Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ma-Bu-Ti Lodge No 329 Installation: 7 March

The brethren of Ma-Bu-Ti Lodge No 329

Invite you to our 11th Public Installation of Officers

On March 7, 2009 at 3 P. M.

Please come and join us on this memorable event.

For more details, please contact:

Ruf Serafin V. Rosero
Ma-Bu-Ti Lodge #329
Masbate City, Masbate


"For many years, leaders of the Masonic Fraternity in the Bicol Region have dreamt and discussed in various conventions and meetings the need to renew efforts to put up a Masonic Lodge in Masbate. This eventually became a reality when 29 members of Bulusan Lodge No. 38 and Mayon Lodge No. 61 petitioned the Grand Lodge for a Dispensation to form Ma-Bu-Ti Lodge in Masbate.

Ma-Bu-Ti is the acronym for Masbate, Burias and Ticao, the three main islands which comprise the Province of Masbate. The Charter, signed by MW Franklin J. Demonteverde and MW Reynaldo Fajardo, PGM, Grand Secretary, was granted on May 15, 1999.

The following were the officers of the new Lodge: Worshipful Master - Maximino R. Ables, Senior Warden - Ernesto T. Valencia, Junior Warden - Marlon Francia, Treasurer - Rolando Asia, Secretary - Saturnino Alvarez, Auditor - Ernesto Cortes, Senior Deacon - Tito Migo, Junior Deacon - Michael Jason Po, Chaplain - Elpidio Orata, and Tyler - Ferdinand Baltazar."

From Bicol Lodges website.

Andres Bonifacio Lodge No 199 Installation: 27 Feb

Sirs, Worshipful Sirs, Very Worshipful Sirs & Brethren,

The Officers & Members of Andres Bonifacio Lodge No. 199
Under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge
of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines

Cordially & Fraternally invites you on the
35th Public Installation of Officers
For Masonic Year 6009 - 6010 (Anno Lucis)

On February 27, 2009 5:00 PM
At No. 35 Capitol Masonic Temple, Diliman, Q.C.

WBro Eleuterio Logronio III
Incoming Worshipful Master

Posted by Bro Noel R Loyola
Andres Bonifacio Lodge No 199

Bro David Cuason Drops Working Tools: 20 Feb 2009


Brother David Cuason, of Alfonso Lee Sin Memorial Lodge No. 158, Dagupan City, dropped his working tools today, 20 Feb 2009. He is survived by his wife, Sis Nida Cuason.

His remains lie in state at Funeraria Quioge, Dagupan City.

Viewing, funeral rites and interment will be announced later.

May his soul rest in peace with the Supreme Being.

Bro. Reynaldo J Jimenez


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offers their deepest condolences and prayers to Sis Nida Cuason and family on the passing of Bro David Cuason.

Kagitingan Lodge No 286 Installation: 21 Feb 2009


The newly elected and appointed officers of Kagitingan Lodge No. 286 for Masonic Year 2009 were duly installed yesterday, Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Jacobo Zobel Memorial Temple; Makati City by MW Bro Franklin J. Demonteverde, PGM as Installing Officer; MW Bro Oscar V. Bunyi, PGM as Master of Ceremonies, and VW Bro Rufino G. Arias, Jr., PAGT as Assistant Master of Ceremonies.

RW Bro Peter U. Lim Lo Suy was the Guest of Honor and Speaker while MW Bro Jaime Y. Gonzales, PGM delivered an Inspirational Talk.

The following were installed:

Worshipful Master ---------- Bro. James A. Olayvar
Senior Warden -------- Bro. Alan A. Tan
Junior Warden -------- Bro. Edgardo M. Magpantay
Treasurer ------ Bro. Edwin A. Quilates
Secretary ------- Bro. Richard N. Stutely, GLI
Auditor ------- Bro. Wilson M. Amper, PM
Chaplain ------- Bro. Bonifacio S. Pascua
Marshal ------- Bro. Trix C. Salonga
Senior Deacon ------- Bro. Arnold R. Bagamaspad
Junior Deacon ------ Bro. Pollie M. Asuncion
Lecturer -------- Bro. Ramil A. San Miguel
Almoner -------- Bro. Jorge T. Javier
Senior Steward ------ Bro. Jonmark G. Ong
Junior Steward ------- Bro. Dennis U. Tan
Organist --------- Bro. Jereme G. Besta
Bible Bearer -------- Bro. Marcelino P. Veneracion, Jr
Orator -------- Bro. Obispo V. Reyes
Custodian of Works -------- Bro. Emmanuel R. Bravo, DGL
Harmony Officer ------- Bro. Enrique L. Flores, Jr., PDDGM
Tyler ------- Bro. Alfonso C. Obsum, PGA

Fellowship followed at the nearby TIARA ORIENTAL HOTEL that lasted up to 1:30 a.m., Sunday.



Dear WB James,

Congratulations on your successful installation.

Mabuhay ang Kagitingan Lodge No.286!

Kindly extend my regards to Kuyang Alan, Kuyang Arnold and Kuyang Trix.

Fraternally Yours,

Bro Tony "George" Yap Jr
Manuel A Roxas Memorial Lodge #152
NCR-D, MWGLP, San Marcelino St., Paco, Manila
Philippine Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bro Jed S Malayang Drops Working Tools: 18 Feb 2009


I just received [a] sad news from WMBro Franciso Liu of Mt. Kaladias Lodge informing me that Bro. Jed S Malayang, Senior Demolay of Leon Kilat Chapter and a brother Master Mason, dropped his working tools today at Dumaguete City.

Please say a prayer for his eternal repose, for Bro. Jed was a worthy brother.


Bro. Joji Bulawin


May his soul rest in eternal peace!

He's one good guy I knew back in Iligan, VW Sir.

Brother Moy C Saruang
[communicating thru cellphone]


To Sister Gladys, Brother Sr DeMolay SU Pres. Bro. Ben S. Malayang III and Family:

Personally and with heavy heart, I am really saddened about the unexpected demise of our dear and beloved Brother JED S. MALAYANG. Sister Gladys, I will be sending you a text message.

Unfortunately, I am home now trying to recuperate from flu, I am sick right now and I just can't get out of the house, I am so weak.

Please accept my personal and SINCEREST CONDOLENCES and SYMPATHY to you and to the whole Malayang family.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Noe Rondina Poblete
Senior DeMolay (1968)
Leon Kilat Chapter
Silliman University DeMolay Club
Dumaguete City



Just received text from Brod Suresh Parmanand that Brod JED S MALAYANG dropped his working tools this morning.

Everybody is urged to pray for his family and love ones in this difficult hour.

Any cash donations from LKC Senior DeMolays will be appreciated [details deleted for privacy reasons. Mod].

lkc '67


Brother DeMolays:

Bro. Jed soon to meet the Lord! Heart still pumping but waiting for medicine to be consumed.

Please let us pray for the eternal peace and strenght for the family at this time.

Perry Valente
LKC Batch 78


Dear Sis Gladys, Bro Ben S Malayang III and family,

Please accept my condolences and prayers on the passing of Bro Jed S Malayang.

I've met Bro Jed on my trip to Silliman University attending the 13th Rizal Youth Leadership Training Institute (13th RYLTI); with Bro Nestor R Domingo. Both of us are from Teodoro R Yangco Chapter, IOD and we were so happy to meet fellow DeMolays especially of Leon Kilat Chapter.

Its been a pleasure and a privilege meeting and knowing Bro Jed S Malayang, even for a very brief period.

May he rest in peace!

Sincerely and fraternally,

Bro Mario Baylon Jr
T R Yangco Chapter
Lincoln Lodge No 34

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Puno ng Bayan: CJ Puno for President?

Sticker above was produced and being distributed for free by Bro Bong Raquel.

This is in response to MWBro Puno's call for a moral force to combat corruption in the Philippine government as well as various levels of Philippine society, in a speech given to the Anvil business meeting last month.

"Before speaking to a group of businessmen Wednesday night, the Chief Justice said religious leaders should step forward and act as “moral forces” in “redirecting the destiny” of the country as it was suffering from moral decadence.

"Puno said it was not the legal system that could solve the country’s problems but the moral system. “It is very obvious that the main problem of the country is moral decadence. This is the root cause of the density of power, corruption problem,” Puno told reporters before talking to the Anvil business group at the Ortigas Center in Pasig City.

“You look at it more deeply. You look at it from its various dimensions. That’s why … it’s time for the moral forces of the country to manifest themselves. They should cease to be an invisible force. They should play a dominant role in redirecting the destiny of our people,” he added.

"At the Anvil business group meeting, Puno said the country needed “leaders with moral character.”

"Taking off from the political and ethical teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius, Puno said the country’s leaders could not afford to lose the people’s faith. “The wisdom of Confucius’ answers speak for themselves. More than economic prosperity, more than military might, government needs the trust of the people in order to govern effectively,” Puno said.

"He said the country’s two EDSA revolutions “are testaments to the lesson that governments that forfeit the trust of the people have unhappy exits.” Puno said a leader should be able to lead by his own example.

"There is thus an unbending obligation on the part of those who lead government to provide its moral ballast. A government that is morally fragile cannot withstand the evils that will buffet it. To be sure, a government afflicted with moral leprosy deserves nothing but the graveyard,” Puno warned.

“We need leaders with moral character. History tells us that people will forgive leaders for lapses in ability but will not forgive those who slip in character. Character is who we are when no one is watching.... our justice system is based on our morality which is based on our spirituality.” he added."

[Quotes from report by Philip Tubeza, Nikko Dizon, Dona Pazzibugan and Christian V. Esguerra from a Philippine Daily Inquirer news item, 01/15/2009.]

Relevant links: Of special interest is the reaction "Puno as Martial Law defender cited"

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Malolos Lodge No 46 90th Public Installation - 14 Feb

Malolos Lodge holds 90th public installation today

MALOLOS, Bulacan— The Malolos Lodge No. 46 will hold today its 90th public installation with Defense Undersecretary Antonio C. Santos Jr. as guest of honor and speaker.

The lodge, which is one of the oldest lodges in the country under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines, is celebrating its 90th year.

The elected and appointed officers to be installed in the lodge include Reynaldo C. Cabauatan Sr., Worshipful Master; Emmanuel H. Mateo, Senior Warden; Eufracio S. Arellano Jr., Junior Warden; Ricardo B. Jimenez, Treasurer; Raymund Gerard V. Flor Cruz, Secretary; and Luisito A. Andres, Auditor.

The appointed officers who will also be installed are Julius Ceasar P. Villarama, Nolito A. L. Madlangbayan, Joselito C. Manuel, Melencio A. Crisostomo, Reynaldo M. Cabauatan Jr., Antonio G. Aniag Jr., Glennis T. Mendiola, Eddie D. Miranda, Luis G. Pineda Jr., Norberto S. Ramos Jr., and Felix C. Flor Cruz. [Article by Fred Roxas, as published in The Manila Bulletin online.]


Speech delivered by incoming WBro Reynaldo C Cabauatan Sr last 14 February, during the 90th Public Installation of Officers of Malolos Lodge No 46:

"Isang maalab at mabunying pagbati sa ating mabunying panauhing pandangal, mga pinagpipitagang Mararangal na Guro, mga Kapatid at mga kaibigan ng Malolos Lodge No 46.

Ako ay taos pusong nagpapasalamat sa ipinagkaloob ninyong pagtitiwala na ako ay maluklok na Marangal na Guro ng Lohiya Bilang 46 para sa taong 2009. Ito ay napakalaking karangalan para sa akin.

Matagal kong inasam ang pagkakataong ito sa paniniwalang ang tungkuling ito ang magsisilbing pandayan ng aking pagkaMason. Mahaba at masalimuot ang aking pinagdaanan, at lubos akong nananalig na ang lahat ng naging bahagi ng aking buhay ay isang tunay na paghahanda para sa gabing ito. Ito ay isang katibayan na ang bawat tao ay may takdang panahon, at ang bawat panahaon ay may natatakdang tao. Ito ang aking sandali.

Ngunit, tulad ng alinmang idelohiya, ang buhay-Mason ay nagkakaroon lamang ng katuturan at kahalagahan kung ang bawat isang Mason ay lubos ang kamalayan sa mga prinsipyo ng Masonerya. Ang pagiging Mason ay isang karangalan sa kanyang tunay na kahulugan. Hindi lamang sapagkat tayo ay dumaraan sa isang masusi at mapanghamong pagsubok, kundi tayo ay namumulat sa gawaing ikabubuti ng sambayanan.

Ang Kapatirang Freemasons of the Philippines ay nag-ugat at sumibol sa isip at puso ng mga dakilang Pilipino, ng ating mga bayaning ninuno na siyang naghasik; hindi lamang kalayaan ng ating bansa kundi pati ang dangal ng ating pagkatao. Ang kasaysayan ng ating bansa ay kasaysayan ng mga dakilang Mason. Ang ating mga tinatamasang pribiliheyong matatawag bilang Mason ay ating minana upang payabungin at hindi kailan man sayangin. Mararapat lamang kung gayon na kapag may panawagan ukol sa pagbabago at reporma, ito ay nararapat na ibatay sa mayaman at makabuluhang tradisyon ng Masonerya.

Masonry must have a bearing upon the matter at hand. What is the matter at hand? The crisis ofg Philippine society - Grandes Malos, Grandes Remedios. Whenever a society is faced with great problems that call for grand remedies, Masons in history have not only responded and manifested their relevance but also acted with heroism and greatness.

The role that Masonry and Masons played in the Philippine Revolution of 1898 and even in guiding the newly born nation-state; has been emblazoned in the pages of our history for all the world to see; even as other Masons in other times and places had been busy undertaking their own revolutions.

Masonry must have pertinence and persistence in our lives. Napakaimpertinente ng mga Mason. They are involved in issues in various places where their presence seems unwanted. They want to change the status quo whereever they find themselves. Masons have a way of insinuating themselves.

In short, we have a proud and great tradition of Masonry for the past 100 years of our existence. Masons have proven themselves to be relevant to their society when it was imperative to act. That is the greatest reason why I value Freemasonsry. That is the reason why being a Master of a Lodge is already a great achievement for me.

Ano ang kahulugan ng Masonerya sa ating buhay? What is the meaning of Masonry in our lives? Masonry must have a meaning not only to our individual lives but the society and the nation.

First and foremost, Masonry inculcates inus moral values that shape our moral institutions. Here lies the distinctive and distinguishing mark of true Masons and Masonry. Other organizations do not graduate from mere social clubs because they do not have the very deep philisophical and ideological foundation of Freemanson. The value of Masonry to us all shall be decided by how we view its relevance to our individual and collective lives, to our sense of nationhood and [a]national community.

The continuing education provided by masonry to its members is responsible for maintaining moral integrity and to eventually answer the call of great brethren for building up a moral force in our society. It must liberate [us] from the moral decadence and deprativity to which this country has sunk. Malolos Lodge 46 is a signpost to history.

I take great pride in being installed today as the Master of [the] Malolos Lodge, a name replete with historical significance. It calls to mind the Malolos Constitution, teh Malolos Congress and the Malolos Republic, whose formation and success were handiwork of Masons and Masonry. The ultimate relevance of true Masonry to the emergence of a Filipino national ideology; that launched a national revolution and gave birth to the first Filipino nation and the first Filipino state can not be overemphasized. The most serious problem facing present day Masonry is how to be consistent and equal to the past Masonic glory and achievements.

Masons and Masonry have relevance to all these historical phenomena. Masons had a lot to do with the formation of these, from ideology to revolution and to the nation-state. Masons are aware, concious and concerned and then being involved and committed to the matter at hand. It was so when the crisis of Philippine society preceded the Revolution of 1898, they helped correct the wrongs and resolve [and] to liberate the Filipino people from bondage.

Fortunately for all of us, under the present trying times, Masons; in their individual capacities are again leading the crusade to regain and restore the moral integrity of our society. The influx of members of the Filipino warrior class into the folds of Freemasonry is indeed a welcome sign. Being the repositories of Masonic values, they shall eventually make themselves the instruments for the transformation of Philippine society.

Sa gabing ito, inaanyayahan ko kayong lahat na maging bahagi ng isang pakikibaka upang ang ating pagkaMason ay magkaroon ng kabuluhan para sa bansa at para sa ating mga mamamayan. Bigyan natin ng kabuluhan at kahulugan ang kagitingan ng ating pagkaMason.

Mabuhay ang Masonerya!!

Maraming salamat at magandang gabi sa inyong lahat."


YouTube links: com/watch? v=nk3KkbSYegI com/watch? v=PiY8HFdB43U& feature=channel

Monday, February 16, 2009

Public Installation of Officers of Lam-Ang Lodge No. 164: 28 Feb 2009


Lam-Ang Lodge No. 164 of Candon City, Ilocos Sur cordially invites you to the Public Installation of Lodge Officers on February 28, 2009 at 2:00 in the afternoon.

The venue of the installation will be at the Candon City Hall, Ilocos Sur.

Your presence to this great undertaking will be highly appreciated. GAOTU bless you all.

On the level,

MWGLP Lam-Ang::164
Candon City, Ilocos Sur


Congratulations to the elected and appointed officers of Lam-Ang Lodge No 164 on their installation.

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

WBro Manuel G Natividad Drops Working Tools: 9 Feb 2009

Brethren All,

It is my sad duty to inform you that WBro Manuel G. Natividad, Past Master of Batong Buhay Lodge No. 27 (MY 1972-74) dropped his working tools last Monday, February 9, 2009 after a brave battle with lung cancer.

At 90 yearsold, he was the oldest living Past Master of the lodge. He would have turned 91 in a few days, on February 15.

His mortal remains lie in state at Funeraria Paz in Quezon City. Masonic funeral rites are scheduled tomorrow [13 Feb] evening at 8pm. Internment has been scheduled early morning on Saturday, 14 February.

Fraternally and sincerely,

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


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offers their prayers and condolences, especially to the family and friends of WBro Manuel G Natividad. May he rest in peace!

WB Romantico S Molato Drops Working Tools: 6 Feb 2009


WBro Romantico "Romy" S. Molato, Past Master, dropped his working tools last 06 February 2009 at Texas. Remains will be brought home and will arrive February 18, 2009.

Wake at Holy Trinity, Sucat, Paranaque. Masonic Rites on February 20 from 8-9 pm. Then his body will be brought to UCCP Tambo for final blessing on Feb 21 in the morning then proceed to Golden Haven, Las Pinas for interment.

Requiem Eternam, let us remember him in our prayers. A good man and a true mason in word and deed.

Bro Joel Porlares
Muog Lodge #89
Lodge Location: Paranaque City
Present Location: Pasay City


Pinoy Masons Worldwide grieves the loss in this world of our WBro Romantico S. Molato. Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and brethren!

Invitation: Public Installation of Gen. Artemio Ricarte Lodge 322: 18 Feb 2009

Invitation to our Brethren,

We would like to invite you to the Public Installation of Officers of Gen. Artemio Ricarte Lodge 322 on 18 February 2009, 15:00 Hrs. at Grand Lodge of the Philippines.

Gen Artemio Ricarte Lodge No 322 Elected Officers to be installed:

Worshipful Master : Emmanuel Sanico

Senior Warden : Rhoderick Rivera

Junior Warden : Loreto Rirao

Treasurer : Bryan Dy

Secretary: Rey Juan

Your presence will be highly appreciated.

WM Mon Zabala
GARL 322


Pinoy Masons Worldwide congratulates the officers and members of Gen Artemio Ricarte Lodge No 322 on their installation of officers!

USNS Byrd Square and Compass Club Fellowship

Brethren in Singapore congratulate Brother Scott McCormick, who is currently the interim president of a square and compass club of the brethren aboard the USNS Byrd.

Brother Masons, sisters and friends of Masons were part of a dinner hosted by the club yesterday at the Terror Club in Singapore. It was an enjoyable dinner fellowship scheduled ahead of the Friday the 13th pre-Valentine' s R&R for the visiting brethren.

In behalf of Worshipful Brother Rae, Brothers Ced, Zaldy and Rauol, Thank You and we look forward to our next dinner fellowship.


Leo KEB Serrona
Northern Samar : : 211
Catarman Northern Samar

Invitation Public Install Alfonso Lee Sin Mem Lodge No 158: 28 Feb 2009


We would like to invite you to the Public Installation of Officers of Alfonso Lee Sin Memorial Lodge No. 158, Dagupan City, on 28 February 2008, Saturday, 8:00 AM, at CSI Stadia, Lucao, Dagupan City.

We look forward to your attendance, mga kuyang!

Worshipful Master-Elect: Bro Engracio Velasco

Senior Warden-Elect: Bro Reynaldo J Jimenez

Junior Warden-Elect: Bro Dennis Uy

Posted by: "Reynaldo Jimenez"


Our congratulations and best wishes to the officers and members of Alfonso Lee Sin Memorial Lodge No 158 for the Installation of Officers!

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Urdaneta Lodge No 302, Public Installation of Officers: 28 Feb 2009

To all Brethren Wheresoever Dispersed:

You are cordially invited to attend the Public Installation of Officers of
Urdaneta Lodge No 302, F & A M
On Saturday, 28 February 5009, 1 P M
At the St Francis Gymnasium,
Baguio-Manila North Road,
across Island Rainforest Resort and Banco De Oro [Urdaneta Branch]

Brother P/Director Leopoldo Bataoil
of the National Capital Region Police Office
as Guest of Honor and Speaker

Elected Officers for MY 2009-2010 are:


Posted by:

WB Carlos Barbero of Abra Lodge No. 86 Drops Working Tools: 4 Feb 2009


Worshipful Brother CARLOS BARBERO of Abra Lodge No. 86 dropped his working tools yesterday February 4, 2009. He is a past master of Abra Lodge No. 86.

WBro Carlos Barbero was a former Assistant Provincial Prosecutor of the Province of Abra. After he retired from the Prosecution Service, he engaged in the private practice of law until he dropped his working tools.

His earthly remains lie in state at his residence at Taft corner Mabini Streets, Zone 3, Bangued, Abra. Schedule for his [decent] interment will be posted ASAP.

On the level,

Lam-Ang Lodge No. 164
CL: Candon City, Ilocos Sur


Pinoy Masons Worldwide commiserates with his family, loved ones and friends. May he rest in peace!

Labaong Lodge No 59: 88th Installation of Officers - 7 Feb 2009

Dear Brethren,

Fraternal greetings!

Labaong Lodge No. 59 will hold its 88th Installation of Officers (TYLED) 4 PM this Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Stafford Hall, Plaridel Masonic Complex, Grand Lodge of F & AM of the Philippines, 1440 San Marcelino St., Manila.

Your presence will be highly appreciated.

Fraternally and sincerely,

Bro. Benito K. Tan

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

56th Public Installation of Officers, Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial Lodge No 136

Dearest Brethren,

For and on behalf of our fellow Brethren in Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial Lodge No. 136, outgoing Worshipful Master, WBro Inigo Golingay Jr.; and the outgoing and incoming lodge officers, all Brethren wheresoever dispersed are most warmly invited to join us during the 56th Public Installation of Officers of our Worshipful Lodge on Saturday, 21 February 2009, at 3:00 in the afternoon at the Wack Wack Golf & Country Club in Mandaluyong City, as well as the Dinner-Celebration immediately after the proceedings.

The details of the event are contained in the text of the programme and formal invitation provided below. Ample parking is available on site and access to public transport is close by at Shaw Boulevard.

Formal attire for all visitors. All brethren coat and tie and are all encouraged to bring their own aprons. [R.S.V.P. to Cathy for catering purposes.]

Our incumbent Grand Master, Most Worshipful Pacifico B. Aniag, will be the Guest of Honor and will provide the Keynote Address during the Installation Ceremonies.

We will also be commemorating, during the event, the 125th Birth Anniversary of Most Worshipful Teodoro M. Kalaw, Grand Master of Filipino Freemasons in 1928.

We very much look forward to you joining and celebrating with us this February 21.

Yours in the Craft for the Worshipful Lodge,

Bro. Teodoro Kalaw IV
Senior Warden and incoming Worshipful Master,
Teodoro M. Kalaw Memorial Lodge No. 136


2009 Installation Programme

- 3:00 PM Opening of the Lodge (Tyled) -

- 3:30 PM Initial Rites -
Formal Reception of Dignitaries & Guests
Presentation of Colors & National Anthem
Formal Salute to the Philippine Flag - WB Aristotle O. Liwag,
Past Master, Mabini-Kalaw No. 195
Grand Lodge Hymn
Invocation - WB Manuel V. Estillore Jr., PM
Welcome Remarks & Valedictory Address - WB Inigo O. Golingay Jr.,
Outgoing Worshipful Master MY 2008-2009
Awards Ceremony - WB Inigo O. Golingay Jr., Outgoing Worshipful Master
Recognition of Visiting Brethren Present

- 4:30 PM Installation Ceremony -
Ceremony Proper
VW Percival T. Salazar, PDDGM, Palawan No. 99 - Installing Officer
WB Silverio R. Garing, Past Master, Laong-Laan No. 185 - Master of Ceremonies
VW Jaime M. Tolentino, PDGL, Mabini-Kalaw No. 195 - Asst. Master of Ceremonies
Inaugural Address - WB Teodoro Kalaw IV, Installed Worshipful Master
Presentation of Past Master's Apron, Jewel, & Certificate - WB Teodoro KalawIV
Response - WB Inigo O. Golingay Jr., Immediate Past Worshipful Master

- 6:00 PM Concluding Rites -
Memorial Honors: 125th Birth Anniversary, MW Teodoro M. Kalaw
VW Rogelio T. Torrices, District Deputy Grand Master,
NCR-F (Past Master, 2003 & 2007) - Presentor
VW Edward M. Tolentino, Grand Auditor (Past Master, 2006) - Escort
Response - Hon. Sis. Eva Estrada Kalaw, PWM,
Kalaw Chapter No. 9, OES & Former Senator of the Republic
Introduction of the Guest of Honor - Bro. Elpidio M. Macalma
Keynote Address - MW Pacifico B. Aniag, Grand Master of All Freemasons
under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge
of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines
Presentation of Tokens of Appreciation - WB Teodoro Kalaw IV,
Installed Worshipful Master
Retirement of the Philippine Flag

- 6:55 PM Closing of the Lodge -

- 7:00 PM Dinner & Fellowship -
Incoming Officers, MY 2008-2009
Master's Column
Bro. Teodoro Kalaw IV - Worshipful Master
Bro. Edward C. David - Senior Warden
Bro. Rollie P. Masangkay - Junior Warden
Bro. Relucio M. Salvador - Treasurer
Bro. Alex Rei J. Sese - Secretary
WB Inigo O. Golingay Jr. - Auditor
Bro. Pablo C. Duldulao - Senior Deacon
Senior Warden's Column
WB Manuel V. Estillore Jr., PM - Chaplain
Bro. Jose Manuel B. Puno - Marshal
Bro. Marvin J. Rivera - Junior Deacon
Overseers of the Craft
Bro. Arturo D. Brion - Orator
WB Marcial B. Sese, PM - Lecturer
WB Roberto Juan A. Medina, PM - Custodian of the Work
Bro. Elpidio M. Macalma - Organist
Overseers of the Guild
VW Jaime R. Camino Jr., PJGL - Historian & Harmony Officer
Bro. Noel Mendoza - Almoner
Bro. Altair C. Penetrante - Asst. Secretary for Correspondence
Bro. John Dale Tecson - Asst. Secretary for the Brethren
Junior Warden's Column
Bro. Rommel C. Lasaten - Senior Steward
Bro. Raymund M. Bolleser - Junior Steward
WB Romeo P. Escudero, PM - Tyler

Pinatubo Lodge No 52: Updates

Photo above shows the present construction of Pinatubo Lodge No 52 as posted by VWBro Domzie Lorenzo, lodge Secretary.

Also VWBro Domzie shares the just concluded Installation of Officers of Pinatubo Lodge No 52 last 31 January 2009 at the Unity Lodge Masonic Temple inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zome. According to VWBro Domzie, " was a successful affair to remember... with food and drinks suitably supplied." With this, the brethren enjoyed the fellowship so much that it lasted till two AM and "... ayaw pang umuwi!" that some other brethren relocated to another venue.

VWBro Bayani C Tierro, was also present and jokingly commented that "when he heard another brother sang a favorite song..." quipped that "Dati raw nyang paborito yung kanta, ng marinig nya not his favorite anymore!"

Installed officers are as follows: Worshipful Master i- WBro Rennie C Wong, Senior Warden - Bro Jaime D Bada and Junior Warden - Bro Willy G Jaring.

Posted by VWBro Domzie Lorenzo, DGL
Pinatubo Lodge No 52 Secretary
Bagong Buhay Lodge No 17


Our congratulations to the three lights of Pinatubo Lodge No 52 and the rest of the line officers; as well the construction of their new Masonic Temple!

Pinoy Masons Worldwide

Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115, 67th Public Installation

Hello Brethren,

On behalf of the officers and members of Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115, I would like to share with you some of the pictures taken from our 67th Public Installation Ceremonies of Officers for MY 2009.

We would also like to thank the following for making our installation a successful event:

- Our Installing Team: VW Ramoncito Piana, PJGL as our Installing Officer; VW Nestor Tampol, PDDGM as our Master of Ceremonies and WB Conrado Nati, Jr. as our Assistant Master of Ceremonies.

- Our Guest Speaker: WB Gen. Reynaldo Berroya, Assistant Secretary - Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC).

- Our District Officers: VW Erwin Punzalan, DDGM; VW Roseller Velasco, DGL; WB Edelito Amon, GLI and the rest of the District Officers of Masonic District Region IV-A.

- To Bro Rustico Narvaez our Program Director and Host and Bro Rico Tubig for the Salute to the Philippine Flag.

- Members of our Installation Working Group: WB Jaime Dilidili, WB Reynato Samonte, WB Severino Angeles, WB Mario Crisostomo, WB Rolando Sicat, Bro Rodolfo Marero, Bro Tristan Diaz, Bro Marc Marero, Bro Alex Cuasay, Bro Charles Capagcuan, Bro Ryan Eyaya and Bro Juan Curioso.

- Officers of Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115 for the previous MY 2008, all our IML brethren, our families and friends. [Click here for the current list of officers.]

- To all the brethren who attended our installation: Brethren from the 12 of 18 lodges in Cavite (i.e. Cavite #2, Pilar #15, Bagong Buhay #17, Mt. Mainam #49, Pintong Bato #51 , Tagaytay #165, La Naval #269, Mendez-Nunez #316, Dasmarinas #346, Trece Martirez City #350, Molino #352 and Gov. Ferrer Memorial #366); 11 lodges from other districts (i.e. Manila-Mt. Lebanon #1, Sinukuan #16, Jose Rizal #22, Muog #89, T.M. Kalaw #136, Capitol Masonic #174, Saranay #193, A. Bonifacio #199, Jacobo Zobel Memorial #202, , Kagitingan #286 and Teodoro Yangco Memorial #351) and South West Lodge #283 - Grand Lodge of California.

Thank you so much, Brethren... May the GAOTU always bless us and our love ones.

On The Level,

Bro Elmer Astudillo
WM - Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115
Masonic District Region IV-A

La Naval Lodge No 269 - Installation of Officers: 31 Jan 2009


Please join me in congratulating the newly installed officers of La Naval Lodge #269.

The installation was held last Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Primera Luz Filipina Lodge No. 69 Binakayan, Kawit, Cavite headed by:

Worshipful Master -----WBro. Ernesato M. Verroya
Senior Warden ----- Bro. Steve C. Siga-an
Junior Warden ----- Bro. Raul J. Belesario
Secretary ------ Bro. Gil Dela Cruz
Treasurer ------ WBro. Jose Rivas
Auditor -----------VWBro. Alfredo A. Santos
Chaplain ------- Bro. Pol Vergara
Senior Deacon ----- Bro. Francis Grepo
Junior Deacon ------- Bro. Bro. Ed Sanada
Standard Bearer ----- Bro. Renour Huevos
Bible Bearer -------- Bro. Nards Beltran
Lecturers -------------- Bro. Julito Z. Bernales,
WBro. Rodrigo Jaca and
VWBro. Leonardo S. Mendoza
Orator-------------- Bro. Orly Sampaya
Harmony Officer ---------- VWBro. Angelito C. Monge
Almoner ------------ Bro. Sam Belmonte
Senior Steward -------- Bro. Crisanto C. Anas
Junior Steward ----- Bro. Jurex Bilog
Tyler ----------------- Bro. Danny C. Monge

District Officers: Masonic District Region 1V-A
District Deputy Grand Master -----VWBro. Erwin A. Punzalan
District Grand Lecturer --------VWBro. Jerry Mangana
Grand Lodge Inspector --------- VWBro. Rogelio G. Agana

Installing Officer -------VWBro. Guilermo "Mawi" B. Lazaro Jr. PDDGM
Master of Ceremonies ------VWBro. Alfredo A. Santos, PDGL
Asst. Master of Ceremonies -----WBro. Nathaniel S. Golla, PWM


Joey Z. Bernales, SW
Bagong Buhay Lodge #17
Dasmarinas Lodge #346

Honorary Member:
St. Augustine Lodge #300
La Naval Lodge #269

Monday, February 2, 2009

DeMolay Mem Lodge 305: 17th Public Installation

The photo above was taken during the 17th Public Installation of Officers of Jacques DeMolay Memorial Lodge No. 305 of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines, Free and Accepted Masons.

In attendance is our very own Grand Master of Masons of the Philippines, MW Bro Pacifico B. Aniag [below on right].

Installed Worshipful Master of the Lodge is WB Bro Francis E. Blanco [above on left], Senior DeMolay from Misamis Chapter and the first member of the Lodge to become Master in just two years since raised to the sublime degree.
Posted by VW Bro Joji Bulawin
[More photos, click here.]

Bro Ron E Guzman Drops Working Tools: 31 Jan 2009

Brethren and Sisters,

Today [31 January 2009] on or about 6 A.M., we lost a Good Brother and an Upright Mason, Bro Ron E. Guzman.

Let us join together and send our sincerest condolences to Sis Didi and the entire Guzman family. Let us pray.

Bro. Rey Ibanez



A worthy Brother dropped his working tools today.

May he rest in peace.

Manolo Gatbonton, PM
Victory Daylight Lodge 1778


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their sincerest condolences and prayers to Sis Didi; and also to the Guzman family and friends of our late Bro Ron E Guzman.