Friday, January 23, 2009

Bro Manny R Gabut Drops Working Tools: 21 Jan 2009


Please pray for the soul of Bro Manny R Gabut of Don Antonio T. Ccosin Memorial Lodge No 308.

He expired today, 21 January 2009 at UP-PGH in Manila of complications due to pancreatic cancer.

Posted by Bro Abraham S. Olegario, Secretary
DAT Cosin Mem #308
Cagayan de Oro City


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their deepest condolences to the family, friends and brethren of our late Bro Manny R Gabut. May he rest in peace to the bosom of The Great Architect of the Universe!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

93rd Installation of Officers Pinagsabitan Lodge No 26: 7 February 2009

My Dear Brethren,

On behalf of the Worshipful Master-elect, Bro. Ceriaco A. Sumaya, Jr. of Pinagsabitan Lodge No. 26 F. & A. M., we cordially invite you to our 93rd Public Installation of Officers to be held on February 7, 2009, Saturday 2:00 PM at Pinagsabitan Lodge No. 26 Masonic Temple Building, L. Taleon Street, Santa Cruz, Laguna.

The incoming Worshipful Master and the brethren of Pinagsabitan::26 will be honored by your presence.

Thank you very much.

Fraternally and sincerely yours,

Bro. Abner P. Valenzuela, Jr.
Pinagsabitan Lodge No. 26


Congratulations and best wishes to the Worshipful Master elect, Bro Ceriaco A Sumaya Jr and to all the officers and members of Pinagsabitan Lodge No 26!

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

Quingua Lodge No 364 Installation of Officers: 31 Jan 2009


On behalf of the Worshipful Master, Officers and Members of Quingua Lodge No 364, we are inviting you to attend our Public Installation of Officers on January 31, 2009 at 2:00 PM, Max Restaurant in Pulilan, Bulacan.

Worshipful Master - WM Bro Ferdinand Caluza
Senior Warden - Bro Ramon Manalac
Junior Warden - Bro Ricky Santos

Thank you very much and hope to see you there.

Bro. Ricky S. Santos - JW elect
Quingua Lodge No 364


Congratulations and best wishes to the elected officers of Quingua Lodge No 364!

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

M H Del Pilar Chapter Order of DeMolay: Reinstitution and Installation of Officers

Hello Brethren,

I would like to congratulate the Officers and Members of the Marcelo H. Del Pilar Chapter [Order of DeMolay] for a very successful Installation of Officers for the Term 2009-A. Especially to Master Councilor Cedric Ching, you made us all proud!

To the Officers and Members of the Mother's Club, led by its President, Mom Florence Ching, thank you and congratulations!

I would also like to congratulate the Sponsoring Body, Malolos Lodge # 46, led by its WM, Bro Luisito Andres, also the Chairman of Advisory Council.

Also in attendance: MW Bro Pacifico Aniag, GM of the MW Grand Lodge of the Philippines
Hon. Bro Evaristo Leviste, GM of the Philippine Supreme Council Order of DeMolay
Hon. Bro Francisco Lovero, Grand Secretary of the Philippine Supreme Council Order of DeMolay
Hon. Bro Carlo Pacifico U. Aniag, Executive Officer of RIII [DeMolay Philippines]
Hon. Bro Jovy Magbanua, Assistant Grand Secretary of the Philippine Supreme Council Order of Demolay
VW Bro Noel Sacay, DDGM for Region IIIE [also the Hon Vice-Mayor of Malolos]
WM Bro Reynaldo Cabauatan Sr. , WM Elect Malolos Lodge # 46
WM Bro Pete Rueda, WM of Kakarong Lodge
Mom Norie Redor, Supreme Deputy in the Philippines, International Order of Rainbow and her husband, WBro Joey Redor, Past Master of Bagumbayan Lodge #4
Mom Pacing Miravite, Assistant Deputy to the Worthy Grand Patron of the Philippines.

Thank you very much! You honor us with your presence.

To the Advisory Council:
Kuyang SW Bro Eman Mateo, Kuyang JW and Chapter Dad, Bro Boyet Arellano, Kuyang Reggie Cabauatan, Kuyang Moy Crisostomo, Kuyang Dennis Florcruz, Kuyang VW Bro Ceasar Villarama, Kuyang Nelson Pangilinan, Kuyang Raymund Florcruz - Congratulations po. All your hard work has paid off!

The installation ceremony was solemnly delivered by the Loyalty Chapter, led by the National Master Councilor; salamat mga brother DeMolays! Pinaiyak nyo mga nanay namin! Galing nyo talaga at laging maasahan. (-:

To the DeMolay Brothers, Master Masons, and guests, it would not have been successful without your attendance. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Salamat po.

Bro Joel Manuel
Malolos :: # 46

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Installation: Carmen Valley Lodge No 250 - 18 Jan 2009

Fraternal greetings Brethren!

My personal congratulations to my very own brother-in-law, WM elect Bro William T. "Bill" Walter and to all his line [elected and appointed] officers for Masonic Year 2009 and members of Carmen Valley Lodge No. 250, F. & A.M. Cagayan de Oro City; who will installed today [18 January 2009].

May our Great Architect of the Universe bless you all, guide you and grant you the wisdom and success in the performance of your Lodge duties and in your respective positions and stations.

Good luck and more power to you, Worshipful Brother Bill. I am indeed, very proud of you and again, my congratulations and my personal fraternal best regards!

Sincerely & fraternally,

Bro Noe Rondina Poblete, 32*KCCH
Past Master (WM-2003) Springfield Lodge No. 217, A.F.&A.M.
Grand Lodge of the Commonwealth of Virginia (U.S.A.)

(Mother Lodge: Agusan Valley Lodge No. 160, F.&A.M.,Butuan City).

*Scottish Rite Bodies, A.&A.S.R. Valley of Alexandria, Orient of Virginia Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A.

MW Bro Jose L. Percival Adiong, PGM GLP Drops Working Tools: 16 January 2009


MW Bro Jose L Percival Adiong [Past Grand Master of the MW Grand Lodge of the Philippines] dropped his working tools early today, Friday 16 January 2009.

His remains will be brought to Arlington Araneta, Quezon City. We are still awaiting for his family's burial plans.

May he rest in PEACE.

For your information.

Bro Arnel Ceriola
Jacobo Zobel Memorial Lodge #202



The remains of MW Bro Perci Adiong lies in Arlington Funeral Homes, Araneta Ave. Q.C. and as per Sis Gloria the remains will be brought to Camp Crame Q.C. by Wednesday, January 21 until January 25 [Sunday] for his final resting place at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

That is the information that we got last Saturday.B

Bro. Antonio G. Lim, PM
Bagumbayan Lodge No. 4


For the information of the brethren and friends of MW Bro Jose Percival L Adiong, PGM:

Date of Masonic Rites for the late MW Adiong, PGM has been moved to Friday, January 23, 2009 at 3:00 PM at the Multipurpose Hall, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

His remains lie in state at the Love Chapel, Arlington , Araneta Ave , Quezon City and is scheduled to be transferred to Camp Crame in the morning of January 23, 2009.

Bro. Ben Apacible

Only last Wednesday, January 14, 2009, I talked to MW Bro Jose Percival L. Adiong, PGM at the Stafford Hall of the Grand Lodge after we attended the stated meeting of Bagumbayan Lodge No. 4. Then we had dinner-fellowship later at the GLP Canteen. There was no ever sign of him dropping his working tools two days later.

To the family of MW Bro Adiong, please accept my heartfelt sympathy in this hour of sadness on the death of our 1996 Grand Master. I shall always remember him as one of the kindest and most considerate Grand Master.

Bro James Olayvar
Kagitingan Lodge No. 286
GrandSec Fajardo Memorial Lodge UD
Gen Artemio Ricarte Lodge No. 322
Las Pinas Lodge No. 332
Batong Buhay Lodge No. 27 (HM)
Camiguin Lodge No. 296 (HM)


The Brethren of Shariff Kabunsuan Lodge # 266 express deep sympathy over the passing of MW Bro Jose Percival Adiong. May his soul find eternal rest in the hands of the Great Architect of theUniverse.

Hector F Celis
Shariff Kabunsuan Lodge #266 Cotabato City


I was so shocked to hear the sad news via SMS yesterday. I met MW Bro Jose personally only last Wednesday during our practice for our installation. I had a quick chat with him and also invited him to be present during our event. He accepted my invitation and said that he will be surely attend our installation.

MW Bro Jose, as I was told by a brother of my lodge, is very humble and kind person. Kuya Jose, I am happy and honored that I had a chance to meet you. I'll pray for you.

On behalf of Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, we are sending our deepest condolences to MW Bro Jose's family.

Below [not supplied, please click here] is the brief background of MW Bro Jose taken from the website of GLP.

Bro Kenneth Go Tieng
Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, District NCR-C
Grand Lodge of the Philippines


The Brethren and Cavaliers in Bakersfield CA deeply express their condolences to the bereaved family of MW Bro Percival Adiong. May the GAOTU bless his soul.

Zaldy M Damazo
Isabela Lodge #60
Bakersfield Lodge #224



May the Great Architect of the Universe grant him eternal peace. Will surely miss him.

Bro Tony de Guzman PM/PDGL & family
Pintong Bato Lodge No. 51 (MWGLP) Bacoor Cavite
IMUS Bodies - Valley of Cavite
AAOMMS - Aloha Temple
Location : San Leandro, California


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their deepest condolences to the family; composed of Sis Gloria Carbajal, sons: Jose Frederick, Napoleon Omar, Paul Jepthan and Mark Oliver, and daughters: Melanie Zorajaida and Marina Joy and friends of our late MW Bro Jose Percival L Adiong. May he rest in peace.

Reinstitution: Vigan Bodies A and ASR: 19 Jan


Vigan Bodies of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (A & ASR) of Freemasonry of the Republic of the Philippines will be reinstituted on January 19, 2009, commencing 9:00am at Angalo Lodge No. 63, Bayubay Sur, San Vicente, Ilocos Sur.

There will also be a dedication ceremony of the Lodge before the reinstitution event.

Officers of the Supreme Council of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General (SGIG) of the 33rd and Last Degree of A & ASR headed by Illustrious Bro Eugenio S. Labitoria, 33rd Degree, Sovereign Grand Commander, will be on hand to participate in the occasion and to install the Officers.

This is a public event, therefore, this e-mail serves as an invitation to all. See you all!

Bro Ben Domondon
Acting Secretary,
Vigan Bodies, A & ASR
Western Luzon Bodies, A & ASR (Member)
Olongapo City, Philippines

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bagong Pamunuan ng Lohiya Andres Bonifacio Blg. 2 GLNF y SCD 33 para 2009

Logia Andres Bonifacio Bilang 2
Sa Kasaklawan Ng Gran Logia Nacional de Filipinas
At Sa Pamamatnubay Ng Supremo Consejo del Grado 33 para Filipinas

Mga Bagong Pamunuan ng lohiya para sa taong 6009 v.:

Venerable Maestro: Honrado F.V. Palugod

Primera Vigilante: Nory Jamisola

Segunda Vigilante: Glen Soriano

Orador: Arturo Encarnacion

Secretario: Abel Diaz

Tesorero: Nory Jamisola / Sonny delos Santos

Primer Experto: Joel Hermosura

Hospitalario: Eric Mariano

Maestro de Ceremonias: Gerry Esguerra

Maestro de Baquete: Jun Camaniag

Guardia Templo: Dindo Encina


Her.'. Abel Abuyo Diaz
"azman bashair israq"
Muy Leal, Augusta y Benemerita
Resp.'. Log.'. "BONIFACIO" Blg.2
Auspiciada por el SUPREMO CONSEJO DEL GRADO 33 PARA FILIPINASR.'. E.'. A.'. A.'. Oriente de Manila, Republica Filipina


Mabunying pagbati sa ating mga kapatiran sa Logia Andres Bonifacio Blg 2, GLNF!

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

VW Emmanuel Guiang Javier Drops Working Tools: 8 Jan 2009

VWSirs, WSirs, Brethren:

VWBro Emmanuel Guiang Javier of General Manuel Tinio Lodge No.167 has dropped his working tools last January 8, 2009.

His remains lie in state at their family residence in Tabaquin Street, Poblacion, Guimba, Nueva Ecija.

Vigil will be on January 14, Wednesday; at 7pm. Interment will be on January 15, Thursday.

Let us offer prayers for the eternal repose of his soul.


Bro. Dexter Gumayagay
Gen. Manuel Tinio Lodge No. 167
Guimba, Nueva Ecija

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hon Mayor & Bro Victor R. Sumulong Drops Working Tools: 6 Jan 2009


Text message from VW Jose Ferlu Sudario.

"Our beloved Mayor of Antipolo City, Victor R. Sumulong expired around 8 o'clock this evening at the Makati Medical due to cardiac failure. He was 62 yrs old.

Vigil and funeral arrangements to be announced tomorrow.

May he rest in peace!"

Honorable Mayor & Bro. Victor R. Sumulong is a regular member of Juan Sumulong Memorial Lodge #169.

Let us offer prayers for the internal repose of his soul.


Bro. Roger Panganiban WM,
Ang Tipolo Lodge #334



The remains of Hon. Mayor, Bro. Victor R. Sumulong is already at Jardin de Miramar at San Jose St. extension [this road leads to Cottonwoods or St. Michael Retreat House].

Masonic rite is scheduled on Friday, 9 January at 9 pm.

For your information,

Bro. Barney Gomez, JW
Ang Tipolo 334


Me and my family's condolences to the family of Bro. Mayor Vic Sumulong. Our daughters are classmates at Assumption Antipolo batch 2008.

Ber S. Guevarra
Cupang :: 295


Ako po at aking mga kalohiya ay nakikidalamhati sa naiwang mga mahal sa buhay ng ating kagalang-galang na kapatid at marangal na alkade ng Antipolo.


Her.'. Abel Abuyo Diaz
Muy Leal, Augusta y Benemerita
Resp.'. Log.'. "BONIFACIO" Blg.2
R.'. E.'. A.'. A.'.> Oriente de Manila, Republica Filipina


May the GAOTU be with you my Brother Vic.

Nelo M Perez
Sublime Benicia #5
Benicia, CA


We extend to the bereaved family and friends of our Bro Victor our sincere sympathy in their hour of sorrow...May he rest in peace..; Until then my brother until then farewell!!!

"It is not how long you live that counts but it is how you enjoy your life!!!

William Rabara "bradpans" Francia
Pinatubo Lodge #52, San Narciso, Zambales
South West lodge #283, National City, CA
Hometown: Sto Nino San Felipe, Zambales
Current location: San Diego, CA

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Newly Elected Officers of Mt Mainam Lodge No 49: Installation 10 Jan 2009

MT. MAINAM LODGE NO. 49, F. & A. M. Ibayo Estacion, Naic, Cavite, Philippines, 4110; under the jurisdiction of the MWGLP; announces the newly elected set of officers:

Worshipful Master elect - Bro. Danilo A. Angeles

Senior Warden elect - Bro. Macario L. Pardo

Junior Warden elect - Bro. Jorge B. Tenerefe

Treasurer reelected - VW Nesty Vasquez Tampol, PDDGM

Secretary reelected - WB Ruel L. Ditan, PM

Auditor reelected - VW Augusto R. Talicol, PDGL

Public Installation on January 10, 2009 at Mt. Mainam Temple, 2pm.

Posted by VWBro Nesty V Tampol, PDDGM


Pinoy Masons Worldwide congratulates all the newly elected and re-elected officers of Mt Mainam Lodge No 49 of Naic, Cavite! More power to you brethren and Worshipful sirs.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Officers 2009: Maktan Lodge No 30 - Installation 24 Jan 2009

These are the newly elected officers of the oldest Lodge in Cebu City, Maktan Lodge No. 30, F. & A.M.:

Worshipful Master: Boy Caudor

Senior Warden: Hudson Ong

Junior Warden: Mike Samson

Secretary: Bobby Savellon

Treasurer: Timothy Lim

Auditor: Jimmy Go

Installation of officers on January 24, 2009, 6:30 pm, at Sacred Heart Center, Jakosalem St., Cebu City.

As posted by Bro Carl Riemann Cortes
Maktan Lodge No 30, F & AM
Cebu City, Philippines

Congratulations to the new elected officers and thank you for the warm fraternal welcome during my visit to Maktan Lodge during their election.

Best wishes and regards to all especially Bro. Janby Yu, Bro Edzel Tan, Bro. Carl Cortes and other brethren.

On the level,

Bro. Jae D. Go
Pagkakaisa Lodge No. 282,
Las Pinas City

Monday, January 5, 2009

Successful Rizal Day Observance in Havana

Worshipful Master and Brethren,

I would like to inform you that thanks to Cuban Masonic brethren of the Jose Rizal Lodge of Havana, the Philippine Embassy held a very successful combination of activities to commemmorate the 112th death anniversary of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, led by yours truly as Philippine Ambassador.

After the usual Embassy flag raising ceremony, we held a Rizal Day program attended by a number of Cuban, Filipino and other guests including the Worshipful Master and other top officers of the Jose Rizal Lodge.

The main message was delivered by Rev. Dr. Rodolfo Juarez, a Cuban national who had spent time in the Philippines and did comparative research on Rizal and the Cuban national hero Jose Marti. After this, I delivered Rizal's Mi Ultimo Adios from memory in Spanish. Although I had recited this poem before in RP and in some other foreign countries, this was the first time I delivered it before a Spanish-speaking audience. I saw that some were deeply moved by the depth of the sentiments of this farewell poem of our hero and brother Dr. Rizal which they understood perfectly in their tongue.

After the program and a breakfast hosted by the Embassy, we motored to the Plaza de la Fraternidad where a monument to Dr. Rizal stands, for floral offerings. We were joined there by a big group of Masons of Jose Rizal Lodge and also two ranking officials of the Cuban Foreign Ministry and two ranking officials of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with Peoples. The head of the Casa de Asia Museum also attended. Flowers were offered by the Embassy and these groups.

Many oldtimers, Filipinos and Cubans in Havana could not recall any past instance when such a big gathering came for the Rizal Day floral offerings. Anyway, in my address to the gathering, assisted by our interpreter, I thanked the Masons for their enthusiastic support, said that I myself was a Mason, and stressed that both Dr. Jose Rizal and the Cuban national hero Jose Marti were Masons. Jose Marti was also a remarkable intellectual whose death intensified the Cuban revolution against Spain at the same time that the Filipinos led by Bonifacio then Aguinaldo were waging war against the same colonizer.

The final event of the day was another floral offering at another statue of Rizal, inside the Palacio del Capitanes Gobernadores, the residence of the former ruling Spanish governors-generals.

Happy New Year and more power to our fraternity.


Mac Corsino

[Moderator's Note: Bro Mac Corsino is the current Philippine Ambassador to Cuba and a Senior DeMolay of Leon Kilat Chapter; as well as a former professor of Silliman University.]