Monday, April 28, 2008

Successful Bacolod ANCOM 2008


Let us rejoice in the success of the Bacolod Ancom 2008. Let us welcome the ascendancy of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Masons, MW Pacifico Aniag. Let us also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Bacolod-Negros brethren who gave their all in hosting this event.

We also rejoice in the fellowship we've had with the brethren from Muog #89, Pyramid Lodge & Gramercy Lodge of the Grand Lodge New York.

Evenwhile we rejoice, we pray for the safe travel of our brethren from Bacolod. At around 6:00 p.m. today, WB Gustav Joseph Bocek of Ang Tipolo Lodge sent me a text message: KUYA YARI KAMI. Nasiraan ang sinakyan namin, Super Ferry -- Our Lady of Good Voyage... Part pa lang kami ng Iloilo...Nasa news na ba? ------

Lets us pray for their safety and their safe return.

(Via email by Bro Joel Porlares,Muog #89,Paranaque City).

So Mote It Be! That all brethren and their families have reached their respective places of abode safe and well, especially our Ang Tipolo brethren.

Pinoy Masons Worldwide


FilMasons NSW said...

And Brethren.... if you don't mind me asking who is the new Grand JW?

Bro.Jonathan Modo
Robertson Lodge 292 (Toronto)
Order of DeMolay (Davao City)
www.filcancabletow. com

FilMasons NSW said...

According to both Bro Raul SA Laman and Bro Willy Calinawan, the new Junior Grand Warden is "Bro Juanito "Nitoy" P. Abergas of Toril Lodge and Mandaluyong Lodge."

raul sebastian a. laman

Tamaraw 65 (Mother Lodge)
Zobel 202
Beacon 213

FilMasons NSW said...

Mga Kuyang,

Mahigpit ang laban nila, umabot sa 3rd balloting. Exciting but draining... kasi nagutom ang brethren sa tagal ng botohan... bunga ng manual voting & counting... may problema ata ang computer. Sana di na maulit yun sa 2009 Cagayan De Oro Ancom!

Bro Joel Porlares
Muog #89
Paranaque City

FilMasons NSW said...



FilMasons NSW said...

Hi Kuyang,

The highlight actually is the installation of Kuyang Boy. It was, well,emotional the least.

I was so proud to stand up twice when he called people who supported him.First as a member of Malolos Lodge, then as a Demolay.

It was great.

As a side issue, as usual, the Malolos Brethren are up and about in misdemeanors after every plenary... oooops, sorry, well behaved pala! (-: Hahahaha

+++ +++++ +++++++
C&SK Joel Manuel
Luzon York Rite No. 1
Malolos :: # 46
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the F. and A. M. of the Philippines

FilMasons NSW said...

I was also there during the installation of our GM MW Aniag, and his speech is very inspiring.

On behalf of Jose Rizal Lodge # 22 my congratulations to MW Aniag and
the brethren of Malolos Lodge.

May we have a fruitful masonic year ahead.

Bro Ken Tieng

FilMasons NSW said...

We join all the brethren in praying that they safely continue their voyage home.


Rod A. Adricula
Lohiya Sierra Madre 181

FilMasons NSW said...

It was indeed a successful Ancom, except for the computer mess
during the balloting and the packed-lunches. I would like to
share you some comments:

"A fraternity as dignified as the Masons...and we're served
packed-lunch on our annual convention."

"My thumb is even bigger than this chicken." - The piece of
chicken was really half the size of little finger.

"We came all the way from (a place in Northern Luzon) and we're
fed packed-lunch. "

"Big profits! And MW Puno just talked about greed as one of the
causes of disharmony."

Generally, this did not dampen the Masonic spirit prevailing in
the Ancom at Bacolod City, yet, let this serve as a warning to
future organizers.

Bro. Wily Cayetano
Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, GLP
Escudo Lodge No 370.
La Guardia No. 378.
GS Reynold S. Fajardo Mem Lodge UD
NCR-Valenzuela City, Philippines

FilMasons NSW said...


Agree! Pero di namin napuna yun dahil tuwing meal time we go to SM for our meals.

The spirit among the brethren was high kaya di napansin yun! Let this be a reminder.

Just the same I salute to the organizers for their effort. I did not have a chance to personally thank WB Roman Tiples and Bro Humphrey, they took care of our needs.

Bro Joel Porlares
Muog #89
Paranaque City

FilMasons NSW said...


You should have tried the meal and sat with the brethren. It was
some experience. No wonder many hied off to SM and nearby
eateries for their lunch.

Bro. Wily Cayetano
Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, GLP
Escudo Lodge U.D.
La Guardia U.D.
NCR-Valenzuela City, Philippines
"Do as you would be done by"

FilMasons NSW said...


along with WB gustav is bro pravin shakur of lodge perla, they landed
yesterday afternoon safely.

it was a very long travel for them but as per bro pravin, the travel
is a memorable one for they had more time enjoying fellowship with the brethren on board:)


Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22,District NCR-C
Grand Lodge of the Philippines
Meets every 1st Wed, 6:00pm at Stafford Hall, Plaridel Masonic Temple,Paco, Manila