Friday, October 30, 2009

100th Anniversary - Khedive Int'l: 30-31 Oct

Nobles, Brethren & all,

This is to remind all Nobles & their ladies and Brethren wherever dispersed about the upcoming 100th year anniversary celebration ceremonial of Khedive International located at 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320 [Tel. 757-420-4510 (Recorder Ill.Charles Lee)].

 As of today we have already 107 candidates to pass the hotsand in the desert of which 20 are Filipino Brethren from different Lodges in District 35 of the Grand Lodge of Virginia. The Recorders office still accepting petitions for membership, affiliation, restoration to be included in this once in a lifetime event.

If you are a member in good standing in other Shrine Temple you can demit and join in this Temple and you don't have to pay anything, just show your current dues card & demit letter. If you were suspended due to non-payment for more than 2 years, just pay the current dues in this Temple and you're good to go. If you are Master Mason in good standing, you can still apply till Friday (30 Oct 09) to be part of the 100th Year anniversary ceremonial.

Dignitaries from the Grand Lodge of Virginia, Imperial Officers, Potentates & Divan from other Temples will be in attendance including officers of MASA (Mid-Atlantic Shrine Associations) & SASA(South Atlantic Shrine Associations).

Schedule of Activities:

30 Oct 09




31 Oct 09







6:00PM - SOCIAL (with tickets only)



For your information & guidance,

Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA.
Mecca # 1 NYC
Khedive Chesapeake, VA.
Mabuhay UD Manila

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dapitan Lodge No 21: Celebrating 100 Years


On the occasion of DAPITAN LODGE NO 21's 100th Year Anniverssary, the lodge has come out with a COMMEMORATIVE PLATE to celebrate the occasion in cooperation with St. John the Baptist Lodge 362.

The cost is Php 2,500 if you buy now. If you buy on ANCOM it's Php 3,000. The plate is duly authorized by the DOTC, LTO, and the National Historical Institute and may be extended up to 2 years. Buy early brethren and save on cost and help DAPITAN LODGE in its fund drive.

This 20 NOV 2009, DAPITAN LODGE 21 celebrates its 100 years of MASONIC EXISTENCE, under the leadership of WM MEL VILLAR, DMD. Dapitan has remained strong and energetic to accomplish all its masonic tasks, and through the years have maintained HARMONY and COOPERATION inside the lodge.

On the occasion of its 100th YEAR ANNIVERSARY a golf tournament is scheduled 21 NOV 2009 at CAMP AGUINALDO, tee-off is at 6:00 am. All brethren and golf enthusiasts are invited to join the occassion.

Camanava Travellers Club, Inc.

PMAAI - 2009 Medical Mission at Pasig: 2-5 Nov

Updates on PMAAI - 2009 Medical Mission:

In view of the recent calamity in the Philippines caused by back to back typhoons hitting far north of Luzon & the greater Metro Manila Area, it was deemed necessary to relocate the venue of this mission. As we all know, the township of Pasig was devastated by typhoon Ondoy, causing havoc & immeasurable disaster to our kababayans in this community.

After a consultation with Memphis Mission of Mercy & Grand Master Peter Lim Lo Suy of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines, we all unanimously agreed to change the venue to Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City.

We have the blessing from the Office of the Governor of Nueva Ecija to relocate the venue.

Date - November 02 to 05, 2009

Venue - Health Center, R. Valdez St., Barangay Bagong Ilog, Pasig City

Size & extent - 300 target patients per day for four days, [Minor surgeries & consultations and free medicines].

Estimated over-all value of this project is more than $20,000.00, consisting of the following:

Medicines, equipment, other supplies & relief goods.

29 jumbo Balikbayan boxes.

Additional US$8,800.00 hand carried Rx medicines & miscellaneous medical supplies.


20 medical doctors from Nueva Ecija Medical Society.

Nurses - US & local volunteers.

Masonic Brethren

Local Barangay Officials & others.

Local assistance: Transportation, housing, meals and security.

In coordination with the following support groups:

Memphis Mission of Mercy

Grand Lodge of the Philippines [GLP]

Philippine Masonic Association of America, Inc. [PMAAI]

City of Pasig & local officials

Nueva Ecija Medical Society

I am requesting the support & involvement of our brethren in PMAAI and GLP. If you can, please be there during the actual mission [performance of this task]. Also, feel free to contact or text me when you are in the Philippines.

Please pray for the safety of the medical team. God bless us all. Thank you.


Bro Dandy Barawid, PM
President, PMAAI
[+63 927 958 2350 or +63 927 958 2350 Phil cell phone numbers]

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Bro Ross Rosales
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Silanganan #19 (ML)
Pagkakaisa #282 (DM)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Ratrat Ulit! sa Bulacan- 31 Oct Resched 15 Nov

Due to the inclement weather last Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, RATRAT ULIT 2009, Shoot for a Cause and pang RATRAT 2009 Raffle Draw was rescheduled to November 15, 2009.


Malolos Lodge # 46 will be hosting another Funshoot called RATRAT ULIT! 2009 on October 31, 2009, from 7am onwards at the Calibre Monte Carlo Firing Ranges in Bulacan, Bulacan.

Over 30 Trophies to be won with includes the following categories:

Champion for Open, Modified, Standard (and Single Stack Classic), Production both for Masons and non-Masons (Top 5).

Champion for Lady Shooters, Juniors and Seniors.

Top 3 for non masons on the said categories.

5 stages, 160 rounds minimum and match fee is 500 for Masons and 600 for non-Masons. COF is TBA.

To those who participated on last March, thank you and the outcome of the funshoot funded the Charity projects of Malolos Lodge and of course, this one will again be used for the same.

For more info, please contact WM Rey Cabauatan 09195082166 or Joel Manuel 09228507217.

Invitation and Location map is attached for your reference.

Raffle tickets are also available for 500 pesos per ticket, wherein the following prizes will be given away:

First Prize - .45 ACP pistol

2nd Prize - 9mm Pistol

3rd Prize - 12 Gauge Shotgun

Thank you and please support our fund raising program for the several charity projects of our lodge.

PS: This is not a PPSA sanctioned match. Just a FUNSHOOT.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Grand EB2EB in Manila: April 2010

After a successful eyeball to eyeball [EB2EB] by the North and South Californians Pinoy Masons last month, there is a plan to have a Grand EB2EB in Manila next year to coincide with the dates [no specific dates or plans yet] with Grand Lodge of the Philippines' Annual Communication, which is slated on 22-24 April 2010 at the Mall of Asia [MOA].

Watch out for this space for more details.

VWBro Marcelino Z. Claudio Dropped Working Tools: 24 Oct 2009


VWBro Marcelino Z. Claudio, PDDGM, of Panabo Dalisay Lodge No. 237 and Shangri-la Lodge 196, MD 11-B dropped his working tools last October 24, 2009.

The wake is at their residence in Carmen, Davao del Norte. No information yet as to any masonic activity because Sis Flor is still arriving today from Canada.

Please help us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of a very worthy brother.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Franklin Buno, PDGL
Toril Lodge 208/Panabo Dalisay Lodge 237
MD 11-B

Here is the message I received from VWBro Abing last night re Masonic funeral rites [upon] for the late VWBro Mar Claudio.

1) 18th Degree on Friday, Oct 30 at 7 pm at their house in Carmen.

2) 3rd degree [Masonic Funeral Rites] during burial , Nov. 6 at the cemetery (to be finalized as to time and place).

Brethren, I will keep you posted on any other developments.

Bro. Frank


 Pinoy Masons Worldwide offer their condolences and prayers to Sis Flor and the family & friends of our late VWBro Marcelino Z Claudio. May he rest in peace!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bro Rudy Roncal Drops Working Tools


WBro. Rolly Manarang rang me about the passing away of Bro. Rudy Roncal to the Grand Lodge above. Bro. Rudy Roncal was formerly a member of Lodge Star of Australia No 200 [UGL NSW & ACT] and also an ex-SRF Subic Bay employee of Shop-51.

His viewing will be tomorrow, Saturday, 10 Oct at 6:00pm at 433-435 Canterbury Road, Canterbury, NSW.

Please pass this message to the FilMasons and friends, who may know him.


Fidel Pamplona


Pinoy Masons worldwide offer their prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Bro Rudy Roncal. May he rest in peace!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bro Francis Aytona Drops Working Tools: 4 Oct 2009


While we were so focused on the news over the typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, this is a shocking news from VWBro Benny Ty about the murder of Bro. Francis Aytona of Manila Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 1.

Let us pray for his repose and immediate apprehension of the perpetrators and resolution of this case. A very sad day indeed for Manila-Mt. Lebanon and MD-NCR-A.

Details for the wake is still being arranged.

Bro. Joji Bulawin, PDDGM


Trader slain in Batangas ambush By Marrah Erika Lesaba
Inquirer Southern Luzon First Posted 17:20:00 10/04/2009

BATANGAS CITY, Philippines - A 54-year-old trader was shot dead by unidentified gunmen while traveling in Barangay (Village) Sta. Rita here Sunday morning, police said.

Senior Supt. Jesus Gatchalian said victim Francis Aytona, a resident of Quezon City, was driving his Nissan car bearing the license plate number FHA88 at around 10:50 a.m. when he was shot several times. The victim had multiple bullet wounds caused by a .45-caliber pistol and died on the spot.

Police are still in hot pursuit of the gunmen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Words to ponder by: On Freemasonry

Greetings Brethren!

Sharing some texts from excerpts of “MASONRY AND THE PHILLIPINE REVOLUTION” by MWBro Reynold S Fajardo and likewise a reminder of our continuing commitment as Masons to


"The meetings of the Lodge were of utmost interest. They were feasts of patriotism and Masonic apostleships; a marvelous communion of ideas and action, spirit and matter. Never did lips utter such eloquent appeals in the name of a universal brotherhood of all men as were heard at these gatherings. Never could Masonry have a more noble or a more chivalrous objective."


"Masonry has consecrated its efforts to the task of uniting all men in brotherhood, erasing the differences of country, race and color, of banishing war, replacing the din of arms and clanking of chains with the sound of work and industry. The failure of the present Government, my dear brethren, proclaims the necessity of trying other civilizing means. If the despotic regime now in force in the Philippines oppresses without doing any constructive or progressive work, then it is our duty to carry beyond the seas the light of Masonry. Let us strive, therefore, to extend to the remotest corners of the Philippines the principles of our august order, teaching the people by precept and example, if not by legislation, the love of liberty, equality and fraternity."


"Masonry was established to give our people a school which would provide it with models for cooperative action (normas de sociabilidad) and accustom it to live as a collectivity. In the bosom of Masonry we have learned to live a life of association; in the midst of that brotherhood we have communicated to one another our impressions our thoughts, our aspirations, and we have made ourselves apt to unite our desires and our acts."


"There is no place for doubt. A Fraternity that, like Masonry, has existed and will always exist through the centuries, paying unremitting homage to the eternal verities, consecrating its efforts to the redemption of humanity, is the destined liberator to bring freedom and right to the Philippines ."


"Masons should not rest so long as the world nurtures a tyrant, so long as the night gathers in its echoes the moans of the oppressed, so long as there are slaves, so long as there are oppressors. And this work is perhaps the greatest that Masonry has imposed upon itself and the only one worthy of its universal name."


Bro Ben Apacible [via email]
Kalilayan Lodge No. 37, Lucena City
Araw Lodge No. 18, Manila