defined as a group of people united in a relationship, having some common
interests, activity, and purpose. It is abrotherhood, as the members usually
say, of people at a college or university.
members, fraternity means brotherhood, unity, friendship, trust and acceptance.
It means meeting new people, sharing interests and accepting others' as well.
It helps in building confidence and character because they believe that a
fraternity gives a certain kind of protection. It gives the feeling of security
somewhat comparable to gangs as they are both organization of people. However,
gangs usually lack purpose and acceptance to communities. Usually linked with
violence because members tend to compete with each other. And that was the
problem, because we do not know what fraternity truly means. It is really about
fraternity became a controversial issue because of deaths, hazing problems and
other negative concerns. Now, with this interview I got catch on the view of a
fraternity member and what does FRATERNITY really do.
Evening, this is a short interview for the blog “the Bronicles” on the topic
Magandang gabi din.
Ahm. Anong frat ka kabilang?
Tau Gamma Phi
Ahh. Gaano katagal ka nang kasapi nito?
Ah. Simula September 2007, siguro mga five years na.
Anong dahilan ng pagsali mo?
Sumali ako kasi na-curious ako at syempre dahil sa yaya sa akin ng mga kaibigan
ko. Tsaka ginusto ko rin naman ‘to, kasi naisip ko may mga maitutulong ‘to sa
Ahm. Ano na yung mga nagawa mo simula nang naging kasapi ka ng frat?
Marami na akong ngawa, may mga mabubuti, syempre meron ding mga masasa, mga
hindi. Dahil sa pagsali ko dito minsan napapaaway. Ang maganda rito marami
akong natutunan. Tulad ng ano...disiplina sa sarili. Marami din kaming ano, mga
nagawang ano...makakatulong sa ibang tao, ganoon. Tulad ng ano, ahm, bloodletting,
community service, tapos yung mga ano, pagpapakain sa mga street children, pagbibigay
ng mga laruan sa kanila. Kasama ko yung mga brad ko, masaya naman kami kapag
ginagawa namin yung mga ganoong bagay, nakakatulong kami sa ibang tao
Ah. Sa paanong paraan sa tingin mo makatutulong ang isang kasapi ng frat sa
Ang frat hindi ano, hindi sya masama, sa ibang tao kasi naririnig sa kapag
kasali ka sa frat tingin agad ng ibang tao, masma, basagulero. Pero hindi,
hindi to ano, hindi naman yun lang yung ano e, yung pakay nito. Maraming mabubuting
bagay na nanagawa dito kapag sumali ka, marami kaming natutulungan na ibang
tao. Maraming ibang tao na natutuwa sa amin.
They say that leaders are made
and not born. The same thing goes for bros. They are like gold from an oven.
Heated, hammered and then polished. After which a boy turns into a bro, filled
with wisdom and experience to do things according to his own virtues.
Throughout the course of history,
certain bros made advancement in terms of leadership. There was Alexander the
Great, ruler of Mesopotamia, Mohammed of the Islamic world, Confucius of China,
Mahatma Gandhi of India and Jesus Himself. All these great bros were able to
lead their own people towards peace, honor and glory.
In his years of leadership, Mr.
Angelito Bautista Jr. is sure to have his own ups and downs. He graduated Summa
Cum Laude in our beloved, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, became a
College Student Council President last 2010 and is currently a volunteer member
of the Parish Pastoral Council in their own town. Fortunately, I had a chance
to ask him a series of questions that will give us an insight on what makes a
bro, a good leader, how should a bro-leader act or what is the ideal
THE BRONICLES: What makes a bro a leader?
MR. BAUTISTA: Palabra de honor. Firmness. Gentleness and
THE BRONICLES: What is the ideal bro-leader?
MR. BAUTISTA: An ideal bro-leader is someone who objectively plans,
decides and implements, someone who knows that leadership is action and
service. A person who is ready to serve all the time when he can.
THE BRONICLES: Do you think that bros makes better leader than
MR. BAUTISTA: Not really. It depends on the character of the
person. Gender equality. Men can do what women can and vice versa. It varies on
how they execute things.
THE BRONICLES: What are your notable achievements as a bro-leader?
MR. BAUTISTA: Aside from being a former student council president,
graduating as summa cum laude of our batch, probably my volunteer membership in
the Parish Pastoral council or responsible voting, coordinator of one ministry
in our church, and as organizer in my former alma-mater. PUP of different
political and social activities.
THE BRONICLES: Any tips for the bro-leaders and all other bros who
want to become leaders out there.
MR. BAUTISTA: To all bros out there, who want to be a bro-leader,
destiny is the fruit of your actions and thoughts. Work and act so you can
achieve something. Do not be afraid to explore, life is a worlds of
exploration. There are many things out there. That do not come to you but you
should search for them. Reach them. And it includes leadership.
There you have it bros,
leadership is really not that easy but if we are to consider the possibilities
that it entails I am sure that those possibilities outweigh the difficulties of
being a leader. After all, this is what bros have done in the past, what some
do today and what we should continue in the near future.
I’m running out of time to think
of a person that will accept my invitation to interview for my 6th
article in the Bronicles. Then when I’m about to lose hope something good
happened, my cousin’s name just pop up in my head and give me a big relief.
There’s no person in this world that will turn down my invitation and the most
suitable (at the moment) for this interview other than my cousin. His name is
Kenneth Afalla. We are in the same age but we are living in a completely different
world and not to mention that we have a great number of differences. But this
article is not about us two but only about him in the music scene and some bro
stuff. How to be a so called RAKSTAR!
Interview Setting: Kenneth’s
Place at Cubao
Interviewee: Kenneth Affala
Interview Time: around 3pm
Radel: So how you doing man?
Kenneth: I’m doing great, I
actually just get back from our gig last night at Tomas
Morato and like aching
like over. I’m kinda gearing up for our gig tonight.
Radel: wow! Please introduce
yourself to our readers in the bronicles.
Kenneth: well, Hi I’m Kenneth
Afalla, lead guitarist of the band Insanara, 21 years old, RAKSTAR!!!!!!!!
Radel: alright! Actually, matagal
ko ng gustong itanong sa iyo toh insan, what is your definition of being a
Kenneth: being RAKSTAR is not
about you being famous, for me it is simply being a cowboy yung tipong walang
kaselan selan sa katawan and only just looking for fun.
Radel: how true na yung mga
nagbabanda is babaero?
Kenneth: hahaha! gulat naman ako
sa tanong mo, actually yung mga tao sa banda mga simpleng tao din yang mga yan
although minsan yung iba talaga yumayabang anyway, ang masasabi ko lang dyan
eh’ ang mga lalaki is mahihina lang talaga yang mga yan hehehhe
Radel: so you’re saying that this
Kenneth: hmm medyo lang kasi I
must admit it simula nung nagbanda ako talagang lumakas yung dating ko eh’ sabi
Radel: so bro, how long have you
been here na nga pala sa pagbabanda?
Kenneth: since highschool pa,
siguro almost ten years na din. Napabayaan ko na nga yung pag-aaral ko dahil
dito pero okay lang masaya naman ako sa ginagawa ko at yung mahalaga wala akong
naaargyabyadong tao dib a?
Radel: tama ka dyan bro, but no
offense do you think sa tagal mo ng nagba-banda may pag asa pa kaya kayong
sumikat knowing that napakaraming banda na tulad ninyo na magagaling din?
Kenneth: habang may buhay may
pag-asa, yun nga lang sa tanda kong to umaasa pa rin din ako sa parents ko pero
pag may gig naman may kita kaya naaabutan ko din naman si mama.
Radel: bat di mo try maghanap ng
ibang work, yung permanent?
Kenneth: ehh di pa kaya ng sched
eh hehehe, tsaka ganun talaga siguro.
Radel: anyway, there’s one thing
that I keep hearing I wonder why bros are into this thing called “number
closing” or getting numbers and for a lot of bros there you know whether a lot
of beginners are in this community you know getting numbers, it seems like it
is a big thing. At first, is it really a big thing? I mean, what do you think
about number closing?
Kenneth: hmm, well for one thing,
tingin ko, with a lot of guys are into just getting number in clubs or in doing
so called day game is the conversion rate like the girls like they get numbers
from those are actually the girls they date if any like the conversion rate is
very low like they get numbers but for some reasons they wouldn’t end up with
those girls or almost they will not see them again.
Radel: why is this so?
Kenneth: well the thing is, for
example, “oh I’ve got this number from this girl” but the reality is you have
something that will keep you away from approaching her or something to make a
few minutes of small talks and getting a number uhm It takes a little more
mechanism. Parang binigyan mo lang yung sarili mo ng rason para di ka na
lumapit sa chick na yun. Do you follow?
Radel: yeah yeah I get it. One
last question insan, how does identity help bros to catch some chicks?
Kenneth: uhm, simple lang! for
every each identity mapa-rakstar, athlete, professional, geek, whatever meron
yang katumbas na sub set ng mga may type sa kanilang mga chicks. Simple right?
Radel: wow lupet. Okay! I think
were done. Thank you very much for your time and sa pagshe-share ng yung mga
experience and stuffs mo with us, yun oh!
The interview was fun and there
some lessons that we can learn here like getting chick’s number is not that
good because it may have consequence and identity is very important to a bro.
identity will help you to become more attractive than your usual aura and don’t
forget about being a RAKSTAR. Alright! Yeahmen!!!!!!!!!
Unexpectedly out of nowhere I drag my friend and
told him I need an interviewee.
Good evening John Raymond Lagrimas sorry for the unexpected
interuption this will not take a long by the way I am Jasper C. Barba a
communication research student from the Polytechnic University of the
Philippines. I was told to conduct an interview and make an article about men’s
grooming for the completion of our blog.
So sir I would just like to ask your perceptions, opinions
and suggestions when it comes to proper grooming for men and how it is
important for us to be well groomed.
What is proper/good grooming?
Proper grooming for me is wearing what you like neatly. It is how youlook and howyou present yourself. How you look accounts for70% of impact onimpression.
Do men need to
be well groomed?
Men need to be well groomed because they deserve to look the
best they can
Is it important for men
to be well groomed in front of many people?
I think so because at this time people will not take you
seriously if you are not properly groomed
Does proper grooming
attracts a lot? (Attracts positive energy or interests of people)
Yes because you feel good about yourself. When you feel good
about yourself you attract good energy at the same time.
Interviewer: Ok sir last and final question
On proper grooming what makes
a man attractable?
It depends on the viewers (laugh trip) a guy who is neat
knows how to bring the dressed well and no
foul odor. pero
syempre outstanding and may good hygiene, no halitosis and maayos ang face hndi
Interviewee 2: (boy)
on the girl as they always say “the beauty is in the eye of the beholder” and
most of the girls like neat haircuts in guys and more on personality na ang
tingin ng iba ngayon.
Interviewee 3: (girl)
Kung saken, sa hair, clothing and
smell given that statement, dapat they know how to properly dress.
lalo pa ngayon, different fashion trends for guys are coming out so mas
mkakasabay sila sa gurls. Syempre make sure na malinis yung damit nila noh
hahaha!!! Dress up properly.
Then when it comes to smell, well
some girls including me, eh attracted with guys na mabango. di bale ng hindi
gwapo basta mabango. It’s a sign that they know how to present themselves with
other people, lalo pa in public.
Pag alam mo kasing mabango ka you
can move freely and you'll feel more comfortable with your body.
So this is how it ends, thank you sir for spending time for us we
hope you enjoyed our unexpected interview (both laughing). Till next time
“You are your greatest asset.
Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your
On my interview article, I’ve asked
a lady’s opinion about a bro. Since our blog cares for one’s privacy, her real
name will be hidden as well as her age and social status (haha). Here’s my
conversation with her…
Bronicles:how can you define a bro?
Interviewee: anung bro? haha joke, teka isip ako….
matured man ?
Bronicles: haha, ganun... panu bang masasabi na
matured na ang isang bro?
Interviewee: if he can control his bad feelings
towards othrs? hindi ko sure ehh.. if he can handle situations?
seryoso na nga tawa ko ng tawa lang e
Bronicles: so your saying na immature yung isang
bro na short tempered at hindi kayang mag handle ng situations? bket nmn..
Interviewee: oo kasi mga isip bata lang naman yung
mga pikon its better to be silent na lang mas deadly un…
Bronicles: ah, mukang about relationship yan ah..
Interviewee: ndi naman general un kahit boys to
boys bromance hehe
Bronicles: hahahah.. in terms of having a
relationship, sino sa plgay mo ang mas okay mag handle, a bro or a girl?
Interviewee: ung mas matured wala kasi sa gender e
hehehe pero both of them should work out..
others says girls daw pero d ako naniniwala..
Bronicles: ah tama..
Bronicles: may mga tips kba pra maging matured ang
Interviewee: hmm along the way naman yan, through
experience siguro, through learning din
ang korni naman kung magbabasa alaki ng pocket
books diba? haha kasi dun madami matutunan sa relationship
Bronicles: eh what about the characteristics na
dpat magkaroon ang isang bro pra magustuhan sya ng girl?
Interviewee: iba iba kasi ang taste ng babae
hahaha kaya just be yourself..
Bronicles: ah, eh what if yung
"yourself" eh hindi okay
for example, badboy
Interviewee: hmmm… before entering into a
relationship its important to consider your self first…
how can you love another if you dont know how to
do it to your self…
you cannot give anything if you yourself is still
its not good that you rely yourself to others para
maging kumpleto ka
walang ibang gagawa dapat nun kundi sarili mo kasi
makakasakit ka lang..
haha ang drama ko.
Bronicles: d nmn msyado,, hehe.. prang may pinag
Interviewee: hahaha, for seroius matters yan ah
Bronicles: so your saying na kahit na ano pa man
yung ugali o characteristics ng isang bro.. he should not change it for a girl?
Interviewee: hndi sa ganun kasi yan ung pagbabago
nila naging inspiration para sa
isang tao, pero mali pa rin na un lang ung dahilan
kaya sila nagbago eh pano kung hindi naging ok diba? edi balik naman sa dati..
ang labas nyan, wag gawin para sa iba kundi para
sa sarili.. hehe
Bronicles: tama.. kasi many bros nowadays ang
binabago yung sarili pra sa girl na gusto nila, hiding the fact na ayaw nmn
tlga nilang maging ganon..
Interviewee: oo, saka magbabago din sila kung
ginawa nila un para sa ibang tao, i mean magbabago na babalik sa dati.
Bronicles: eh what if kya gngwa ng bros yun pra
mpsya yung girl, na yung pagbabago na gngwa ng isang bro pra sa girl yung nag
papasya sa girl, ano yung gagawin ng isang bro?
Interviewee: wait... pag isipan ko effort kasi yan
eh.. nkakatuwa din yan sa part ng babae kung badboy sya dati at nagbago para
mapasaya ung babae? Hmmm babae na gf nya na? or babae na liligawan nya?
Bronicles: babae na gf nya
Interviewee: dapat gawin nya panindigan nya ung
pagbabago na ginawa nya yung as in hanggang dulo kasi dapat ung gf on the first
place tanggap kung cnu sya tlga maaring baguhin sya in form but not the whole
substance ung may matitira pa din sa pagkatao nya. (nung bro )
Bronicles: ah... e2 last question na, how can i
bro, retain a good relationship with a girl? siguro sa girlfriend tayo mag
Interviewee: be a man enough
man enough not to hurt your girl
man enoough to protect her
man enough to be faithful
man enough to make her feel beatiful and special
Bronicles: ah.. cge we will put that in our
notes.. haha.. slmat sa pag participate... and bilang token of appreciation,
ihahanap ka ng thebronicles ng bro for you... haha
Interviewee: hahaha may ganun
Bronicles: well,, just contact us kung kaylangan
mo na.. haha ipapa deliver nlng naming.
As you can read on my interview
with her, our interviewee has leaded the conversation about Bros on
relationship. She tells us that its pays to be more mature for a Bro to handle
a serious relationship with a girl. She also said that (in most cases) Bros
should not change their attitude for the girl that he loves, especially if he’s
not happy about it. Our interviewee also said that maturity will come to the
Bros along the way, as they journey on their life. As we converse up to the
end, there is one thing that catches my attention, when our interviewee answers
my last question with this phrase:
Be a man enough
Man enough not to hurt your girl
Man enoough to protect her
Man enough to be faithful
Man enough to make her feel beatiful and special
If by any
chances you have read this answer above, which is of course, you will because
you will read the whole conversation, definitely. The Bronicles would like to
clear and specify that, a Bro is not that much different from being a Man. We contain same
characteristics as they were. The only thing that varies us (the Bros) to them
(the Man) is that, we’re cooler and more awesome than them.
The Bronicles provides the latest insights about the latest movies, songs, books, cars, gadgets, etc. to our fellow College and Young Professionals out there, in the Broniverse. The Bros of this blog also give brofessional tips on how to suit up and become a legend-wait-for-it-dary Bro.