Watch: Real Meaning of President Duterte’s Tattoo on Right Hand Revealed (Video)
Many of us have probably noticed that President Rodrigo Duterte has a tiny tattoo on his right hand. However, only a few Filipinos know about its real meaning. Thanks to investigative journalist Raissa Robles who had the courage to investigate and unfold its secret. And yes, President Duterte’s tattoo is as badass as you can think of. Watch the video below.
In a recent article at South China Morning Post, Robles interviewed presidential adviser on the peace process Jesus Dureza, and asked him about President Duterte’s hand tattoo. He admitted that he and the president are both long-time members of Guardians Brotherhood. He jokingly said that it is a secret cult, but later explained its real meaning.
“We have this distinct tattoo.” Dureza told Robles, showing his own tattoo to the camera. He noted that Guardians is a paternal group of brotherhood, just like a fraternity. According to him, it started as a military fraternal group of individuals, with some ordinary Filipinos also have later joined. However, he said he don’t know when Duterte became a member.
As explained at the Guardians Brotherhood’s official website, the group was founded by Sgt. Leborio “ABRAHAM” Jangao, Jr. in 1976 during the Martial Law, and initially had 11 members. Also known as “Magic Group,” this ‘Diablo (Devil) Squad’ was formally registered the group with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that time.
However, the Davide Commission, a fact-finding group led by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr revealed thru its findings that the Guardians have been allegedly involved in failed coup attempts between 1986 to 1988, during the time of President Corazon Aquino. Duterte was then Davao City’s “officer-in-charge vice mayor” and later won as mayor.
So now, here’s the million peso question: Did President Duterte’s tattoo played a major role why he allowed the burial of late President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani?