Thursday, July 23, 2009

GLP Masonic Choir Invite

Brethren in the NCR area,

We expect the official word from our Most Worshipful Grand Master formally declaring the Brothers of Harmony to be the official Masonic Choir in the Philippines.

We are presently enjoying the weekly fellowship on Mondays at 7PM, [at the GLP] and we hope to have a few more brethren to complete the strong core group of our choir.

How about visiting us one of these Mondays and feel the Masonic fellowship we are enjoying.

See you soon!


[Via email from Bro Jose B. Abejo and Bro Kenneth Go Tieng]

Monday, July 20, 2009

Anacapa Lodge holds Filipiniana Night: 18 July

Anacapa Lodge No 710 [Grand Lodge of California] had the Most Worshipful Bro Larry L. Adamson, Grand Masters of Mason in the State of California, as our Honored Guest at our first ever Grand Filipiniana Night last night.

At the surprise and delight of everyone present, the Most Worshipful did his "I heard it through the grapevine" dance routine with dark glasses and all. Prior to this, I instructed our DJ to make sure he plays that song since I learned from the Senior Warden retreat that that is the GM's favorite song. I did not know that he had a dance routine; and was surprised when he got up on the dance floor and started doing the "California Raisin: I heard it through the grapevine ad dance".

The lodge went nuts, everyone was taking pictures. I wish I had a movie camera and recorded the routine to record the moment of what HUMILITY and MEETING ON THE LEVEL really is. That my brothers is also what our Great Fraternity is all be about.

By the way, if any one care to ask... our Filipiniana Night [see photos here] was a great success and the Anacapa brethren can all be proud of what people "who can best work and best agree" can accomplish.

Bert Guiang
Worshipful Master
Anacapa Lodge No 710
Oxnard, CA
Camandy City/Lingayen/Zambales

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Kuyang Branpans,

Sorry to hear about your family emergency [see comment page]. I wish you were here with us that night but you got to do what you got to do.

We had an overflow crowd... maybe close to 200. I estimated 150 guests. So we had to add tables and chairs to accommodate the late comers... some drove 45 minutes from Goleta, Santa Barbara area. Bro Bon Munar drove all the way from your neck of the woods to be with his Mother that night. Thank you Bro Bon, sorry I was so tired didn't get to see you and Sis at the house before you guys left early. I was so dead tired and had to get up at 8:00 AM to go back to the Lodge to clean up.

Good thing our Galley Brethren (as always) have the foresight to cook more than enough food. Of course the "good eats" gets taken first. I did not get to eat dinner at all but some fruit salad, too much adrenaline and excitement. The Grandmaster joked that he got worried because I am not eating what we prepared. Everyone had a good time.

By the way, the Deputy Grand Master, RWBro Ken Nagel, is a retired Navy Commander who used to fly P3 from Cubi Point. He was not wearing a barong and admired my square and compass barong. I gave him one of my spare XXL. I had one in my car that I was going to give him at his Installation in October. He was wearing a Hawaiian shirt and I figured out he did not have one given by a Pinoy yet so that when next year when he gets invited to another Filipiniana he is dressed appropriately.

I gave one to MWM Bro Larry Adamson at his Installation last year and that's the reason for the Filipiniana, " to make sure he gets to wear it... at my Lodge as he made me promised in front of my Inspector." The VW Grand JR Warden Bro Loui, (his first name escapes me right now) was very approachable and so is his friendly wife. I believe they're both Chinese from the Bay area.

Worshipful Asst. Grand Sec Bro Ted Galsim danced the Tinikling with the Grandmaster during the entertainment. Everyone had a blast and of course the one thing that everyone will remember about our Grand Filipiniana was the Grand Master of Masons in the State of California dancing his now famous signature dance, "I heard it through the gravevine routine". He is one cool Grand Master.

Be cool bro. We see you at the Second Eye Ball.

WBro Bert

Monday, July 13, 2009

Godofredo I Javier Drops Working Tools: 3 July 2009

"We remember a loving son, husband, father, uncle and friend who put others ahead of himself.

We celebrate a life lived to the fullest, brimming with hope and a desire to share his blessings.

We commemorate the joy that he brought and and the happiness that people derived from being in his presence.

We cherish the wisdom that he imparted upon those who sought his counsel.

We honour his memory and know that he will be greatly missed and that life will never be the same without him.

Most of all, inspite of our grief, we who have been left behind humbly accept God's plan and rest in the knowledge that Freddie accomplished his earthly mission.

He touched our lives; and he will forever dwell in our hearts and minds."

Haydee, Katrina and Jonathan Javier

and the countless relatives and friends of

Godofredo "Freddie" I Javier

"The virtuous man, though he dies before his time, will find rest.
Length of days is not what makes age honourable,
nor number of years the true measure of life;
understanding, this man's grey hairs,
untarnished life, this is ripe old age."

A Reading from the Book of Wisdom [4:7]

Mary Immaculate Parish Church, Quakers Hill cnr Barnier Drive and Farnham Road. Saturday, 11th of July 2009 - 9:30 AM Requiem Mass

Interment followed at Pine Grove Memorial Park, Great Western Highway, Eastern Creek [NSW Australia].
Bro Freddie Javier, although not an active attendee of Lodge meetings here in Australia, is a member of Pintong Bato Lodge No 51 of Bacoor, Cavite. He came from a long line of Masons, and most likely a distant relative of WBro Calixto S Javier [c1919, PM 1947], one of the earliest members of Pintong Bato No 51. His life is one that Masons of all clime can be truly proud of.

Friday, July 3, 2009

VWBro Eduardo Dalusong Jr Drops Working Tools: June 2009

Alfonso Lee Sin Memorial Lodge No. 158, Dagupan City, had requested for an urgent dispensation to move our July 1 meeting to July 8, as the brethren of our lodge will be conducting Masonic Memorial Rites for VWBro Eduardo Dalusong, Jr., whom death has elevated to the lodge eternal.

Masonic Rites will be conducted 6pm July 1, at Brgy Sta. Rita, Jaen, Nueva Ecija, where the earthly remains of VWBro. Dalusong lie in state.

Brethren who are in the area are welcome to join us in paying tribute to our fallen brother.

Thank you.

Bro. R J Jimenez
ALSM 158


Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their sincerest and deepest condolences and prayers to the family, relatives, friends and brethren of VWBro Eduardo Dalusong Jr. May he rest in peace with out GAOTU!