Friday, October 31, 2008

Bro Emil Robles Jr Drops Working Tools: 28 Oct 2008

Bro Emil on the left, with Bro Caloy at The Philippine Heritage House at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. (Photo courtesy of Bro Caloy Buzon).

Update: Fraternal Remider

Worshipful Sirs and Brethren of San Diego County,

There will be a Masonic Funeral Service for Bro. Emil Gomez Robles at South West Lodge #283 1140 "B" Avenue National City tomorrow, Monday, 03 November 2008 at 6 PM.

The casket will be laid in the Lodge room by 4 PM.

This is the time to extend our Cable Tow by paying our last respect to our departed Brother.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Bro. Rudy Duero, WM

SWL #283 National City, CA


Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 10:48:54 PM

San Diego Ca. Brothers,

Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

Brother Emil Robles Jr, member of South West Lodge #283 National City, CA. drop his working tools yesterday. Please join me pray that he may rest in peace.

Masonic service will be held in South West Lodge #283 F & AM National City CA. at 6 PM. The casket will be taken to South West Lodge at 4PM and the Masonic service starts at 6 PM.

Now is the time to exercise our duty as Master Mason to pay our last respect to our departed brother.

S & F
Bro Rudy Duero, WM
South West Lodge #283 F & AM GLC
National City, CA.
Milton C.. Marvin Lodge #123
Hagatna, Guam


To All,

The Funeral Service will be on November 3, 2008, Monday at 6:00 PM.

Larry De Vera
Senior Warden


Pinoy Masons Worldwide pray and commiserate with the family, friends and brothers of our late Bro Emil Robles Jr. May he rest in peace!


Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

Just for your information, the Filipino American Military Offices Association (FAMOS) will be represented on Nov 3 for Bro Emil Robles.

Most, including retired members will show up in military uniforms to pay him final respects, Emil being an active FAMOS member. Some are not Masons, but will be there as Bro Emil's shipmates. I also expect to see substantial representation from the Lions Club as Bro Emil is also an active Lion.

Philippine Heritage House at Balboa Park (Photo courtsey of Bro Caloy Buzon)

I met Emil in the early 80's when he was a USN Master Chief. On and off, we managed to stay in touch through the years. He was commissioned and retired as CWO4. A civic leader, he remained active in the Filipino community, supporting many Filipino events, especially the Philippine Heritage House in Balboa Park. Although soft spoken, his presence will always be felt.

A man of few words, Bro Emil always spoke with substance and was a proud Mason.He has been stricken with illness in the last several years, losing much of the Schwarzenegger built he always had. However, when I saw him last month, he looked the usual health I knew of him; well built, muscular and full of energy. That's why I was stunned to hear that he dropped his working tools to continue his afterlife journey.

Attached is a photo with Bro Emil, and the Philippine House in Balboa Park, San Diego.

Let's offer our prayers for his travel to join The GAOTU, and for the strength
of those he left behind.


Bro Caloy
BB #17
Coronado #441
Carlos D. Buzon, II

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Newly Raised Brethren: Indang Masonic Lodge No 115

"Dear Brethren,

We would like to congratulate and welcome the newly raised MMs of Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115.

Brothers Michael Ryan Eyaya, Laurence Cabral and Ernesto Canoza II. They were raised to the sublime degree of MM last Saturday, October 25, 2009 at Indang Masonic Temple Indang, Cavite.

In line with this, we would like to personally thank the members of our Conferral Team and our visiting brethren from various lodges who spent their precious time to attend and participate on the said ceremony.

VW Erwin Punzalan, DDGM Masonic District Region IV-A and
Bro Antonio Torres (Pintong Bato Lodge No. 51)
WB Sonny Manuel, Bro Lino Arroyo and Bro Tom Relucio (Teodoro R. Yangco Memorial Lodge No. 351)
Bro Rico Tubig (Pilar Lodge No. 15)
Bros. Ace Gopela and Raul Gopela (Malolos Lodge No. 46)
Bro Marius Ambion (Mendez-Nunez Lodge No. 316)
Bros Dale Tecson and JM Puno (Teodoro M. Kalaw Lodge No. 136)
Bro Arkhan Macaombang (San Marcelino Lodge)

May the GAOTU bless us all.

On The Level,

Bro Elmer Astudillo
SW – Indang Masonic Lodge no. 115
Masonic District Region IV-A

Thursday, October 23, 2008

9th Biennial Session DeMolay Philippines: 8 Nov 2008

Brethren and all,

The Grand Master of the Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay, Hon. Sonny Leviste, is inviting master masons to be members of the Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay of the Republic of the Philippines.

As an Active Member, you will be invested with a collar jewel, the symbol of recognition that you are part of a group of master masons who believe in the furtherance of principles and ideals of the Order of DeMolay.You will be eligible to attend to Supreme Council Sessions, serve on committees, propose measures, be heard in debate and vote in committee and general sessions.
It places you among those whose input has great influence on the projects, programs and policies that guide the Order into the future.I

Interested master masons who wish to be part of this noble endeavor are invited to attend the 9th Biennial Session on November 8, 2008 at 10:00 in the morning at the Philippine DeMolay Youth Center, San Marcelino, Malate Manila for the collaring and investiture.

Collar jewel, investiture fee and annual dues is Php 1,500.00.

VW Jojo P. Javier
Grand Senior Councilor
Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay

Friday, October 17, 2008

Joint Golf Tourney: San Antonio Navy Golf Course - 26 Oct


Unity Lodge 283 and Zambales Lodge 103 will be having a Golf Tournament this coming October 26 at the San Antonio Navy Golf Course, San Antonio, Zambales.

Tee off starts at 0600 am.

If you are interested in joining you may contact WB Bro Miles Moselina and (Unity Lodge) WM Bro Luis Ramirez.


Bro Jerry Azurin Sr.
Unity Lodge #285, SBMA, Olongapo

(Moderator's Note: Email addresses deleted for privacy reasons.)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Reactivation of Grand Guardian Council IOJD Philippines

Good day Brethren,

I am pleased to announce the reactivation of the Grand Guardian Council of the International Order of Job's Daughters (IOJD) of the Philippines. Dignitaries from the International Supreme Council led by Sis. Marilyn Olson (Supreme Guardian), Bro Bob Clore (Associate Supreme Guardian), and Sis. Lousie Windbiel, PSG (Deputy for the Philippines) were on hand for their official Philippine visitation from October 1-5 and presided over the simple but very solemn ceremony held at the Jose Abad Santos Hall, Plaridel Masonic Temple on Friday morning, October 3, 2008.

Installed as Philippine Grand Guardian – Sis. Nina Aragon, PGG; together with Associate Grand Guardian - WB Dennis Villasenor; Vice Grand Guardian and Grand Secretary – Sis. Jean Austria, PHQ; acting Associate Vice Grand Guardian – WB Roger Zulueta.

The annual Grand Session of the Order of Job's Daughters International (Philippines) is slated in early May 2009 at Olongapo City. Thank you and please join me in congratulating them!


Bro. Tony Limpoco
Batong Buhay Lodge No. 27
District NCR-G Makati City

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International Order of Job's Daughters (IOJD)

"The International Order of Job's Daughters is the ONLY international organization for young women between the ages of 10 and 20 that requires *ALL OF ITS MEMBERS to have a relationship to a Master Mason*, and while it is not part of the Masonic Fraternity, this pre-requisite ties it closely to the Masonic Order.

Job's Daughters International offers the qualities that today's young women want and need from organizations that earn their commitment . . . fun, friendship, helping others, and the chance to learn organizational and leadership skills.

Most importantly, Job's Daughters teaches members about friendship and respect for other people and cultures. Job's Daughters has over 20,000 members in Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Brazil and the United States. As a member, your daughter will have the opportunity to travel and meet girls from other lands.

Job's Daughters has a rich heritage and tradition. Founded by Mrs. Ethel T. Wead Mick, or Mother Mick, as the members affectionately call her, in 1920 to provide an opportunity for young women to work together, to learn about themselves and to help others.

The group takes its name from the Book of Job, and in particular to a reference in the 42nd Chapter that says, "*And in all the land were no women found so fair as the Daughters of Job*."

In general, the Book of Job teaches us a Masonic optimistic lesson - Not to fall in despair; it shows that Masonic ideas are imperishable. We see this exemplified in Job's life. Special emphasis is given to the thoughts that "To Be Fair Is to Do Good" and "Virtue Is a Quality Which Highly Adorns Woman."

Working closely together, daughters will make new friends that will last a lifetime. Throughout the year, they undertake service projects to help our community, the less fortunate, and other charities. They learn leadership. By holding various offices in Job's Daughters, daughters will gain valuable leadership experience, be a part of a team, and learn democratic principles.

Education is very important in Job's Daughters. None of our activities should interfere with schoolwork or home responsibilities. Meetings follow a long tradition of order. The Officers wear traditional Grecian robes, symbols of democracy and equality, provided by the Bethel. Other members wear dresses to meetings. Meetings are held twice a month.

Job's Daughters is a self-governing group. Each Bethel elects an Honored Queen and the Officers to lead them for a six-month term. The Queen and Officers help to run the group and take care of business such as keeping track of finances, planning events like fund raising, social and fun activities, all with the guidance of adult volunteers and master masons.

To become a Job's Daughter does not involve an embarrassing ritual or test of courage. Initiations are solemn, meaningful ceremonies presented by Bethel Officers. Parents are welcome at initiations and all of the meetings. For more information on how your daughter can benefit from this excellent organization or how you can create or sponsor a Job's Daughters organization in your lodges, districts, or temples, please get in touch with :

*Sister Nina Aragon, incumbent Grand Guardian* Grand Guardian Council Philippines

*Sister Melcie Gatcho, Bethel Guardian* *Bethel** 22 Manila* Plaridel Masonic Temple 1440 San Marcelino St., City of Manila.

(Moderator's note: Mobile numbers ommitted for private reasons. Please contact the above sisters in writing or in person at the Plaridel Masonic Temple.)

To be a member of Job's Daughters is to be part of a group that promotes friendship among young women and confidence in themselves. As a member, daughters will learn skills that will help you throughout your life. Your daughter will become part of an organization that serves the community. Most importantly, you will have fun."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hagonoy Lodge # 369 Visitation & Fellowship by Bro Pablo C. Duldulao

The venue.

"The wonderful thing about Masonry is it is like a scotch whiskey. As it is aged in an oak barrel into a vintage Blue Label Scotch bourbon, its mellow touch as you take it down so smoothly , allures you to take another gulp again and again.

Yesterday 9 October 2008, we visited Hagonoy Lodge # 369 and attended their October Stated Meeting under the stewardship of Worshipful Master Bro Edwardo Alfonso.

It was during the fellowship hours amidst the just plain face to face talked with the brethren and shoulder to shoulder sway with the "soul" music of Brother Secretary Pedy de la Cruz (Hagonoy Lodge), WB Rene Driz (Matt Monro of Ang Tipolo Lodge), SW Steve Nieves (Frank Sinatra of Mandaluyong Lodge), the sweet voices of WM Roger Panganiban and SW Arnel Querubin (Ang Tipolo Lodge) that created an ecstatic air of brotherhood, a closer bond among the brethren.

The presence of VW Bro Greg "Boy" Alvarez, Past Master; who was my mentor during my initiation days at TM Kalaw Lodge #136, tends me to go back and reminisce that memorable portion of my early experiences with the craft. Kuyang Mario Alvarez is a seasoned diplomat and entertainer.

The visiting brethren are as follows:

WB Rico Castor, PM, King Solomon Lodge #150, charter member, Ang Tipolo Lodge #334
WB Rene Driz, PM, Ang Tipolo Lodge #334
WB Gustav Bocek, PM, Ang Tipolo Lodge #334
WM Roger Panganiban, Ang Tipolo Lodge #334
Bro. Steve Nieves, SW, Mandaluyong Lodge #277
Bro. Angel Domingo, Indang Lodge #115
Bro. J. "Boy" Salvador, Mandaluyong Lodge #277
Bro. Gabriel Lopez, Ang Tipolo Lodge #334
Bro. Arnel Querubin, SW, Ang Tipolo Lodge #334
Bro. Frederick Gomez, JW, Ang Tipolo Lodge #334
Bro. Pablo C. Duldulao, TM Kalaw Lodge #136, dual Ang Tipolo Lodge #334

Cheers to Hagonoy Lodge #369!"

Via email by WBro Gustav Bocek.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Hiram Awardee: Bro Rudy Tintiangco - 24 Oct

"Worshipful Sirs and Brethren,

Please join us in honoring our Hiram Award recipient Bro Rudy Tintiangco (Tyler of the Lodge), receiving the highest award given to a Master Mason:

When: Oct 24, 2008 (Friday)
Time: 1800 (6:00 PM)
Where: Silver Gate Three Stars Temple,
3795 Utah St, San Diego, CA 92104.

Refreshments will be serve after the ceremony.


Carding Edra, WM
Silver Gate Three Stars Lodge No 296
San Diego, CA 92104"

Pinoy Masons Worldwide congratulates our Bro Rudy Tintiangco for the much deserved award.