Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gen Douglas MacArthur Lodge No 853

Sent: Fri, September 24, 2010 6:11:32 PM


Good news! General Douglas MacArthur Lodge was just awarded our charter [number] by the Grand Master of California this morning during the Ancom-Califronia according to our Worshipful Master Lito Viray, PM.

Congratulations GDML # 853 brethren for a job well done. It is indeed a great success to all of us.

We will see you all tomorrow at the ANCOM. Fellowship tomorrow evening at the Intramuros Restaurant, South San Francisco. All brethren are all invited to join us in celebration of this milestone.


Bro Loreto Paragas
Provident Three Pillars# 609
Gen.Douglas McArthur Lodge#853
F&AM, Grand Lodge of California

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

VW Bro Renato M. Guerra, PJGL Drops Working Tools: 24 Sept 2010

The entire Masonrydom of North Mindanao and the entire country grieves the demise of one of its pillars.

VW Bro Renato M. Guerra, PJGL, dropped his working tools at around 2:30 pm today (Sept. 24, 2010). VW Bro Atong as he was fondly called was the President of the Past Masters Guild in North Mindanao and has been awarded three times as the Most Outstanding Guild President under the leadership of MW Bro John O. Choa.

During his working years, he was connected with Biomedis Division of Unilab as Regional Manager. He was a member of Pilar Lodge No. 15 and Leonardo T. Panares Lodge No. 220 and an honorary member of Don Antonio T. Cosin Memorial Lodge No. 308. He recently survived the Hotsands in Cagayan de Oro City.

Together Brethren, let us pray for the eternal repose of his soul. Well done thou good and faithful servant, may you find solace in the company of the GAOTU.


Masonic Rites for the late VW Bro Renato "Atong" Guerra will be held on Sept. 28, 2010 at 8:00PM at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes, interment will be on Sept. 29, 2010 at Oro Gardens in Cagayan de Oro City at 9:00 AM.

FYI, more power and Godspeed.

Bro. Nixon A. Baban
Cosin 308
Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bro Ed Yaptangco: Hiram Awardee 2010


Congratulations to Bro Ed Yaptangco of South West Lodge #283, National City, CA the receipient of Hiram Award for 2010.

Award ceremony will be this Saturday [Sept 18] at 4:30 PM at SWL #283, 140 B Ave. National City, CA. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

"It is not how long you live that counts but it is how you enjoy your life!!!

William Rabara "bradpans" Francia ,
Moderator PinoyMason@yg,
Pinatubo Lodge #52, San Narciso, Zambales
South West lodge #283, National City, CA

WBro James Kermit Basham: 19 Sept 2010

Sad News Brethren...

Not more than two months have passed since the Brethren of Pampanga Lodge mourned the loss of Bro. Albert Mitchell of Leonard Wood Lodge No. 105.

The brethren now mourns for another with the sudden death of WBro James Kermit Basham, HA. of Crow Canyon Lodge No. 551 of the Grand Lodge of California. He affiliated with the GLP in 2008 under Pampanga Masonic Lodge No. 48 (signing our by-laws in April 19, 2008). He also just recently became a Plural Member of Leonard Wood Lodge No. 105.

We, at PML 48 are deeply saddened with the loss of this worthy brother. He is our incumbent Harmony Officer and a hard-working committee chairpersonand has been a constant source of wisdom at PML 48.

WBro Jim is a Hiram Awardee of Crow Canyon Lodge No. 551.

His remains lie in state at Funeraria Angelina in Angeles City. Funeral Rites will be given for Brother Jim
this coming Thursday - Sept.23 - 7:00 PM under the auspices of the Worshipful Master and Brethren of
Pampanga Masonic Lodge No. 48

Grieving from the the Lonely Mountain,

Bro. J. Harold W. Santiago
Pampanga Masonic Lodge No. 48
Tiburcio Hilario Mem. Lodge No. 394
City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hiram Awardee and Mason of the Year: 2010


Let us congratulate WBro Reden Infante as Hiram Awardee and WBro Oscar Tence as Mason of the Year; [of] both Suisun Lodge No.55 for 2010.

Together brethren!

Congratulations both. Well deserved.

Bro George B Sebastian

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pinoy Masons EB2EB - Las Vegas: 4 Sept

Brethren & all,

GOLD COAST HOTEL & CASINO will be our place for our EB2EB Las Vegas Sept 4, 2010 from check in time till check out the next day for (ONE) 2 Bedroom Suite 900 square feet which cost $280.00 per night plus tax.

Since we have lucky 22 brethren already confirmed and might be more, we will order pulutan, finger foods and drinks for our Bar (please bring your favorite drink/scotch/whisky). Take a note that whoever will attend this EB2EB and wants show tickets Bro Ressi will provide it free of charge, if requested in advance subject to availability.

Our generic PINOYMASONS Banner (courtesy of Bro. George Sebastian) will be in our room and we can used anywhere we have EB2EB, maybe during the ANCOM of the GL of California (Sept 24-26,2010); GL of Virginia (Nov  4-6, 2010); GL of the Phils (April 28-30, 2012 at Davao City); EB2EB in San Diego  or maybe in Australia.

We have PINOYMASONS T-SHIRT LAS VEGAS EB2EB no collar for sale at cost just souvenir ($12 or more) size M, L & XL . 6 pcs Medium, 12 pcs Large & 7  pcs XL(no more no less). If you need more order please say so. 

We have confirmed with MW Bro Godofredo Lascano Grand Master of Washington will drop by and have fellowship with us. W.'.Reden Infante is in charge of inviting dignitaries like MW GM Lascano of Washington; MW Bro GM Avelino Razon of the Philippines.etc.

Bro Edward Usita
Angalo # 63 GLP
JRL #1172 GLNY
Naomi # 87 GLVA
GS Fajardo # 383 GLP
Maynilad UD GLDC ( (

Feeding Program: 5 Sept

Mga Kuyang,

The brethren of USS George Washington will visit Manila and conduct a "feeding program for street dwellers" at A. Bonifacio Elementary School in the area of FB Harrison St. We expect to cater to 500 street dwellers on Sunday, September 5 at 10 am-1pm.We have arranged the presence of Mayor Antonino Calixto in the said occasion and the barangay and city hall officials will be there to assist us.

If you have time please come to the venue on the scheduled date.We have arranged the following schedule for our brethren on board the USS George Washington:

a. 10am-1pm-- Feeding Program of Street Dwellers
b. Fellowship Lunch
c. Visit of visiting brethren to the Grand Lodge of the Philippinesd. Fellowship Dinner at MOA.

Masonic District NCR-G represented by Muog Lodge No. 89 and Jacobo Zobel Mem'l Lodge No. 202 took the lead in coordinating this endeavor with the brethren of USS George Washington.

Take due notice my brethren... join us...

Bro Joel Porlares
Muog Lodge #89

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the LIGHT."-- Plato

"We must learn to live together like brothers or we will perish together like fools." -- Martin Luther King



The Feeding Program was a huge success!

We have catered to more than 600 street children/dwellers at A. Bonifacio Elementary School in the area of Buendia-FB Harrison St., Pasay City today Sunday, September 5 at 10 am-1pm.  Said occasion was attended and graced by Mayor Tony Calixto & Congresswoman Emi Calixto-Rubiano.  And, VW Bro Sixto Esquivias IV arrived to give support of the noble project.
The brethren of USS George Washington were in attendance headed by Bro EJ Angeles. At the GLP, VW Bro Manny Diesta cordially received the visiting brethren.

At 4pm, the brethren were fetched by a ferry from USS George Washington for a guided tour. Photos will be posted soon.

 Together brethren.

Bro Joel Porlares
Muog Lodge #89

VWBro Cecil Uy Drops Working Tools: 29 Aug 2010


It is with deep regret & sorrow that I inform you of the death of our VWBro Cecilio 'Cecil' Uy in Sydney this 2:30 am [29 Aug 2010] at Westmead Hospital [Sydney] [as relayed by WBro Rey Velez].

He is a member of Araw Lodge No 18 [honorary member of Jacques DeMolay Mem Lodge No 305, GLP]; and in Sydney, a long time member of the Filipino Freemasons Association of NSW Inc [FilMasons Club NSW] and the representative of the Philippine Supreme Council of the Order of DeMolay to Australia.

Our deepest condolences & prayers to Sister Rosie and their two children.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Bro Mario Baylon Jr
Lincoln Lodge No 34 [Olongapo City GLP]
Lodge Jose Rizal 1045
Castle Hill NSW [UGL of NSW & ACT]


Viewing:  Friday Sept 3, from 5 to 9 pm at Pinegrove [Kington St., Minchinbury NSW 2770
(02) 9625 8066]

Last Rites & Burial: Saturday Sept 4; there will be a 10:30 am Mass at St Andrew's Church, Marayong, and then onwards to Pinegrove Cemetery (Minchinbury) right after the Mass.