Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Elected Officers of Kapitan Pepe Lodge No. 293 for 2008-2009

We are pleased to inform you the line-up of elected officers of Kapitan Pepe Lodge No. 293 for 2008-2009:

Master of the Lodge - - Kuya Jess Diaz

Senior Warden - - - - - Kuya Pong De Leon

Junior Warden - - - - - Kuya Gov. Aurelio "Oyie" Umali

Secretary - - - - - - - - -Kuya Edmon Wong

Treasurer - - - - - - - - Kuya Medel Seeping

Auditor - - - - - - - - - - Kuya Raoul Esteban

All these worthy brothers are seen to steer to greater heights the Kapitan Pepe Lodge No. 293 in the name of Masonry.

By: Bro. Robert C. Suguitan
Kapitan Pepe Lodge No. 293, MW GLP
Cabanatuan City

43rd Annual Open Air Degree at the Masonic Park, 4 Aug 2007

"Yancey C. Blalock Lodge No. 265 sponsored this year's Open Air 3rd Degree and the Filipino Masons of Greater Seattle did one of the best conferrals the event has seen over the years.

In attendance were many members, committeemen, appointed and elected officers of the MWGL F&AM of Washington as well as many appointed and elected officers from the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

Grand Masters' in attendance wre: MW Brother Wayne I. Smith, Grand Master of Masons In Washington; MW Brother Stephen Godfrey, Grand Master of Masons in British Columbia and the Yukon; and MW Brother Michael A. Sutton, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Idaho, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.

If you were not here you really missed a show!"

To read full article and see photos of the degree work, please click main title or click here.

FILMAGS Website.

Via email by WBro Boysie Hererra.

Monday, December 24, 2007

2008 Elected Officers Isarog Lodge #33, Installation 9 Feb

Our newly elected officers for MY 2008:

Worshipful Master - Eric C.Fernando, SD

Senior Warden - Freddie Velasco, SD

Junior Warden - Ramon Romano

Secretary - Gavino Plopenio

Assistant - Secretary - Arwin Aro IV

Treasurer - Raoul Herras, SD

Auditor - Efren Gulapa

Installation: February 9, 2008 at Crown Hotel, Naga City.


By: Dean Capucao
Isarog Lodge 33
Naga City

2008 Elected Officers of Talavera Lodge #273, Installation 19 January

We would like to inform you of the new set of officers of Talavera Lodge No 273:

Worshipful Master Elect - SW Bro. Marcelino "Mar" V. Driza

Senior Warden Elect - JW Bro. Atty. Hilario "Larry" Ortiz

Junior Warden Elect - Bro. Jewel Manzano

Secretary Elect - Bro. Joel de Mesa

Treasurer Elect - Bro. Edison M. Rivera

Auditor Elect - WB Arthur L. Ilagan, PM

List of appointed officers to follow.

Tentative date for the Public Installation of Officers is scheduled on January 19, 2007 at 1:59 PM. Thank you very much and happy holidays to all.

By: Bro. Ian Carganillo
Talavera Lodge No 273

Gen. Artemio Ricarte Lodge # 322, 2008 Elected Officers

Congratulations to the deserving and newly elected officers of Gen. Artemio Ricarte Lodge # 322:

Worshipful Master - Bro. Ramon Zabala

Senior Warden - Bro. Emmanuel Sanico

Junior Warden - Bro. Alexander Ferria

Treasurer - Bro. Roderick Rivera

Secretary - Bro. Reynaldo Juan

Auditor - WB Rudy Nuque

May the Great Architect be our foundation in all our undertakings.

By: Bro. Bryan
Gen. Artemio Ricarte Lodge, #322
Free and Accepted Masons, GLP
Taytay, Rizal

2008 Elected Officers of Pinatubo Lodge #52

Elected officers of Pinatubo Lodge No. 52, MW GLP for MY 2008:

Worshipful Master - Bro. Levi D. San Luis

Senior Warden - Bro. Cesar M. Jacob

Junior Warden - Bro. Rennie C. Wong

Treasurer - WB Pete Velasco

Secretary - WI Domz Lorenzo, PGLI

Auditor - VW Benny M. Joco, PDDGM

By: WBro Domz Lorenzo

2008 Elected Officers of Ernesto S. Salas Memorial Lodge #280

Brethren, the newly elected officers of Ernesto S. Salas Memorial Lodge #280 MW GLP:

Worshipful Master: WB Wayne Mark Lopez

Senior Warden: Bro. Leo Eusebio

Junior Warden: Bro. Abraham Barbero

Treasurer: WI Gerald Gonzales, GLI PM

Secretary: WB Joe Garcia, IPM

Auditor: VW Gilfredo Geolingo Jr, PDDGM

By: Gerard T. Gonzales, GLI PM
Ernesto S. Salas Memorial Lodge No. 280
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental Masonic District RVI-B

Elected Officers Gen Llanera Memorial Lodge #168, Installation 23 Feb

Mga Kuyang, I am honored to announce the newly elected officers of General Llanera Memorial Lodge No. 168, Gapan City:

Worshipful Master Bro. Pacifico "Jun" Manzon, Jr.

Senior Warden Bro. Juan Jerome "Jay" Malaca

Junior Warden Bro. Reynato "Jun" Lotuaco, Jr.

Treasurer WBro. Randy Mangahas

Secretary VWBro. Ulysses "Uly" Chan

Auditor VWBro. Venancio "Boy T" Trinidad

Installation is on 23 February 2008 at 1 pm, Gen. Llanera Masonic Temple, Gapan City.

We hope to see you mga kuya on this date.

By: Kuya WBro Freddie R. Geronimo, Outgoing Worshipful Master
Gen. Llanera Mem. Lodge No. 168, Gapan City GLP

2008 Officers of Guardian Lodge #53, Fallon, Nevada

Brethren allow me to introduce the Officers of Guardian Lodge #53, Fallon, NV for Masonic Year 2008:

WBro Tahimik “Mike Only” M. Ricarte, PM, Worshipful Master

WBro Gerry L. Ivey, PM, Senior Warden

WBro Amor Q. Mangosing, PM, Junior Warden

WBro Bien F. Decena, PM, Treasurer

WBro Jay D. Orolfo, PM, Secretary

WBro John C. Singleton, PM, Board of Trustees

Bro Ronald E. Duntley, Sr., Senior Deacon

Bro Edward G. Aquino, Junior Deacon

WBro John C. Singleton, PM, Chaplain

Bro James Lawrence Rhodes, Marshall

Bro Kenneth N. Catlin, Senior Steward

Bro Kenneth E. Tripp, Junior Steward

Bro Clair H. Sheffield, Tyler

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

By: WBro Jay Orolfo

Elected Officers of Hundred Islands Lodge #201 GLP

Elected Officers of Hundred Islands Lodge # 201 for year 2008:

Worshipful Master - VW Rolando O. Reinoso

Senior Warden - Bro. Wilfredo L. Estrada

Junior Warden - Bro. Marcial A. Vidal

Secretary - WB Eloy G. Tabarejos

Treasurer - WB Jaime B. Aquino

Auditor - WB Gilbert N. Botardo

by:Bro. Dionisio O. Opolento, Jr.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

ATL #334 Conducts Gift Giving Activity at Orphanage

Posted by: "tab josef" Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:11 am (PST) (Photos by ATL)

Members of Ang Tipolo Lodge No.334 and family conducted a gift giving activity last December 16, 2007 at the Missionaries of Charity Compound at Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City.

Boxes of new and used toys and clothings were distributed to 72 orphaned kids cared for by the Mother Theresa Sisters. Likewise, fruits were given to the Head Sister for the childrens' consumption.

Brethren (ATL & other Lodges) present were: WM Gustav Bocek, VW Michael Benjamin, Bro. Arnel Querubin, Bro. Barney Gomez, Bro. Patrick Rivera, Bro. Boy Salvador and Bro. Romy Pacamana Jr. Above donations were given by members of ATL#334 and usual visiting brethren from other Lodges.

By: WBro. Gustav Joseph O. Bocek, Ang Tipolo Lodge No. 334
Rizal Bodies A&ASR
Plaridel York Rite
Lope K. Santos Chapter (Oorder of DeMolays)
Grand Lodge of the Philippines, F&AM

Filipino Worshipful Masters of MW GLC

Brethren please join me in congratulating the following Filipino Worshipful Masters for the ensuing masonic year. They were duly installed in their respective Oriental Chairs this month and now serving their respective Lodges in San Diego County under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of California.

WM Rudy Duero of Southwest Lodge No. 283

WM Heredito Edra of Silvergate Three Stars Lodge No. 296

WM Larry DeVera of Coronado Lodge No. 441

WM Bing Pascua of Lemon Grove Lodge No. 736

WM Cesar Navarro, PM of Claude H. Morisson Lodge No. 747

WM Fil Garcia of Black Mountain Lodge No. 845

By: WBro. Bong Paynita, PM Crossroads Lodge No. 696
San Diego, CA

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Installation of Officers Mt Lebanon #54 AF & AM GRA 2008

The installation of officers Mt. Lebanon #54 was a successful one and was attended by brethren from different lodges within the district last 11 December 2007 at Mt Lebanon Lodge, Freemasons Hall. My congratulations to the newly installed officers of Mt. Lebanon No. 54 AF & AM Calgary, Grand Lodge of Alberta for 2008:

Worshipful Master Bro. Ronaldo Umali

Immediate Past Master WorBro. T. Summers

Senior Warden Bro. Ricardo Telen

Junior Warden Bro. John Horrick

Secretary /Treasurer RWBro. Ronald Beirnes

Chaplain Bro. Ramir Lallana

Senior Deacon Bro. Raymond Camerino

Junior Deacon Bro. Mervin Dulce

Senior Steward Bro. Oya Sarmiento

Junior Steward Bro. Jun De Guzman

Directorof Ceremonies WorBro. Doug Brown

Registrar Bro. Byron McIsaac

Organist Wor. Bro. Wm. Johnstone

Tyler Bro. Mark Gilroy

By: Bro Dexter Tan
Kalilayan Lodge #37
Affiliating member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge #54

Installation of Officers Springfield Lodge # 217, Virginia 8 Dec 2007

It is with great pride and honor to inform you that once again, Springfield Lodge No. 217 have elected last Tuesday; December 4, 2007 another Filipino Brother Mason, who will occupy the Oriental Chair for Masonic Year 2008.

The Installation of Officers was held last Saturday, December 8th, 2007 at Herbert Charles Hunter Memorial Masonic Temple, 7001 Backlick Road, Springfield, Virginia 22150.

This Filipino Brother Mason who will serve in the East for MY 2008 is WM Romulo "Romi" M. Capuno. In his line of officers, he appointed three other Filipino Brother Masons who will serve in the following Lodge positions, to wit:

WB Ernesto "Ernie" Cacal Apaga, PM - Marshall

Bro. Alexander "Alex" Elcano Mendoza - Senior Steward

Bro. Dominador "Ding" Enriques Marcelo - Junior Steward

With these Brothers who will be serving in their respective Lodge positions in Springfield Lodge #217, please join me in conveying our heartfelt congratulations to all of them, with our fervent hopes and prayers that may Our Great Architect of the Universe guide them, and grant them the wisdom, enthusiasm and courage as they exercise their respective duties and responsibilities.

It is noteworthy to know that Springfield Lodge #217 is 98% White American Brother Masons, and that Worshipful Master Romi M. Capuno was the 5th Filipino Brother Mason ever to have been elected and installed as WM.

Other Filipino Brothers who has already been elected, installed and served in same capacity are as follows: WB Napoleon "Nap" Rodriguez Cruz, PM (Deceased) 1990 - 1st, WB Ernesto Cacal "Ernie" Apaga, PM 2000 - 2nd, WB Noe Rondina Poblete, PM 2003 - 3rd, and WB Norberto "Bert" Manimtim Chavez, PM 2005 - 4th.

The installed 2008 Officers of Springfield Lodge #217 are as follows:

WB Romulo Magnaye "Romi" Capuno - Worshipful Master

Bro Terry Lee Bledsoe - Senior Warden

Bro Peter Edward Terrill - Junior Warden

Bro Charles Alanson Kimmey - Treasurer

WBro George Harry Wade, DDGM- Secretary

Bro James Raymond Schimmel - Senior Deacon

Bro Alexander Elcano Mendoza - Senior Steward

Bro Dominador "Ding" Enriquez Marcelo - Junior Steward

WBro Robert "Bob" Solomon Somers, PM - Chaplain

WBro Ernesto "Ernie" Cacal Apaga, PM - Marshall

WBro William "Bill" Arthur Shortt, PDDGM - Tiler

To the newly installed 2008 Officers of Springfield Lodge No. 217 - congratulations, good luck and more power to you all. May Our G.A.O.T.U. bless you all !

By: WBro Noe Rondina Poblete, PM'03 / 217, 32*K.C.C.H.
Lodge Website Coordinator Springfield Lodge No. 217
(Please feel free to visit our Lodge Website at - ).

Installation of Officers: Suisun Lodge #55, Fairfield, California 05 Jan 2008

The Installation of Officers of Suisun Lodge #55, F&AM, Fairfield, California will be on January 05, 2008.

Worshipful Master - Bro Robert Kenneth Elefante Sr. - (Baguio, Phil.)

Senior Warden - Bro Dennis A. Kalis (Fairfield)

Junior Warden - Bro Alex O Daos ( Zambales, Phil)

Chaplain - WBro Oscar M. Tence Jr., PM ( Legaspi City, Phil.)

Marshall - WBro Ernesto F.Flores Jr., PM (Cebu, Phil.)

Senior Deacon - Bro Edgardo Bajada ( Zambales, Phil.)

Junior Deacon - Bro Frederico Pamintuan (Nueva Ecija, Phil.)

Suisun Lodge #55, F&AM, is now on its 153rd year since its establishment.WBro Oscar M. Tence Jr., PM was the first Filipino Master of this Lodge.

The outgoing Worshipful Master is also a Filipino, from Cebu, Worshipful Master Ernesto F. Flores Jr.

Worshipful Master-Elect Bro Robert Ken Elefante Sr. will be the 3rd Filipino Master of our Lodge.

By: WBro Oscar M. Tence Jr. PM
Suisun Lodge #55, F&AM
Benecia Lodge # 5, F&AM
Fairfield, California

Elected Officers for MY 2008: Indang Masonic Lodge #115, Installation 19 Jan 2008

Brethren, here are the elected officers of Indang Masonic Lodge no. 115 for the Masonic Year 2008:

Worshipful Master : Bro Severino Angeles

Senior Warden : Bro Laudemer Astudillo

Junior Warden : Bro Rodolfo Marrero

Secretary : WB Rolando Sicat

Treasurer : Bro Juan Curioso

Auditor : WB Ruben Astudillo

Our installation date is set on January 19, 2008 to be held at Indang Masonic Temple Indang, Cavite.

By: Bro Laudemer Astudillo SW Elect
Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115
Masonic District Region IV-A
Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines

2008 Elected Officers of Muog Lodge #89, Installation 19 Jan 2008

I am pleased to inform the brethren withersoever dispersed that the following brother master masons have been elected officers of Muog Lodge No. 89, Parañaque City, Philippines, for Anno Lucis 6008:

Bro Kristoffer James E. PURISIMA, Worshipful Master

Bro Joel O. PORLARES, Senior Warden

Bro Reginald R. DE LEON, Junior Warden

VW Jeffrey M. NISNISAN, PDGL Treasurer

WB Efren C. VALENZUELA, PM, Secretary

WB Nazario B. MACARAEG, JR., PM, Auditor

The Public Installation of Officers will be on 19 January 2008, 9:00 AM, at the Conrado Benitez Hall, Scottish Rite Temple, Manila.

By: Bro Toby Purisima
Muog Lodge No. 89 (F&AM, GLP)

Elected Officers for 2008: Bagong Buhay Lodge #17, Cavite City

The Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 17, Cavite City, under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines has just elected its officers for Masonic Year 2008.

Worshipful Master: Nathaniel "Nathz" Golla

Senior Warden: Antonio "Tony" C. Paulite II

Junior Warden: Lyndon Torres

Treasurer: Ed Hernandez

Secretary: Augusto Sanding

Auditor: VW Claude Ambion Jr. - PDGL

Congratulations and good luck to them!

By: Bro vitax mahilumBB#17,
MWGLoP Cavite City

Newly Elected Officers of Malolos Lodge #46 (GLP)

Brethren, let us extend our congratulations to the newly elected officers of Malolos Lodge # 46 for 2008. Good luck my brothers!

Worshipful Master Bobot Andres Jr.

Senior Warden Boyet Galang

Junior Warden Eman "Mr. Suave" Mateo

Secretary Raymund Florcruz

Let's also give outgoing WM Noel "Vice Mayor" Sacay a big round of applause for a job well done, serving for 18 months. Kudos to you Worshipful Sir!

by: Bro Joselito C. Manuel
Malolos Lodge # 46
Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines (GLP)

Ang Tipolo Lodge No 334 (GLP) Elected Officers for Masonic Year 2008-09

Brethren withersoever dispersed, announcing the new set of officers of Ang Tipolo Lodge No.334, Masonic District NCR-F, for Masonic Year 2008-09:

Bro. Roger P. Panganiban
Worshipful Master

Bro. Arnel V. Querubin
Senior Warden

Bro. Frederick Barney Gomez
Junior Warden

VW Nazario Cordova, PDDGM

WB Renato H. Driz, PM

WB Agario "Totoy" Ignacio, PM

May the GAOTU continue to shower His blessings to our Craft!

By: WBro. Gustav Joseph O. Bocek, Outgoing Worshipful Master
Ang Tipolo Lodge No.334
Rizal Bodies A&ASR
Plaridel York Rite
Lope K. Santos Chapter (Order of DeMolay)
Grand Lodge of the Philippines, F&AM

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