Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cupang Lodge 295: Installation - 23 Jan

Brethren,

Please find below the list of the newly elected officers of Cupang Lodge No. 295 [2010] of Bulakan, Bulacan.

Bro. Larry San Pedro - Worshipful Master

Bro. Jonathan Concepcion - Senior Warden

Bro. Mario Rariza - Junior Warden

Bro. Rhommel Nadurata - Treasurer

VWBro Severino Cruz - Secretary

WBro Bernabe Archeta - Auditor

Public Installation of Officers will be held on January 23, 2010.

Via email:

Bro Faustino Garcia

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Elected Officers: Sublime Benecia Lodge

Fraternal greetings and congratulations to the new elected and appointed officers of Sublime Benicia Lodge # 5 (GLC, Benicia, Ca.) MY2010. More power & success.


Worshipful Master ______ _____ Bro Dan Perez

Senior Warden ____________ Bro Fred Tabas

Junior Warden ________Bro Dennis Ancheta


On the level,

Leo B Paule, PM
Sublime Benicia Lodge # 5

Newly Elected Officers: Unity Lodge No 285


Brethren,

The following are the newly elected officers of Unity :: 285 for ensuing MY.

Worshipful Master - Bro Jerry Azurin

Senior Warden - Bro Steve Brittian

Junior Warden - Bro Tony Clemens

Secretary - WBro Milo Moselina

Treasurer - WBro Luis Ramirez

Auditor - VWBro Ludovico Sabillo



Bro. Steve Brittian
Unity :: 285
A & ASR Western Luzon Bodies
Chuck Demorse Memorial Shrine Chapter
Olongapo City SBFZ

Newly Elected Officers: TMC Lodge No 350

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of TMC Lodge No. 350 of Trece Martires City:

Worshipful Master - Bro. John2 Sepacio

Senior Warden - Bro. Froilan Remulla

Junior Warden - Bro. Abeth Ararao

Secretary - WBro John Del Rosario

Treasurer - WBro Zigler Vital

Auditor - WBro Joel Antonio



Bro. ABETH S. ARARAO
TMC Lodge No. 350
Trece Martires City
Cavite MWGLFMP

Newly Elected Officers of Malinaw Lodge No. 25

Worshipful Master-Bro Robert T. Go

Senior Warden-Bro Virgilio F. Monzones

Junior Warden-Bro Leonel Mario F. Barte

Treasurer-WBro Romulo M. Escondo

Secretary-Bro. Napoleon Benedicto R. Ancheta

Auditor-VWBro Odilon C. Aquino, PDGL

Harmony Officer-VWBro Emmanuel A. Brinas, PDDGM
 
 

Newly Elected Officers: Kakarong Lodge

Newly Elected Officers of Kakarong Lodge No. 327 for MY 2010


Worshipful Master- Bro. Alex C. Cariaga

Senior Warden- Bro. Rodel Araga

Junior Warden- Bro. Isagani M. Navalta

Treasurer- Bro. Librado F. Gellez, Jr.

Secretary- VWBro. Luvenario L. Gaboy

Auditor- WBro. Manuel DJ. Siayngco
 
Via email by: Bro Dennis V
 
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"During the Philippine Revolution, Pandi played a vital and historical role in the fight for Philippine Independence. It was in Kakarong de Sili, which about 6,000 Katipuneros from various towns of Bulacan headed by General Eusebio Roque, better known as "Maestrong Sebio" that the "Kakarong Republic" was organized shortly after the cry of Balintawak. History and researchers, as well as records of the National Historical Commission, tell [us] that the "Kakarong Republic" was the first and truly organized Revolutionary Government established in the country to overthrow the Spaniards antedating even the famous "Malolos" and the "Biak-na-Bato" Republics. In recognition thereof, these three 'Republics" established in Bulacan have been incorporated in the seal of the province of Bulacan."
 
Exceprt from: History of the Municiplaity of Pandi

Newly Elected Officers of Makiling Lodge

Brethren,

The Newly Elected Officers of Makiling Lodge # 72 for the year 2010 - 2011:

Worshipful Master - Bro Jesus Miguel V. Bunyi

Senior Warden - Bro Espirito P. Mercado III

Junior Warden - Bro Virgilio R. Esguerra

Treasurer - VWBro Jose G. Aspuria PDGL

Secretary - VWBro Esteban C. Godilano PDGL

Auditor - Bro Dennis P. Mariano

Harmony Officer - VWBro Edwin I. Corvera PDDGM

Installation of officers will be announced later.


Bro Joe Aspuria PDGL
Makiling Lodge # 72
Los Banos , Laguna
MD R IV - B, MWGLP

http://makiling72.webs.com/

Newly Elected Officers: Muog Lodge - 23 Jan

Brethren,

 The officers of Muog #89 for the masonic year 2010:

Worshipful Master------ ---------Bro Reginald De Leon

Senior Warden ------- ------Bro Ed Loyola

Junior Warden------ ---- -------Bro Serme Ayuyao

Treasurer ------- --------- -------VWBro Jeff Nisnisan

Secretary -------- --------- --- Bro Joel Porlares

Auditor ------ -------- ------ WBro Nazario Macaraeg Jr.

Date of Installation- ------ January 23, 2010 (also Muog charter day)

Venue ------- -- Auditorium, Multinational Village, Paranaque City

 Bro Joel Porlares
 Muog Lodge #89
 MD NCR-G MWGLP
 Lodge Location: Paranaque City

 "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the LIGHT."

Friday, December 18, 2009

Newly Installed Officers of Gardena-Moneta Lodge No 372

In behalf of Long Beach Lodge No. 327, we would like to congratulate the newly installed officers of Gardena-Moneta Lodge No. 327 for Masonic Year 2010-2011:

WM: WBro. Chris Araula, PM

SW: Bro. Florante Cabanatan

JW: Bro. Emmanuel Abellon

Treasurer: Bro. Dana Wyatt, PM

Secretary: Bro. Delfin Macapagal

Asst. Sec.: Bro. Dan Ibanez

Chaplain: Bro. Reneato Esmane

SD: Bro. Jose Bernabe

JD: Bro. Rommel Macoy

Marshall: Bro. Rolly Arillaga

SS: Bro. Javier Villanueva

JS: Bro. Benjamin Ponce

Tiler: Bro. Antonio Halili

On the level,

Bro. Jorge Cabradilla
Long Beach Lodge #327 F.&A.M.
Grand Lodge of California
Valley of Long Beach, KSA
Al Malaikah Shrine
Long Beach Chapter De Molay Advisor

Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge Newly Elected Officers 2010

Brethren,

I am pleased to inform you the following are the newly elected officers of FRANK REED HORTON MEMORIAL LODGE  # 379 for MY 2010:

Worshipful Master-Elect: Federic G. Sagario

Senior Warden-Elect: Roberto O. Sing

Junior Warden-Elect: Kristoffer Giovanni B. Llacuna

Treasurer-Elect: Belli B. Tamayo

Secretary-Elect: Jose Eugenio B. Illenberger

Auditor-Elect: VWBro Antonio Tuason, PDDGM

The Worshipful Master-elect has also announced these officers for the appointive positions:

Chaplain: Florizel M. Bahena, Jr.

Marshal: Vicente Tariao, Jr.

Senior Deacon: George Brian C. Ong

Junior Deacon: Mamerto T. Padilla, Jr.

Orator: Raul H. Monforte

Almoner: Eric D. Tan

Lecturer: VWBro Antonio C. Zeta, PDGL

Historian: VWBro Isaac F. Arribas Sr., PDDGM

Webmaster: Sherwin SJ. Enriquez

Senior Steward: Edison S. Somera

Junior Steward: Federico Lagrisola

Custodian of the Works: Danilo L. Dizon

Harmony Officer: WBro Fernando C. Pace, PM

Organist: Nestor F. Mendoza

Tyler: Dado Viardo


Thanks a lot and Happy Holidays!

Jose Eugenio B. Illenberger
FRANK REED HORTON MEMORIAL LODGE #379
Capitol Masonic Temple
Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City

http://www.frankreedhorton.org/

Newly Elected Officers: Gen Artemio Ricarte Lodge

Together Brethren!

Let us congratulate the newly elected set of officers of Gen. Artemio Ricarte Lodge #322, for Masonic year 6010.

Worshipful Master: Roderick V. Rivera

Senior Warden: Loreto G. Rirao

Junior Warden: Johnny S. Camba

Treasurer: Ramon C. Cabal

Secretary: Ronald C. Narag

Congatulations and Wishing you All the best!

Via email:
Bro. Emmanuel M. Sanico

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Brethren,

Maraming maraming salamat sa mga pagbati, mabuhay tayong lahat.

Bro Deck Rivera
garl 322, mwglp

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Newly Elected Officers of Palanyag Lodge # 323

Brethren,


The following are the newly elected officers of Palanyag Lodge # 323 of Masonic Disctrict NCR-G.

Worshipful Master - Bro. Norman Tagum

Senior Warden - Bro. Ferdie Clemente

Junior Warden - Bro. Jojo Añonuevo

Secretary - Bro. Erwin Lagahit

Treasurer - WBro. Ven Gonzales

Auditor - WBro. Resty Alcantara

Bro. Norman Tagum
Palanyag Lodge # 323
Masonic District NCR-G

New Officers of Isarog Lodge 33

Brethren,

Please congratulate the following brethren who were elected as the new officers of Isarog Lodge No 33:

Worshipful Master - Bro Ramon Romano

Senior Warden - Bro Raoul Herras

Junior Warden - Bro Rizaldy Caballero

Treasurer - Bro Butch Roldan

Secretary - Bro Butch Saulon

Auditor - WBro Freddie Velasco

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The name Isarog is derived from "Isa sa irog", which means

It is the name of an inactive volcano which rises
in the center of the Bicol peninsula
in the province of Camarines Sur, island of Luzon.

It is a protected natural park, rich in its diversity of flora and fauna.

It is home to the Agta-Tabangnon and Agta-Cimarron indigenous tribes.
It provides potable spring water to six municipalities and the city
surrounding it.

It is a major tourist destination, with scenic waterfalls
and a challenging hike trail to the summit.
 
It is also the name of the oldest Masonic Lodge in Bicol.


New Set of Officers: Makabugwas Lodge

Congratulations to the new set of officers of Makabugwas Lodge No. 47!!!

Worshipful Master - Bro. Jesus G. Reyes

Senior Warden - Bro. Thomas A. Cu

Junior Warden - Bro. Godelio A. Ocampo

Treasurer - VWBro Florencio F. Mendoza, PDDGM

Secretary - VWBro Nicolas C. Risos, PDGL

Auditor - VWBro Jerry P. Go, PDGL

Looking forward to a Properous Masonic Year ahead.


Bro. Boben Risos, PDGL
Secretary
Makabugwas Lodge No.47

Newly Elected Officers of High Twelve Lodge

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of High Twelve Lodge 82!!!

Worshipful Master - Bro. Manny Ampeloquio

Senior Warden - Bro. Danny Ysrael

Junior Warden - Bro. Brando Pescante

Secretary - VWBro Larry Wy

Treasurer - Bro. Joel Gaspar

Auditor - VWBro Lorenzo P. Reyes- DDGM

Via email:

Alex Hernandez
High Twelve # 82
Masonic District NCR-D
MWGLP
City of Santa Rosa, Laguna



No Matter How Heavy the Load, I'll be your Brother until we grow old.

Fiat Lux

Newly Elected Officers of St. John's - Corregidor Lodge #3

Brethren,

Please congratulate the newly elected officers of St John's-Corregidor Lodge No 3:

Worshipful Master - Bro. Elmer D. Garcia

Senior Warden - Bro. Sherwin SJ. Enriquez

Junior Warden - Bro. Orlando G. Perez

Treasurer - VWBro Crispulo M. Fernandez Jr.

Secretary - WBro Ronald Fabian

Auditor - WBro Emerson M. Mañibo

Via email:
 
Sherwin Enriquez
 
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Congratulations tot he newly elected officers of St John's Corregidor Lodge No 3, especially to our former FilMason member, WBro Ronald Fabian.
 
Mario Baylon Jr
Lincoln Lodge No 34
Filmasons NSW, Inc

Newly Elected Officers: Ang Tipolo Lodge

Brethren,

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of Ang Tipolo Lodge No. 334 for 2010-2011:

Worshipful Master : Bro. Barney Gomez

Senior Warden : Bro. Paul Duldulao

Junior Warden : Bro. Allan Dacayanan

Treasurer : WBro Gustav Bocek

Secretary : VWBro Rene Driz

Auditor : WBro Rico Castor

Fraternaly yours,

Bro. Roger Panganiban
Ang Tipolo Lodge No. 334
32MRS, Rizal Bodies

Kanlaon Lodge No. 64 Elected Officers

Brethren,

During the Stated Meeting of Kanlaon Lodge No. 64 last December 12, 2009, the following brethren were elected to serve for Masonic Year 2010 to 2011:

Worshipful Master: Brother Mario G. Oliveros Jr.

Senior Warden: WBro Franklin Delano C. Tumaneng, PM

Junior Warden: Bro. Randulfo A. Melosantos

Treaurer: VWBro Jose P. Gomez, PDGL

Secretary: WBro Atanacio C. Gargalicano, PGLI

Auditor: WBro Ramon S. Belleza Jr. PGLI

Fraternally yours,

VWBro Gil N. Octaviano Jr.
Kanlaon Lodge No. 64
Bacolod City

Elected Officers: Juan Sumulong Memorial Lodge

The following brethren have been duly elected by the members of Juan Sumulong Memorial Lodge  No 169:


Worshipful Master: Bro. Melecio R. Dela Vega, Jr.

Senior Warden: Bro. Jubert Jay Andrion

Junior Warden: Bro. Rhoumel A. Yadao

Secretary: VWBro Miguel B. Maraan, Jr.

Treasurer: WBro Felix L. Fernando

Auditor: VWBro Jose Ferlu O. Sudario

Harmony Officer: VWBro Celestino Caingat, Jr.

Sincerely & faternally,

Bro. Rogel SJ Corral
Juan Sumulong Memorial Lodge #169
MD NCR-F, Quezon City
MWGLP

Newly Elected Officers: Mt Diwata Lodge

We are pleased to inform to all Brethren wheresoever dispersed that the newly elected officers of Mt. Diwata Lodge No. 236, F. & A.M., of Surigao City for the ensuing masonic year (20l0) are the following:


Worshipful Master ............ ......... Bro.. Rodrigo Amoncio

Senior Warden ............ ......... ......... Bro. Cacel Azarcon

Junior Warden ............ ......... ......... .. Bro. Arnold Go

Treasurer ............ ......... ......... ......... Bro. Edward Tiu

Secretary ............ ......... ......... .........  Bro. Paul Go

Auditor ............ ......... ......... WBro Von Ronald Ocenar, PM


Thank you and Merry Christmas to all of us and may God bless us all !


Via email:
MARIO R. HATAGUE, PM , PDDGM
Mt. Diwata Lodge No. 236, F. & A.M.
Surigao City

Newly Elected Officers of Quezon City Lodge

Newly-elected Officers of Quezon City Lodge No. 122 for MY 2010-2011


Worshipful Master: Bro. Godo Velarde

Senior Warden: Bro. Benito (Ben) Se Jr.

Junior Warden: Bro. Danieve (Denden) Binsol

Secretary: Bro. Waldruss (Wally) Frondoza

Treasurer: VWBro Arsenio (Jun) Torres Jr.

Auditor: VWBro Dennis Gabionza

 CONGRATULATIONS!


Via email:

 Bro. Ivan Galarosa
Quezon City Lodge #122

2010-2011 Officers: Island-Luz-Minerva Lodge

Elected Officers of Island-Luz-Minerva Lodge No. 5 for Masonic Year 2010-2011:


Worshipful Master - Bro. Vicente L. Llave, Jr

Senior Warden - Bro. Juan Arnel D. Garcia

Junior Warden - Bro. Zidney G. Zamora

Treasurer - Bro. Karl B. Lobaton

Secretary - Bro. Michael Angelo G. Tan

Auditor - VWBro Ronel Q. Briones, PDGL


Via email by:

Bro. Zidney G. Zamora
Secretary

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bro Oliver D De Leon Drops Working Tools

Brethren,

Let us pause for a moment and pray for the soul of  Bro. Oliver D. De Leon (father of Bro. Gil De Leon). He is a member of Cavite Lodge No. 2.

Viewing wil be at California memorial chapel in National City, Tuesday, December 15, 2009. 4 to 9 PM. Masonic Service will be at 6 in the evening.

Ferdinand Abella
Unity Lodge #632 F&AM
GGOKCS-SC

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Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,
 
The Masonic Services will be at California Cremation and Burial, 2200 Highland Ave, National City CA.
this Tuesday, 15 December 2009 at 6:00 PM.

Please find the time to attend and pay your last respects to our departed brother Oliver Depasupil De Leon of Cavite Lodge #2 of Grand Lodge of the Philippines. Brother Oliver is the father of Bro Gil De Leon, a  member of Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge #296.

To the De Leon family, on behalf of the officers and members of South West Lodge #283, we extend our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy of the death of your beloved father.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Larry de Vera
SWL#283 WM

Maligayang Bati Sa Iyong Kaarawan Ka Pule2

Mga Minamahal na Kapatid:

Atin pong bigyan ng isang marubdob na pagbati sa kanyang 83 taong kaarawan, ngayon ika-15 ng Disyembre ang ating pong kapatid na si Ka Pule2.

Sa iyo, aming mahal na Ka Pule2, maligayang bati sa iyong kaarawan at kalakip na rin po nito ang aming dalangin na patuloy ang iyong magandang kalusugan, mahaba pang buhay at matimyas na kaligayahan sa piling ng iyong mga minamahal. Hangad din po namin ang tagumpay ng iyong adhikain na matamo natin ang. isang bansa, isang diwa, isang wika!

Sumasaiyo ang mainit na pag-ibig ng kapatirang walang hangganan,

Maven
LPDO#1034, S.C.
MLC, Phils.
The light we receive is ... the love that we send.

Bagong Buhay Lodge No 17 Newly Elected Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of Bagong Buhay Lodge #17! [2009-2010]!!!

Worshipful Master - VWBro Nathaniel "Nathz" Golla - IPM DGL

Senior Warden - WBro Wilfredo "Willy" Baula

Junior Warden - WBro Edgardo "Ed" Ariate

Treasurer - WBro Eduardo "Ed" Velasco

Secretary - WBro Augusto Sanding

Auditor - VWBro Claude Ambion - PM

Mabuhay ang Bagong Buhay!


Via email by:

Bro Vitax Mahilum
Bagong Buhay # 17
Cavite City

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Moderator is back after a two-week holiday.

Bro Jesus Bernido Drops Working Tools: 13 Dec 2009

Brethren,

One of the members of Lodge Star of Australia No 200, Bro. Jesus Bernido passed away to that Grand Lodge above yesterday morning [13 Dec 2009].

While he was still at the hospital, he requested to have a Masonic tribute when the time comes.

His brother, Jose is also a member of Lodge Star of Australia No 200 and both are residing at Woodcroft.

The Worshipful Master of Lodge Star of Australia No 200, WBro Jed Ednalino and members will pay a Masonic tribute at Bro Jesus Bernido's viewing which is still being arranged and will notify everyone once it is set.

May I also request the presence of all Lodge Jose Rizal No 1045 members and the Filmasons to show our sympathies and condolences to his family in this very difficult time.


Fraternally yours,

Fidel Pamplona

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Brethren,

Bro Joe Bernido, the brother of the late Bro. Jess Bernido, informed me last night that the viewing will be at Guardian Funeral at Blacktown between 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, 22nd Dec 2009. Masonic tribute will follow between the time of 7:00-8:00pm to be led by the WM of Lodge Star of Australia. Please show our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family and pray that his soul will rest in peace to that Grand Lodge above.

Fraternally yours,

Fidel

Sunday, November 29, 2009

VWBro Arwin Q Aro dropped working tools: 27 Nov 2009

VWBro. Arwin Q. Aro IV, of  Isarog Lodge #33, Concepcion Paquena, Naga City, dropped his working tools this morning Nov. 27, 2009.

His body lies at Imperial Chapel, Penafrancia Ave. Naga City. Interment will be on Nov. 30, 2009.


May GAOTU bless his soul.

Bro. Aurelio Constantino
Kalilayan Lodge 37

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This is indeed a very sad and unfortunate moment.


VWBro Arwin is a great friend and a true upright brother whose character is undoubtedly worthy of emulation. He is very active member/officer of Isarog Lodge #53 and a driving force of its Masonic Assistance for Rural Communities (MARC), Inc. which is genuinely committed to help and assist the needy who are stricken with inadequacies in life. Some of those projects are medical-dental relief operations, gift giving during Christmas, and other Livelihood projects.

During the aftermath of Typhoons Reming and Seniang, he was one of the very first from Bicol (the other one that I know is WBro Dean Capucao) to lunch a coordinated relief operation within the Pinoy Masons egroup to help and assist the typhoon victims.

Pinoy Masons was just around over 500-member at that time but the turn out of donations and all kinds of help seemed to have been from over 5000 members.

Two more months and he will have his 43rd birthday (January 3). I guess he had a better way of celebrating since he will now have the GAOTU in his side when he blow those candles lighting his birthday cake. 

To Sis Lily and Regine, Bro Mike, family and loved ones ---- my heart is deeply wounded and saddened by his departure. Please accept my heartfelt condolence during these moments of loss and sorrow.

"Eternal rest grand unto my great friend and VWBro Arwin, Oh Lord.... and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace...... Amen."

So Mote It Be!

Manoy Arwin, the other side of me is saying, "You are not dead to me, they all have lied....."

f/s

Jay Orolfo, PM
Guardian Lodge #53, Fallon, NV
Aomori Lodge #10, Misawa, Japan

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Our deepest condolences to the family of Bro. Arwin Q. Aro IV.
 
May the GAOTU guide his soul in the house not made with hands and bless his family always.


On the level,

Bro.. Alan Libungan
Black Mountain Lodge #845
San Diego, CA

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To the Family of Bro Arwin,


My deepest condolence... It was been a great opportunity knowing Brother Arwin during our chat.

Yet, i truly believe he already did his purpose in this temporary and now live with our Great Architect
to a place he was meant to be.

Bro Geng Schuck
DrAMM ::283
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
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From Muog #89: Requiem eternam! May the angels meet you in that country where sorrow and pain are no more but life everlasting!


Bro Joel Porlares
Muog Lodge #89
MD NCR-G MWGLP

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In behalf of the members of this group [Pinoy Masons Yahoogroups] and my family please extend to the bereaved relatives and friends of our Brother Arwin our sincere sympathy in their hour of sorrow...


He was the one updating me about their lodge, his business endeavors and his dream to be a lawyer...

Until then my brother, until then farewell!!!

"It is not how long you live that counts but it is how you enjoy your life!!!

William Rabara "bradpans" Francia
Pinatubo Lodge #52, San Narciso, Zambales
South West lodge #283, National City, CA
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Kami po sa indang masonic lodge no. 115 ay nakikiramay sa pamilya ni bro arwin aro. well done my good and faithfull servant. until then, kapatid.


on the level,

bro elmer astudillo
wm - indang masonic lodge no. 115
masonic district region IV-A
MWGLP



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My condolence to the Family of Bro Arwin.


May the blessings of heaven rests upon you and your family my brother.

"WE DO GOOD THINGS BETTER" - pinoymasons

bert guiang
anacapa 710
oxnard, ca

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving and PMAAI Medical Mission 2009



Greetings!

As we near the time of year when all our families reconvene and all our energies are focused on fellowship, camaraderie, and turkey, let's all be reminded that to be thankful is to appreciate the people and enormous blessing connected to us.

This year, perhaps more than any in recent memory, has taught us that nothing is more necessary to a fulfilled life than being around our closest families and friends. In a year when many of our countrymen have seen their life savings swept away - whether by typhoons in the Philippines or by a stock market meltdown on Wall Street - we are truly reminded that the love of family and friends transcends any hardship that may cross our paths.

When a deluge ravaged Manila, it was Filipino camaraderie that carried our countrymen through the heartbreak. When the worldwide financial crisis left many of us without adequate means, it was the necessities of our immediate family that kept us going.

We, as the Philippine Masonic Association of America, Incorporated [PMAAI], may know more than anyone what it is to have a brotherhood whose reach crosses geographical and cultural boundaries. We understand what it is to have a support network when the going gets tough and to whom to turn when we seek help.

So, Brethren, this Thanksgiving, hold your family and friends closer than you ever have - and reach out to someone who may not be as fortunate as we are to have such a close brotherhood. It may make a difference to them more than we may ever know.

In light of this wonderful American tradition, please allow me to share the success of our recent PMAAI-sponsored Medical Mission held in Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City, on November 2 - 5, 2009. We were humbled to serve 1,700 needy countrymen in the four short days we were in Pasig.

The remaining medicines and medical supplies were officially donated to Bagong Ilog Barangay Health Center on Friday, November 6th. And due to Mayor Robert Eusebio's(of Pasig City) delight with the Mission, he likewise donated a brand new, much needed, Dental Chair to the same Health Center just a few days later.

I am forever thankful to all of you, my brothers and sisters, for your support. To Brothers Phil Caliolio, Louie Decena, Jim Klinefelter & Fred Magsino and Sisters Faye Decena, Rose Magsino & Charrie Caliolio, thank you for helping me represent our organization in your presence. To the rest of my PMAAI brothers who took time out of your hectic Philippine vacation to visit and assist the Medical Mission in any form or capacity, thank you very much.

I would be remiss if I fail to mention the following who were also very instrumental in the success of the Mission; Memphis Mission of Mercy (Mr. & Mrs. Noli Zalamea-Founders), MW Bro Peter Lim Lo Suy, brothers & sisters from the Grand Lodge of the Philippines & its medical volunteers, Officers and members of Silanganan Lodge #19 under the leadership of WM Bro Willie Reyes, Kagitingan Lodge, VW Bro James Olayvar for his perseverance, VW Bro Elpedio de Chaves, WBro Rick Fulgencio, VW Bro Emil de la Rosa, Pasig Medical Society, Nueva Ecija Medical Society, Philippine Medical Association (PMA), Dr. Dollie Barawid-Prado for shouldering the most difficult task of all, being the Coordinator; to the brothers and sisters of my local chapter, PMATI (Memphis, TN Chapter), to my PMAAI brothers and sisters who have remained behind the scene; for your moral support and prayers and for believing in this vision. Special mention also to the Councils and staff of Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig, under the leadership of Captain Ferdinand “Bing” Avis, and finally, to Pasig Mayor Robert C. Eusebio for welcoming the volunteers to his city with open arms.

To the rest of the membership, please allow me to share the pictures during the Medical Mission thru YouTube. Please click on the URL below.

My family and I greet you a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving!

May the GAOTU bless us all.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Bro. Dandy Barawid, PM
PMAAI President
2008 - 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=B_S-naO3hMw
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=qkZVLQFjm-w
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=14mxl7pn4wo
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=-ORjNm-DClQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=fyJHQHy1-RE
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ogzZPI9tQOM

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

30th Anniversary - A Bonifacio Lodge No 199: 30 Nov

Brethren,

ANDRES BONIFACIO LODGE 199 under the leadership of its energetic Worshipful Master, WBro JOJO LOGRONIO and its members is celebrating its 30th anniversary on 30 November 2009. A wreath laying ceremony will be held at the UP DILIMAN campus (BONIFACIO MONUMENT) at 6:00 am and celebration shall continue at the LA MESA PARK in QUEZON CITY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANDRES BONIFACIO LODGE 199!

Bro. Jofran "Jojo" De Onon
SILANGANAN 19
BATASAN 381
DAPITAN 21
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 362
CAMANAVA TRAVELLERS Inc.

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Congrats to ABL 199 on the occasion of your 30th anniversary. I have been
able to attend one of your anniversaries and it was a memorable one for me
at the La Mesa Park.

Bro. Joji Bulawin, PDDGM
MD NCR-A
JDML305

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Maynilad Lodge Issued Dispensation: Nov 2009

Brethren all,

I am happy to be a part of Washington's newest lodge designed with a Philippine motiff to bring together Filipino masons into a major masonic community. In two weeks we have subscribed 23 members and expect to have 40 charter members by year end.

Kenneth Gibala, PM MPS
Secretary - MAYNILAD Lodge UD
Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia

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*Re: MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D. *

Greetings Brethren:

Please be informed that our Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother Kwame Acquaah, has issued a dispensation (No. 09-25) to a number of regular Freemasons to establish a Lodge in this jurisdiction, under the name of *MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D.*, to work using the D.C. Ritual in English and in accordance with the laws, rules and regulations of the Grand Lodge, F.A.A.M., of the District of Columbia.

Alianza Fraternal Americana Lodge No. 92, at its Wednesday, November 18, 2009 stated communication, resolved to support the formation of said new lodge and recommended to the Grand Master that he give favorable consideration to the prayer of the petitioners.

Worshipful Brothers Teddy Villapando, PM; Generoso Calonge, PM; and Edward Usita, PM have been appointed to serve as the first Master, Senior Warden and Junior Warden respectively.

An announcement of the date, time and place for the organizational meeting and installation of the officers of MAYNILAD Lodge, U.D. will be forthcoming.

Cordially and fraternally,

Mansour Hatefi, PGM
Grand Secretary

Muog FunShoot: 28-29 Nov & Medical Mission: 5 & 12 Dec

Brethren,

Inviting you to FUNSHOOT of Muog Lodge No. 89.

Date: November 28-29, 2009
Venue: Trident Firing Range
Location: Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City
Ticket Price: Php 600.00

We also invite you to support our Medical and Dental Missions:

A. December 5, 2009 9-4pm @ Morong, Rizal

B. December 12, 2009 8-3pm @ Muog Temple, San Dionisio, Paranaque City.

The medical & dental mission is a joint project with Geminez ::370.

Bro Joel Porlares
Muog Lodge #89
Paranaque City
MD NCR-G MWGLP
Pasay City

Friday, November 13, 2009

Masonic Memorial Service: Bro F F Cordero - 28 Nov

Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

The "Cordero" Family cordially invites you on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009 for a Masonic Memorial Srvice for my late father, Filomeno F. Cordero, to be held in South West Lodge #283.

My late father was a member of Angalo Lodge #63 of Vigan City Philippines. A dispensation courtesy and granted by the District Inspector, Wor. Bro Dan Sola; and Wor. Bro Larry Devera also extend this courtesy, gave me permission to use the South West Lodge for this event.

Wor. Bro Ernie Lampa will be Funeral Master and Bro. Raul Nooris, JW elect will be the Chaplain.

An "Urn" containing my father's ashes were brought here from the Philippines, to join my mother's grave in Glenn Abbey Cemetery.
Refresments and Dinner will be serve after the service:


Address: 1140-B Avenue National City Ca. 91951

Assemly: 4:00 PM

Memorial Service: 5:00 PM


Sincerely and fraternally,

Oscar R. Cordero
Master-elect 2010
South West Lodge #283

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Veterans Day Fellowship & Celebrations


From left - Kuyang Ferdie, Kuyang George, Kuyang Reden, Kuyang Jun at Kuyang Cris,Standing - Guest brother, Kuyang Phil.

Brother Masons celebrating VETERANS DAY at Applebees in Vallejo CA.

Cris Enriquez
Sublime Lodge#831(Formerly)
Sublime Benicia Lodge#5
American Canyon CA (BAY AREA)

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Coronado Lodge 441 celebrated Veterans Day to honor all veterans of the armed services, by exemplifying a Table Lodge, complete with the seven traditional toasts.The orders for toasting, followed by a battery of 3x3 and 'Vivat' given thrice.

Table Masters were led by Bro. Dave Bean, [Capt USN Ret] and Bro. Caloy Buzon, [SC, Capt USN Ret.] and candidate was Robert B Catre, [HM2, USN] of Southwest Lodge #283, accompanied by their officers. Fines galore for all procedural infractions!

Retired and active duty personnel wore their uniforms, whether they fitted or not. It is also a day to be proud that we are citizens of a nation made great by the sacrifices and dedication of similar personnel who have served in the past, present and future and who honorably served their country.

Joe Lazaro
Coronado Lodge 441 GLC
Palanyag Lodge 323 GLP
GGOKCS_SC


Suggested readings:

1.  History & Ritual of Table Lodge - http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/table_lodge_history_ritual.htm

2.  How to conduct one - http://www.freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/tablelodge.html   [Iowa]

3.  Guidelines - http://www.freemasonry.bcy.ca/texts/tablelodge.html  [Maine]

4.  Script - http://www.calodges.org/no406/TABLE98.HTM [California]

5.  Texan Table lodge of Instruction - http://www.calodges.org/no406/TABLE98.HTM [Texas]

6.  Indiana Bulletin with music - http://www.calodges.org/no406/TABLE98.HTM [Indiana]

7.  For more or further information, Google "Table Lodge"

Mabuhay Shriners Hot Sands Ceremonials: 19-21 Nov Iloilo City

We are happy to inform you that Mabuhay Shriners will be holding it's 2nd Hot Sands Ceremonials on Nov. 19-21, 2009 in Iloilo City and to be hosted by the Filipinas Shrine Club, Iloilo Chapter.

Herunder are the details:

Venue: Punta Villa Resort Hotel, Iloilo City

Date: Nov. 19-21, 2009

Requirements for Nobles:

A. Registration Fee will only be P1,500.00 and will cover the lunch & dinner on 20 to 21 November and a Shrine T-shirt.

B. Room accomodations at own expense, you may coordinate or call Noble President Edgar Elechicon (Cell No. : 09207058336).

C. All Nobles are requested to bring the following:

a) Mabuhay FEZ (or other temples)

b) Dark Pants and Long Sleeve Barong for Potentate's Ball

c) 2008 or 2009 Dues Card

Requirements for the Novices:

A. Payment of registration fee of P16,000.00 and will cover the following:

1) 2009(full year) Mabuhay Shriner's dues and Filipinas Shrine Club local dues.

2) Meals and room accomodation on Nov. 20 and 21 as follows:

a) Meals, both lunch and dinner for 20-21 November, plus breakfast for the 21st November. Sisters who will attend the Potentate's Ball will only be assessed P500.00 per.

b) Hotel accomodation for Nov. 20 and 21at Punta Villa Resort Hotel. Check out Nov. 22 lunchtime.

c) Please be prepared with additional funds for the Slave Auction with a minimum of P2,000.

3) Ceremonial Fees, Mabuhay Shriner's FEZ and one Shrine T-shirt.

B. The following should be brought/submitted:

1) 2009 Blue Lodge Dues Card

2) 2 copies of Petition for Initiation and Membership with 2 pieces 2X2 pictures attached.

3) White rubber shoes, a pair of red socks, white t-shirt and short pants.
4) 6 packs of candies and 5 pieces of any toy that can make a 10 year old or below child happy.

5) Long sleeves Barong Tagalog and black pants for the Potentate's Ball.

Schedule of Activities are as follows:

Nov. 19, 2009 - 1:00PM - 5:00 PM Registration of Novices and Nobles at the YMCA, Iznart St. Corner Gen. Luna (Near Day's Hotel).

Please disseminate to all Nobles and Master Masons.

Ours is the greatest PHILANTHROPY in the world today.

The Crippled and Burned Children calls for your attendance and support.

Thank you and see you soon!!!

Fraternally yours,

Noble Edgar Elechicon
President
Filipinas Shrine Club

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Atty. Jason J. Zapanta
General Counsel
Mabuhay Shriners
MAAGAP CLASS
Silanganan Lodge No. 19

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

UAE Filipino Travelers Club

There's no Lodge in UAE, particularly here in Abu Dhabi but we do have a registered masonic association. FTC (Filipino Travelers Club), registered with Philippine Embassy.. We regularly meet every first Thursday of the month 7 PM.

Bro Diosdado B Dimalanta
PM, Itawes Lodge 215
FTC-Abu Dhabi
+9715506602275

23rd Multi-District Convention Concluded

Our Tri-District Convention (Nov 06-07, 2009), hosted by Urdaneta Lodge No 302 held at Urdaneta City, Pangasinan, has just been concluded with Siete Martires Lodge No 177 winning the bid (based on historical hosting rotation) to host the 24th Tri-District Convention to be held in San Fernando City, La Union on a date yet to be established; but traditionally within the month of November next year 2010.

Congratulations to the host lodge led by WM, Bro Edwin Orden & host district, led by DDGM VWBro Rex Alvin Bilagot for a convention well organized, well attended & very informative.

The Masonic Education conducted by VWBro Robert Asuncion was eye-popping even at the inevitable hours of drowsiness for the information contained therein are exactly what we needed to know.

Of note, is the attendance of our MW Bro Peter U. Lim Lo Suy who sat down with us in an informal manner & enlightened us on most of the things that were mysteries to most of us. Thank you MW Sir for coming down on the level & being as candid, frank & honest with us all [as it can be].

The districts & lodges comprising our group are:

District RI-A composed of Urdaneta Lodge No 302 (host), Pangasinan Lodge No 56, Agno Lodge No 75, Alfonso Lee Sin Lodge No 158, Moises J. De Guzman Lodge No 161, Hundred Island Lodge No 201, E. A. Tamondong Sr Lodge No 217 and Mangaldan Lodge No 354.

District RI-CAR (C) composed of Laoag Lodge No 71, Angalo Lodge No 63, Abra Lodge No 86 and Lam-ang Lodge No 164.

District RI-CAR (B) composed of Baguio Lodge No 67, Union Lodge No 70, Siete Martires Lodge No 177, La Trinidad Lodge No 344 and Agoo Lodge (UD).

Bro Pete M. Velasco, Jr.
Siete Martires :: 177
San Fernando City, La Union
Baguio Lodge No 67
Baguio City, Benguet
MWGLP (F & AM)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Virginia GL ANCOM

Brethren,

I just came back from the Grand Lodge [Virginia USA] Annual Communication last night and it is a great pleasure to inform you the good news:

Rt Wor. Bro. Ernie Soriano (Victory Daylight) - selected as Grand Pursuivant.

Rt Wor. Bro. Manny Elefain (Owens Lodge) - DDGM for Masonic District 35A.

Owens Lodge No 164 and Victory Daylight Lodge No 1778 - winners of the Noah Hillman Award.

Wor. Bro. Joey Santos (Owens Lodge) and Wor. Bro. Jess Paule (Victory Daylight) - Outstanding Worshipful Masters

Congratulations to all!

Sincerely & fraternally,

Bro. Jess Paule
Victory Daylight Lodge No 1778 - Norfolk, VA


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Brethren,

Please join me in congratulating our brothers from Virginia.

We are proud of you.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Manolo Gatbonton, PM
Victory Daylight Lodge No 1778 - Norfolk, VA
Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kimball DeMolay Chapter Install: 7 Nov

KIMBALL CHAPTER
International Order of DeMolay

INVITES YOU TO ITS

Second-Semi Annual Installation of Officers

on

November 7, 2009

7:00 PM

South West Lodge Masonic Hall

1140 “B” Avenue, National City, Ca 91950


“PLEASE COME, BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. YOUR OR YOUR FRIEND’S BOYS AGES 12-21 TO WATCH & ENJOY THE CEREMONY.

THERE WILL BE DANCING AND REFRESHMENT AFTER.

Fraternally & sincerely,

Bro. Leo Sapitanan
Kintai Lodge #16 Iwukuni Japan, MWGLJ
Grand Mound Historic Lodge#3 Tacoma Washington, MWGLW
Scottish Rite SJ, Valley of Tokyo Orient of Japan and Korea
AL-Malaikah Shriner Los Angeles California Temple
DeMolay Advisor, Kimball Chapter, National City California

Friday, October 30, 2009

100th Anniversary - Khedive Int'l: 30-31 Oct



Nobles, Brethren & all,

This is to remind all Nobles & their ladies and Brethren wherever dispersed about the upcoming 100th year anniversary celebration ceremonial of Khedive International located at 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320 [Tel. 757-420-4510 (Recorder Ill.Charles Lee)].

 As of today we have already 107 candidates to pass the hotsand in the desert of which 20 are Filipino Brethren from different Lodges in District 35 of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. The Recorders office still accepting petitions for membership, affiliation, restoration to be included in this once in a lifetime event.

If you are a member in good standing in other Shrine Temple you can demit and join in this Temple and you don't have to pay anything, just show your current dues card & demit letter. If you were suspended due to non-payment for more than 2 years, just pay the current dues in this Temple and you're good to go. If you are Master Mason in good standing, you can still apply till Friday (30 Oct 09) to be part of the 100th Year anniversary ceremonial.

Dignitaries from the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Imperial Officers, Potentates & Divan from other Temples will be in attendance including officers of MASA (Mid-Atlantic Shrine Associations) & SASA(South Atlantic Shrine Associations).

Schedule of Activities:

30 Oct 09

- ARRIVAL /CHECK IN (DELEGATES FROM OTHER TEMPLES) WYNDHAM HOTEL GREENBRIER.

- OPEN HOUSE (ALL 24 UNITS & 15 CLUBS) 5-8PM

- PROGRAM/PRESENTATION

31 Oct 09

8:00AM - CHECK IN CANDIDATES

9:00AM - CEREMONIAL (DUES CARD)

11:00AM - PARADE OF ALL UNITS & CLUBS

11:30AM - 2ND SECTION CEREMONIAL

12:00PM - LUNCH BREAK

1:00PM - CEREMONIAL

6:00PM - SOCIAL (with tickets only)

7:00PM - PROGRAM

9:00PM - HOSPITALITY IN THE HOTEL

For your information & guidance,

EDWARD USITA,PM
Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA.
Mecca # 1 NYC
Khedive Chesapeake, VA.
Mabuhay UD Manila

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dapitan Lodge No 21: Celebrating 100 Years



Brethren,

On the occasion of DAPITAN LODGE NO 21's 100th Year Anniverssary, the lodge has come out with a COMMEMORATIVE PLATE to celebrate the occasion in cooperation with St. John the Baptist Lodge 362.

The cost is Php 2,500 if you buy now. If you buy on ANCOM it's Php 3,000. The plate is duly authorized by the DOTC, LTO, and the National Historical Institute and may be extended up to 2 years. Buy early brethren and save on cost and help DAPITAN LODGE in its fund drive.

This 20 NOV 2009, DAPITAN LODGE 21 celebrates its 100 years of MASONIC EXISTENCE, under the leadership of WM MEL VILLAR, DMD. Dapitan has remained strong and energetic to accomplish all its masonic tasks, and through the years have maintained HARMONY and COOPERATION inside the lodge.

On the occasion of its 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY a golf tournament is scheduled 21 NOV 2009 at CAMP AGUINALDO, tee-off is at 6:00 am. All brethren and golf enthusiasts are invited to join the occassion.

BRO. JOFRAN "JOJO" DE ONON
SILANGANAN LODGE 19
BATASAN LODGE 381
DAPITAN LODGE 21
Camanava Travellers Club, Inc.

PMAAI - 2009 Medical Mission at Pasig: 2-5 Nov

Updates on PMAAI - 2009 Medical Mission:

In view of the recent calamity in the Philippines caused by back to back typhoons hitting far north of Luzon & the greater Metro Manila Area, it was deemed necessary to relocate the venue of this mission. As we all know, the township of Pasig was devastated by typhoon Ondoy, causing havoc & immeasurable disaster to our kababayans in this community.

After a consultation with Memphis Mission of Mercy & Grand Master Peter Lim Lo Suy of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines, we all unanimously agreed to change the venue to Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City.

We have the blessing from the Office of the Governor of Nueva Ecija to relocate the venue.

Date - November 02 to 05, 2009

Venue - Health Center, R. Valdez St., Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City

Size & extent - 300 target patients per day for four days, [Minor surgeries & consultations and free medicines].

Estimated over-all value of this project is more than $20,000.00, consisting of the following:

Medicines, equipment, other supplies & relief goods.

29 jumbo Balikbayan boxes.

Additional US$8,800.00 hand carried Rx medicines & miscellaneous medical supplies.

Volunteers:

20 medical doctors from Nueva Ecija Medical Society.

Nurses - US & local volunteers.

Masonic Brethren

Local Barangay Officials & others.

Local assistance: Transportation, housing, meals and security.

In coordination with the following support groups:

Memphis Mission of Mercy

Grand Lodge of the Philippines [GLP]

Philippine Masonic Association of America, Inc. [PMAAI]

City of Pasig & local officials

Nueva Ecija Medical Society

I am requesting the support & involvement of our brethren in PMAAI and GLP. If you can, please be there during the actual mission [performance of this task]. Also, feel free to contact or text me when you are in the Philippines.

Please pray for the safety of the medical team. God bless us all. Thank you.

Fraternally,

Bro Dandy Barawid, PM
President, PMAAI
[+63 927 958 2350 or +63 927 958 2350 Phil cell phone numbers]

Posted via email by:

Bro Ross Rosales
GLPhils Moderator / ListAdmin
Silanganan #19 (ML)
Pagkakaisa #282 (DM)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ratrat Ulit! sa Bulacan- 31 Oct Resched 15 Nov




Due to the inclement weather last Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, RATRAT ULIT 2009, Shoot for a Cause and pang RATRAT 2009 Raffle Draw was rescheduled to November 15, 2009.

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Malolos Lodge # 46 will be hosting another Funshoot called RATRAT ULIT! 2009 on October 31, 2009, from 7am onwards at the Calibre Monte Carlo Firing Ranges in Bulacan, Bulacan.

Over 30 Trophies to be won with includes the following categories:

Champion for Open, Modified, Standard (and Single Stack Classic), Production both for Masons and non-Masons (Top 5).

Champion for Lady Shooters, Juniors and Seniors.

Top 3 for non masons on the said categories.

5 stages, 160 rounds minimum and match fee is 500 for Masons and 600 for non-Masons. COF is TBA.

To those who participated on last March, thank you and the outcome of the funshoot funded the Charity projects of Malolos Lodge and of course, this one will again be used for the same.

For more info, please contact WM Rey Cabauatan 09195082166 or Joel Manuel 09228507217.

Invitation and Location map is attached for your reference.

Raffle tickets are also available for 500 pesos per ticket, wherein the following prizes will be given away:

First Prize - .45 ACP pistol

2nd Prize - 9mm Pistol

3rd Prize - 12 Gauge Shotgun


Thank you and please support our fund raising program for the several charity projects of our lodge.



PS: This is not a PPSA sanctioned match. Just a FUNSHOOT.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Grand EB2EB in Manila: April 2010



After a successful eyeball to eyeball [EB2EB] by the North and South Californians Pinoy Masons last month, there is a plan to have a Grand EB2EB in Manila next year to coincide with the dates [no specific dates or plans yet] with Grand Lodge of the Philippines' Annual Communication, which is slated on 22-24 April 2010 at the Mall of Asia [MOA].

Watch out for this space for more details.

VWBro Marcelino Z. Claudio Dropped Working Tools: 24 Oct 2009

Brethren:

VWBro Marcelino Z. Claudio, PDDGM, of Panabo Dalisay Lodge No. 237 and Shangri-la Lodge 196, MD 11-B dropped his working tools last October 24, 2009.

The wake is at their residence in Carmen, Davao del Norte. No information yet as to any masonic activity because Sis Flor is still arriving today from Canada.

Please help us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of a very worthy brother.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Franklin Buno, PDGL
Toril Lodge 208/Panabo Dalisay Lodge 237
MD 11-B

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Here is the message I received from VWBro Abing last night re Masonic funeral rites [upon] for the late VWBro Mar Claudio.


1) 18th Degree on Friday, Oct 30 at 7 pm at their house in Carmen.

2) 3rd degree [Masonic Funeral Rites] during burial , Nov. 6 at the cemetery (to be finalized as to time and place).

Brethren, I will keep you posted on any other developments.

Bro. Frank

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 Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their condolences and prayers to Sis Flor and the family & friends of our late VWBro Marcelino Z Claudio. May he rest in peace!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bro Rudy Roncal Drops Working Tools

Brethren,

WBro. Rolly Manarang rang me about the passing away of Bro. Rudy Roncal to the Grand Lodge above. Bro. Rudy Roncal was formerly a member of Lodge Star of Australia No 200 [UGL NSW & ACT] and also an ex-SRF Subic Bay employee of Shop-51.

His viewing will be tomorrow, Saturday, 10 Oct at 6:00pm at 433-435 Canterbury Road, Canterbury, NSW.

Please pass this message to the FilMasons and friends, who may know him.

Regards,

Fidel Pamplona

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Pinoy Masons worldwide offer their prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Bro Rudy Roncal. May he rest in peace!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bro Francis Aytona Drops Working Tools: 4 Oct 2009

Brethren,

While we were so focused on the news over the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, this is a shocking news from VWBro Benny Ty about the murder of Bro. Francis Aytona of Manila Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 1.

Let us pray for his repose and immediate apprehension of the perpetrators and resolution of this case. A very sad day indeed for Manila-Mt. Lebanon and MD-NCR-A.

Details for the wake is still being arranged.

Bro. Joji Bulawin, PDDGM
JDML 305 MD NCR-A

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Trader slain in Batangas ambush By Marrah Erika Lesaba
Inquirer Southern Luzon First Posted 17:20:00 10/04/2009

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines - A 54-year-old trader was shot dead by unidentified gunmen while traveling in Barangay (Village) Sta. Rita here Sunday morning, police said.

Senior Supt. Jesus Gatchalian said victim Francis Aytona, a resident of Quezon City, was driving his Nissan car bearing the license plate number FHA88 at around 10:50 a.m. when he was shot several times. The victim had multiple bullet wounds caused by a .45-caliber pistol and died on the spot.

Police are still in hot pursuit of the gunmen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Words to ponder by: On Freemasonry

Greetings Brethren!

Sharing some texts from excerpts of “MASONRY AND THE PHILLIPINE REVOLUTION” by MWBro Reynold S Fajardo and likewise a reminder of our continuing commitment as Masons to

……”BROTHERLY LOVE, RELIEF, TRUTH and LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY”.

"The meetings of the Lodge were of utmost interest. They were feasts of patriotism and Masonic apostleships; a marvelous communion of ideas and action, spirit and matter. Never did lips utter such eloquent appeals in the name of a universal brotherhood of all men as were heard at these gatherings. Never could Masonry have a more noble or a more chivalrous objective."

– TEODORO M. KALAW

"Masonry has consecrated its efforts to the task of uniting all men in brotherhood, erasing the differences of country, race and color, of banishing war, replacing the din of arms and clanking of chains with the sound of work and industry. The failure of the present Government, my dear brethren, proclaims the necessity of trying other civilizing means. If the despotic regime now in force in the Philippines oppresses without doing any constructive or progressive work, then it is our duty to carry beyond the seas the light of Masonry. Let us strive, therefore, to extend to the remotest corners of the Philippines the principles of our august order, teaching the people by precept and example, if not by legislation, the love of liberty, equality and fraternity."

- MARCELO DEL PILAR

"Masonry was established to give our people a school which would provide it with models for cooperative action (normas de sociabilidad) and accustom it to live as a collectivity. In the bosom of Masonry we have learned to live a life of association; in the midst of that brotherhood we have communicated to one another our impressions our thoughts, our aspirations, and we have made ourselves apt to unite our desires and our acts."

– MARIANO PONCE

"There is no place for doubt. A Fraternity that, like Masonry, has existed and will always exist through the centuries, paying unremitting homage to the eternal verities, consecrating its efforts to the redemption of humanity, is the destined liberator to bring freedom and right to the Philippines ."

– TOMAS AREOLA

"Masons should not rest so long as the world nurtures a tyrant, so long as the night gathers in its echoes the moans of the oppressed, so long as there are slaves, so long as there are oppressors. And this work is perhaps the greatest that Masonry has imposed upon itself and the only one worthy of its universal name."

- JOSE RIZAL

Bro Ben Apacible [via email]
Kalilayan Lodge No. 37, Lucena City
Araw Lodge No. 18, Manila

Monday, September 28, 2009

SGTS Dinner Concert: 13 Nov


Worshipful Sirs, Brethren, Sisters and friends,

Please join us on our Fund Raising Dinner-Concert event on November 13, 2009, 6:30 PM, Friday at Silver Gate - Three Stars Lodge Masonic Temple.

Please see above poster for more information.


Carding M. Edra, PM
SGTS 296
San Diego, CA

Photo Op with GLoC Grand Master


I would like to share above photo taken during the "Mason of the Year Award"[Grand Lodge of California]; with The Grand Master of California and the President of GGOKCS Social Club, WBro Ferdie Abella and yours truly.


Cris Sta.Maria
UNITY LODGE #632
San Diego CA.92116
GGOKCS-SC
San Diego,Ca.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bro Elmer L Banci Drops Working Tools: 19 Sep 2009

Worshipful Sirs/Brethren,

My father, Bro. Elmer Lobreza Banci dropped his working tools at 0130 Saturday morning, 19 September 2009.

Viewing Schedule:

From 3 pm – 8 pm, Wednesday thru Friday Wednesday (9/23) –Church Service (6 pm) and General Viewing

Thursday (9/24) – Testimonials From Loved Ones and General Viewing

Friday (9/25) – U.P. Beta Sigma/ Betan Rites (6:30 pm) and General Viewing

Location:

All Souls Mortuary4400 Cherry Ave
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562)424-8601

Funeral Schedule:

Saturday (9/26) Church Service at 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Location:

First Fil- Am United Methodist Church of San Gabriel Valley
1415 South Ninth Ave., Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
(626) 336-6566

Then Internment at Forest Lawn at 12:00 pm
Location: Forest Lawn Cypress
4471 Lincoln Avenue Cypress, CA 90630

Fraternally,

Ralph Banci
SWL 283, National City, Ca

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Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their prayers and condolences to Bro Ralph and his family on the death of his father, Bro Elmer. May he rest in peace.

Monday, September 14, 2009

GLP Ancom 2010: 22-24 Apr


ANCOM 2010 will be held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City on April 22-24, 2010.

For further information and details, click here.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fellowship at Kawbin's


Mga Kuyang,

Just sharing fellowship photo at Kawbin's sometime last month. In photo above: yours truly, Bro Mariano "Lord" Go, VWBro Constante Uy, VWBro Rudy "RJ" Jubinal, Bro Carlos Ortega, VWBro Simeon Gongora Jr., Bro Mario Lacsamana and Bro Mariano "Kawbin" Sia.

Fraternally,

Bro Mike Runas
Union::#70
La Union


Kawbin's is a La Union institution. A restaurant owned by Bro Mariano "Kawbin" Sia, and is a regular hang-out of Pinoy Masons in the area as well as those passing by.

Kawbin's is an accredited Department of Tourism restaurant and is located on Quezon Avenue, San Fernando, La Union. Telephone: (6372)8884016.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Blood Drive - 12 Sept



Brethren,

This coming Saturday, September 12, 2009, The Granada Hills Lodge #378 of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of California is having a blood drive in our lodge located at 16535 Rinaldi Street, Granada Hills California 91344 from 10 AM 2 PM.

Please join us in this noble project. For every pint of blood you give, the Red Cross will give you a pint of Baskin and Robbins ice cream.


We will provide hotdogs and burgers for everyone. There will be live entertainment and refreshments.

If you have a spare time this weekend, please drop by even if you don't donate blood.


By the plumb,

Bro Raul Nadres
Granada Hills Lodge #378

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lessons from the US Navy by Bill Reichert

One man's eyes are opened up. Business Academy: Lessons From The U.S. Navy

A granola-eating, Left Coast venture capitalist gets schooled aboard
the USS Nimitz.

By Bill Reichert
August 8, 2009

Few civilians have the opportunity to stand atop a nuclear power plant driving 100,000 tons of steel through the ocean. Yet there I was, a Prius-driving, granola-eating, anti-gun, Left Coast Californian, on board one of the world's largest aircraft carriers, the USS Nimitz, as part of a Navy outreach program designed to give ordinary landlubbers like me a perspective on the mission and operations of a naval strike group.

While I hardly fit the stereotype of the typical armed forces booster (I am inclined to favor green technology over weapons of mass destruction), I discovered during my visit I could learn a lot from understanding how a small city floating on the ocean operates.

During the 30 hours I spent observing and conversing with sailors and pilots,I recognized several principles at work that make the Navy so successful. These are not unique to running an aircraft carrier, but represent important lessons for anyone interested in entrepreneurship, innovation, teamwork and management.

1. Inspiration. Having a big, meaningful goal is a tremendous force for inspiration, motivation and cohesion. The Navy's mission is not some vague, abstract, feel-good paragraph in a business plan; it is concrete and easy to understand: to make the world safe. At least that was my takeaway. In addition to defending America, fighting terrorists and rescuing victims of piracy, the Navy helped the victims of the tsunami in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Though individual stories varied, the sense of pride and accomplishment among those with whom I spoke was powerful. Even in the best organizations, such pride is extremely rare.

2. Perspiration. If you have an inspirational goal, your employees will work hard. The Nimitz does not offer a 9-to-5 workday. Some days, crews are on the flight deck inhaling noxious fumes for 14 or 16 hours, into the wee hours of the morning, to ensure every plane gets back safely.

A maintenance chief told me that, given the age of the planes and the stress of carrier flying, a plane typically requires 25 hours of maintenance for every hour of flight time. Seems inefficient, but can you imagine the consequences of taking a shortcut?

3. Precision. The operations on board a nuclear aircraft carrier pose extraordinary danger; a simple mistake can result in death. Yet I watched scores of planes take off and land on a moving platform without a hitch. The activity on the flight deck at first seems random and informal--no stiff spines or tight formations-- but, really, it is an intricately choreographed ballet.

4. Teamwork. Watching these young people maintain, fuel, catapult and pilot F-18s, it's clear it's not about who is the hottest dog on the deck. Every person we talked with spoke about his or her dependence on, and confidence in, the team--to maintain the planes, to assemble the ordnance, to steer the ship, to guide the pilots in, to move the aircraft and a thousand other critical tasks, small and large.

Each person counts on other members of the team to get their part of the job done, and no one person can take the credit for success, or benefit from another's failure.

5. Accountability. There is no contradiction between a culture of teamwork and the need for individual accountability. In the Navy, everything and everyone is monitored and measured. During launch cycles, the drill is to get a plane catapulted off the deck every 60 seconds. According to our hosts, during the training exercise we watched, the greatest variation off that was 15 seconds. (Imagine if O'Hare could match that!)

6. Training. The Navy invests an enormous amount in developing the skills of its people. One officer I spoke with (at about 1 a.m.) told me his story--of joining the Navy as a somewhat unfocused 18-year-old.

Now, almost 20 years later, he is responsible for scores of people and millions of dollars of equipment, and is only a few credits short of his master's degree. No matter where they started, the men and women who rise through the ranks of the Navy are astoundingly competent.

7. Balance. The week before our visit, the Nimitz lost five crewmembers in a helicopter accident. These were not strangers; these were co-workers and friends. In this line of work, death is all too real, and there is a deep reverence for those who have given their lives in the service of their country. Yet there is also an irreverence that pops up quite frequently.

The captain, in welcoming us, referred to the aircraft carrier as being "kind of like a jail,except there's the possibility of drowning." And the pilot nicknames like "Freak Show" and "Booger" help ensure no one takes themselves too seriously.

8. Respect. In the Navy, if you don't like someone because of their race or creed, you have the opportunity to change your mind, because that person may be sleeping in a bunk 14 inches from you.

Respect isn't an altruistic ethic; it's a necessity. As I looked around the bridge at the diverse team of men and women running this multibillion- dollar acme of American technological accomplishment, I thought, "Why can't all of America be like this?" While many high-tech companies are well-integrated when it comes to race and creed (less so gender), when it comes to respect among individuals, most organizations have a lot to learn.

Certainly the Navy is not perfect. Egos, frustrations and resentments lurk. People make mistakes, and bad things happen. Not everyone agrees with all the decisions made up the chain of command or back in Washington.

The Navy understands that it is not well-served by squashing open communication, but, as in all organizations, there is a time and a place for debate, and the deal is that you do what the organization needs you to do when you are on the line.

Many entrepreneurs may find modeling an organization and its culture on the Navy an unappealing concept. But that's because they don't really understand what makes the Navy one of the most effective organizations on the planet.

Like any other successful business or group, it's about the people, not the technology. The key is harnessing the incredible potential of every individual through inspiration, training and teamwork.

Honor. Courage. Commitment. Not bad principles for any company.

*Bill Reichert is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A version of this article appeared on the U.S. Naval Institute blog and the American Express Small Business blog.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Frank R Horton Mem Lodge New Website

Brethren,

In behalf of our lodge, Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge #379 (GLP), I would like to invite all brothers wheresoever dispersed to come visit us at our recently launched Website and perhaps leave a message or two via our Guestbook.

Visit us at:

www.frankreedhorton.org

Jose Illenberger
brg@arsenic. ph
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Arsenic
Graphic Design and Web Development
www.arsenic.ph

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Indang 115 Feeding Program







Hello Brethren,

We would like to share with you some of the pictures taken during our feeding program this morning [Friday, 28 Aug]; at Banaba Lejos Elementary School in Banaba Lejos, Indang, Cavite.


We fed around 200 kids during their "Palarong Bukid".


This project was led by Bro Ryan Eyaya.


Thanks to all who supported this program and let us continue to cement the bricks of life through the mortar of brotherly love, relief and truth.

On the level,

WBro Elmer Astudillo
WM - Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115
Masonic District Region IV-A
MWGLP

VWBro Ben Araniego Jr: Hiram Awardee

Brethren,

Let us congratulate VW Bro Benjamin Araniego, Jr. of Dapitan Lodge No 21 who was recently awarded [by Dapitan Lodge No 21, MWGLP] the prestigious Hiram Award last 17 August 2009 (stated meeting of Dapitan Lodge) held at the Marcelo H. Del Pilar Lodge Temple in Padayan, Meycauyan,Bulacan.

The event was graced by District Officers, Past Masters of Dapitan Lodge, its members, and visiting brethren.

The event ended in harmony and a fellowship followed under the succesful leadership of its three lights;WM, Bro Mel Villar, Jr., SW, Bro Vergel Villasper and JW, Bro Odel Tiongzon.

Congratulations to Kuya Ben Araniego for giving 50 years of your life to Masonry!

Jojo De Onon
Silanganan 19
Batasan 381

WBro Leo Paule: Hiram Awardee

Congratulations, WBro. Leo Paule on being bestowed the Hiram Award of Sublime Benecia Lodge No 5.

Always,

Rudy Alquero,PM
Black Mountain Lodge # 845
San DIego, CA

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WBro Leo,

Congratulations to you my brother for being selected as Sublime Benicia # 5's 2009 MASON OF THE YEAR awardee. Keep rolling bro.

Good luck to your award night at Santa Rosa, CA.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Reden A. Infante, PM
Sublime Benicia Lodge # 5
Suisun Lodge # 55
GL of CA

Monday, August 31, 2009

St John The Baptist No 362 Golf Tourney: 22 Oct

The St. John the Baptist Lodge 362 is holding its First GOLF TOURNAMENT, a fund raising project for the building of its temple.

The event will be held at the NORTHWOODS GOLF COURSE, San Rafael, Bulacan on 22 October 2009; tee off time is 6 am [SHOTGUN], tickets at Php 1,500 for members, 2,500non-members.

All brethren who are golf enthusiast and are willing to spend a goodtime with fellow masons are most welcome.

Jojo De Onon
Silanganan 19
Batasan 381

Silanganan Lodge No 19: 101 Years: 12 Sept

Silanganan Lodge No 19 [MWGLP] is celebrating its Family Day event in relation to its 101 years of Masonic existence.

A swimming event, basketball games, etc. are lined-up including a BINGO BONANZA with prizes totalling Php 50,000.00.The event will be held at the Celebrity Sports Plaza, QC on 12 Sept 2009 starting at 8 AM.

Dinnertime, a formal program will be held with VWBro Conrad Lee of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Large Taxpayers Dept Head as our guest speaker. Also in attendance will be our Worshipful Master, WBro Wilfredo Reyes, our lodge officers and members and their families.

A year book is also beeing prepared to commemorate all the activities of the Lodge.

HAIL BRETHREN!


Jojo De Onon
Silanganan 19
Batasan 381

FilMasons NSW Induction: 26 Sept


With the election of Bro Louie Reyes as President of "The Club" [aka Filipino Masons Association of NSW, Inc - FilMasons NSW], the club announces its induction of officers this coming fourth Saturday, 26 September 2009, 6:30 PM at Concord RSL & Community Club, Nirranda St, Concord West NSW 2138.

The attire is smart casual [no jeans for gents please, after five for the ladies] and the ladies [The Amasons - Asawa ng Masons] are suggesting a Mediterranean/Middle eastern theme. I am sure there is a surprise number coming from the ladies!

Aside from Bro Louie, Vice President elect is Past President [PP], WBro Romy Nieto, Treasurer is PP Bro Manny Santos and Secretary is PP Bro Mario Baylon Jr. Other appointed officers are yet to be announced by the incoming President.

Tickets are now available for $35 per person. Aside from a buffet dinner, there will be lots of dancing and fun throughout the night.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

BIRTH, Inc at BIR

Mga kuyang,

I am glad to announce to you that the official website of BIRTH, Inc. is now up and running.

Please visit www.birthinc.org for more details.

Birth of BIRTH, Inc.

In the early part of the year 2000, a small group of BIR employees who were all MMs would meet in the office of VW Bro Percival T. Salazar after office hours and have fellowship until the rush hour traffic had eased off. News travelled fast that MMs in the BIR regularly met and soon the number of attendees swelled. Everyone was pleasantly surprised to know that there were that many enthusiastic MMs in the BIR!

Many informal fellowships followed and on 06 October 2000 the 1st group fellowship meeting was held at Balanghai Restaurant located at Panay Avenue, Quezon City, with thirteen (13) Brethren and one (1) petitioner (RDO Rogelio C. Fermin) in attendance.

In due time, a proposal was made that MMs at the BIR join a Lodge as a group which was unanimously approved. The unanimous choice was Manuel A. Roxas Memorial Lodge No. 152 for reason of affinity as the Charter Members and pillars of said Lodge were BIR old-timers who had since either died or became inactive Members. At that same time, the Lodge was in dire need of Active Dual Members.

However, for one reason or another, the plan did not receive a responsive chord from some Officers of the Lodge and so it was abandoned. Instead the group decided to incorporate as a Masonic Club, hence the birth of BIRTH, INC.


Fraternally yours,

Nelzon P. Villanueva
High 12 Lodge # 82
Current Location: Quezon City

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

SoCal 2nd Eyeball: 29 Aug

Brethren,

We will have the EB2EB [Eyeball to Eyeball](Gathering) on Aug 29.

Location: Maharlika Café and Grill
1819 E Plaza Blvd
National City,CA
619) 477-6028

Cost: $9.00 –All you can eat [Families welcome]

Time: Lunch starts at 1300 (1PM)

Payment will be at the venue. For reservation, please contact me.

There will pins and t-shirts for sale [charity fund raising]. Pins are $2.00 t-shirts $11, XXL additional $2.

"It is not how long you live that counts but it is how you enjoy your life!!!

William Rabara "bradpans" Francia
Pinatubo Lodge #52, San Narciso, Zambales
South West lodge #283, National City, CA
Hometown: Sto Nino San Felipe, Zambales
Current location: San Diego, CA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PinoyMasons/

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bro Fred G McCaw, Jr: - 15 Sept 1940 - 17 Aug 2009

1st Degree - June 16, 1988 2nd Degree - July 14, 1988 3rd Degree - August 18, 1988

"Soft and safe to thee, my Brother, be thy resting place! Bright and glorious be thy rising from it! Fragrant be the acacia sprig that there shall flourish! May the earliest buds of spring unfold their beauties o'er thy resting place, and there may the sweetness of the summer's last rose linger longest! Though the winds of Autumn may destroy the loveliness of their existence, yet the destruction is not final, and in the springtime, they shall surely bloom again. So, in the bright morning of the resurrection, thy spirit shall spring into newness of life and expand in immortal beauty, in realms beyond the skies. Until then, dear Brother, until then, farewell!"


Brethren,

We are sorry to inform you that Bro.·. Fred G. Mc Caw, Jr. of Palmdale, California passed away last night (August 17, 20090 at 7:45 p.m.
We will keep you posted of more detailed schedule of his viewing and interment as soon as they become available.

Please inform those whom I have not reached through this email list.

Attached [as above] is a tribute to his memory.

May he rest in peace!

Sincerely & fraternally,


Arnold "Dong" Makil Abaya
Sublime Benicia Lodge #5, F&AM, Benicia, CA
Saigon Lodge #188, F&AM, Manila, Phil.
Jacques DeMolay Mem. Lodge #305, F&AM, Manila, Phil.
Frank Reed Horton Mem. Lodge #379, F&AM, Q.C., Phil.
Current Location: Hercules, California