Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Maynilad Lodge & Victory Daylight Lodge: Installed Officers 2011-2012

Brethren & all,

Congratulations to the newly installed officers of [various Lodges]:


Maynilad Lodge # 1521 Washington DC, Grand Lodge of DC

W.'. Bayani Cassanova - Worshipful Master

Bro. Carpenter "Bong" Arpa- Senior Warden

Bro. Bayani Pioquinto - Junior Warden


Victory Daylight # 1778 Norfolk, VA Grand Lodge of Virginia

W.'. Conrado Calpito - Worshipful Master

Bro. Reynaldo Gutierrez - Senior Warden

Bro. Jeffrey Paras - Junior Warden



MORE POWER AND GOD BLESS.


Bro.Edward Usita, PM
Angalo # 63 Vigan City, GLP (LML)
Jose Rizal # 1172 NYC, GLNY
Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA GLVA (LMIP)
GS Fajardo # 383 Manila, GLP (Charter)
Maynilad # 1521,Washington DC, GLDC (Charter)
Bannack 3-7-77 Montana, GLM (Life Member)
The Patriot # 1957 Fairfax, VA GLVA (Charter

Filipino-Canadian Cabletow Club of Toronto Induction: 3 Dec 2011

The Filipino-Canadian Cabletow Club of Toronto held its annual Christmas Party and Induction of 2012 Officers & Members on Dec 3, 2011 at the Thornhill Masonic Temple. RW Bro Andy Penaflor, PDDGM of Toronto West District, officiated the oath-taking ceremonies.

Inducted into their [corresponding] positions were:
 
President -- Nick Belmonte
 
Executive Vice-President -- Elito Lim
 
Vice-Presidents--Eloy Cordon (West),
Charles Frankland (Central), Arnel Baltazar (East)
 
Secretary -- Jon Modo
 
Treas -- Johnny Chua
 
Auditor -- Donny Manalo
 
PRO -- Dan De Juan
 
Board Members --Cesar Cabrera, Ignacio Gavieres,
Ronel Manabat, Mike Resposo
 
Ex-Oficio -- William Tan
 
Amb of Goodwil l-- Alberto Tan (Quebec), Sonny Wang (GLP)
 
General Counsel -- Noli Sagadraca.
 
 
Via Bro Nick Belmonte's FB.

VW Bro Roberto Obe Rodis Crucena Drops Working Tools: 2 Dec 2011

"To all our brethren in Masonry, in the Grand Lodge of the Philippines, all its appendant bodies and all blue lodges, especially our mother lodge, Indang Lodge No. 115, we would like to request you to pause for a while and offer a prayer for the eternal repose of the soul of our beloved VW Bro ROBERTO "OBE" RODIS- CRUCENA, PDDGL Masonic Region IV-A,PM, Indang Lodge No. 115.

He dropped his working tools this late morning, Dec 2, 2011 after experiencing heart attack. please extend your cabletow to his bereaved wife and family. May eternal rest be granted to him ny the GAOTU, and the perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in the GAOTU's peace.

(VW Bro Obe Crucena is also my Grandpa's 1st cousin on my mother side, please pray for his soul.)"

Via Bro Dindo Mojica's FB

from Bro. Charles Daven Capagcuan (my cousin)

WBro Romeo 'Mao' Chua: Drops Working Tools: 2 Dec 2011

"Let us all pray for the eternal repose of WBro Dr. Romeo (Mao) Chua, of  Manuel Luis Quezon Memorial Lodge No. 262 who just dropped his working tools today (Dec.2,2011 at 2:30PM) and whose body lies in state at his residence at Quezon ave.,Baler, Aurora.

Bro Mao is also a 33degree Scottish Rite Mason of Cabanatuan Bodies.

Our deepest sympathy to his family. Eternal rest dear worthy brother!"
 
Via Bro Moises Pagaduan FB.

Amity Lodge No 11 IGLPI Consituted: 11 Nov 2011

The number 11-11-11-11 is a lucky number so far as IGLPI is concerned. On the eleventh month , November, at the eleventh day, of the eleventh year of the year 2000; the eleventh Lodge of IGLPI was constituted in due and proper form.


The Lodge eventually satisfied the requirements to be chartered and numbered. It satisfied the primary criterion that it has initiated, passed and raised at least fifteen (15) Master Masons and other criteria specified under the IGLPI Philippine Masonic Law Book 2009, Part III, Administration of Lodges, Book I The Member Lodges, Article I Organization of a New Lodge, Section 7.

A Special Grand Assembly was convened by the Grand Master, MW Bro Cesar de Leon Go, with the presence of the Grand Lodge Officers at Pintong Bato Lodge No 9 at 3 pm and a large attendance of brethren from the Lodges in the jurisdiction of IGLPI for the primary purpose of constituting Amity Lodge No 11.

After the Lodge was constituted, an election of its officers was held. The chartered members were asked to apply for regular or plural membership by signing the newly adopted Lodge Constitution and By-Laws and pay the Lodge dues within the prescribed period and thus be eligible to vote and be voted upon.

The installation of elected and appointed lodge officers followed with MW Bro Joseph Capuyan as Installing Master, assisted by VW Bro Petronilo Bulanhagi as Master of Ceremonies, and VW Bro Teodulo Jeciel as Assistant Master of Ceremonies. Installed were the following lodge officers:

Worshipful Master - WM Arwen C Nacional, PM

Senior Warden - Bro Frederick R Masangkay

Junior Warden - Bro Adlai Jawid

Secretary - Bro William Belda

Auditor - VW Bro Rae M Jarder

Treasurer - Bro Jun Albania

I congratulate and extol the labors done by the founding charter members of Amity Lodge No 11 which mostly came from La Naval Lodge No 7 and Bagong Ilaw Lodge No 6, particularly, VW Bro Rae Jarder the First Master, VW Bro Aldo Olaguer, VW Bro Nic Bolanos, Bro Ray Valenzuela, VW Bro Bong Carranza, WBro Mark Limpin and others. They were joined by the elders MW Bro Joseph Capuyan PGM and MW Bro Nonoy Carranza Jr PGM.

The Lodge name “Amity” is very significant and meaningful for Masonry. Harmony and brotherly love will fuse them together to labor and sail the journey with IGLPI towards [TRUE] Masonry.

November 15, 2011 MW Bro Jaime V Bantolo, PGM, IGLPI.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

VWBro Nes Pujanes Drops Working Tools: 7 Nov 2011

VW Bro Necitas  'Nes' Pujanes of Kalilayan Lodge No. 37 died this morning 7 Nov 2011].

He was shot dead by two motorcycle gunmen at around 8:00am this morning at Bocohan Rd. cor Iyam Road, Lucena City.

His remains is at Funeraria Pagbilao, Gomez st. Lucena City.

Please pray for the repose of his Soul.


Bro. Al Huerto
Secretary
Kalilayan Lodge No. 37

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Task force formed to probe PCA exec slay

MANILA, Philippines —A special team was formed Tuesday to investigate the killing of the Philippine Coconut Authority chief in Batangas, police said.

Task Force Pujanes will look into the killing of PCA provincial head Necitas Pujanes, said Quezon province police director Senior Superintendent Ericson Velasquez.

Pujanes was killed by motorcycle-riding assailants while driving a Mitsubishi pick-up truck along the Maharlika Highway in Isabang village at around 8 a.m. Tuesday, said Velasquez.

The gunmen repeatedly fired at him using a caliber .45 pistol, police said, adding that the suspects later fled toward Sariaya town.

Pujanes died from multiple gunshot wounds to his body.

The victim’s remains were brought to Funeraria Pagbilao for autopsy.

Checkpoint operations were being conducted in various areas to intercept the assailants, police said.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/90497/task-force-formed-to-probe-pca-exec-slay

Belville Lodge, Ohio Install: 6 Dec

Brethren,

Bellville Lodge #376 of Bellville, Ohio brethren have entrusted the following elected/appointed officers to lead them this upcoming FY2012.

Elected are:

Worshipful Master - E. T. (Rusty) Palapo

Senior Warden - Wayne Snyder, PM

Junior Warden - Royal Freed

Senior Deacon - Thomas Stortz

Junior Deacon - Jeremy Sansom

Secretary - Randy Echelberger, PM

Treasurer - Michael Cecil, PM/KYCH/33* AASR

Tyler - Ken Rinehart, PM

Appointed are:

Chaplain - William K. (Bill) Reed, PM, 33* AASR

(By WM elect) Senior Steward - Jason Brasure

Junior Steward - Dr. Achilles Litao

Public Installation is on December 6th, 2011 at 7p.m. (for 7:30p.m. start)

Open Installation. Friends and Relatives are welcome to attend.

 MW Bro Ronald L. Winnett, PGM, Installing Officer

Dress Code: Coat and Tie (Men) Appropriate Dress/after six (Women)

You are personally and cordially invited to attend.
 [RSVP by Nov. 18th, 2011]

Fraternally,

E. T. (Rusty) Palapo
WM Elect
Bellville Lodge #376
Bellville, Ohio

Monday, November 7, 2011

Elected officers for 2012

Please join me in Congratulating the elected officers of the following Masonic Lodges for the ensuing Masonic Year 2012:

Pacific Rim Lodge No. 567

Worshipful Master: Bro. Romel Ydamme Rey Ducusin

Senior Warden: Bro. Alfredo Medina

Junior Warden: Bro. Ferdinand Calara



William Rhodes Hervey Lodge No. 767

Worshipful Master: Bro. Ver Baraceros

Senior Warden: Bro. Marvin Paez Jr.

Junior Warden: Bro. Roger Paulino Jr.



Long Beach Lodge No. 327

Worshipful Master: Bro. Greg Rubin

Senior Warden: Bro. Jorge Cabradilla

Junior Warden: Bro. Paul Burgos


May the GAOTU continue to endue them with a competency of thy divine wisdom. Congratulations!

Fraternally,

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

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Congratulations to all the newly elected officers.

We had our own election last night and so please join me in congratulating the newly elected officers of
Bakersfield Lodge #224, Bakersfield CA:

WM: Bro Ernie de Guzman

SW: WB Stan Schwartz, PM

JW: Bro Jim Hernando

Treas: WB Silver Sack, PM

Sec: Bro Chuck Cunningham



Together, brethren

Zaldy M Damazo
Bakersfield Lodge #224
Isabela Lodge #60

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Relief goods to Bulacan

Kuyangs,


The Lodges of St. John 362, Bulacan Lodge U.D. and Cupang 295, where I belong, joined hands and have already send two batches of relief goods to Hagonoy, Calumpit ang Paombong, all in the province of Bulacan.

We are still and currently soliciting donations, for this purpose.

I invite you to visit our facebook account, Cupang Lodge 295 and see our brother Masons in action.

Fraternally,

Ber S. Guevarra
Cupang :: 295 GLP

WBro Henry Palacio: 08 Oct 2011

Sad news Brethren...WBro Henry Palacio, PM of Apolinario B Yap Memorial Lodge # 328 MWGLP dropped his working tools at 1150PM 08 October 2011 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. His earthly remains will be brought to San Jose City, N.E. anytime now. Burial / interment details will be posted later. Let' s pray for him and Ate Analie Eliscupidez, his wife.


Lemuel Tumangan Rafanan RN
Palayan City :: 331 / Kapatiran :: 228
MD RIII-D / Nueva Ecija - South, MWGLP

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WBro Henry Palacio was instrumental in bringing the brethren of Saudi Arabia to dwell together in unity. Together with Kuyang Lemuel Rafanan, Kuyang Fred Base, Kuyang Jay Tayag, Kuyang Leonardo Vidal, Kuyang Jomer Palapal and few others he exerted so much effort to form a Masonic Club in this country. They were few in numbers then but he continued tirelessly to communicate with the brethren who are in and will be coming to Saudi Arabia to see his dream coming true.


Having left last June for home, Kuyang Henry and his family were to leave Philippines for Canada on October 12, 2011 for good. He was not able to see his labors for the Order bearing fruit in this middle eastern country. Now, Riyadh Travelers is existing and getting stronger with the brethren of MWGLP and Desert Light Military Lodge No. 124, MWPHGL of Oklahoma composing; and bearing witness to WBro Henry's love for Freemasonry withersoever he maybe.

Kuyang Henry the seed you have planted in Riyadh and elsewhere about KSA has now blossomed. Though I failed to meet thus in Riyadh but I am a witness of your labors for it was you who guided me to the brethren in Riyadh. It was you, thru PMYG, who gave me strong confidence so when I reach this nation, I may be with the brethren who are ready to embrace me.

Thank you so much Worshipful Sir thank you so much... farewell my brother, farewell.... the GAOTU will walk with you towards that undiscovered country where no traveler ever returned.

Rey Eduard Q. Umel
Don Antonio T. Cosin Memorial Lodge No. 308 MWGLP
Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

Monday, September 26, 2011

Centennial Anniversary: House of the Temple, Washington DC: 18 Oct

Brethren All:


In celebration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone of the House of the Temple (1733 – 16th St, NW, Washington DC), headquarters of the Supreme Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., onTuesday, October 18, 2011, the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, with the participation of representatives from the Grand Lodges of Maryland and Virginia, will reenact the original October 18, 1911 cornerstone laying ceremony. The event starts at 11:00am and is open to the public. There will be a reception following the reenactment ceremony in the Temple Garden at 11:45am.

Attire for Grand Lodge Officers shall be dark suit, dark long tie, white shirt, white apron, and white gloves, with collar and jewel. Other brethren are requested to wear business attire with optional white apron. Parking will be available at the DC Scottish Rite Center (2800 – 16th St, NW) where a shuttle bus will be making trips back and forth to the House of the Temple. Alternatively, limited street parking may be available in the neighborhood of the House of Temple.

Fraternally,

Walter R. Hoenes, P.M.
Assistant to the Grand Secretary
The Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Washington, DC

Friday, August 12, 2011

VWBro Carlo A Hilario Drops Working Tools: 10 Aug 2011

A very sad day brethren, VW Bro Carlo A. Hilario PDDGM of MD11-A, PM of PODOMO LODGE 294, a very active Brother dropped his working tools around lunch time today.
 
Via Jong Casanova Facebook

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VW Bro Carlo A. Hilario, PDDGM

Born on November 16, 1971.

Dropped his working tools on August 10, 2011.

We will miss you, Very Worshipful Sir, Sir Knight, and Companion.

Farewell, Bro. Carlo. Farewell....

Via Billy Aportadera on Facebook

Posted by Joseph Michael Carballo Sapaula on FB

Monday, August 8, 2011

Tagaytay Lodge Dedication day: 4 Aug

The sun has shown to my surprise. The past days had been storms, rains and lots of rain. I lost my bet that today too will be a rainy day. My brothers have more hope and faith than what I have. For the past days, VW Bro Mayor Bambol Tolentino had been offering eggs with the Pink Sisters Convent praying for the Almighty to stop the rains on Aug 4. Indeed it stopped. I now believe in miracles. As I am editing this piece that I have written last night, the rain is pouring so hard that I believe that volume of rain today includes the rains that did not fall yesterday. The final day has come. The years of labor finally has come to a realization. The fact is, the lodge is blessed by having the mayor as a brother. I was never hoping that a lodge as wonderful as this will be erected in my lifetime. Here it is! A reality!

Without our brother Mayor doing the heavy tasks, this is close to impossibility in my lifetime. I was not expecting him, VW Bro Noel and VW Bro Greg Monreal doing and directing the works personally, with extreme dedication and on a daily basis. Such efforts cannot be compared with any other efforts done before by anybody in our lodge. I am rating it as MAGNANIMOUSLY EXCELLENT! The brothers have done their own share. Assistance in all forms were readily given without much efforts of asking. Brothers have been rendering their own share without even asking. This is Tagaytay Lodge No. 165 worth emulation. I am right in joining Freemasonry as I am trained to be as selfless as they are. Today and for always, I say with great pride that I am a Mason. To all who joined in this our 49th Anniversary, we tender our gratitude, especially to the Most Worshipful Juanito P. Abergas.

By VW Avelino M. Sumagui
DDGM R4A1
August 5, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

WBro Reynante Perez Abutin Drops Working Tools: 20 June 2011

Brethren,

It is so sad to say that our Worshipful Brother Reynante Perez Abutin was called to the Celestial Lodge above at 4:41 PM today June 20, 2011. 
Date of Birth: May 23, 1950

Junior Warden 1997

Senior Warden 1998

Worshipful Master 1999

Let us pray for the repose of his soul.

Arnie Briones

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Forwarding for those PMYG members who wish to attend the Masonic Service for WBro Rey Abutin in Camarillo, California in Ventura County.

"WE DO GOOD THINGS BETTER" - pinoymasons

Magna Nimus
Bert Guiang
Anacapa 710
Oxnard, CA

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Services will be held at Griffin Family Mortuary
1075 E Daily Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone 805-482-2711

Viewing: 2 PM to 5 PM on Thursday June 23, 2011 &
4 PM to 8 PM on Friday June 24, 2011

Brethren, we will provide a Masonic Services on Friday June 24, 2011 at 6 PM.

His remains will be cremated
Saturday June 25, 2011, there will a service at 11 AM.





Via Arnie

VWBro Butch Mondoñedo Drops Working Tools: June 2011

Brethren,

VWor Bro Butch Mondoñedo of Isabela :: 60, Ilagan, Isabela just dropped his working tools a while ago.

Please pray for his lasting peace in heaven. His remains is still in Isabela Doctors General Hospital, Ilagan, Isabela.

(Per info of WBro Jojo Gener-Uy of Pinacanauan Lodge No. 318).

Via Facebook @Philip John Buscaino 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

2nd Kakarong Lodge 327 Golf Tourney: 23 June

To those who are interested.

Kakarong Lodge No. 327 will have its

2nd Kakarong Lodge 327 Golf Tournament

on June 23, 2011

at the Royal Northwoods Golf and Country Club, San Rafael Bulacan.

Tee-off time 6:00-9:00AM.

Via FB

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Luau Reception for GLC GM: 26 June

Brethren,

You are cordially invited to attend a Luau Reception to honor the Grand Master of California Freemasons, the Most Worshipful Bro William Bray III and his Lady Linda.


JUNE 26, 2011, SUNDAY

SILVER GATE THREE STARS MASONIC CENTER

5:00 P.M. - SOCIAL HOUR; 6:00 P.M. – DINNER

RSVP a must, dining charge $25.00 per person. Deadline of reservation will be on Friday, June 17.

Hawaiian Buffet

Attire: Hawaiian

Music by: Mar Delavin

Dance after the program.

This event is brought to you by the Grand and Glorious Order of the Knight of the Creeping Serpents Social Club of Southern California.

Fraternally & sincerely,

Ferdinand G. Abella
Unity Lodge # 632 F&AM, San Diego, California

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Shriner's Orientation: 14 June

There will be an orientation to all new Shriner's on June 14, 2011.

The potentate encourages every unit club to participate and have a table set where they can have some snacks and literature about their club to help the new nobles broaden their interest about Shriner's.

The Islanders are also part of this task and I ask our fellow Islanders to help support this function.

The event will be at the Al Bahr Shrine Temple. the reception will start at 6:30 pm.

Noble Islanders please be there around around 5:00 pm to help set up.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mr. Dreyfuss comes to Washington: 11 June

Brethren,

Ten years ago, the Grand Lodge of Washington, DC co-sponsored the production of a documentary entitled "Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington" introducing the Fraternity in a meaningful way to the general public. The documentary, starring Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss, won numerous awards.

On this occasion, commemorating the 10th anniversary of that documentary and celebrating Universal Brotherhood during our Bicentennial, Richard Dreyfuss will make an appearance at the Universal Lodge meeting which will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 10 am at the Scottish Rite Center (2800 16th
Street, NW). This tiled Universal Lodge meeting is open only to Masons, and is an event you will not want to miss.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Kevin Jay, PM
Administrative Assistant to the Grand Secretary
Grand Lodge, F.A.A.M. of Washington, DC



www.dcgrandlodge. org

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Officers of Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189

Congratulations to the new Officers of Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 led by WBro Melvin Arabe.

Worshipful Master W Bro Melvin Arabe (Pearl)

Immediate Past Master W Bro Ben Gasmeña (Jo)

Senior Warden Bro Cris Alip (Cory)

Junior Warden Bro Darwin Agustin (Noemi)

Treasurer R W Bro Junn Manalang (Lisa)

Secretary R W Bro Chibu Uson (Mae)

Assistant Secretary R W Bro Reyne Cruz (Cecille)

Senior Deacon Bro Rey Galapon (Prima Paz)

Junior Deacon Bro Poy Gomez (Cris)

Chaplain W Bro Grant Jago

Senior Steward Bro Arnel Lee (Snooky)

Junior Steward Bro Noel Regalado (Helen)

Tyler W Bro Bert Manalang (Tina)

Director of Ceremonies V W Bro Jun Pagunuran (Aries)

Organist Bro Arnold Calambacan Sr (Jenith)

Auditors Bro Wille Gopez (Tess)

Bro Dexter Lacanilao (Claire)

Lodge Education Officer R W Bro Jeff Chartrand (Chris)

Webmaster W Bro John Baptista


Fraternal regards,

Chibu Uson

"Freemasonry - a way of life"

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“… such is the nature of our institution, that



while some must of necessity rule and teach, so


others must of course learn to submit and obey.”

From the Book of Ceremonials of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, A F & AM

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lodge Star of Australia Fraternal: 28 May

Brethren and Ladies of LJR,

Our fraternal visit from Lodge The Star of Australia was very successful. The attendance of the Grand Master was very special not only to the newly initiated brother but also to the brother who received his 60 years certificate as a Mason. Both brethren were surprised as they never met the Grand Master before. Our EAFs and FCFs were called to form a line at the mosaic pavement and were presented to the Grand Master as he greeted them face to face. The camera men had enjoyed their photo shots and the ceremony took a little bit longer causing the ladies to worry as the night was getting late and the food were ready in the south.

After dinner, everyone especially our ladies had a chance to have photo taken with the Grand Master and his partner Judith Morrice. The formalities were completed at 11:30 pm. Everyone had enjoyed the occasion. Brethren, thank you for your attendance and support and our Lodge had shown another great strength when it comes to visitation. Well done and I congratulate you all.

On Saturday, 4 June, we have another fraternal at Lodge Sydney St. George No. 269 for their Installation. RWBro. Rey Porras will also be invested as the Senior Warden of this Lodge. The Grand Master and his partner will be there and I am asking all the brethren to support our Foundation Installing Master on their Installation. Lodge Sydney St. George is Bro. Rey’s mother lodge. Tyling will be 4:00pm; address: Ambarvale Masonic Centre, 101 Wickfield Circuit, Ambarvale 2560. Ladies invited. Dress Code: Lounge Suit with LJR tie. Car pooling is suggested to go there. Please signify your attendance for catering purposes and show your support for RWBro Rey & fraternal visitations of LJR.

Fraternal regards,

Fidel Pamplona
WM, LJR 1045

Thursday, May 26, 2011

WBro Vicente T Alcantara Drops Working Tools: 19 May 2011

Sent: Fri, May 20, 2011 6:28:00 PM

Brethren,

Received a shocking news this morning; WBro Vic Alcantara, a Past Master of Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, dropped his working tools last night.

His remains will be at the Sactuarium, Quezon Ave, QC.

Pray for his soul.

PP / WI KENNETH GO TIENG, 32° MRS
Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, MWGLP
Manila Bodies, A & A.S.R.

WBro Ernie Ursua Drops Working Tools: 24 May 2011

Sent: Tue, May 24, 2011 8:31:55 PM

WBro Ernie Ursua, Sublime Benicia No 5 passed away this morning in the Philippines. Please pause for a moment of silence.

Nelo M. Perez
Sublime Benicia Lodge #5
Morning Star Lodge #19
Gen Douglas MacArthur Lodge #853

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Purple Square and Compass Club

Our club is officially active once again. To all of our members, please wait for further notice of our next meeting.

For the benefit of the brethren, Purple Square and Compass Club is a brotherhood of masons engaged in the practice of law. All legal researchers, paralegals, lawyers and any brods who in one way or the other connected in the legal profession are accepted to join the club.

For inquiries please feel free to ask questions. Please indicate herein your intention to join.


Best regards,

Atty. Glen G Abellon
FD Roosevelt Memorial Lodge No. 81

Maynilad Lodge 1521 Consecration: 11 June

Brethren & all,

Congratulations to all officers, members of Maynilad Lodge # 1521 under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of DC, F & A AM.

Let's plan to attend the consecration June 11, 2011 at 2PM in Scottish Rite Bldg , NW Washington DC.

Before the consecration , there will be fellowship on June 10, 2011 (Friday) to celebrate this special event and more information to follow.

To all members of PMYG who are Charter members of Maynilad Lodge # 1521, please try your best to be there for this once in a lifetime occassion. We need to know how many people coming from outside Metro DC area so the Chairman of the AD Hoc committee will be able to plan about accommodations, transportations, catering, etc.

Dignitaries from other jurisdictions are expected to attend not only Philippines but Canada, California, New York, Washington, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Nevada, etc.

Since this is in celebration of the 200th Years anniversary of the Grand Lodge of DC, there will be the International Brotherhood Night celebration on June 11, 2011 in Almas Shrine Temple (pre-paid tickets needed).

Mabuhay and more Power .

Sincerely & Fraternally,
Bro.Edward Usita, PM
Angalo # 63 Vigan City, GLP(LML)
Jose Rizal # 1172 NYC, GLNY
Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA GLVA(LMIP)
GS Fajardo # 383 Manila, GLP(Charter)
Maynilad # 1521 Washington DC GLDC(Charter)
Bannack Historic 3-7-77 Montana GLM(Life Member)

Jose Rizal No 1172 Elected Officers

Brethren & all,

Let's congratulate the newly elected Officers of Jose Rizal # 1172 of the Grand Lodge of New York (F&AM) for the ensuing Masonic year 2011-2012.

WM Elect- Dr. Sylvester Almiron Jr.

SW Elect- Ignacio "Iggy" Abe

JW Elect- Tom Benolerao

Treasurer Elect- Jose Aquino

Secretary Elect- David Ignacio

Trustee Elect- Atilano Calvario

Public Installation TBA.

More Power and Mabuhay ang Jose Rizal # 1172.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

Bro.Edward Usita, PM
Angalo # 63 Vigan City, GLP (LML)
Jose Rizal # 1172 NYC, GLNY
Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA, GLVA (LMIP)
GS Fajardo # 383 Manila, GLP (Charter)
Maynilad # 1521 Washington DC, GLDC (Charter)
Bannack Historic 3-7-77 Montana, GLM (Life Member)

FilMasons March: 5 June

Brethren,

Save the date - June 5, 2011- Sunday. The Filipino American Free Masons of Greater New York is organizing all Brethren in the Tri-State area to march in the Philippines' most important day.

We are going to march once again to show support for the New York Philippine Independence Day celebration and show the solidarity of Philippine Masons in the Tri State area. Please mark your calendar.

All FAFGNY'ers, Please disseminate this information to all Brethren on your respective lodges. FAFGNY or not, are all invited to come.

* Refreshment at the end of the march will be arranged by FAFGNY organizing committee

* Attire: Barong Tagalog and Black pants. We will wear Aprons.

Thanks to the Brethren of Gramercy Lodge who volunteered to arrange provide white Apron to all participating Brethren.

* More Details to follow

We are urging everyone to come to represent with Pride and Honor... heads up.. .thumbs up! Mabuhay tayong lahat!!!

Salamat po!

Bro Vic De Castro
F A F G N Y Secretary

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ATL 334 Family Day & Anniversary: 4 June

Ang Tipolo Lodge #334's family day and anniversary celebration is on June 4.

Venue is at Boy Nita's Resort, JP Laurel St., New Marikina Subd, Marikina City (near Phil Veteran's Bank at G.Tuason Ave). Call time is 8 AM. Venue is free courtesy of Bro. Col. Gabby Lopez. As usual, potluck for food/drinks. In-charge for the venue is Bro. Gabby Lopez/DeMolays. For games/emcee/prizes its Kuya Erwin Quintos/Sisters. For food/drinks its Bro. Dub Singh/Bro.Maj Harry Sukayre/Rey Defante.


Fraternally ,

Bro. Gustav Joseph O. Bocek
Ang Tipolo Lodge No. 334
Rizal Bodies AASR
Lope K. Santos Chapter,
Order of DeMolay

Shriners Screening Clinic: 21 May San Fernando CA

Monday, May 9, 2011

3rd St Augustine Shootfest: 21 May

You are invited at the 3rd St. Augustine Lodge #300 Shooting Competition on May 21, 2011, Saturday at FOREN Shooting Range at Naic, Cavite, 4 Stages, P550 Registration fee free of lunch, See you all there!

Via Pinoy Global Masons on FB

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

VW Bro Cristeto R. Guillermo Drops Working Tools: 1 May 2011

Brethren,

We deeply mourn the passing away of VW Bro Cristeto R. Guillermo (95 yrs. old); Past Master of Cagayan Valley Lodge No. 133 (1977) and Past DGL of MD No. 51 (now MD RII-D), who dropped his working tools this morning.

We pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

Bro. Jovy T. Galo
Cagayan Valley Lodge No. 133
Santiago City
MD RII-D (DDGM)

Grand Line Officers: GLP

Congratulations to the newly installed Grand officers of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines [at its recently concluded ANCOM 2011 in Davao City]:

MW Bro Juanito P. Abergas, Grand Master

RW Bro Santiago T. Gabionza, Jr., Deputy Grand Master

RW Bro Juanito G. Espino, Jr., Senior Grand Warden

RW Bro Allan Purisima, Junior Grand Warden

More power to us all!

PP/WI KENNETH GO TIENG, 32°MRS
Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, MWGLP
Manila Bodies, A & A.S.R.

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Brethren,

The next Ancom [2012] is in Camarines Sur Convention Center in Pili, Camarines Sur on April 26-28, 2012. That's about 2 kms from Pili/Naga airport and about 5 to 6 kms from Naga town proper.

It is a very "magayon" (beautiful) province and the people are very "MAURAG" (magagaling ).

Always,

Gil Quiambao Jr.
Lodge: Mabini-Kalaw ::195
CL: Lipa City,Phils

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tribute to Kuya Godo Boy Senires

In the picture from left, Bro. Ed Marfori (Bagumbayan No. 4), yours truly, Kuya Boy and Bro. Gilbert Pazcoguin (Manuel Roxas No. 152).

It is now 5:00 A.M., in the land of the Ilonggas. About an hour ago, I was notified that an old habitue of the Plaridel Temple's Acacia courtyard beer bust crowd, Kuya Godo Boy Senires, age 73 (?) passed away after six months fighting off that mean reaper C.

I am still awake, putting on the finishing touches to a stained glass door panel I am making for the YMCA Iloilo Ecumenism Hall. The stained glass panel depicts the calvary scene first envisioned some 2,000 years ago. Now, with a dear friend's passing, I am adding a figure of a modern man contemplating his fate as a speck of dust travelling through a temporal world.

Kuya Boy, ATTY. GODOFREDO SENIRES, a retired court administrator in the old DOJ (before the courts came under administration of the Supreme Court) and a Freemason par excellant, touched the lives of many brethren who crossed his path. As for me, we immediately clicked off from that adage - "they work best as they best agree".

Kuya Boy is a native of Sambuan, Cebu; a fishing town along Tanon Strait facing Negros Oriental. He came to Manila seeking not only fortune but also aspiring to be a lawyer - against the wishes of his father who wanted him to study engineering. Since he was on his own, he had to work his way through his aspirations.

Somehow he found his way to the Lacson Law School run by a Mason; the late MW Bro Rene Lacson. He did odd jobs in law school to finance his studies. Kuya Boy became a lawyer. There must have been something about Brother Lacson that became the "tongue of good report" to Kuya Boy. Atty Senires also became a Mason and through the years prospered in his calling.

When I met him, we were both already in retirement and he was serving as GLP Assistant Grand Secretary. There were many things about him that were similar to my own circumstances.

YMCA was my first exposure to man's inate wish to repay humanity for his more fortunate circumstances and spread this belief to others in an organizational manner. The concept of charity, if you wish. I did not realize how committed I was to the YMCA value system until the great fire that hit Iloilo City in 1966. I was only 18 years old at that time. The fire that gutted more than half of Iloilo City's business district swirled around the YMCA compound. Together with eight other youths, we struggled the whole afternoon to save as many equipment and furniture into the open spaces. YMCA survived that fire by a seeming miracle and the lessons of that experience stayed with me.

Kuya Boy travelled through life as a lawyer alongside Masonry. His life directions were alongside those of the legendary Pinoy Masons in the likes of MW Bro Reynold Fajardo and MW Bro Reynato Puno, to name a few. Throughout his Masonic life, Kuya Boy figured prominently in the resolution of the crises that came into the Philippine jurisdiction. That Kuya Boy would spend his retirement in the service of the Craft was a logical conclusion, he found his second calling. He repaid the institution that brought meaning to his life.

When I retired, I earned enough from consultancies to finance a regular beer bust lifestyle with the brethren in Manila. Somehow, there was a seeming emptiness to all those despite the joys of fellowship. In late 2008, YMCA Iloilo was in a crisis of sorts. The elders of the Iloilo association were Masons and they offered me a job as their OIC/General Secretary. Whammo, this was it! The pay was way below my "rackets" in Manila. But like Kuya Boy, this was a chance of a second calling, a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity to be of service to the next generation. Besides, if majority of the elders were Masons how could the job be so bad. I have not regretted that decision.

Kuya Boy and myself smoked, him with cigarettes - me with "linikit" native tobacco cigars. He had this executive check up about 5 years ago and his doctor asked if Kuya Boy was bothered by smoking. Kuya Boy said no but even if it did, at age 67 (?) he could not care less. Smoking and coffee kept the both of us trim (ha! talk of rationalizing) . When I visited him the last time last March, he said he was diagnosed with CA of the bones not of the lungs from smoking. Heaven forbid but if I go his way, I think its going to be CA of the fingertips (cigar smoke is not inhaled).

I started building a fiberglass boat with the intention of keeping with our date to meet up for his birthday bash in Sambuan right after the Davao ANCOM [2011]. Last December, Kuya Boy sent me a text saying the date was off, without reasons given. I completed the hull last February before running out of funds for the powerplant. Last March I came to know of his illness.

It was not meant to be.

I don't think I can even attend his funeral. But hey, sometime when you get to visit my shop, there will be a stained glass door panel with the calvary scene. In the foreground will be a figure of a modern man tinkering with a laptop, contemplating his place in the scheme of creation. I just hope that figure will resemble Brother Godofredo Senires.

The will of God is accomplished. So Mote It Be. Amen. Grand Honors, Brethren.

Fraternally,

ASIONG ILLENBERGER
Labong Lodge No. 59, GLP
Iloilo City

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

VWBro Boy Senires Jr Drops Working Tools: 23 April 2011

VWBro [Atty.] Godofredo 'Boy' Senires Jr., a Past DDGM of MD NCR-E and our immediate Past Assistant Grand Secretary, dropped his working tools just past midnight. To him and his family, we owe a lot.

He was many a time our Assistant Grand Secretary and he served us well in that post. He was diligent in checking out the Minutes of the Stated Meetings of Lodges, even though his honorarium was not enough for his fare (Kawit, Cavite) and his lunch. It was for the love of Masonry.

To me, his defining moment was when he tendered his courtesy resignation to our incumbent Grand Master, as Kuya Boy was endorsed by his Lodge, Andres Bonifacio #199, for the position of Junior Grand Warden.

In the meantime, he got sick. When VWBro Gilbert Pazcoguin and I visited him at the Makati Med, he was even boasting that he would attend the ANCOM in Davao and that he already had a ticket. Some of us even dreamt that this would come through -- that he would be wheeled into the plenary hall, just so he could affirm the veracity of the Certification which he prepared after all.
 
The GAOTU thought otherwise. I am sure, nevertheless, that he would be there with us at the plenary hall, joining us even as we toast for Brotherly Love, Relief and TRUTH! Thus will eventually be Kuya Boy's shining moment!

Just spoke to his daughter, Gladys, who informed me that the wake starts tonight, at the St. Peters Chapels, Quezon Ave. His body will be cremated on April 30, 2011. Please pass.

Mawi Lazaro.
Via Bro Kenneth Tieng

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bro Augusto Cocal Ramos Drops Working Tools: 14 April 2011

Brethern,

A very sad day for the Ramos Family. Brother Augusto Cocal Ramos, member of Lincoln Lodge #34 died [as the Ramos family was about to laid to rest his wife] to eternal peace April 14, 2011. Brother Augusto was one of the six Ramos brothers, including my deceased father that was conferred and raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason all in one day.

May you Rest In Peace, Uncle...

Ricardo"Chito" Ramos
Lincoln Lodge # 34, Olongapo City, Philippines
Silver Gate-Three Stars Lodge # 296, San Diego, Ca.

Holy Week Motorist Assistance: 19-20 April

Brethren:

If you are travelling north this holy week, please take note that Urdaneta Lodge No. 302 brethren will be conducting its annual motorist assistance project on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20 at Petron Urdaneta.

From Bro Rod Mina
via Bro Kenneth Tieng.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

SGTS 296 Brekky Fund Raising: 1 May

VW Sirs, Worshipful Sir and Brethren,


Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge No 296 of San Diego, California cordially invites you to our Brakfast Fundraising on May 01, 2011 at SGTS Masonic Hall. Please see details below, thank you.

Fraternally,

Carding Edra, PM
SGTS 296
San Diego, CA

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To all Worshipful Sirs, Brethren, members and friends, you are all invited to a hearty breakfast at:

Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge # 296

BREAKFAST FUND RAISING EVENT

WHEN: SUNDAY, May 1, 2011

TIME: 7:00 AM UNTIL NOON

Buffet Style

MENU INCLUDES: EGGS , PANCAKES, BACON, SAUGAGE (Longanisa), HAM, CEREAL,
TOAST, JAM & BUTTER, COFFEE, TEA AND ASSORTED JUICES..SPECIAL FRIED RICE & FRIED FISH!!

DONATION: $7.OO ADULTS

KIDS UNDER 7 FREE

GM Steam Train Tour: 15 May



On Sunday May 15, 2011, the Grand Master's Steam Train Tour 2011, will be leaving the Stettler station with 400 passengers on a return train ride to Big Valley with MWBro. Gerald Waldern [Grand Lodge of Alberta - Canada] and wife on board along with the GFP-Elect RWBro. Jerry Kopp. The train ride features entertainment, a train robbery and plenty of fellowship and fun. Discounted fares are being provided for this event.

Kung meron po mga kuyang na may planong mag vacation and to see our place which is a tourist spot also this is the time and meet the brethren from other lodges you are all welcome. Please read the attachment for more info.


Fraternal Grip,

Bro. Reyisidro L. de Guzman
Moises J. de Guzman Memorial Lodge No. 161
Peace Lodge No. 126
Symbol Lodge No. 93
Drumheller, Alberta

Thursday, April 7, 2011

VWBro Aurelio Medina Dropped Working Tools: Apr 2011

VWBro Aurelio Medina, of Tamaraw Lodge No. 65 & MH del Pilar No. 272, body lies in state at the St Peter's Memorial Chapel at Commonwealth Ave., QC[ in front of INK cathedral]; as per VWBro Jimmy Camino. Masonic Funeral rites will either be tomorrow or Friday, 6PM. Will confirm.


FYI, mga Kuyang.

Bro. Wily G. Cayetano, PM
Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, F&AM
Escudo Lodge No. 371, F&AM
Floro York Rite
Philippine Bodies, Scottish Rite
MWGL F&AM, Phils

Friday, March 18, 2011

GLC Relief for Victims of the New Zealand & Japan

Brethren,

The tragic reports of devastation and suffering resulting from powerful earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand have shocked the world. As Masons, we are concerned about the well being of the citizens of those countries, particularly our brethren and their families.

The Grand Lodge of California has established a relief fund for the disasters in Japan and New Zealand. All contributions will be sent to the Masonic Service Association of North America (MSANA). The MSANA will then forward all donations directly to the Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of Japan and the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of New Zealand.

Please share this information with your lodge members as soon as possible. If your members, lodge, families, or friends would like to make a contribution, please make your check payable to the MSA Disaster Relief Fund and mail it to:

Grand Lodge of California
Office of Philanthropy
Attn: Denise Avila
1111 California St
San Francisco, CA 94108

Please indicate on your check how you wish for your gift to be distributed (Japan or New Zealand). If no designation is made the funds will be divided equally between Japan and New Zealand.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Adam Kendall of the Masonic Service Bureau at 415/292-9137 or akendall@freemason.org.

Please open your hearts to the victims of these disasters, and give what you can to help.

Sincerely and fraternally,


William J. Bray III
Grand Master
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Current Appeals:

Masonic Service Association of North America

New Zealand Freemasons: Canterbury earthquake Appeal

Thursday, March 17, 2011

EB2EB @ Travellers Sizzling House


Fifty or more brethren made their way to Travellers Sizzling House for an eyeball fellowship... there is nothing like an impromptu eyeball gathering of Kuyangs. A great way to maximize Lodge attendance, just say that Kenneth will be in attendance!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Public Schools Month Kickoff Celebration: 1 Apr

In Support of Our Schools:

Every April, the Masons of California and communities throughout the state celebrate Public Schools Month. Together, we make a profound difference in public education and seek to showcase one of our schools to demonstrate our support of all the good work they do.

Please join Junior Grand Warden John L. Cooper III and San Diego Unified School District to kick off

Public Schools Month 2011: Friday, April 1

9 a.m. - 11 a.m., reception to follow
Hosted by Mike George, Principal

William Taft Middle School,
9191 Gramercy Drive San Diego, CA 92123

School tours available 9 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.


The event will include a $49,000 check presentation for the Investment in Success Scholarship Program, which seeks to help deserving high school seniors in the San Diego Unified School District obtain a higher education and gain access to life opportunities.

Copyright (C) 2011 Masons of California. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

5th Magdiwang Shoot Fest: 2 April


The officers and brethren of Magdiwang Lodge No. 238,
under the jurisdiction of
the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines
is inviting you to participate & join their
5th Magdiwang Lodge No. 238 Shooting Competition.

This event is going to be held on April 2, 2011
at NCRP Firing Range, Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.


Thank you Brethren and hope to see you there.

Fraternally,

Noel Padilla
Magdiwang Lodge No. 238
Noveleta, Cavite

Friday, March 11, 2011

AFP Sojourners Club: 9 March

I just want to congratulate the following brethren especially the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Sojourners Club, Navy Chapter, under MWGLP for hosting the very cheerful and high spirited monthly fellowship held at the Philippine Navy Golf Club last 6PM of 09 March 2011:

VWBro [Capt.] Jun Arias, Cavite Lodge No. 2 - Interim President;

WM [Capt.] Willy Landicho, WM Mendez-Nunez Lodge No. 316 - Event Organizer;

Bro Capt. Augusto Iglesia, La Naval Lodge No. 269 - Event Organizer;

WM Glyze Villanueva, Cavite Lodge No. 2

Bro Jurex Bilog, JW La Naval Lodge No. 269

WBro Rod Jaca, E. Aguinaldo Mem. Lodge No. 31

Bro Roland Fernandez, JW E. Aguinaldo Mem. Lodge No. 31

Bro Oscar Faeldon, Union Lodge No. 70

Bro Ed Mancita, La Naval Lodge No. 269

The event was attended by fellow Master Masons coming from the other AFP branch of service (PA and PAF) to include brethren from the Technical Service, AFP and officially graced by the incumbent AFP Sojourners Club WBro  [Maj Gen] Tony Villarete of the Philippine Air Force.

The occasion thus began in order and conducted in peace and harmony among fellows. The next host will be the Philippine Army [vice Air Force] as agreed when we are about to separate and return to our respective places of abode.

God Bless!!!


ROGELIO JUNIO CAMACHO, Master Mason
Secretary 2008 and 2009
Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge No. 31
Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines( MWGLP)
District Region IV-A-1 (Cavite), Philippines

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Did you know?

"We are all familiar with the term “Sojourning Mason”, but did you know that a formal, recognized Masonic organization named “National Sojourners” actually exists?

The group had its beginning over 90 years ago in August 1898 in the Philippines, upon the arrival there of a North Dakota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry. The Grand Lodge of North Dakota had granted this Regiment a dispensation for a field lodge and it conducted its first meeting upon its arrival.

Meetings were held regularly thereafter—once even while under hostile fire at the Culi Culi Church with the officers of the lodge wearing sidearms while bullets splattered through the roof!

Early in 1900, the North Dakota Regiment of Volunteer Infantry left the Philippines, taking with it the Field Dispensation. The American Masons who were left behind quickly filled this Masonic void by forming the first informal “Sojourners Club.” In 1901, these “Sojourners” provided the impetus, funds and paraphernalia to charter Manila Lodge under the Grand Lodge of California, and the “Sojourners Club,” was temporarily disbanded. One of the original members of the informal “Sojourners Club”, Surgeon Captain Harry Eugene Stafford, was Charter Master of Manila Lodge No. 342, Grand Lodge of California (later Manila Lodge No. I) and, in 1913, became the first Grand Master of the newlycreated Grand Lodge of the Philippines.

The Philippine “Sojourner Club” resurfaced in 1907, open to Masons who were not members of local lodges, and soon had nearly 200 members from every State and Territory of the United States and eight foreign countries. As time went by, most of the Philippine Sojourners scattered throughout the United States. A group of these Masonic military officers, meeting in Chicago, Illinois in 1917, recognized the highly transient life of Master Mason military Officers and formally organized the “Chicago Sojourners Club.” Additional Clubs quickly formed at army posts and naval bases around the nation and overseas. In 1927, the word “Club” was dropped and the National Sojourners were incor-porated in 1931 as a formal part of the Masonic Fraternity."

From The Masonic World: "Born in War, Nurtured in Peace"

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Maynilad Lodge, UD: 12 March

Brethren,

This is in response to the many questions of the Brethren worldwide about Maynilad Lodge. Maynilad Lodge (commonly known as Filipino Lodge) is a Lodge under dispensation beholden to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the District of Columbia.

The Lodge is named in honor of Filipino Masons. Although the Lodge is amenable to Filipino culture, it is in conformity to the Masonic Code of the Grand Lodge. The membership is open to all Masons in Good Standing who belong to a Legally Constituted Lodge Recognized by the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia.

Maynilad has been working under dispenstion since November 2009 and expect to be chartered on May 11th at the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (200th Anniversary of the Grand Lodge). We are hoping to be consecrated on June 11 (International Brotherhood Night in Washington, D.C.).

Yes, we are still accepting Petitions For Affiliation for Charter Membership. We invite you to join us in this endeavor. We need more members to show the Grand Lodge that we have enough members to ensure stability and growth. So, if you would like to join us; in this perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity to be a Charter Member of a Filipino Lodge in the Nation's Capital, we need to receive your petition as soon as possible. We will need your Certificate of Good Standing (signed and sealed) from the Secretary of your Lodge. It must show the exact dates when you were Initiated, Passed, and Raised; your completely filled out Petition for Affiliation; and your cheque for $150.00 payable to Maynilad Lodge, U.D, (If you are a Filipino Citizen whose permanent residence is the Philippines, your charter Membership Fee is $50.00). We also need a brief synopsis of you Masonic Travel (your past and present title with dates and place and other Masonic Affiliations.)

 If you want to join us as a Charter Member, please email our Secretary, WBro Ken Gibala ASAP. He will send you the Petition Form. Our next meeting wil be this coming Saturday (March 12) at 1:00PM in the Scottish Rite Temple, 2800 16th Street, NW, Washington, D.C..

Our guest speakers for the night are MWBro. AKRAM ELIAS (our Lodge Member) and WBro. CURTIN WINSOR. They will be talking about the Cincinnatus Lodge No. 76 Outreach Program in Southern Pilippines which they started in 2004 in cooperation with three Lodges in the Philippines. You are all invited to attend, if within your cable tow.

Our Worshipful Master, Illustrious Bro. Ted Villapando is in the Philippines. If you would care to meet him, he will be attending the ANCOM 2011 there with other Members of Maynilad Lodge.

Thank you and May God Bless Us All,

Bro. BC [yanicasan] via PMYG

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lincoln Lodge No 34 Officers


ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICERS 2011

Worshipful Master John V. Aquino

Senior Warden Jordan M. Dizon

Junior Warden Raymond E. Pineda

Treasurer WB Rico M. Riego De Dios

Secretary Adrian M. Minga

Auditor WB Leonard T. Lao

Chaplain Arnel J. Tejano

Marshall Albert P. Dela Cruz

Senior Deacon Allan Kert N. Yulas

Junior Deacon Fernando Jeffrey S. Guevarra

Orator Jim A. Patubo

Almoner Ricardo D. Nabor

Lecturer Alberto Mariano J. Ablang

Historian David R. Salles, Jr.

Senior Steward Benjamin P. Arichea, Jr.

Junior Steward Peter A. De Guzman

Organist Joel S. Bolina

Tyler VW Bayani C. Tierro




Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hot Sand Ceremonials: 31 Mar - 2 April


Be a Shriner and Help Crippled Children now.

Join the March 31 to April 2 Mabuhay Shriners Hot Sands Ceremonials.

Please contact Noble Elmer Garcia PHS at 09175302106, and/or Noble Katib Zydney Zamora at 09178667289 or your preferred Shriners Club for more details.



Monday, February 28, 2011

E Aguinaldo Mem Lodge Install: 26 Feb

The Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge No. 31, MWGLP

will be having its Installation Ceremony (tyled)

on 26 Feb 11 at 4PM

to be held at Pintong Bato Lodge No. 51, Bacoor, Cavite

with VW Erwin Punzalan, PDDGM as the Installing Officer.


Elected Officers:

WM- Bro. Jerusalem Alla

SW- Bro. Simeon Florez

JW- Bro. Rolando Fernandez, Jr.



ROGELIO JUNIO CAMACHO, Master Mason
Secretary 2008 and 2009
Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge No. 31
Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines( MWGLP)
District Region IV-A-1 (Cavite), Philippines

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pilar Lodge Install


Brethren,

"Huli man daw at magaling, huli pa rin".

Please see attached [above] picture of another PinoyMasons member, Bro. Rene Gendive (middle) from Lodge Woronora No 414, Sydney, Australia when he attended the Public Installation of Officers (first time for Kuyang Rene) of Pilar Lodge No. 15 GLP.

Also in the picture, at his right is the incumbent Master of Dasmarinas Lodge No. 346 Kuyang Epak
Serrano and at Kuyang Rene's left is yours truly.

Brotherly love,

Nathaniel "Nathz" S. Golla (Gol-ya)
Dasmariñas Lodge No. 346 MWGLP
Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 17 MWGLP
Fil-Canadian Cabletow Service Club, Inc. Toronto Canada

Lam-ang Lodge No. 164 50th Public Installation of Officers: 26 Feb

MW Sirs, RW Sirs, VW Sirs, W Sirs, Brethren,

You are cordially invited to attend

The 50th Public Installation of Officers
of Lam-ang Lodge No. 164

on 26 February 2011 at 2:00pm
at the Candon City Hall, Ilocos Sur.

Bro. Col. Ariel Querubin (Ret.) will be our guest of honor.

Fraternally yours,

BRO. BONHOEFER 'BON' V. BERNARDEZ
Lam-ang Lodge No. 164
Candon City, Ilocos Sur
F.&A.M., Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines

Biag ni Lam-ang on Wiki.

Bro Marcelino Yap Drops Working Tools: 17 Feb 2011

Brethren,

Bro. Marcelino 'Lino' Yap, 46, of Beacon :: 213 was shot dead just 9:15am on the way to his office in Marikina City.

May the GAOTU grant the eternal repose of his soul and the strength for his bereaved family.

via txt -- Bro. Orlie Valenzuela
In Good Faith I Remain,

Nick Anthony N. Naz
San Leonardo :: 386

News details here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hiram Awardees 2011

It gives me great pleasure and honor to congratulate the first Hiram Award recipient of General Douglas MacArthur Lodge #853 Free and Accepted Masons of California:

Bro. Jerry M. Verzosa

My brother you are indeed a true example of a true mason, We are proud of you.

Fraternally & sincerely,

Ferdinand G. Abella
Unity Lodge # 632 F&AM, San Diego, California

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Brethren,
 
Isama natin si Kuyang Oscar Tence. WBro Oscar Tence is the 2011 Hiram Awardee for Suisun Lodge # 55.
 
Congratulation Worshipful sir.

Sincerely & fraternally,

R.A. Infante, aka "Ka Pula of PMYG"

"I Support the WIDOWS'SONS FOUNDATION,INC"

http://www.widowssonsfoundation.org/

Sublime Benicia Lodge # 5
Suisun Lodge # 55
Gen Douglas MacArthur Lodge #853
GL of CA

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bro John Oropesa Drops Working Tools: 30 Jan 2011

Brother John R. Oropesa, a member of good standing of South West Lodge No. 283, Free and Accepted Masons, National City, California answered the call of the GAOTU on Sunday January 30, 2011.

Masonic service was given by South West Lodge last Saturday, February 5, 2011.

He was laid to rest today, February 7, 2011 at The Glenn Abby Memorial Park in Bonita, California.


May he rest in peace.

Ernie M. Lampa (PM)
South West Lodge No. 283
National City CA

EB2EB at the Museum


From left: Kuyang Bert Guiang, Kuyang Marc Laya, Kuyang Johnny Cortez, Kuyang Eppack Serrano, Kuyang Ireneo "Ka Pule2" Goce, Kuyang Dick Perlas (red shirt). Kuyang Roland "Maven" Biscarra, at Kuyang Natz Golla.


Kuha ang litrato sa GBR [Geronimo Berenguer Delos Reyes Jr] Museum, Trece Martirez City.

Salamat mga kapatid,

Kuyang Johnny M. Cortez
Amity::442, GLC

"The Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes Jr. Foundation's museum and fine arts collection is dedicated to the preservation and display of the finest examples of Philippine related rare books, maps, prints and historical documents. The Foundation has placed special emphasis on the conservation and reproduction for preservation of 19th and early 20tth century photographs of the Philippines. The foundation's goal is to preserve and make this accessible for future generations."

Baguio Lodge Public Install: 12 Feb

Baguio Lodge 67 Public Installation

of Elected and Appointed Officers

Saturday February 12, 2011

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Baguio Masonic Center Yandoc St. Baguio City



Notes:

RSVP Please. Formal Attire American suit/Long Sleeve Barong/Dark Pants.

Via GLPhils Yahoo Group

Monday, January 31, 2011

86th Public Installation of Isagani Lodge No. 96: 5 Feb

86th Public Installation of Isagani Lodge No. 96

Saturday February 5, 2011
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Isagani Lodge Masonic Temple
 Espinosa Street, Tarlac 2300


Installing Officer: VWBro Joseph Hufano, PDDGM

Master of Ceremonies: VWBro Paul Francis T. Co, PDDGM

Asst. Master of Ceremonies: Brother Darius Garcia

Guest of Honor & Speaker: Mr. Benito A. Gonzalez

Friday, January 28, 2011

NCRG Installation Advisory

Muog Lodge January 29, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Tiled

Palanyag Lodge February 5, 2011
King Solomon Garden 3:00 pm Public

Batong Buhay Lodge February 12, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Public

Wenceslao Trinidad February 19, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Public
Fellowship at Makati Sports Club

Hadji Butu Rasul Mem Lodge March 11,2011
Officer's Club Fort Bonifacio Taguig 3:00 pm Not stated

Jacobo Zobel Mem. Lodge March 12, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Public
Fellowship at Makati Sports Club

Stanley Resurreccion
King Solomon Lodge #150
Hadji Butu Rasul Lodge #393
Kagitingan Lodge #286

EB2EB at Bacoor SM


From left to right - Kuyang Bert Guiang, Bro Leo Manansala, Bro Dennis Maldo, Bro Caloy Recasas of San Diego, and Kuyang Natz Golla.


Brethren:

Sharing our EB2EB picture at Bacoor SM last Monday. It is always a nice to put faces on names of Brethren we read or hear about. As we become more bounded by a stronger tie; we become more connected with one's postings. Any news from the Brethren we met, good or bad, affects us, so we become more involved. Any miscommunication or misunderstanding becomes inconsequential - the beauty of PMYG eyeballs.

"WE DO GOOD THINGS BETTER" - pinoymasons

Magna Nimus
bert guiang
anacapa 710
oxnard, ca
mandy city/lingayen/ zambales

http://www.zambales forum.org/ bertguiang/

http://www.angelfir e.com/on4/ zambalesforum/ doon_po_sa_ amin.htm

"Endeavor to leave a trail of kindness not a scar of discontent"

"Corruptio Optimi Pessima" the corruption of the best is the worst of all.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

4th Public Installation Frank Reed Horton Mem Lodge: 8 Feb


Brethren of the Mystic Tie,

We would like to request your presence at the

4th Installation Ceremonies of


scheduled on February 8, 2011

to be held at Scottish Rite Temple, 1828 Taft Ave. Malate Manila.

The lodge will open at 3:00 PM (Tyled) and the

installation proper will start at 5:00 PM.


Our guest of honor and  speaker is no less than

MWBro Avelino I. Razon Jr., Grand Master of Masons

under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines.

Attire: Barong for members, Semi formal for guests.



Fraternally,

Gene Illenberger
Lodge Secretary - Elect
Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge #379

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Agribiz Mason 2011 Updates


Brethren,

The new year 2011 started with a blast when Agribiz Mason officers & members together with other brethren flew to General Santos City last week to attend an "out of NCR meeting" of Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc. last Friday, January 14 at the East Asia Royale Hotel.

Attached are pictures during the meeting. If you would like to see more or all of the pictures, please go to our Facebook account agribizmason@yahoo.com at facebook. Then you will also see additional pictures which  include the installation of WM Chester Tan of Dadiangas Lodge 225.

WM Chester is also a member of Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc., and had planned with us this special event at East Asia Royale Hotel, so that we could also attend his installation as WM the next day.

We would like to give our special thanks to WM Chester and the Southern Mindanao brethren for hosting the Agribiz Mason meeting, which saw attendance of more that 40 brethren; producers and suppliers combined as well as visitors from other lodges in the area and Luzon. Food and drinks were overflowing that night.

We also congratulate newly installed WM Chester and wish him a most successful and enjoyable year in his position; knowing that he will surely bring his Lodge to greater heights.

Special thanks also to Bro. Rumbar Bartolome, Manager of East Asia Royale Hotel, for ensuring that we were taken cared of during our stay at the hotel and providing the best service during the event.

For those who were able to play golf at DOLE, special mention for the assistance by Bro. Bunny whose wife
works at Dole, Bro. Jojo Arciaga and Bro Rumbar for the transportation and equipment.

The Gensan trip was such a successful affair that we are looking forward to all the "out of NCR meetings" forthcoming; and it looks like the next one will be in Cagayan de Oro City (Northern Mindanao) to be hosted by Bros. Peter and Nieto Unabia. We will update all members on the schedule.

We invite all of the brethren members and ALL THOSE INTERESTED TO JOIN to attend our scheduled monthly NCR meeting, on Wednesday, January 19 at 6 PM at the Tang Kang Restaurant along Roces Ave., Quezon City. There are a lot of activities going on, and we do not want you to miss the fun.

Together brethren,

Manolito C. Villarica
Pinaglabanan (San Juan) Lodge 374
Quezon City
President, Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc.

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According to current president of AgriBiz Travellers Association, Bro Mano C Villarica, the three key ideals of the association are 'Fellowship, Business, Service' - which will guide us in our desire to uplift relationships among our members and other brethren, ensure our bonds in business are among the strongest in the agribusiness industry, and hopefully, in the medium to long term, be able to assist and provide charity work to all who need it; whether brethren, their families, and workers in our industry.'

'The requirements to join the Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc. (Agribiz Mason) are simple.

You have to be involved in the agribusiness industry, or serving the needs of the industry, or planning to be one whether here or abroad; be a Mason in good standing, pay an initial membership fee of PhP 1,000.00 (we have a bank account), and keep a communication address where we can forward all minutes (complete with pictures) and forthcoming activities.

Our Secretariat is preparing the communications with all those who are intending to join from the Pinoymasons group, so that we can process these.

Our NCR (Metro Manila) meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (tomorrow, Jan. 19, we are having one at the Tang Kang Resto along Roces Ave in QC) and "out of NCR" meetings upon hosting invitations by brethren outside of NCR.

Our NCR meetings are mostly held in the Quezon City area in different restaurants/ bars. In the future, we are looking at "out of Philippines" meetings with brethren members in other countries, as many of us attend international conventions held annually relating to the agribusiness lines of businesses.

In all our meetings and fellowships, we welcome brethren who wish to attend, even if they are not members nor within the agribusiness sector, but with a cost to all attendees of PhP 300.00 each for the food and drinks to be consumed.'

Regards,

Mano Villarica, President ABTA
Pinaglabanan Lodge 374

Monday, January 17, 2011

VWBro Melchor S. Perdido, PDDGM Drops Working Tools: Jan 2011

Brethren,

Please be informed of the passing away of one of the pillars of Freemasonry in Masonic District R11-B (Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and COMVAL Provinces), VWBro Melchor S. Perdido, PDDGM.

The brethren of Shangri-la Lodge No.196 extend our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family. His late wife and daughters are active members of the Rainbow/Amaranth. His only son is a member of the Order of DeMolay. Truly a masonic family.

May his soul rest in peace.

Fraternally,

Bro. Jhon Hernaez
Elected JW
Shangri-la Lodge No. 196,
MD R11-B
MWGLP
Tagum City, Davao del Norte


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Brethren,

Let us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of so good a man as our brother Mel Perdido who just dropped his working tools of life.

His passing away is a great loss to Masonry especially for Masonic District R11B where he was one of the pillars and whose wisdom has shaped the district to where it is now, alive and full of promising Masons.

God has given to us that portion of duration called time and though we are full of sadness and mourning, let us celebrate the eternal life of Brother Mel Perdido in the company of the Great Architect of the Universe.

Bro. Narciso Limsiaco "Boy" Ner PM

Shangri-La Lodge No. 196 F.& A.M., Tagum City (1977)
LTP No. 220 F.& A.M., Cagayan de Oro City (Honorary)
Gen. Ricarte Lodge No. 322 F.& A.M., Makati City (Honorary)

Centennial Anniversary: Freemasonry in Mindanao: 26 Feb

Brethren:

The joint Masonic Districts of RX-A & RX-B
is inviting you to join us in the celebration of the
CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF FREEMASONRY IN MINDANAO
(1911-2011)
which will be held right after the
55th Mindanao Masonic Convention on Feb. 26, 2011
at the Grand Caprice Convention Center,
Lim Ket Kai Complex, Cagayan de Oro City.

A GLP circular was issued by MWBro Avelino Razon, Jr. enjoining the brethren throughout the GLP jurisdiction to join the Mindanao Masons in this "Once in A Lifetime" celebration.

Please visit the website: http://masonicdistricts-rxab.org/ to view the tentative program. You may likewise register in the convention by downloading the registration form in this website. Hotel address, contact nos. and rates can also be found in the site. Don't forget to leave a message in the guestbook.

Your gracious presence will make the occasion more pleasurable and memorable.

This will be best convention your brethren from Cagayan de Oro City has ever prepared for you.

See you.

Nixon Baban
Cosin 308, MWGLP

New Set of Officers: Biak na Bato Lodge No. 7 for 2011

Congratulations to the newly Elected and Appointed Officers of Biak na Bato Lodge No. 7 for MY2011:

Worshipful Master Bro Dewey Huang

Senior Warden Bro Wilfredo Cayabyab

Junior Warden Bro Marc Sherwin Kho Choc

Treasurer Bro Adriatico Tee

Secretary Bro Wren Dones

Auditor WBro Alex Daniel

Chaplain WBro Lysandro Sanchez

Marshall Bro Marvin Dave Mascardo

Senior Deacon Bro Omar Francisco

Junior Deacon Bro David Maniquis

Senior Steward Bro Ronald Sarmiento

Junior Steward Bro Albert Corres

Organist WBro Joselito Cometa

Bible Bearer WBro Tomas Valdellon

Orator WBro Gerald Lay

Lecturer VWBro Remigio Lumicao

Tyler WBro Ariel Elvambuena


"Behold how good and pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in UNITY"

Installation schedule to follow.

Marvin Dave Mercado Mascardo
Biak na Bato 7 MWGLP
Phil. Balanghay Association
Luzon York
QC Bodies AASR
PNP Square and Compass
Kamanava Travellers Inc.

Friday, January 14, 2011

San Felipe Lodge 384 Elected Officers and Installation: 15 Jan

Congratulations to our new Elected Officers at San Felipe Lodge 384 [Zambales]:

Worshipful Master = Bro Nasser Abdurasul

Senior Warden = Bro Linen Viscocho IV

Junior Warden = Bro Rocopio Paynita

Secretary = VWBro Alejo Antonio, PM

Treasurer = WBro Manny Enriquez, PM

Auditor = Bro Edmund Domacena


Installation will be on the 15th of January 2011 at the Unity Masonic Temple, SBMA Subic Bay.

"TOGETHER BRETHREN LET US WALK WITH BROTHERS IN PERFECT HARMONY"

via email by Thito Pacis Christian

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Congratulations to the New Elected Officers of San Felipe Lodge 384.

Have a Fruitful Masonic Year.

Bro. Stephen Inzon
San Marcelino Lodge 380