Wednesday, July 28, 2010

EB2EB Virginia Beach VA: 13 Aug

Brethren & all,

Bro Nelo Perez (GDM U.D.) will be arriving New York  (LGA) midnight 13 Aug 2010 and will drive to North Carolina via Virginia Beach next day and planning for:

1. EB2EB in Virginia Beach (15 Aug 2010-TBA)

2. To attend Ladies Night of Chesapeake Shrine Club at Khedive Shrine Center (16 Aug.2010 6PM-9PM).

Those interested to join EB2EB in Virginia Beach please send your information.

Bro Nelo will stay in New York /New Jersey till 21 Aug 2010.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

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

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Biak na Bato 7 Fun Shoot: 27 Nov

Biak na Bato Lodge No 7 will be having its 1st FUNSHOOT and RAFFLE DRAW on November 27, 2010 , 8AM at Camp Bagong Diwa NCRPO Firing Range,Taguig City Metro Manila.
All interested Master Masons, relatives, friends and shooters are welcome to join and support our fund raising project. Proceeds will be benefited by the widows, orphans and distressed brothers of our Lodge.
For further inquiries and tickets, please contact the following:

WM Alex Daniel 09173286899 / 09228897844

Bro Dave Maniquis 09286214601 / 09228625828

Bro Marvin Dave Mascardo 09088890895 / 09227722558

Last date of registration will be on October 31, 2010.

Please support our cause, may The GAOTU guide us always.

Marvin Dave Mercado Mascardo
Biak na Bato 7 GLP
Phil Balanghay Association
Luzon York Rite
Kamanava Travellers Club

26th PMAAI Nat'l Convention: 3 to 5 Sept

Fraternal greetings!

Our 26th PMAAI Annual National Convention is just around the corner, which, we all know, will be held in Gold Coast Hotel and Casino, 4000 West Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89103, on Sept 3 to 5.

I would like, also, to thank the Las Vegas Chapter, FILAMON, headed by WBro Rolly Pascual, in advance for being our support chapter in Las Vegas. They are a big part of our Convention preparation and success.

Three Grand Masters are attending our Convention this year, MW Bro Avelino "Sonny" Razon, (Grand Lodge of the Philippines) , MW Bro Godofredo "Santy" Lascano (Grand  Lodge of Washington) and MW Bro  Carl "Bud" Banks (Grand Lodge of Nevada). Please  join me in giving them a warm welcome in Las Vegas. One will seldom witness having three sitting Grand Masters in different Jurisdictions at the same place and time. As we all know, MW Bro Lascano is the second Filipino-born Mason to become a Grand Master here in the US. He will be a good inspiration to all of us, Filipino-American Masons.

Again, thank you for your continued support to our Organization, PMAAI.

God bless us all.


Bro. Dandy Barawid, PM
PMAAI President

Friday, July 23, 2010

Filipino Travellers Club Abu Dhabi UAE

We have a club here in Abu Dhabi [UAE] composed of Filipino Freemasons in the Philippines from different lodges. We the Filipino Travellers Club in Abu Dhabi meets almost every Thursday each week [before it was first Thursday of the month].

Call me on 0505925299 for more details as we dont have a Lodge near by in Abu Dhabi.
Jonald M. Bejec
Batasan Lodge 381. CMT.
Filipino Travellers Club

Bernie viloria (tel 050 7914487)

Baguio Lodge 67
Filipino Travelers Club, Abu Dhabi

Bro Juan 'Sonny' Arce III Drops Working Tools: 16 July 2010


Bro. Juan "Sonny" Arce III dropped his working tools last July 16, 2010.

His body lies at the El Camino Memorial Park in San Diego.

A native of Olongapo City, Bro. Sonny is a member of Lincoln Lodge #34.

Let us pray for the soul of our departed Brother that He May Rest in Peace.

On the Level,

Ricardo"Chito" Ramos
Lincoln Lodge # 34
Olongapo City,Philippines

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jose Rizal Masonic Lodge of Cuba celebrates 54th year

Freemason Lodge in Cuba Extols Jose Rizal

Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:41 Public Information Service Unit [DFA]

15 April 2010 - The Philippine Embassy in Cuba reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that Philippine national hero Jose Rizal's virtues and heroism were extolled at a program on April 12 in Havana marking the 54th anniversary of the founding of the Jose Rizal Masonic Lodge of Cuba [Logia Masonica Jose Rizal].

In a stirring oratory, Marciano Perez Quintero, a prominent Cuban Freemason, touched the hearts of his listeners when he recounted the life of Rizal as a dedicated patriot who bore no hatred for those who snuffed out his life by firing squad "in a cold December morning".

Orator of the Lodge, Alfonso Hernandez Ramirez gave another moving account in poetry form, of how Rizal dedicated his life and talents to the goal of enlightening and liberating his people since his youth, and even in exile in Dapitan.

Guest speaker and Philippine Ambassador to Cuba Dr. MacArthur F. Corsino, a Master Mason himself [and a Senior DeMolay, mod.], stressed that the national heroes of both Cuba and the Philippines, Jose Marti and Jose Rizal, were Masons. He said that from their pens and their blood arose two free and independent nations.

Ambassador Corsino added that his affinity with Cuban Masons helped him in his work of strengthening Cuban-Philippine relations on a people-to-people level.

Conducted entirely in Spanish, the program began with remarks by the Master of Jose Rizal Lodge Rene Alberto Duarte Mustelier.

An overflow crowd of over 200 Freemasons and family members attended, at the 10th floor of the Grand Lodge Temple in midtown Havana.

The Jose Rizal Masonic Lodge of Cuba was founded in Havana on April 12, 1956 by a handful of Cuban Freemasons well-versed in the parallel developments of Cuban and Philippine history and appreciative of the greatness of Rizal.

Similar to the Philippines, the Cuban revolution against Spain was spearheaded by Freemasons. Aside from their national heroes Marti and Rizal being Freemasons, the leaders who first declared independence for their respective countries, were Freemasons: Carlos Manuel de Cespedes of Cuba in 1868 and Emilio Aguinaldo of the Philippines in 1898 - who also both became the first Presidents of their countries.

Although Cuba is a Communist state and belief in God as their first principle, [the] Masonry remains a strong civic, non-political fraternity in the country. Founded in 1859, there are today over 40,000 Masons and 400 lodges across the island-nation.

Luksang Parangal: Dak Kap Abner Santonil: 24 Hulyo

Para po sa inyong kaalaman, ang Logia Magdalo #79 ay magsasagawa ng luksang lamayan para sa Dakilang Kapatid na Abner Santonil, isa sa mga haligi na nagtaguyod ng aming inang logia.

Ito po ay gaganapin sa ika 24 ng Hulyo, sa ganap na ika-  ng gabi sa kanyang tahanan, Kapatagan ng Sta Isabel, Kawit, Cavite.

Kap Julius Esguerra
via Kap Augusto Bueno

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Noble Zondi Hizon Drops Working Tools: July 2010

Brethren and Nobilities,

For your information Bro & Noble Zondi Hizon;; the Best Novice of Marangal Class, Saigon Shrine Oasis dropped his working tools. His remains lies at Funeraria Paz, Sucat, Paranaque. Interment will be on July 22, 2010.

Let us join hands in praying for his eternal repose.


Bro Jhun Lumabad
Batangas Lodge # 35
Marikina Lodge # 119
Dapitan Lodge # 21
Millburn Lodge # 127

Monday, July 19, 2010

Shoot for a Cause: 29 August

On the occasion of this year’s celebration of National Heroes Day, the Naga City Lodge No. 257, F. & A.M., will sponsor “SHOOT FOR A CAUSE”, a practical and tactical shooting competition, to be held on August 29, 2010 at HQS 22nd Infantry Valor Battalion, CAFGU, Brgy. Caroyroyan, Pili, Camarines Sur .

Bro. Henry S. Lim
Naga City Lodge No. 257
Masonic District RV-A

WBro Fred Durano Drops Working Tools: 15 July 2010

For the information of those whose lives he touched, WBro Fred Durano of Carmen Valley Lodge No. 250 dropped his working tools at 8:00 A.M. today, July 15.

His mortal remains are at Ma. Reyna Hospital, Cagayan de Oro.

"When human strength and wisdom fail,
let us remember that Divine Assistance is vouchsafe us
through the medium of prayer."

Let us therefore pray for the eternal repose of his soul. And pray for hope that like a tree when it is cut down, it will sprout again, and the tender branch thereof will not cease.

Dear Lord, have compassion of WBro Fred - a child of your creation; administer comfort to his family and loved ones; and save him with everlasting salvation. Amen.

Nixon Baban
Cosin 308 MWGLP
Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

VWBro Antonio G Lim Drops Working Tools: July 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the family of our Past Master, VWBro Antonio 'Tony' G Lim, PDDGM NCR-B Bagumbayan Lodge No 4.

Romulo 'Jun' Cruz


Brethren, please be informed that the Final Masonic Rites for our beloved VWBro. Antonio G. Lim of Bagumbayan Lodge No. 4 F&AM, and the immediate PDDGM of Masonic District NCR-B will be accorded on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 9PM, Funeraria Paz at C3 Road Caloocan City.

Bro. Zidney G. Zamora
Island-Luz-Minerva Lodge No. 5

VWBro Aristides 'Amboy' 'Butch' Velazco Drops Working Tools: 11 July 2010


VWBro Aristides Velazco of  Tagaytay Lodge N0. 165 has dropped his working tools.

His body lies in state at his residence at St. Martin Subdivision, Silang, Cavite

Avelino Mendoza Sumagui
Tagaytay Lodge No. 165


The brethren from Indang Lodge No. 115 joins the family of VWBro Amboy Velazco and the craft in deep sorrow due to the untimely demise of our VWBro Amboy Velazco of Tagaytay Lodge No 165.

Our prayers and sympathy to all.


WM - Indang Masonic Lodge No. 115
Masonic District RIV-A

Shriners Imperial Council Session 2010

Brethren & all,

It was very memorable day for us Filipino Masons; especially Shriners 
for having our Charter of  the Mabuhay Temple in the Philippines. 

Congratulations to all Nobles & Masons who were instrumental and for making this happen most especially to Noble Ace Espejo, MW Bro Jimmy Gonzales, MW Bro Pablo Ko & all our Nobles from the Philippines who travelled with their wives.

Special thanks to Noble Jonathan Mobo & Johhny Chua & all Canadian brethren for preparing the fellowship of MWBro  Santy Lascano last Saturday in Thornton. CONGRATULA TIONS . 

Hope to see you in the PMAAI National Convention in Las Vegas from 3-6 Sept 2010 in Gold Coast Casino and our guest of honor will be MW Bro Avelino Razon Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines & MW Bro Santy Lascano Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Washington.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Bro.Edward Usita, PM
Angalo # 63 GLP
Jose Rizal # 1172 GLNY
Naomi # 87 GLVA
GS Fajardo # 383 GLP
Maynilad UD GLDC
www.edwardstravel. net

VWBro Rufino Tabios Drops Working Tools: 3 July 2010

Brethren All: 

The funeral rites for VW Bro Rufino Tabios, Past Master of Cosmos Lodge No. 8 and two-term District Grand Lecturer of MD NCR-A, will be on July 3, 2010 (Saturday) at 7:00 o'clock in the evening at the De Luxe Chapel of the Holy Trinity Funeral Homes in Sucat Road, Paranaque. VW Bro Tabios was an active member of the Scottish Rite, Shriners and the Snakes. 

Thank you.

Bro. Joji Bulawin

Monday, July 5, 2010

ATL Clean a Creek and Family Day

Photo shows members and families of Ang Tipolo Lodge No 334 recent Clean a Park & Family Day.

See more from Bro Romeo Pacamana Jr's Facebook.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dasmariñas Lodge Elected Officers

Sirs/VW Sirs:

Please be advised that the following are now the elected officers of  Dasmariñas Lodge No 346:

Worshipful Master WB Leo M. Francisco

Senior Warden Bro Ephraem Serrano

Junior Warden Bro Ferdinad dela Cruz

Thank you very much for your kind attention.


Bro LeonardoM. Rodriguez
Lodge Secretary