Monday, June 28, 2010

VW Bro Fernando Bautista Drops Working Tools: 24 June 2010


One of the Pillars and foundation of Lincoln Lodge No. 34 and Worthy Bro. VW Fernando Bautista dropped his working tools this morning, past 3:00 am. He is now on that undiscovered country and in the care of the GAOTU, where travelers never return. May he rest in peace.

VW Domzie Lorenzo, PDGL
Secretary 2009
Pinatubo Lodge No.. 52, San Narciso, Zambales
ML Bagong Buhay Lodge No. 17 Cavite City


VWBro Fernando 'Nanding' Baustista is not only a brother to most of us, but also a Dad to countless of Teodoro R Yangco DeMolays & Jobies of Bethel No 1. He was very active in these two young peoples' organisations as well as other Masonic appendant organisations at Lincoln Lodge.

We are all saddened by his demise and we will remember him in our prayers; as well as his surviving family - most of whom are also our brothers in DeMolays & sisters in Jobies.

May he rest in peace in the bosom of God!


Bro Mario Baylon Jr


Whom the heart of man shuts out, sometimes the heart of God takes in, and fences them all round about with silence amid the world's loud in.

My deepest sympathies on the departure of our Very Worshipful Brother Fernando Bautista.

Sincerely and fraternally,

Arnel A. Paynita, PM
Silver Gate/Three Stars Lodge No. 296
Claude H Morisson Lodge No. 747
GGOKCS_SC Southern California
Kimball Chapter, Int'l Order of DeMolay (Advisor)
Hometown: Manila/Ligao Albay, Philippines

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tri-Orient A & ASR Convention: 9-10 July

Fraternal Greetings!

San Pablo Bodies Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite [A&ASR] will host the Tri-Orient Convention together with Lucena Bodies, A & ASR, Batangas Bodies, A & ASR and Mindoro Bodies, A & ASR on July 9-10, 2010 at the Malinao Foundation Bldg. located at Corner T. Azucena & P. Zulueta Streetss., San Pablo City [Laguna].

All elected officers of the four (4) coordinate bodies are required to attend. All members are enjoined to attend this very special gathering.


A great [but unrelated] link to Philippine Scottish Rite History.

San Diego Fair Schedule

First of all I would like to thank the Al Bhar Clowns who did an excellent job yesterday at the booth.

I will be opening the booth and set up the system in the am and secure it in the afternoon. In the event there is not enough manning I will be there all day to help you out.

There is a free parking at the Horse Park, from the south: take 5 north exit Villa de la Valle right. About 1 mile hang a right, Horse Park will be on your right side (opposite the polo grounds). Shuttle runs every 10-15 minutes until 1am. It will take you right in front of the Main Gate (O'Brien) and back at the Horse Park.

Manning Schedules:

June 25 Friday---Bro Rudy Bautista and Wor Shelly

June 26 Saturday--Black Mountain Lodge

June 27 Sunday--Silver Gate Three Stars

July 2 Friday--- Wor Shelly [needs help manning, volunteers please!]

July 3 Saturday-- San Diego Lodge #35

July 4 Sunday ----Heartland Lodge

July 5 Monday ---DeMolay Kimbal Chapter (last day)

Dress Code: Casual/Light, no printed T-shirt that's not appropriate please. Please no shop or Lodge talk, remember we are representing Freemasonry and not your Lodge.

Again, enjoy the Fair and don't forget to pass by the Booth located in the Infield Pavilion next to the Highway Patrol Booth.

Sincerely and Fraternally yours,

Jose 'Joel' Narciso
Unity Lodge #632 (Normal Heights #632)
San Diego, CA

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains
and is immortal." AP

Monday, June 21, 2010

Nor-Cal Pinoy Masons Eyeball Picnic Organizing Meeting: 26 June

Change of Organizing Meeting Date: June 26, 2010 @ 5:30 pm [vice June 19]

Place: CAPITAL CITY LODGE (Dining Room)

4647 U Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

REASON: Several brethren (including myself) are going out-of-town to celebrate Father's Day.

NOTE: This will be the last [organising] meeting before the NORCAL PINOY MASONS 2ND ANNUAL EB2EB, 31 July. It will be a POT LUCK meeting.

Romy Mabanta
Capital City Lodge #499
Gen, Douglas MaCarthur Lodge, UD
Elk Grove, CA

Shriner's 136th Imperial Council Session: 4-8 July


As some of you may probably know, the Shriner's 136th Imperial Council Session will be held here in Toronto on July 4-8, 2010. The Filipino Canadian Cabletow Club will be hosting a dinner/banquet in honor of a visiting Filipino Grand Master - the GM of the Grand Lodge of Washington, MW Bro.Santy Lascano, who is also attending the Imperial Council Session.

Details are as follow:

Date: July 3, 2010 (Saturday)

(Cocktails start at 6:30 PM)

Attire: Smart Casual or Barong Tagalog

Venue: Thornhill Masonic Temple

(30 Elgin Street, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada)

Cost: Canadian $25.00
(inclusive of dinner; pop/water; dessert; coffee/ tea)
Liquor/Beer- Cash Bar (proceeds will go to the Club's Charitable Projects)

So, in case you are within hail brethren, mark your calendar and please don't forget to reserve your tickets for the dinner, as seats are limited.

To learn more about the Filipino Canadian Cabletow Service Club, please visit our website at


Bro. Jonathan Modo
Robertson Lodge #292 (Toronto)
Lodge of Perfection-Valley of Toronto
Rameses Shriners (Toronto)
Order of DeMolay (Davao City)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Iligan Lodge No 207 on the web

Good day Kuya!

I'm Pat D. Noel of Iligan Lodge No. 207, Iligan City. I accidentally came across your blog while surfing the net. It's good to know of a brother who take the effort to collate blogs of Pinoy Masons from all over the world.

I have just started making a blog which generally contains activities of our lodge [and it's a coincidence that we use the same template. :-) ] [Mod note: I guess the blue colour of the template suits our Craft.].

I hope you could add the link to our blog to your site [done!]. This is our blogsite

Thank you very much and more power.

May the GAOTU continue to light our path.

Fraternally and sincerely,

Bro. Pat D. Noel

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Anacapa Golf Tourney: 24 July

121st Installation of Bethel Officers: 19 June

Bethel No. 164
National City, CA
International Order of Job's Daughters

Cordially invites you to the 121st Installation of Bethel Officers

Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM

at South West Masonic Lodge, 1140 B Avenue National City, CA.

Ana Celina Gregorio Cruz Barr
Honored Queen

Jaena Mae Cauiat
Senior Princess

Gerissa Abdon
Junior Princess

Ernie M. Lampa (PM)
South West Lodge No. 283
National City,  CA.

BusinessWorld Weekender: Clash of the dogmas

BusinessWorld Weekender: Clash of the dogmas

"One tends to forget the rift between The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines and the Roman Catholic Church until pulled up short by the news that a prominent citizen, in good standing with civic society, is suddenly barred from Church rites.

Take the case of the late Quezon Governor Rafael Nantes, who because of his status as a freemason and Born Again Christian, was denied a Catholic burial last May; instead, he was buried at a private cemetery at the foot of Mount Banahaw in Lucban. No mass could be officiated in his presence (although his mortal remains could be blessed, and prayers for his soul were encouraged).

In contrast, all civic pomp was observed in the funeral cortege, accorded an honor guard from the military and police. Dignitaries paid their respects, including president-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, and recently retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno. (Incidentally, Mr. Puno is also a freemason, in fact a past Grand Master -- the highest elected legislative officer in a Masonic Lodge -- and may suffer a similar snub from the Church in the future. Currently serving his one-year-term as Grand Master is Gen. Avelino I. Razon, Jr.)"

[Click above link for the full report.]

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Congrats Elected Officers: Solidarity 1457, Houston TX

Congratulations to the elected officers of Solidarity Lodge No 1457, Houston, Texas for the Masonic Year 2010-2011:





On the right of WM: JOVEN VILLANUEVA

Let's move on!!!!!!!!!!!

Lope LindioPM,
Solidarity Lodge 1457
Houston TX
Lifetime Member Northwest Lodge, Chicago, IL


Brethren & all,

Congatulations to all Officers of Solidarity Lodge # 1457 under the MW Grand Lodge of Texas. It was just like yesterday when 15 of us from Jose Rizal  # 1172 [NYC] signed a petition to the Grand Lodge of Texas.

Hope you all will have more power to continue spread Tenets of Freemasonry inspite of.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Bro. Edward Usita
Jose Rizal # 1172 NYC
Angalo # 63 Vigan City
Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA
GS Fajardo # 383 Manila
Maynilad UD Washington,DC

www.edwardstravel. net

Congratulations to Filipino Masonic Pride


Congratulations to MW Bro G. Santy Lascano of Seattle, Washington for being installed as the Grand Master for the year 2010-2011 of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge [Ancient & Free Accepted Masons] of Washington [State] this last June 11, 2010.

It was a fun and successful evening. I'd also like to congratulate all those who participated and came to make this a memorable evening, a proud moment in the annals of Filipino and Filipino-born Freemasons.

Next year, brethren, first week of June, will also be the installation of RW Bro. Chibu Uson as Grand Master of Masons in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. He is the sitting Deputy Grand Master, and next year will be another proud moment for us Pinoys. To those who can make it, let us extend our brotherly support to the esteemed brother, a man I personally met and talked to and I can say unequivocally that he is most worthy of the most worthy.
Peace and harmony,

Lorenzo Ilao
Aviation Lodge # 175
Richmond, BC

VWBro James P. Best Drops Working Tools: 10 June 2010


Just received an email from Sis Jean Calaguas that her father, VWBro James Best, a Past Worshipful Master & Secretary of Lincoln Lodge #34, Olongapo City has dropped his working tools last Thursday at 1218 in his home at Oceanside, California.

No other details were given, the family said they want to make it simple and quiet.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Bro. Jhun Samson
Nippon Lodge #9, Sasebo. Japan
Yokosuka Lodge #20, Yokosuka, Japan


VW Bro James P. Best was the Wor Master of Lincoln Lodge No. 34 when I joined the craft.

He served as Lodge Secretary for several years and he was also a Past Grand Lecturer of Masonic District RIII-C.

My condolences to the family of VW Bro Jim. May he find eternal repose in Him. I would like to join the brethren in giving him Masonic rites should the family request for it.

Gary N. Orino, PM
Lincoln Lodge No. 34
Olongapo City
CL: San Diego, Ca

Bro. Gerardo P. Salud Dopped Working Tools: 9 June 2010


Bro. Gerardo P. Salud of Magdiwang Lodge No. 238 [the son of our late WBro Ladislao Salud & brother of Sis Daisy Salud Barcelona], our Lodge Organist joined our Creator in the wee hours of June 9, 2010 at Divine Grace Hospital. His body lies in estate at their residence at Barangay Road, Noveleta, Cavite and will be transferred to Magdiwang Lodge Hall in Noveleta, Cavite on June 19, 2010, Saturday at 9:00 AM.

Necrological services will be rendered by us on the aforesaid date at exactly 12:30 noon. After the necrological service, his remains will be brought to the Philippine Independent Church for a mass and interment follows at Love Memorial Park.

Let us all pray together that his soul may rest in eternal peace.

Kuya Efren F. Barcelona
Secretary, Magdiwang Lodge No. 238

[For the information of the brethren. Posted via Pinoy Masons by WBro Jose Santillan, Jr. PM,
Magdiwang Lodge 238, Noveleta, Cavite]

Kuyang Totoy and Kuyang Efren,

Please convey our heartfelt condolences to Brother Gerardo Salud's family.

Our prayers that his soul may rest in eternal peace.

Fraternally and sincerely,

Andrew A. Apostol
South West Lodge  #283
CL: San Diego, Ca.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 Brethren elected and installed as GL Officers

Hi, Brethren,

Congratulations to RW Bro Reyne Cruz on his election as a Member of the Board of General Purposes of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba. He is the newest RW Brother of our Lodge.

Congratulations also to the following Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 Brethren elected and installed as Grand Lodge Officers:

MW Bro Ted Jones, PGM - Grand Secretary

RW Bro Jun Manalang, - Grand Historian


Chibu Uson
Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189

Capitol Lodge No 136

 "Freemasonry - a way of life"


Request for the History of all the Lodges in Mindanao

To all the Lodges in Mindanao,

The Maguindanao Lodge No. 40 will be celebrating 100 years in 2011 and likewise Masonry in Mindanao and this will be the highlight of the events in the Mindanao Convention on February 2011.

One of our tasks is to make a historical background of Mindanao Masonry. We therefore ask support from all the lodges in Mindanao [and elsewhere] by providing us your respective Lodge History so that we can trace the birth of your lodges and its ancestors/decendants.

Thank you and we hope you can provide us these reference materials [including copies of old photos]  at the soonest time possible. Please email your lodge history at

Let us make the Mindanao Convention in 2011 very successful for this is the Centennial Celebration of Mindanao Masonry.


Bro. Chito Olifernes
Maguindanao Lodge No. 40
Cagayan de Oro City

J Rizal Lodge No. 22 Fellowship Shootfest: 26 June

Brethren & Friends,

In behalf of our Incumbent Worshipful Master,  Ruben Chua and our Senior Warden / Committee head for this event, brother Alex Espinosa, I would like to invite you on our fellowship Shootfest which will be held on June 26, 2010, Saturday 10:00 am to be held at Floro Industrial Park, Tanay, Rizal.

Funshoot will  use basic Courses of Fire only (non-professional) . Event is open even to non-Masons and to those who do not own a gun.

Registration fee is inclusive of lunch, use of firearm (cal .45, .38 and 9mm) and 5 rounds of ammo. Succeeding ammos will be sold at P20/round.

For registration, please do contact our Worshipful Master Ruben at 0922-888-9463 or Brother Alex Espinosa at 0922-890-1990.

Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, Manila

Bro Ben Venturina Drops Working Tools: June 2010


The remains of the late Bro. Ben Venturina is now at the Sanctuary San Antonio, Forbes Park [per regulation of the Sanctuary no Masonic Rites shall be allowed] instead please offer prayers and condolences to the family & friends of our late brother.

SILANGANAN 19 (Mother Lodge)
BATASAN 381 (Charter-Dual)
DAPITAN 21 (Honorary)
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST 362 (Honorary)
N.S. AMORANTO 358 (Honorary)
Most Worshiful Grand Lodge of the Phils.

QCPD Trowel Fellowship: 8 June

Dear Brethren,

Here are the pictures from the fellowship of the QCPD Trowel Club yesterday, June 8, 2010 at Henry's Grill.

The QCPD Trowel Club is open to all Master Masons but primarily for those who live, work and have a business in Quezon City.

Interested in joining? Please. get in touch with our Bro. Secretary,  Robert Sales (09228155909/ rafaelcharlesb@


Bro. Joel Ferrer

Canada Day Parade: 1 July

Mga Kuyang Withersoeverdispersed,

The July 1st Parade that will be held in Drumheller [Alberta, Canada] this year will include an entry from Symbol Lodge No. 93 and Drumheller Lodge No. 146.

The Parade Theme this year is "Celebrating 25 Years of  The Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller."

Our two Lodges are participating because it was named after Joseph Burr Tyrell, a Freemason with strong connections to Drumheller.We encourage all Masons to join us, either walking the two mile route or riding on our float.

We thank you for considering joining us. Please wish us well in our endeavors.

Bro. Reyisidro L. de Guzman
Moises J. de Guzman Memorial Lodge No. 161
Peace Lodge No. 126
Symbol Lodge No. 93
Drumheller, Alberta

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lodge Woronora 414 Install: 18 June

Bro Luis 'Louie' Reyes, President of FilMasons NSW, Inc was elected as Worshipful Master of Lodge Woronora No 414. He has invited the brethren & ladies of this Lodge to attend his installation as Worshipful Master, Friday, 18 June 2010 at 6:00 PM at Oatley Masonic Centre.

Friday, 18 June 2010 [RSVP by 9th June 2010], Tyling at 6 PM

[Visitors: 6:15 PM - Grand Lodge: 7 PM]

Oatley Masonic Centre, 11a Letitia Street, Oatley NSW 2223

Followed by an Installation Banquet at the Oatley RSL Club

23 Letitia Street, Oatley, NSW 2223

[Banquet fee of $35.00 per person applies]

Please RSVP by the 9th of June 2010


Incoming Officers

Worshipful Master: Bro. Luis Reyes

IPM: Wor. Bro. Dennis Karadimitropoulos

Senior Warden: Wor. Bro. Dennis O’ Neill

Junior Warden: Bro. Roland Martinez

Chaplain: V Wor. Bro. Phillip Ward

Treasurer: Bro. Ray Stuart

Secretary: Rt. Wor. Bro. Bill Casley

Director of Ceremonies: V Wor. Bro. Norm Sandstrom

Senior Deacon: Bro Gerry Reyes

Junior Deacon: Bro. Noel Obrero

Director of Music: Bro. Emmanuel Konitopoulos

Organist: Bro. Alan O'Toole

Membership Officer: V Wor. Bro. Manny Maniago, JGD

Caring officers: V Wor. Bro. Norm Sandstrom, Bro. Reg Symons

Inner Guard: Bro. Grant Philips

Stewards: Bro. Julian Tan, Bro. Robert Rabago, Bro. Rene Gendive, Bro. Elpidio Bucalon

Tyler: Bro. Gregg Jones