On behalf of all Mindanao State University DeMolays and Masons, I would like to congratulate our Dad and Brother, Dr. Macapado "Mac" Abaton Muslim who was just sworned in as the new President of our Alma Mater, Mindanao State University (MSU System).
Dad Mac Muslim once served as member of our Advisory Council in the University Chapter, Order of DeMolay in MSU, Marawi City.
Bro. Mac Muslim is the fourth Freemason to hold this prestigious and most coveted position. The three others before him were, the late former KSA Ambassador Brother Mauyag Tamano, the late Governor of Lanao del Sur, Worshipful Brother Mohammad Ali Dimaporo and just recently, Dad and Worshipful Brother Dr Camar A. Umpa.
Kudos, Dad Mac!
(Via email by Brother Cris M. Gaerlan, Jacques DeMolay Lodge 305 NCR-A Manila, Batasan Lodge U.D., Quezon City. Past Master Councilor, 1985 University Chapter, Order of DeMolay, Mindanao State University, Islamic City of Marawi.)
According to A. P. Pabico of the PCIJ blog in a 2005 blog report; "Of the 21 candidates, only three made it to the short list that was submitted to Malacañang. Dr. Macapado Muslim, (the then) chancellor of the General Santos City campus, was the unanimous choice of the search committee... " He has a PhD, and is a Professor in Politics and Public Administration. He is a member of Lake Lanao Lodge No. 227 F. & A.M.