Monday, August 10, 2009

Ill Bro Theonilo A Pala Drops Working Tools: 6 Aug 2009

Photo shows VWBro Nilo [on the right] on Faith's Multiply site, celebrating 2007 reunion.


Sadness reign in our valley... our Sovereign Grand Inspector General [SGIG] Illustrious Bro. Theonilo A. Pala, 33' dropped his working tools due to a tragic accident which cause his life while performing his duty as engineer of NAPOCOR.

Bro. Frederick S. Cerro, 32' MRS
Maguindanao Lodge No. 40
Mindanao Bodies , A & A.S.R.
Cagayan de Oro City


Per text message sent by Ill. Bro Ben Alipio of Maranaw Bodies, internment will be on 11 August [Tuesday] at 7AM.
The 18th degree funeral ceremony will be conducted in the evening of 10 August [Monday] at the Masonic Temple of Iligan. This will be attended by members of the Supreme Council A&ASR, some of which will be coming from Manila.
ILL .Bro Franklin G. Calo, 33*, PDDGM, PJGLSGIG,
Orient of Agusan & Surigao
Valley of Butuan

Please join us in praying for the eternal repose of the soul of our dear brother, ILL. THEONILO A. PALA, SGIG, Orient of Lanao, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Republic of the Philippines.

Maranaw Bodies, Iligan City
Lake Lanao Lodge No. 227, Marawi City
Radjah Indarapatra Lodge No. 387, Marawi City


VWBro Theonilo Ablon Pala is or was also the Lodge Secretary of Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge No. 259 of Iligan City. He is also listed as a Past Grand Historian, and under Grand Master MW Bro Jimmy Gonzales; he is also a member of the committee on research and Masonic Education, and also the committee on ritual and works of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines. He was also a Past Junior Grand Lecturer for Western Mindanao.
Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their prayers and commiserations to the family and friends of Ill Bro Theonilo A Pala. May he rest in peace!


FilMasons NSW said...


Please be informed that our very dear VW Theonilo Pala joined the GAOTU yesterday. Due to his untimely passing, the brethren of their District will be postponing all scheduled Lodge activities for today, August 7, 2009 until further notice. And because of this, they will be having a caucus instead at the UDLMC.

On behalf of Saigon Lodge No. 188 F and AM, Saigon Shrine Oasis and Zeta Class – GGOKCS, our sincerest condolences to the family of VW Nilo Pala. Kuya Nilo as we all know is always considered the great lecturer and walking monitor in his region. May your contributions to the brethren and to the Craft as a whole be well remembered throughout time.

We lost a friend and a brother, but never in our hearts.


Mac Cabrera
Saigon Lodge No. 188 F and AM

FilMasons NSW said...

On behalf of the officers and brethren of Mabini Lodge #39 and Delta Bodies, A.& A.S.R., Aparri, Cagayan our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of ILL. Theonilo A. Pala, 33' MRS.

May the GAOTU warmly welcome him at the cellestial above!!!

Bro. Alfredo "Pedz" Cordero, PM, 32'MRS
Mabini Lodge #39
Aparri, Cagayan

Delta Bodies, A.& A.S.R. of Freemasonry
Valley of Aparri
Orient of Cagayan, Batanes and Kalinga-Apayao

FilMasons NSW said...

The late ILL. Bro Theonilo Abalon Pala, 33* SGIG. Orient of Lanao.

Bro. Phillip Steven D. So
Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge 259
Iligan City

FilMasons NSW said...

Our deepest condolence to the family of VW Theonilo Pala.. May he rest in peace ..

Farewell my brother..

Brod Tony de Guzman PM/PDGL & Family
Pintong Bato Lodge no. 51 Bacoor Cavite
IOTA Class
ASR - Valley of Imus
Maharlika Shrine Oasis (ALOHA Temple)

FilMasons NSW said...

VW Sir,

Any schedule of activities for his Funeral Rites...and interment?

We, the brethren of Salug Valley Lodge 216 are planning to visit and vigil on Monday, [we hope we are not late on our schedule.]

We have just concluded our District Convention in Pagadian City the GM is with us.... Thank you and more power.

May his soul rest in peace...

Bro Jun Bitor GLI
Salug Valley Lodge 216
Molave, Zamboanga del sur

FilMasons NSW said...


Please pray for the soul of our departed Brother, VW THEONILO A. PALA, PGH who dropped his working tools in line of duty. He is considered as the great Masonic Icon in Iligan City and Lanao. May his soul rest in peace!

Bro. Wellington H. Yee, PDDGM
Manticao Lodge No. 243
Iligan City

FilMasons NSW said...

To the family of our brother Ill. Nilo Pala, our condolences.

It is a great lost for us to see of so good a man who drops his working tools forever, but he will always be remembered in this faithful breast***

Bro Ben and Sis Leah Flores
Don Antonio T. Cosin Mem. :: 308
MD No. R-X B

FilMasons NSW said...

Daghang Salamat!

Perhaps you sent a lovely card,
or sat quietly in a chair.

Perhaps you sent those beautiful flowers,that we saw sitting there.

Perhaps you spoke the kindest words,as any friend could say.

Perhaps you were not there at all,
just thought of us that day.

Whatever you did to console our hearts,we thank you so much for whatever part.

We deeply appreciate your kind expression of sympathy in our time of great sorrow.

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.


Lilian, Kurt, Karina, and Krisha

"Everything that happens in this world happens at the time
God chooses." Ec. 3.1

*Thank you card from the Pala Family