Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Ill WBro Ben Billena: 1st Filipino Potentate of Al Bahr Shrine

In an email received from Bro Fred Marty of Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge No 296, San Diego, California (Grand Lodge of California); he announced a get-together celebration in honor of Ill Sir WBro Ben Billena "for becoming the first Filipino Potentate of Al Bahr Shrine in San Diego and to celebrate his birthday as well."

The celebrations was spearheaded by the members of Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge No 296, which was held at Bro Jim Padilla's residence last Sunday noon, 25 May.

Our birthday wishes to Ill Sir Ben Billena and our heartfelt congratulations for a much deserved honor.

The Al Bahr Shrine, located in San Diego, California, according to their website has the mission "... to combine friendship, family and fraternity with social activities and to provide support, both monetarily and by volunteer service to the "Worlds Greatest Philanthropy", the 22 Shriners Hospitals for Children."

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Joint Medical & Dental Mission: 11 May Dasmarinas, Cavite


I am pleased to inform you that the joint Medical and Dental Mission; held on May 11, 2008 in Dasmarinas, Cavite was a major success.

The brethren and organizers taking a much needed respite and photo-op for posterity.

The project was in partnership with Dasmarinas Lodge No. 346; led by their Worshipful Master WB PSSupt Benjardi Mantele, Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 17; led by yours truly, Cavite Shrine Chapter, headed by their High Sheriff, Noble PSupt Mario Marasigan, Pinagbuklod Lion's Club, and Caloocan Charity Clinic.

Picture shows part of the big crowd benefitted by this joint dental and medical mission.

There were more or less one thousand indigent members of the community who benefitted from the outreach.

Thank you brethren for your continous support!

Mabuhay ang Masonerya!

Brotherly Love,

Bro. Nathaniel "Nathz" S. Golla
Bagong Buhay Lodge # 17 MWGLP
Dasmariñas Lodge # 346 MWGLP
32nd MRS Scottish Rite (Rizal Bodies)
Fil-Canadian Cabletow Service Club, Inc.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Freemasons in midst popularity, membership boom by Adam Tschorn


I thought you might be interested in reading an article about Masons which was in the LA Times.

I learned of this article from Brother Jason Lucas who was told about it by Brother Roy Balfour.

(Click title of the post or here for the link)

Be sure to click on the various links within the article to see the photos and other Masonic articles.

Always on the Level,

Gus A. Garcia, PM
Anacapa Lodge # 710
Oxnard, Ca.
HT: Guagua, Pampanga

Other links: North Hollywood Lodge No 542 - Where Bro SW Roni Zulu is a member. Great photos of the Lodge officers and Lodge room.

Malolos Lodge: GM Testimonial Dinner: 6 June

Malolos Lodge No. 46
Masonic District RIII - E
Under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful
Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines
Malolos Masonic Temple , Sto. Rosario , City of Malolos , Bulacan

May 19, 2008


We would like to invite you to a Testimonial Dinner in honor of MW Pacifico B. Aniag, Grand Master of Masons in the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepeted Masons in the Phillipines on June 6, 2008 at 6:00 in the evening to be held at the BARCIE International Hotel, Malolos City, Bulacan.

Dinner plate is P1,000.00, attire will be smart casual.

Ticket is available at the Grand Lodge C/O Bro. Joby Magbanua,Chief of Staff to the Grand Master or you may contact the following brethren for more details and ticket reservations:

Bro. Joby Magbanua - 09209070167

Bro. Bobot Andres - 09177462779

Bro. Boyet Galang - 09179187550

Bro. Emman Mateo -09219684828/09228507202

Let us support our Grand Master's rally and thrust for the 2008 Masonic Year:

"Harmony: The Strenght and Beauty of Masonry"

May the blessing of the GAOTU be with you always . . . PEACE mga Kuyang always!

(Via email by Bro Joel Manuel)

Monday, May 19, 2008

WBro Ernest V Arellano, PM - Drops Working Tools: 15 May 2008

Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

WB Ernest V Arellano, Past Master of Silver Gate Three Stars #296, San Diego had dropped his working tools last Thursday (15 May 2008).

He was the Master of the Lodge in 1992. A very active member, always in the Lodge during degree conferrals, fund raising events, picnics, community/masonic events and support all the Lodge's programs. His last visit in the Lodge was during our Past Master Night where he was the Junior Warden. The Lodge and the Brethren will surely missed him.

Brethren, let's give a "Moment of Silence" to our departed Brother. May he Rest In Peace!!!

Viewing schedules:

Place: Greenwood Memorial Park and Mortuary, 4300 Imperial Ave, San Diego (Off I - 805) Tel: (619) 264-3131

Dates: May 21 & 22 (Wednesday and Thursday) 5PM - 9PM

Masonic Service: 6 PM, May 22, 2008 : Greenwood Chapel, Masonic Service will be given by WB Freddie Pareja, Marshall is WB Joe Dano, Chaplain WB Bong Paynita.

Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge is collecting donation for the family.

Thank you.


Carding Edra, WMSGTS #296

So Mote It Be!

Our prayers and deepest condolences to the friends, and especially to the relatives of WBro Ernest V. Arellano. May he truly rest in peace!

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

WBro Rod Ragaza, PM - Drops Working Tools: 17 May 2008


Just to inform you that WB Rod Ragaza (Past Master, Pinatubo Lodge 52) dropped his working tools last night, May 17, 2008.

Let's all pray for his soul.

A decorated member of the Philippine National Police. A true officer and a gentleman, a model husband and father.

Let's pray for his soul.

(Via email by WBro Rolen Paulino)

So Mote It Be!

Our condolences and prayers for WBro Rod Ragaza, his family and friends.

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pinatubo to Host Golf Tournament for a Cause: 8 June

Brethren Announcement:

Pinatubo Lodge No 52, Olongapo City, will be hosting a golf tournament on June 8, 2008 (Sunday) at San Miguel Navy Golf Course, San Antonio, Zambales from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

Tournament Fee PHP 1,700.00, inclusive of green fee, caddy's fee, breakfast, banquet meals, and specially raflle tickets.

Everybody is invited to join.

VW Domz Lorenzo, DGL
Pinatubo Lodge No 52

Monday, May 5, 2008

VWBro Eduardo M Soto, PM Drops Working Tools: 3 May


VW Brother Eduardo M. Soto, Past Master of Malinaw Lodge No. 25 & PDDGM of Masonic District No. R-IVB dropped his working tools last Saturday, May 3, 2008.

His earthly remains lies in his residence at Efarca Village, San Pablo City.

Please offer a prayer for the eternal repose of his soul.

WB Romy M. Escondo, PM Lodge Secretary
(Via email)

Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends of VWBro Eduardo M Soto.

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Another "Light" in Rizal Province

Brethren Fraternal Greetings!

Ang Tipolo Lodge No.334 is in the process of forming a new lodge in the province of Rizal specifically in the town of Tanay.

If interested in joining, kindly coordinate with WB Rene H. Driz (ATL#334 Secretary) at his cell # 09212600202. Notwitstanding the submission of Certifticate of Good Standing (CGS), WB Driz will conduct a background screening of aspiring charter member's character and reputation to ensure the good foundation of the Lodge to be formed.

Quality members and not quantity is one of the primary objectives of this new Lodge.

Together WORTHY Brethren!


WB Gustav Joseph O. Bocek, PM
Ang Tipolo Lodge No.334
Batasan Lodge U.D.
Rizal Bodies AASR
Lope K. Santos Chapter, Order of DeMolay
http://atl334. white.prohosting .com/mainpage/ htm

GLP ANCOM 2008 Most Outstanding Awardees for MY 2007

Brethren, The following has been cited by GLP for outstanding services rendered to Philippine Freemasonry for Masonic Year 2007-2008:

Outstanding Secretaries - Bro. Ali Joseph C. Lloren, Makahambus Lodge #315 and WB Johnson H. Yu, Mencius Lodge # 93

Outstanding Lodge Newsletters - The Trowel, Pagkakaisa Lodge No. 282,Tinig Silanganan, Silangananan Lodge No. 19 and The Trestle Board, Sarangani Lodge # 50

Most Outstanding District Newletter - The Craftsman by Masonic District R3-D (South Nueva Ecija)

Most Outstanding Grand Lodge Inspector - WI Floren Vic Lumo of Davao Lodge # 149

Most Outstanding Lodge - Quezon City Lodge # 122

Most Outstanding Worshipful Master - WB Rogelio D. Gevero

Most Outstanding District - District R XI-A (Davao Del Sur)

Most Oustanding District Grand Lecturer - VW Carlo A. Hilario of Masonic District R XI-A (Davao Del Sur)

Most Outstanding District Deputy Grand Master - VW Rodel Riezl Reyes of District R XI-A (Davao Del Sur)

Most Outstanding Master Masons - WB Juanito G. Espino, Jr., VW Edwin I. Covvera, VW Alfred Li, VW Carlito Puno, VW Eugene Sicat, VW Samuel Laus, VW Santiago Gabionza and WB Danilo Abinoja.

Congratulations to all for a job well done!

(Via email by Bro KENNETH GO TIENG, Jose Rizal Lodge no. 22, District NCR-CGrand Lodge of the Philippines)

GLP Grand Officers for MY 2008-2009

For the information of the brethren, listed below are the Grand Officers for MY 2008 - 2009 of the Grand lodge of the Philippines:

Grand Master - MW Pacifico B. Aniag
Deputy GM - RW Peter U. Lim Lo Suy
SGW - WB Avelino I. Razon, Jr.
JGW RW Juanito P. Abergas
Grand Treasurer - MW Rudyardo V. Bunda, PGM
Asst. Grand Treasurer - VW Crispulo M. Fernandez, Jr.
Asst. Grand Sec - VW Marcelino S. Garcia, Jr.
Grand Auditor - VW Edgar B. Tolentino
Grand Chaplain- VW Nazario G. Cordova
Grand Orator - VW Manuel G. Palomo
Grand Marshall - VW Ferndinando G. Sevilla
Grand Historian - VW Isaac F. Arribas, Jr.
Senior Grand Deacon - VW Carlo Pacifico U. Aniag
Junior Grand Deacon -VW Edgar D. Lim
Grand Standard Bearer - Reynaldo M. Dionisio
Grand Sword Bearer - VW Moises S. Roque
Grand Bible Bearer - VW Edgardo S. Delmo
Senior Grand Lecturer - VW Fernando V. Pascua, Jr.
Junior Grand Lecturers:
NCR- VW. Raul C. Villanueva
Northern Luzon - VW Edilberto P. Carabbacan
Central Luzon - VW Rodolfo N. Estrada
Southern Luzon - VW Joselio P. Tamaray
Western Visayas - VW juanito L. Veloso
Central and Eastern Visayas - VW Edward Y. Chua
Northern and Western Mindanao - VW Franklin G. Calo
Southern Mindanao -VW Rodel Riezl SJ. Reyes
Overseas Districts - VW Gregory Blas
Senior Grand Steward - VW Jose Ferlu O. Sudario
Junior Grand Steward - VW Patricio B. Marasigan
Grand Pursuivant - VW Charles Reginald D. Reyes
Grand Organist - VW Julius Ceasar P. Villarama
Grand Tyler - VW Felix C. Flor Cruz

(Via email by Bro KENNETH GO TIENG, Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, District NCR-C, Grand Lodge of the Philippines).

Again our congratulations and support to the new Grand Officers!

Pinoy Masons Worldwide.