With much joy, I am very happy to inform you that today, August 1, 2009, Silangan Commandery No. 93 was conferred its charter during the 153rd Grand Conclave, of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State of Illinois.
Silangan will be known as the first full commandery in the USA envisioned by Brothers Freemasons of Filipino descent. Those who attended the conferral for Silangan were:
Sir Knight William Howard Brown, Eminent Commander during Dispensation
Past Right Eminent Grand Commander, Grand Commandery of the State of Illinois, Sir Knight John T. Riedas, Jr.
Recorder, Oak Lawn York Rite Bodies, Past Right Eminent Grand Commander, Grand Commandery of the State of Illinois, Sir Knight Vicente Cabrera, Recorder during Dispensation
Sir Knight Toy Paclibare
Sir Knight Diosdado Erandio
Sir Knight Mark Barquez, Color Bearer during Dispensation
Sir Knight Cris Clemente
Sir Knight Jimmy Alcantara
Sir Knight Lope Hilado, Treasurer during Dispensation
Sir Knight Ben Mendoza, Warder during Dispensation
Sir Knight Rolando Gange, Generalissimo during Dispensation
Bro. Rolly Gange