Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Installation J Rizal Lodge 1172, NY - 4 Sept

Brethren all,   Come & Witness:

The Public Installation of Jose Rizal Lodge No. 1172 F. & A.M.,

The Grand Lodge

71 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
2010 - 2011 Officers

W.'. Bro Luis Guillen - Worshipful Master

Bro. Sylvester Almiron Jr. - Sr. Warden

Bro. Ignacio Abe - Jr. Warden

on Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ceremony: 2 to 5 pm @ 19th floor

Celebration: 6 to 11 pm @ 2nd floor

Formal Attire:
Officers, Members and Visiting Brethren - Barong Tagalog

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

VWBro Felicisimo P. Capucao, Jr Drops Working Tools: 17 Aug 2010


VW Bro Felicisimo 'Jun' P. Capucao of Isarog Lodge No. 33, F&AM dropped his working tools this 17th day of August in the year of our Lord 2010.

His body lies in state at Funeraria Imperial, J. Hernandez St., Naga City.

"...the man who without blemish fullfilled his duty as a man, a subject, a husband and father..."

Papa - farewell, my brother!

Dean Capucao
Isarog lodge No. 33
Naga City
CL: Vancouver, BC


My Dear Brethren:

Relentless fate has overtaken another brother and sooner or later is to overtake us all.
No worth or virtue, no wealth or honor, no tears of friends or sorrow of loved ones, can avert or
delay this, teaching us the impressive lesson, continually repeated, yet always soon forgotten, that each
one of us must ere long pass to his reward.

Brother Dean,

We join you in grief in your hours of sorrow.

Shangri-La :: 196 MD RXI-B
Tagum City, Davao Del Norte

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MW Bro Teddy Baldonado Drops Working Tools: 10 Aug 2010


I received SMS via SUNBRO:

MW Bro Teodorico "Teddy" V. Baldonado, our Past Grand Master for the Masonic year 1987 dropped his working tools early this afternoon [Tuesday, 10 August 2010]. He is a member of Laong Laan Lodge No 185.

MW Bro Teddy's wake is at BF Homes Chapel at Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.

Last rites will be this Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 7pm.

Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Novaliches, QC on Sunday, August 15, 2010 11am.

May he rest in peace.

Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, Manila
Meets every 1st Wed, 6:00pm at Plaridel Masonic Temple

"Thus by square conduct, level steps, and upright intentions we hope to ascend to those immortal mansions whence all goodness emanates."


[MW Bro] 'Baldonado was born on January 4, 1934, in Sta. Maria,Ilocos Sur. After his elementary education in his hometown, he went to the University of the Philippines where he finished his high school and B.S. Economics. He also took the ROTC Advance Course and as Cadet Lt. Col., he commanded one of the regiments. He was enrolled in the U.P. College of Law, when he was called to active duty in the AFP as a Second Lieutenant. After a short stint in the Army he went to the Graduate School of Busi­ness Administration majoring in Marketing. He also attended several marketing and management seminars both here and abroad and is now a lecturer on sales management.

'MW Bro Teodorico Baldonado is the first Grand Master to be sworn into office outside of Metro Manila during the Annual Communication in Davao City on April 23, 1987.'

Click here to read MW Bro Baldonado's Masonic biography.

Friday, August 6, 2010

VWBro Geminiano 'Jun' Galarosa Drops Working Tools: 5 Aug 2010


VW Bro Jun Galarosa, one of the Past Masters of Quezon City Lodge 122, have dropped his working tools, let's pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

Para sa hindi nakaka-kilala kay VW Bro Geminiano 'Jun' Galarosa: He is the second writer from the Philippine jurisdiction to be elected to the Masonic Brotherhood of the Blue Forget-me-Not, an organization of Masonic writers around the world.

Ferdinand N. Morales
Quezon City Lodge 122, CMT, Q.C.
CL: San Juan City, Metro Manila

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

http://lionrroar.blogspot.com/  One of VWBro Jun's Blogs.



Our dear Bro. Geminiano de Vera Galarosa, Jr., more commonly known as "Kuya Jun" and "The Aging Lion" to his brothers in the Masonic Fraternity, dropped his working tools due to renal failure on August 5th, 2010 at the age of 69. His body was located initially for those who condoled at his residence in Guindulman, Bohol.

On Saturday, August 7th, he was transferred to the Masonic Temple of Dagohoy Lodge No. 84 in Tagbilaran City, his Lodge of membership. In the evening of the same day, full Masonic rites were given to him by two of his good friends, contemporaries and fellow Past Masters of his Mother Lodge, Quezon City Lodge No. 122, namely: VW Bro. Jose Lustre, PAGS, and VW Bro. Saul Exmundo, PDGL, who travelled all the way from Manila as Bro. Jun had requested that should he die, the two would give him the Masonic rites.

The following day, August 8th , Sunday at 1:00 pm, his remains were brought by his brothers of the Lodge headed by WM Jason Lopena (also a Senior DeMolay), to his final resting place at the Dagohoy Lodge Masonic Cemetery in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.

He is survived by his widow, Sis. Lorma (Amaranth and Eastern Star), three children, Bro. Ian (incumbent Junior Warden of Sierra Madre Lodge #181), Iris Ann (Bethel #22, IOJD), and Bro. Ivan (Quezon City Lodge #122; A. Mabini Chapter, Order of DeMolay), and six grand children, namely, Martina Victoria, Martin Miguel, Isabella, Enrico Rolando, Mika Lorenzo and Aidan Bono.

The entire Galarosa family wishes to thank all those who condoled, prayed, and extended their sympathies to the bereaved family and loved ones of Kuya Jun. Indeed, he is not only a loss to his family but to Freemasonry as he had dedicated his life towards them until he dropped his working tools. We would also like to thank the officers and members of Dagohoy Lodge No. 84 who ensured that everything was well taken cared of and that the widow and orphans be comforted. This was truly a great display of the fulfillment of their Masonic obligation.


Bro. Ivan R. Galarosa
Quezon City Lodge No. 122 F. & A.M.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

DGIW Rt Wor Bro Max Grevett Drops Working Tools: 3 Aug 2010

Dear Brethren,

For those of you who know him - It is with sad regret to inform you that Rt Wor Bro Max Grevett, Past Junior Grand Warden [PJGW] has passed to the Grand Lodge above this evening at 6pm.

More info will be provided.


SW - Horizons 1032

"In Hoc Signo Vinces"


District Grand Inspector of Workings [DGIW], Rt Wor Brother Max Grevett, Past Junior Grand Warden dropped his working tools this evening.

A great loss, not only to Lodge Celebration of Fairfield but to the Craft; a respectable man and a worthy Brother.

Bro. Victor "Vic" Edilloran SW
Lodge Celebration of Fairfield-345


Our condolences to the family, friends and brethren of our Rt Wor Bro Max Grevett; you will sorely be missed.

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