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The UP Latagaw Brotherhood is a fraternity in the University of the Philippines (UP) which originated from the Diliman campus. The Brotherhood was formed and founded on July 27, 1972, prior to the Declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines, by five university students namely: Allan Abao, Augustus Azura, Allan Batallones, Jose Timoteo del Rosario, and Dominador Tenazas.

The Latagaw Brotherhood originally aimed to cater all Visayan-speaking students in the University of the Philippines since all its founders came from the Visayas and Mindanao regions respectively. They called themselves "Latagaw", rooted from a Cebuano word meaning wanderer, which punctuated the essence that each and every member became "Wanderers in Life". Cebuano became the official dialect and used to be as a primary requirement, one had to come from the Visayas or Mindanao, as well as speak the Cebuano dialect in order to join the Brotherhoood. However, due to a dynamic nature of the Brotherhood, these were changed and thus the acceptance of members that do not speak the Visayan dialect.

The Latagaw Brotherhood expanded to other University of the Philippines campuses all over the country in the next succeeding years. On October 29, 1976, the UP Cebu Chapter was established and founded by three members namely: Jose Filemon Allid, Marino Martinquilla and Sixto Rey Orig. Another batch of Latagaw arrived in UP Iloilo and founded the UP Iloilo Chapter on June 3, 1988 by Rey Ballos Guttierez and Francisco Macansantos. The University of the Philippines in Mindanao, the youngest unit in the UP System opened in 1996, and the Latagaw from the other chapters were determined to spread the Latagaw flame into the region. Thus, on July 14, 2000, five new Latagaw and one Latagaw from UP Iloilo chapter pioneered the establishment of the UP Mindanao Chapter namely: Gian Carlo Andrada, Rodel Barcelona, Jeremy Patrick Cabrera, Rey Vincent Chan, Ralph James Paclibar and Francis Lloyd Rioferio. The Latagaw alumni brothers, Cyril Cole, Rey Ballos Guttierez, Mike de Guzman and Julius Quiz, who initiated this new chapter eventually became its co-founders.

The Latagaw Brotherhood Foundation, Inc.Edit

The alumni association of the UP Latagaw Brotherhood wherein any member may continually extend support to the resident brothers in any positive endeavor. The

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LBFI serves also as the council of elders by giving advices to the younger brothers. Since 1994, Antonio B. Blanco, a businessman, chaired the Foundation. Jose Ma. Gastardo, a Cebu Provincial board member, took the leadership from 2008 and in 2011 Mario Raymund Coloyan was elected as the president.The Foundation's primary aim is to tap all its alumni in order to continue giving services to God, Country, Family, University and Brotherhood.


Each chapter contributes to the University by holding activities that ranged from sports, outreach programs, environmental causes and seminars staged within and outside of the University. The most famous among these is the Latagaw Cup, a soccer tournament that ran from 1980-2002.

Latagaw of UP Cebu Chapter became politically involved in the University since its establishment by helping students

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form a political party called NKE(Nagkahiusang Kusog sa Estudyante) in 1987 [1].

The chapters in UP Iloilo and UP Mindanao are more involved in community services such as lectures, seminars and clean-up drives.


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Latagaw UP Iloilo's Pasingot 2010


Latagaw UP Iloilo's Pasingot 2010


The Finishing of UP Mindanao's Oblation was initiated by the UP Latagaw Brotherhood and the Lamdag Sisterhood (UP Mindanao Chapter), the Latagaw Brotherhood Foundation Inc., and Procter

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UP Latagaw Brotherhood Cebu Chapter

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