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
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