Friday, May 29, 2009

Fellowcraft Bro Jason Mussellman

Second Degree conferral photo of Bro Jason Mussellman with Provident Three Pillars Lodge # 609, Elk Grove, California.

Majority of the good looking Filipino attendees are members of Pinoymasons e-group.

Bro Jericho Reyes
Union Kit Carson Lodge # 58
Sacramento, California
Bro. Musselman, congratulations again for passing to the degree of Fellow Craft. We are looking forward to raising you to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

Bro. Lito Viray
via email

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Shriners at Memorial Day Parade

Above photo shows the brethren of Ben-Ali Shriner's Cibara Unit at North Highlands Memorial Day 2009 Parade.

Emailed by:

Bro Jericho Reyes
Union Kit Carson Lodge # 58
Sacramento, California

Rajah Indarapatra Lodge No 387 Consecrated: 24 May 2009


I have witnessed the constitution of RAJAH INDARAPATRA LODGE NO. 387 in Marawi City last May 24 and it was my first time to experience that auspicious event; and I am so impressed with the solemnity of the ceremonies.

The installation of officers immediately followed and the Charter Master - VW BRO MUSA SARUANG departed slightly from the traditional inaugural address by eloquently enlightening the non-Masons in the audience about the basic principles of Masonry and why it should not be misconstrued as a religion.

The preparations were superb and the Maranao cuisine during lunch was perfect.

The trip to Marawi was indeeda rendezvous of sort, and the brethren were great hosts to all of us. Mabuhay kayo RAJAH INDARAPATRA LODGE NO. 387.

Click the Youtube link [here] if you wish to view a brief presentation of the Masonic Installation of MW Bro Peter Lim Lo Suy.

God keep us safe.

Nixon Baban
Cosin 308,
LTP 220
Cagayan de Oro

------------------------ or enter and search for lim lo suy.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Charity Golf Fundraising Event: 6 June


Worshipful Brother Billy Cadang of Sierra Madre Lodge No 181, Paete, Laguna invites you, our brethren and their guest for the:

1st Golf Tournament Fundraising Event
Sierra Madre Lodge No 181, Paete, Laguna

Where: Caliraya Springs, Laguna*
When: June 6, 2009
Teetime @ 8:00 - 9:00 am
Tournament Format: Blind Callaway
How much: Club member: PHP1,500.00 (not sure and to be confirmed)
Mason: PHP2,000.00
Non-members/Guests of Mason PHP2,500.00
Inclusive: Green Fee, Lunch,
Raffle Tickets can be purchase at Caliraya Springs front desk or at the time of tournament.
Contact: WBro Billy Cadang: 09178310625

As per email by
Bro Rodande "Dandy"Albaniel.
Welcome Lodge 255
Lemoore, CA.
Current Location: Las Pinas
*Barangay East Talaongan, Lumban, Cavinti, Laguna. Guide on how to get there, click here.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bro Samuel "Sammy" Ong Sr Drops Working Tools at 64: 22 May 2009

We are saddened to announce the demise of Bro. Sammy Ong of Salug Valley Lodge No. 216 of Molave, Zamboanga del Sur. Bro Sammy is a dual member of Kagitingan Lodge No. 286 in Makati City.

Bro Sammy died of lung cancer leading to cardiac arrest at 6:11pm last Friday, May 22 at the age of 65 [64 per newspapers] years old. He was a Deputy Director of NBI.

Kagitingan Lodge 286 will conduct a masonic funeral rite for Bro Sammy at 7:00pm tomorrow May 26 at Funeraria La Paz in Araneta Avenue, QC. The body will leave at 2:00pm Wednesday May 27 in Funeraria La Paz for interment at the Holy Memorial Park Novaliches, QC.

We invite the brethren to witness the funeral rite for Bro. Sammy and/or offer prayers for the eternal repose of his soul. Additional information can be obtained thru my landline 4084308.

Worshipful Master
Kagitingan Lodge No. 286


According to VWBro Jun Bitor, PDGL; Bro Sammy Ong Sr is an active member of Salug Valley Lodge No 216 in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.

He said that: "Bro Sammy Ong is a member of our lodge, however after that Hello Garci controversy we haven't have any news from him up to now, if there are any brethren who have any news regarding where his body lies, please inform us so we can also extend the news to the brethren of our lodge. Until his demise Bro Sammy Ong is an active member of our lodge."



As per text message of WM Bro James Olayvar of Kagitingan #286; Bro Sammy Ong is a dual member of Kagitingan #286.

They plan to give the [Masonic] Funeral Rite, Tuesday May 26, 7p.m. at Funeraria Paz.

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


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their deepest condolences to the family, friends and brethren of Bro Samuel "Sammy" Ong Sr. Our prayers are with you.


Various excerpts re death of Bro Sammy Ong Sr:

"Former National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Director Samuel “Sammy” Ong, who gained national prominence when he boldly faced national media to expose the massive electoral fraud committed by then presidential candidate Gloria Arroyo as captured in the now infamous “Hello Garci” tapes, died at 6:05 p.m. yesterday [22 May Friday] of lung cancer at the Intensive Care Unit of the Chinese General Hospital in Manila.

"Former President Joseph Estrada visited Ong at the hospital yesterday and caught Ong before the former NBI director breathed his last.

"Upon Ong’s death, Estrada sent his condolences to the family of Ong, saying the former NBI official was “a brave and courageous man whom we should consider a hero because he fought for truth and justice for the Filipino people who were deprived of their chosen president.”

"Ong had been confined at the Chinese General Hospital since May 11 where he was brought by members of his family after he complained of difficulty in breathing. He was diagnosed to be suffering from terminal lung cancer.

"His attending physicians, Dr. Reynaldo Sebastian and Dra. Angeli Yu, had already given the whistle-blower a slim chance to survive. They however said that the patient could still respond to questions, although his voice was very inaudible. He was, up to his death, still mentally alert, the doctors added."

[From The Daily Tribune story by Conrado Ching, 25 May 2009, read full story here.]

"Since last year, Ong had been battling an advanced stage of lung cancer, the cause of his death, his son Samuel Ong Jr. confirmed. He was 64.

"[Actor Rez] Cortez said Ong was given the last sacraments by Bishop Teodoro Bacani last Wednesday as Ong's family was told that would die “any day now.”

"Ong's older brother, Henry, said it was difficult for the family to accept that his brother, whom he described as a “principled man” would never witness any closure on the ‘Hello, Garci’ scandal that he helped reveal. “It is very painful for us, very painful,” a teary-eyed Henry said.

"Ong's revelations of the controversy were a source of family pride, friends and family members said. “They were saddened, but I know that they were proud of what he did,” Bacani said.

He really fought for the truth,” Cortez said.

"Estrada said he would have wanted to meet Ong during his healthier days but the threat that Ong, who went to hiding after he was charged with rebellion, would be killed or arrested prevented them from doing so.

He sacrificed his life, his ambition, his career. He is a true public servant,” Estrada said.

Henry said his brother was diagnosed of having lung cancer just after his birthday on Oct. 8 last year.

"He said his brother, a chainsmoker, was not surprised by the diagnosis. “He said, ‘I don't blame anyone. I abused myself,’” he said.

[Excerpts from Philippine Daily Inquirer news breaking report by Kristine L. Alave. Full report here.]

Gen Llanera Mem Lodge Launches Website

In conjunction with the 46th Anniversary of the founding of Gen Llanera Lodge No 168, and under the able leadership of Worshipful Master, WBro Juan Jerome T Malaca the officers and members of this lodge launched their website and presence in cyberspace.

The lodge is located in Gapan, Nueva Ecija under Masonic District R-III D of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines.

According to the lodge's history, the birth of the lodge was on January 20, 1962 under the sponsorship of Cabanatuan Lodge No 53; which was ratified in their stated meeting of November 1961.

A petition for dispensation was granted by the GLP and the first stated meeting was held on February 24, 1962. "On April 24, 1963, during the Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge, the lodge was granted a charter as Gen. Llanera Memorial Lodge No. 168. One month later, on May 18, 1963, Grand Master Pedro M. Gimenez, accompanied by Masonic dignitaries, motored to Gapan, Nueva Ecija to constitute the lodge and install its officers."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

ATL 334 Family Day

Fraternal Greetings brethren! Family Day of Ang Tipolo Lodge No. 334 (with Rizal Bodies AASR and Lope K. Santos Chapter of DeMolay) will be on MAY 17 (Sunday), 9am, at Fort Bonifacio Sports Club.

Kindly bring your potluck favorite food, drinks, talent and token prizes. All members the Craft who have time or within the vicinity are welcome and enjoined to be with us for fellowship. Kitakits tayo brethren!

Bro. Gustav Joseph O. Bocek
Ang Tipolo Lodge No.334 (MD NCR-F)
Batasan Lodge No. 381 (MD NCR-E)
Rizal Bodies, AASR (Orient of QC & Rizal)
Lope K. Santos Chapter, Order of DeMolay (Region IV-A)


Sorry for the late post.

Just a note to inform all that the DeMolay Philippines Conclave 2009 started today: [International Order of DeMolay National Convention], May 21-24 Club Manila East, Taytay, Rizal. Hosted by Lope K. Santos Chapter & Ang Tipolo Lodge 334.

Filipino Values Formation Seminar: 4 July

The Brethren is cordially invited to a one day seminar-workshop on FILIPINO VALUES FORMATION to be held on July 4, 2009 at the Aldaba Hall of Malolos Lodge No 46, Sto Rosario, City of Malolos.

The seminar aims to develop a minimum level of committment among our citizens, back-up by a deep understanding and a firm grasp of FILIPINO NATIONALIST VALUES; and by way of learning the historical development of our political consciousness as influenced by contending ideologies to the present.

Registration of participants will be at 8:00 to 9:00 am with a fee of PHP150.00 pesos to cover meal and merienda provisions.

Worshipful Master
Malolos Lodge No 46

Talavera Lodge to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary: 20 June

To all Regular & Plural Members of Talavera Lodge No 273 Whithersoever Dispersed:

Kindly be informed that we shall be celebrating the 23rd Anniversary of Talavera Lodge No 273 as a regular lodge on June 20, 2009 at our Masonic Temple at La Torre, Talavera, Nueva Ecija.

The Stated Meeting shall start at 2:00 PM as always. After the meeting shall be the celebration and fellowship.

We hope to see you all!

We would also like to invite and re-connect with our VWBro Servando Lara, PDDGM, our Charter Master and first elected Master.

VWBro Max D. Suner, PDGL
Talavera Lodge No. 273
Nueva Ecija

As emailed by Bro Ian Carganillo
Talavera Lodge No 273

Monday, May 18, 2009

KIDS Fun Run: 31 May

MWsirs/RWsirs/VWsirs/Mga Kuyang/Brethren:

Bro. Diether Ocampo (of Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 17) is earnestly requesting all [able & available] brother Master Masons to support the FUN RUN on May 31, 2009 - 6:00AM at UP Diliman, beneficiary will be K.I.D.S. Foundation. [Attached herewith is the fun run flyer and forwarded email letter of Ms. Roxanne, the Progams Manager of K.I.D.S. Foundation.]

For more information please visit Please pass to all brethren especially those who are interested to participate.Thank you very much and may the GAOTU bless us always!

Respectfully & Fraternally,

Bro. Rommel R. Dawal
Macario Ramos Memorial Lodge No. 355, NCR-A
Batasan Lodge No. 381, NCR-E

25th PMAAI Boracay Convention: 6-9 Nov 2009

Welcome to the 25th PMAAI Convention Blog

"Welcome brothers and Sisters to the 25th PMAAI Convention Updates Blog.

Here is where you will find the latest news regarding our Boracay Convention which will be held on November 6-9, 2009.

Start making your plans now, and we'll see you in Boracay 2009."


PMAAI or the Philippine Masonic Association of America is a federation of various Filipino Masonic organizations in the US. They hold their annual convention at various locations; the last was hosted by the Filipino Travelers of Great Lakes last August 29, 30 and 31, 2008 at Marriot Lincolnshire, Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Illinois.

This year, it looks like they are holding it outside of the continental US. They even have a special blog to drum up interest. Please visit their blog for more info and be regaled by the YouTube presentations.

Jose Rizal Lodge No 1172: 25th Anniversary

Brethren & all,

Please join me in congratulating the new set of officers of Jose Rizal # 1172 led by Worshipful Master Elect Bro Arvin Repil (Senior DeMolay) and Senior Warden Elect Bro Luis Guillen and Junior Warden Elect Bro Sylvester Almiron.

Today [16 May] is the 25th Anniversary of the constitution of Jose Rizal Lodge # 1172 in the Grand Lodge of New York.

More Power to all Officers and members of Jose Rizal # 1172.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Bro.Edward Usita
Jose Rizal Lodge News

Congratulations, Worshipful Sir!

More power to you and to Jose Rizal Lodge No. 1172!!

Bro. Sonny Leviste PM
Jacques DeMolay Lodge No. 305, F&AM MWGLP


Pinoy Masons Worldwide congratulates the officers and members of Jose Rizal Lodge No 1172 of New York City on their 25th Anniversary.

Congratulations as well to the newly elected officers.

Congrats to Bagong Buhay No 17

Mga Kuyang,

Join me in congratulating the recipients of the following awards:

Most Outstanding Lodge of Masonic District IV-A Cavite for MY 2008 : Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 17 F. & A.M. GLP

Most Oustanding Worshipful Master of Masonic District IV-A Cavite for MY 2008 : VW Bro NATHANIEL S. GOLLA PM, DGL, Bagong Buhay Lodge # 17 WM Masonic Year 2008

The awards were conferred during the District Turn-Over Cermonies of Masonic District IV-A Cavite on May 16, 2009 at Primera Luz Filipina Lodge No. 69 F. & A.M. GLP Temple. No less than the Grand Master, MW Bro Peter U. Lim Lo Suy of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of thePhilippines graced the ocassion.

To my mother lodge and her sons-- Congratulations!

To the Master of our lodge who piloted her to safety while rebuilding her along the way. I was a witness last year and I saw how he held on to that steering wheel like a real captain of an old galleon ship, gripping it so tight until his hands were numbed. But young as he was then, he never let go, thus our famous mantra in Bagong Buhay; "this too shall pass"; and he did steer us to the right direction. Congratulations Kuyang Nathz! May your tribe continue to increase.

On the level,

Brother Sernan Donacao
Bagong Buhay Lodge 17 MWGLP
Huli man daw at magaling...Huli pa din...late na naman ako sa pagbati, ang bilis ng balita!

But this will not prevent me in congratulating our VW Dominador V. R. Eugenio, District Deputy Grand Master, Masonic District Region IV-A for 2009-2010; and all the recipient of awards during the District Turnover held at Primera Luz Filipina Lodge #69 Kawit Cavite last May 16, 2009.

Present during the occasion is no less than the Grand Master of Masons of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of thePhilippines: MW Bro Peter U. Lim LoSuy.

All for One...One for All.

Likewise, congratulations to our outgoing District Deputy Grand Master VW Bro Erwin Punzalan for his undying support and unselfish contribution to the Brotherhood during his term.

Our very own VW Bro Nathaniel S. Golla Sr. (now DGL) as the Most Outstanding Worshipful Master and Bagong Buhay Lodge #17 as the Most Outstanding Lodge for 2008. Para kang si Pacman pinakyaw mo lahat.

To the brethren whichsoever dispersed to remember and consider this memorable occasion as part of Masonic history of Region IV-A Cavite
Once Again... Congrats sa inyo!!!

If we hold on together I know our dreams will never die...

Julito Z. Bernales

Bagong Buhay Lodge #17
Dasmarinas Lodge #346
Honorary Member: La Naval Lodge #269
St. Augustine Lodge #300
Location: GMA, Cavite

Friday, May 15, 2009

Coronado Lodge Annual Golf Tourney: 6 June


You are all invited to Coronado Lodge Annual Golf Tournament and Fund Raiser.

In Coronado Lodge tradition, the goal "we have in view" is to have a goodtime while helping a good cause.

We are also seeking sponsorship for prizes and donations. Please call the numbers [in the flier] below for more information.

Shoot them long and straight, and drop those putts!

June 6, 2009 (Saturday)
Admiral Baker Golf Course - South
Admiral Baker Road, San Diego, CA 92021 - (619) 556-5521
CHECK-IN TIME: 6:30 AM (0630)
SHOTGUN START: 7:30 AM (0730)
COST: $80 Includes green fee, golf cart, snacks,and lunch buffet after the game.

Individual Stroke Play Prizes for overall low gross & low net and Flights A, B, C, and D (Peoria).

Exciting Raffle Prizes!

Please make checks payable to: Coronado Lodge No. 441.

For reservations: Cesar Betita: (619) 549-0386 ; Manolito Ramirez: (619) 315-3394; Edgar Faralan: (619) 279-9291; or Minnie Algas: (858) 335-2181.


Bro Carlos "Caloy" D. Buzon II
BB 17
Coronado 441

Integrity Management Enterprises
2952 Market St, Pizarro Bldg
San Diego, CA 92102
(619)234-2629 (fax)
(619)459-1188 (mobile)

Lodge Balmain Celebrates 150th Founding: 16 May

Lodge Balmain No 23 [UGL NSW & ACT*] will be celebrating it’s 150th founding this Saturday, 16 May at a reconsecration ceremony and banquet at Laurelbank Masonic Centre [87 Penshurst St Willoughby NSW 2068] starting at 4:00 PM.

As one of the oldest lodges in the jurisdiction, Lodge Balmain has its share of other lodges that amalgated with it; like Lodge Waratah-Pacific, which also amalgated with Lodge Pacific and Lodge Biloela in the recent past.

According to a news item by Eleanor Pearson in the Cumberland Courier,

"The lodge was founded by a shipwright at Balmain in 1859 when sailing was the only way to cross the Pacific.

About 40 sea captains have been members and even now membership includes a shipwright and navy personnel.

When the lodge meets each month members toast their seafaring forbears, ring a bell from an old ship, Westralia, and sing a seafaring ditty."

Filipino members of this lodge are VWBro Vergel Valderamma, WBro Bobby Briones, WBro Romy Nieto and WB Nep Reyes.

The Pinoy Masons Worldwide congratulates the officers and members of Lodge Balmain No 23 on this momentous occasion; especially members with Filipino heritage.

[* United Grand Lodge of New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory based in Sydney].

Thursday, May 14, 2009

3rd Magdiwang Shootfest: 31 May

Dear Brethren,

The officers and brethren of Magdiwang Lodge No. 238, under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines is inviting you to participate & join in their "3rd Magdiwang Lodge No. 238 Shooting Competition"

This event is going to be held on May 31, 2009 at the RAL Firing Range, Barangay Manggahan, Gen Trias, Cavite. It shall consist of four (4) challenging stages and/or courses and the match fee is Php 600.00 (for masons, non-masons, & civilians) and Php 500.00 (for Lawmen/AFP/PNP),which includes lunch. There will be more than 25 awards to be won in the competition.

We are looking forward to your participation in this endeavour to bring us all closer together. For more details, kindly coordinate with Bro. Kenneth M Lopez, Match Director at Cell N0. 0927-440-4805. Thank you Brethren and hope to see you there.


Noel Padilla
Magdiwang Lodge No. 238
Taguig City

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Talavera Lodge Thank Baliuag Lodge: Medical Mission

The brethren of Talavera Lodge 273 headed by the 3 incumbent lights would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the officers and members of Baliuag Lodge No. 301 as represented by their petitioner Dr. Sherwin Plamenco who extended his professional services in support of Talavera Lodge 273's community outreach medical and circumcision mission held at Brgy. San Isidro, Zaragosa, Nueva Ecija last May 11, 2009.

Dr. Sherwin Plamenco, an opthalmologist consultant of the PJ Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center provided his professional consultation services and medicines for free to about 50 indigent patients who sought opthalmology consultation and were really grateful of the medical mission spearheaded by our lodge. Unfortunately due to time constraints, the remaining patients will be pick-up and transported to Talavera on May 23, 2009 for our second Medical Mission.

To our worthy brethren of Baliuag Lodge 301, maraming-maraming salamat po and we are all convinced that Dr. Plamenco will be an asset to our ancient craft.

Bro. Ian Carganillo
Talavera Lodge 273
Masonic District R3 D

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"I do solemnly promise and swear with a fixed steady purpose that I will never exploit a brother's brotherly love and relief unless Ii am really in distress"

Monday, May 11, 2009

ANCOM 2009 on YouTube


We invite you to view the brief AV biofilm of MW Bro PETER LIM LO SUY, [the recently elected Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines] as shown during the last Ancom.

Please log-in to and type LIM LO SUY or MW PETER LIM LO SUY.

Also view the enactment of the NATIONAL ANTHEM, as sang by selected brothers. To view, log-in to and type PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ANTHEM ANCOM 2009.

Watch out for the uploading of some of the presentations during the Grand Master's Night Ancom 2009.

Thank you and enjoy viewing.

Bro. Nixon Baban, DDGM
LTP 220

Bro Ted Galvez Drops Working Tools: 9 May 2009


It is with deep sorrow to inform you that Brother Ted Galvez , a member of Black Mountain Lodge #845, San Diego, CA, passed away today [May 9] at 9:54 am. He succumbed to kidney cancer which he battled for 3 years.

Let us pray for the eternal repose of his soul at the bosom of the GAOTU and also let us give support and comfort to his family .

Funeral arrangements will be furnished as soon as available.


Rudy Alquero, PM
Black Mountain Lodge #845
San Diego, CA


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their deepest condolences to the family and friends of our Brother, Ted Galvez. May he rest in peace!


My Dear Brethren, Withersoever Dispersed,

Here is the viewing schedule of our dearly departed Brother Ted Galvez:

Viewing will be at the El Camino Memorial (Sorrento Valley Area)
5600 Carroll Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92121
12 May, Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
13 May, Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Masonic Funeral Rites: 7:00 p.m.

Interment : 14 May, Thursday: 1:00 p.m.

I made a copy of your messages of condolences and support for the family of Bro Ted, and I will give them to his wife, Sis Imee.


Rudy Alquero, PM


May the GAOTU rests on our Bro Ted Galvez' soul and comforts his bereaved family.

Tentatively, the Masonic Funeral Services wil be conducted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 7 p.m., El Camino Memorial [Mira Mesa].

The attire would be black Barong (long sleeves) for all Black Mountain Lodge officers and coat and tie or barong for others.

For those of you who have time, you may pay your respects on Tuesday [12 May], viewing starts at 1 p.m. and Wednesday [13 May], whole day and starts at 10 a.m.

You will be updated for any further changes.

The following are proposed Funeral Master and Officers:

Bro Bong Paynita, PM - Funeral Master and Singer
Bro Bolton, PM- Chaplain
Bro Byous, PM - Marshal
Bro Deleon -Organist

Let us take a moment of silence and pray for our Bro Ted Galvez and his family...Amen...So mote it be!


Bro Jim Desquitado, Master
Black Mountain Lodge No 845

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cavite Masonic Temple

Ang Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge #31 ay pansamantalang nasa bagong tayong Cavite Masonic Temple, #843 Molina St., 2nd Floor, Mid Town Bldg., Cavite City, Philippines.

Ang temple na eto ay ginagamit din ng ibang lohiya tulad ng: La Naval Lodge #269; Cavite Lodge #2; and Bagong Buhay Lodge #17 under MWGLP.

Lubos na gumagalang na kapatid,

Bro. Roger Junio Camacho
Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge #31
Cavite City
Cavite, Philippines

Discounted Pulmonary Function Test

Dear Brethren,

Dr. Ephraim Rubiano, Senior Demolay of Mt. Samat #104 (Orani, Bataan) would like to invite the chronic smokers in our group or those with loved ones who are chronic smokers to undergo a pulmonary function testing through his spirometry machine.

The said test can help you identify if you already have a serious lung condition. If you take the said test at St. Luke's it would cost you around P2,500. With Dr. Rubiano, he can offer it for only less than P1,000. Interested parties may call/text him at 4676497, 4410456 or 09215816417.


Joel Serate Ferrer
Araw#18, NCR-C, GLP

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Support for 2010

My Dear Brethren,

May the Peace of the Great Architect of the Universe be with you!

I have no doubt in my mind that the Lord has all the while been preparing me for public service . I was left for dead in 1989, and He allowed me to spring back to life. I have been imprisoned as a soldier, but I fully regained the honor and right to wear a soldier´s uniform after having been awarded the Medal of Valor in 2001.

As my military career was very much back on track, I was again challenged to choose between right and wrong, between honor and injustice, between good and evil. Even as we all work for a vibrant and prosperous Philippines, my dream is for every Filipino to enjoy the essence of freedom from poverty, fear, and injustice; to feel the tangible benefits of good governance, and to live comfortably in a society that fosters the unity of the family, respects human rights, and upholds the dignity of all.

I have not had an easy life. My life story has been replete with vivid encounters and painful experiences that have shaped this dream. I am fully aware that some people would insist that men in uniform should stay away from politics; that we would serve best our nation if we were fighting wars in Mindanao; that we have no business in meddling with the affairs of the state as we have been formed and trained in the rudiments of war, and not in the civil service, much less in politics.

I agree - but that assumes that the people who have been entrusted with the public trust have been sincere, honest, and have been true to their pledges. As a young soldier, armed with idealism and the fire of youth, I have offered my life to defend this country from ALL its enemies.

I have suffered long and hard for the principles that I hold dearly. Many of my loved ones have suffered with me - maybe not physically, but certainly have shared in the misery and hardships that I have endured. The fire of idealism still burns in me, but I have been wiser not to engage fire with fire.

I am running for the senate in 2010. I have no political pedigree. I have no political machinery. I have no financial resources. But I do have honor. I do have principles. I do have courage. I believe I am ready to take on this new role, with your support this dream is not too farfetched. It takes the collective effort of every member of this society to make things improve for a country in disarray... a country that has been plundered... a country whose hope is running dry... All I can do, on my end, is to make the best effort possible to make society better, stand by my principles, and fight for what is right. There is hope for this country and our people, all we have to do is believe. This I will do, if not for myself and our generation, then at least for my young children and their children.

My fraternal regards to all.

Sincerely yours and Mabuhay ang Pilipinas,

Palawan Lodge 99


See related post here, sunshine visit by some brethren to Bro Ariel.

Also see PCIJ Feb 2006 article: Who is Col Ariel Querubin? here.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 Consecrated: 28 April 2009

On April 28, 2009, Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 was consecrated. It is the newest Lodge on the Grand Register of Manitoba [Canada].

Installed on that same evening as Lodge Officers for 2009/2010 were the following Brethren:

Worshipful Master: W Bro Rudy Maraña
Senior Warden: Bro Ben Gasmeña
Junior Warden: Bro Melvin Arabe
Senior Deacon: Bro Bert Manalang
Junior Deacon: Bro Cris Alip
Inner Guard: Bro Darwin Agustin
Senior Steward: Bro Arnold Calambacan Sr
Junior Steward: Bro Rey Galapon
Chaplain: Bro Grant Jago
Tyler: VW Bro Lito Caguiat
Secretary/Treasurer : RW Bro Chibu Uson
Director of Ceremonies: W Bro Jun Pagunuran
Immediate Past Master: RW Bro Junn Manalang
Auditors: W Bro Jun Espino & Bro Willie Gopez

The Lodge Consecration and Officers' Installation were excellently done by the Grand Master, MWBro Ted Jones, and his Officers. Upon approval at the upcoming AnCom, MWB Ted Jones will present the Charter to the Lodge in the afternoon of June 5, 2009.

Pictures taken that evening will be posted shortly on the Lodge website at


Chibu Uson
"Freemasonry - a way of life"
Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189,
Winnipeg, GL of Manitoba
Capitol Lodge No 136,
Winnipeg, GL of Manitoba
Mother Lodge: Capitol City Lodge No 174,
Quezon City, MWGLP

Operation Tule

Brethren of KaMaNaVa Travellers Club Inc conducted their "Operation TULE" last Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 7 am to 2 pm at Barangay 152, Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City; assembly time 6:30 am at Magicland Restaurant, Biglang Awa cor. EDSA.

Fernando "Sonny" Lim
Hightwelve Lodge # 82 Manila
William Rhodes Hervey Lodge# 767
Los Angeles, California


Fraternal Greetings!

We are pleased to announce that the KaMaNaVa Travellers Club, Inc. (KTCI) with Rising Sun Lodge had served about 150 kids in the Operation Tule conducted at Barangay 152, Kalookan City.

The Operation Tule started today (May 3) as early as 8 am and ended at around 2 pm.

More power to all of us.


Nelzon Villanueva
High 12 Lodge #82
Current Location: Quezon City


This is to report to the brethren that the dental and tuli project held this morning was a success!

We had around a hundred dental patients and 40 tuli patients.

This is a joint project with Dapitan 21, QC 122, St. John the Baptist 362 and Kamanava Travelers Club, Inc.

We thank RW Bro Sonny Razon for passing by the said event.

You can view pictures posted our lodge's multiply acccount

Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22,
District NCR-C
Grand Lodge of the Philippines