(BACOLOD CITY, Philippines) – Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan II was warmly greeted by brethren from the Philippine Guardian Brotherhood, Inc. (PGBI), as he touched down in Negros Occidental on March 20, 2022.
PGBI is celebrating its 22nd founding anniversary and Gringo travelled to the province to attend the celebrations. Gringo is currently the PGBI national president.
Addressing a crowd of Guardians at the Victorias City Capitol, he said: “magtulungan o mag-bulig kita” [let us all help one another]. He thanked the frontliners in hospitals, health centers and homes who have made tireless sacrifices during the pandemic.
Gringo also visited the headquarters of the PGBI to support the construction of their new office.
In Bago City, he addressed a crowd which included barangay health workers, saluting their efforts amid the pandemic. Also in attendance were Negros Occidental Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, Fourth District Congresswoman Juliet Ferrer, Fifth District Congresswoman Marilou Arroyo, former House Deputy Speaker Mercedes Alvarez, and mayors, board members, and councilors of Negros Occidental.
Gringo is currently running as Senator as an independent candidate, adopted by PDP-Laban, BBM-Sara Uniteam and the Lacson-Sotto tandem.
In addition to his long military career, he is a four-term Senator and former DICT Secretary.