and it they were approved and ratified by the NPB members.
Reorganization of GBI new set of national officers was also installed hence, last year 4th GBI national convention was declared null and void by the chief of staff of GBI for some technical and valid reason, such as lack of representatives from other region like Region 5 in Luzon whose delegates staged a walk out, absence of vice president for Visayas and Mindanao, lack of delegates from Visayas, particularly in Mindanao with zero delegates/representatives and the presence of other aggrupations displaying their tarpaulin inside the venue.
The GBI new set of national officers were: Guardians House of Doctrine (GHOD): Clodualdo “MF HAZE” Dedicatoria-Prime Minister, Augusto “MF AWEL” Gana – Asst. Prime Minister, Raul “MF LAGALAG” Ramos Sr.-Deputy Prime Minister; GBI National Executive Commission: P/Director Quirino “NFSGF TORCH” dela Torrre – GBI National President, Virgilio “NF COBRA” Tulag – Vice President for Luzon, Atty Joel “NF MUMBAKI” Obar – Vice President for Visayas, Atty Evaristo “NF GRINGO” Gana – Vice President for Mindanao, Romualdo “NF BRYAN” Hermosisima – Floor Leader, Engr. Gil “NF GIL” Duremdes – Asst. Floor Leader, Adronico “NF BRAVO” Balais – Secretary General, Atty. Gregorio “NF GOYONG” Duremdes-Chief of Staff/Spokesperson, BGen Danilo “SGF DELTA” Lim – Chairman UGP and Rene “NF DAPAY” de Asis – Secretary General, UGP. The United Guarians Party is the political arm of the Guardians.
Promotion of three Master Founders who composed the GBI National Triumvirate were also confirmed during the NPB meeting. They were: Clodualdo “MF HAZE” Dedicatoria – Master Founder for Visayas, Augusto “MF AWEL” Gana – Master Founder for Mindanao and Raul “MF LAGALAG” Ramos Sr – Master Founder for Luzon. P/Director Quirino “SGF TORCH” dela Torre was elevated to the rank of National Founder Supreme Godfather (NFSGS) considering his position as GBI National President. The traditional investiture to the newly promoted national founders followed and solemnized by MF HAZE assisted by Adronico “NF BRAVO” Balais and Allan “NF DARK” Cometa.
The next NPB meeting will be announced later.