Triskelion never die but multiply
The fraternal 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 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 organized.
Martial law era
When Martial Law was declared on September 21, 1972 by the late Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, the Fraternity and other organizations became the target of military harassment, believing that these fraternities and school organisations posed a threat to the order and stability of the Marcos regime. Ostensibly due to its leftist leanings the Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity's office was raided under an Arrest-Search and Seizure Order signed by then Secretary of Defense Juan Ponce Enrile.
With Martial Law forestalling most of its fraternal activities, the Triskelions looked for a pragmatic solution to the problem of continuous decline in recruitment. In the 1975 general assembly facilitated by the Metro Manila Regional Council under Bro. Ramoncito “Monching" Ocampo as Secretary General, it was voted to tap the younger generations in the High School sector. This gave birth to the Junior Tau Gamma Phi founded at San Beda College - High School department, where Bro. Boyet Gorospe was one of the founders.
Triskelion Youth Movement
True to its objective of veering away from the elitist orientation of the fraternity system, the Tau Gamma Phi and later on also the Tau Gamma Sigma, decided to open its doors to aspiring youth in the community through the Triskelion Youth Movement (T.Y.M.), so that they too, who temporarily stopped pursuing higher education to continue their chosen vocation, may also share in the glory of the Tau Gamma Phi and Tau Gamma Sigma. Another milestone in fraternity or sorority history. Again conceptualized and conceived by the Fraternity's Metro Manila Regional Council through the charismatic leadership of then Secretary-General Bro. Monching Ocampo.
As Triskelions they also persevered to preserve the fraternity's existence during its trying times. Numerous notable Triskelion alumni actually started their Fraternal Journey in the T.Y.M.
Tau Gamma Sigma (ΤΓΣ) — Triskelions' Grand Sorority.
Triskelion Alumni Organization (T.A.O.) — The umbrella organization of all Triskelion alumni associations worldwide.
Triskelion Order of Law (T.O.L.) — Alumni association of Triskelions who are in the judiciary and paralegal profession.
Triskelion Order of Medicine (T.O.M.) — Alumni association of Triskelions who are in the medical profession.
Triskelion Order of Business (T.O.B.) — Alumni association of Triskelions who are in the corporate world, businessmen and those who operate their own entrepreneural ventures.
Triskelion Information Technology Organization (T.I.T.O.) — Alumni association of Triskelions who are computer engineers, technicians and information technology professionals.
Triskelion Law Enforcers Group (TriLEG) — Alumni association of Triskelions who are currently working and those who retired from government armed services.
Bagong Tao Movement (B.T.M.) — A duly accredited political party list organization of the Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity and Tau Gamma Sigma Sorority.
Triskelion Seafarers League (TriSEAL) — Alumni association of Triskelions who are professional mariners, shipping executives, military personnel, and crew in ships that are plying oceans around the globe.
Triskelion Rescue and Emergency Assistance Team (T.R.E.A.T.) — Alumni association of Triskelions who are currently working and those who retired from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and various Volunteer Fire Brigades.
Triskelion Order of Teachers (T.O.T.) - Alumni association of Triskelions who are in the Teaching Profession. The T.O.T. was first organized at the West Visayas State University, Iloilo City, Philippines.
Triskelion Order of Call Center Professionals (T.O.C.C.) - An association of Triskelions who are in the Business Processing Outsource Industry