Monday, January 31, 2011

86th Public Installation of Isagani Lodge No. 96: 5 Feb

86th Public Installation of Isagani Lodge No. 96

Saturday February 5, 2011
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Isagani Lodge Masonic Temple
 Espinosa Street, Tarlac 2300

Installing Officer: VWBro Joseph Hufano, PDDGM

Master of Ceremonies: VWBro Paul Francis T. Co, PDDGM

Asst. Master of Ceremonies: Brother Darius Garcia

Guest of Honor & Speaker: Mr. Benito A. Gonzalez

Friday, January 28, 2011

NCRG Installation Advisory

Muog Lodge January 29, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Tiled

Palanyag Lodge February 5, 2011
King Solomon Garden 3:00 pm Public

Batong Buhay Lodge February 12, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Public

Wenceslao Trinidad February 19, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Public
Fellowship at Makati Sports Club

Hadji Butu Rasul Mem Lodge March 11,2011
Officer's Club Fort Bonifacio Taguig 3:00 pm Not stated

Jacobo Zobel Mem. Lodge March 12, 2011
Jacobo Zobel Temple 3:00 pm Public
Fellowship at Makati Sports Club

Stanley Resurreccion
King Solomon Lodge #150
Hadji Butu Rasul Lodge #393
Kagitingan Lodge #286

EB2EB at Bacoor SM

From left to right - Kuyang Bert Guiang, Bro Leo Manansala, Bro Dennis Maldo, Bro Caloy Recasas of San Diego, and Kuyang Natz Golla.


Sharing our EB2EB picture at Bacoor SM last Monday. It is always a nice to put faces on names of Brethren we read or hear about. As we become more bounded by a stronger tie; we become more connected with one's postings. Any news from the Brethren we met, good or bad, affects us, so we become more involved. Any miscommunication or misunderstanding becomes inconsequential - the beauty of PMYG eyeballs.

"WE DO GOOD THINGS BETTER" - pinoymasons

Magna Nimus
bert guiang
anacapa 710
oxnard, ca
mandy city/lingayen/ zambales

http://www.zambales bertguiang/

http://www.angelfir zambalesforum/ doon_po_sa_ amin.htm

"Endeavor to leave a trail of kindness not a scar of discontent"

"Corruptio Optimi Pessima" the corruption of the best is the worst of all.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

4th Public Installation Frank Reed Horton Mem Lodge: 8 Feb

Brethren of the Mystic Tie,

We would like to request your presence at the

4th Installation Ceremonies of

scheduled on February 8, 2011

to be held at Scottish Rite Temple, 1828 Taft Ave. Malate Manila.

The lodge will open at 3:00 PM (Tyled) and the

installation proper will start at 5:00 PM.

Our guest of honor and  speaker is no less than

MWBro Avelino I. Razon Jr., Grand Master of Masons

under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines.

Attire: Barong for members, Semi formal for guests.


Gene Illenberger
Lodge Secretary - Elect
Frank Reed Horton Memorial Lodge #379

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Agribiz Mason 2011 Updates


The new year 2011 started with a blast when Agribiz Mason officers & members together with other brethren flew to General Santos City last week to attend an "out of NCR meeting" of Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc. last Friday, January 14 at the East Asia Royale Hotel.

Attached are pictures during the meeting. If you would like to see more or all of the pictures, please go to our Facebook account at facebook. Then you will also see additional pictures which  include the installation of WM Chester Tan of Dadiangas Lodge 225.

WM Chester is also a member of Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc., and had planned with us this special event at East Asia Royale Hotel, so that we could also attend his installation as WM the next day.

We would like to give our special thanks to WM Chester and the Southern Mindanao brethren for hosting the Agribiz Mason meeting, which saw attendance of more that 40 brethren; producers and suppliers combined as well as visitors from other lodges in the area and Luzon. Food and drinks were overflowing that night.

We also congratulate newly installed WM Chester and wish him a most successful and enjoyable year in his position; knowing that he will surely bring his Lodge to greater heights.

Special thanks also to Bro. Rumbar Bartolome, Manager of East Asia Royale Hotel, for ensuring that we were taken cared of during our stay at the hotel and providing the best service during the event.

For those who were able to play golf at DOLE, special mention for the assistance by Bro. Bunny whose wife
works at Dole, Bro. Jojo Arciaga and Bro Rumbar for the transportation and equipment.

The Gensan trip was such a successful affair that we are looking forward to all the "out of NCR meetings" forthcoming; and it looks like the next one will be in Cagayan de Oro City (Northern Mindanao) to be hosted by Bros. Peter and Nieto Unabia. We will update all members on the schedule.

We invite all of the brethren members and ALL THOSE INTERESTED TO JOIN to attend our scheduled monthly NCR meeting, on Wednesday, January 19 at 6 PM at the Tang Kang Restaurant along Roces Ave., Quezon City. There are a lot of activities going on, and we do not want you to miss the fun.

Together brethren,

Manolito C. Villarica
Pinaglabanan (San Juan) Lodge 374
Quezon City
President, Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc.


According to current president of AgriBiz Travellers Association, Bro Mano C Villarica, the three key ideals of the association are 'Fellowship, Business, Service' - which will guide us in our desire to uplift relationships among our members and other brethren, ensure our bonds in business are among the strongest in the agribusiness industry, and hopefully, in the medium to long term, be able to assist and provide charity work to all who need it; whether brethren, their families, and workers in our industry.'

'The requirements to join the Agribiz Travellers Assn., Inc. (Agribiz Mason) are simple.

You have to be involved in the agribusiness industry, or serving the needs of the industry, or planning to be one whether here or abroad; be a Mason in good standing, pay an initial membership fee of PhP 1,000.00 (we have a bank account), and keep a communication address where we can forward all minutes (complete with pictures) and forthcoming activities.

Our Secretariat is preparing the communications with all those who are intending to join from the Pinoymasons group, so that we can process these.

Our NCR (Metro Manila) meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday of the month (tomorrow, Jan. 19, we are having one at the Tang Kang Resto along Roces Ave in QC) and "out of NCR" meetings upon hosting invitations by brethren outside of NCR.

Our NCR meetings are mostly held in the Quezon City area in different restaurants/ bars. In the future, we are looking at "out of Philippines" meetings with brethren members in other countries, as many of us attend international conventions held annually relating to the agribusiness lines of businesses.

In all our meetings and fellowships, we welcome brethren who wish to attend, even if they are not members nor within the agribusiness sector, but with a cost to all attendees of PhP 300.00 each for the food and drinks to be consumed.'


Mano Villarica, President ABTA
Pinaglabanan Lodge 374

Monday, January 17, 2011

VWBro Melchor S. Perdido, PDDGM Drops Working Tools: Jan 2011


Please be informed of the passing away of one of the pillars of Freemasonry in Masonic District R11-B (Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and COMVAL Provinces), VWBro Melchor S. Perdido, PDDGM.

The brethren of Shangri-la Lodge No.196 extend our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family. His late wife and daughters are active members of the Rainbow/Amaranth. His only son is a member of the Order of DeMolay. Truly a masonic family.

May his soul rest in peace.


Bro. Jhon Hernaez
Elected JW
Shangri-la Lodge No. 196,
MD R11-B
Tagum City, Davao del Norte



Let us pray for the eternal repose of the soul of so good a man as our brother Mel Perdido who just dropped his working tools of life.

His passing away is a great loss to Masonry especially for Masonic District R11B where he was one of the pillars and whose wisdom has shaped the district to where it is now, alive and full of promising Masons.

God has given to us that portion of duration called time and though we are full of sadness and mourning, let us celebrate the eternal life of Brother Mel Perdido in the company of the Great Architect of the Universe.

Bro. Narciso Limsiaco "Boy" Ner PM

Shangri-La Lodge No. 196 F.& A.M., Tagum City (1977)
LTP No. 220 F.& A.M., Cagayan de Oro City (Honorary)
Gen. Ricarte Lodge No. 322 F.& A.M., Makati City (Honorary)

Centennial Anniversary: Freemasonry in Mindanao: 26 Feb


The joint Masonic Districts of RX-A & RX-B
is inviting you to join us in the celebration of the
which will be held right after the
55th Mindanao Masonic Convention on Feb. 26, 2011
at the Grand Caprice Convention Center,
Lim Ket Kai Complex, Cagayan de Oro City.

A GLP circular was issued by MWBro Avelino Razon, Jr. enjoining the brethren throughout the GLP jurisdiction to join the Mindanao Masons in this "Once in A Lifetime" celebration.

Please visit the website: to view the tentative program. You may likewise register in the convention by downloading the registration form in this website. Hotel address, contact nos. and rates can also be found in the site. Don't forget to leave a message in the guestbook.

Your gracious presence will make the occasion more pleasurable and memorable.

This will be best convention your brethren from Cagayan de Oro City has ever prepared for you.

See you.

Nixon Baban
Cosin 308, MWGLP

New Set of Officers: Biak na Bato Lodge No. 7 for 2011

Congratulations to the newly Elected and Appointed Officers of Biak na Bato Lodge No. 7 for MY2011:

Worshipful Master Bro Dewey Huang

Senior Warden Bro Wilfredo Cayabyab

Junior Warden Bro Marc Sherwin Kho Choc

Treasurer Bro Adriatico Tee

Secretary Bro Wren Dones

Auditor WBro Alex Daniel

Chaplain WBro Lysandro Sanchez

Marshall Bro Marvin Dave Mascardo

Senior Deacon Bro Omar Francisco

Junior Deacon Bro David Maniquis

Senior Steward Bro Ronald Sarmiento

Junior Steward Bro Albert Corres

Organist WBro Joselito Cometa

Bible Bearer WBro Tomas Valdellon

Orator WBro Gerald Lay

Lecturer VWBro Remigio Lumicao

Tyler WBro Ariel Elvambuena

"Behold how good and pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in UNITY"

Installation schedule to follow.

Marvin Dave Mercado Mascardo
Biak na Bato 7 MWGLP
Phil. Balanghay Association
Luzon York
QC Bodies AASR
PNP Square and Compass
Kamanava Travellers Inc.

Friday, January 14, 2011

San Felipe Lodge 384 Elected Officers and Installation: 15 Jan

Congratulations to our new Elected Officers at San Felipe Lodge 384 [Zambales]:

Worshipful Master = Bro Nasser Abdurasul

Senior Warden = Bro Linen Viscocho IV

Junior Warden = Bro Rocopio Paynita

Secretary = VWBro Alejo Antonio, PM

Treasurer = WBro Manny Enriquez, PM

Auditor = Bro Edmund Domacena

Installation will be on the 15th of January 2011 at the Unity Masonic Temple, SBMA Subic Bay.


via email by Thito Pacis Christian


Congratulations to the New Elected Officers of San Felipe Lodge 384.

Have a Fruitful Masonic Year.

Bro. Stephen Inzon
San Marcelino Lodge 380

Bro Johnny Choa Drops Working Tools


Bro. Johnny Choa, a  member of Lincoln Lodge #34 and a senior member of Teodoro R. Yangco Chapter Order of Demolay, Olongapo City passed away in the grace of our Lord.

May your eternal soul Rest In Peace, My Brother.

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

Silver Gate-Three Stars Lodge # 296,
San Diego, Ca.

WSFI Meeting 22 Jan 2011 Cancelled


Due to prior commitments of many of our members, and holiday vacations at that, the Widows' Sons Foundation, Inc. [ WSFI ] scheduled January 22, 2011 Annual Board of Trustees, and Annual General Membership meetings to be held in San Diego, California is hereby canceled.

The time and date of reschedule meeting will be posted in later date. Please plan to attend sometime in late spring or early summer. Watch for the PMYG meeting announcement. Thank you.

Sincerely & fraternally,

R.A. Infante, aka "Ka Pula of PMYG", WSFI President


Sublime Benicia Lodge # 5
Suisun Lodge # 55
Gen Douglas MacArthur Lodge #853

"All that WE are, is the Result of what WE have Thought"

NWL 271 Outreach Program: 18 Feb - 09 March

This is Bro. Jun Ramos from North West Lodge # 271, Chicago, Illinois. I will be in Metro Manila from Feb 18 till March 09, 2011.

In addition to a short respite, we will conduct outreach program for the marginal sector of our society. Any Lodge or brethren interested to join are welcome & break bread with us.

Hoping to meet local brethren for local fellowship, sports & any other interesting topic under the sun.


Mac 'Jun' Ramos

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

EB2EB in Bakersfield: 13-15 May

The Filipino Masonic Association of Bakersfield takes pleasure in announcing the EB2EB in Bakersfield. This event will be held on May 14, 2011 at the Bakersfield Masonic Temple, Bakersfield CA.

A golf fellowship is planned for Friday, May 13 or Sunday, May 15 depending on the pleasure of the golfing
brethren. This could be also considered as a fundraising for WSFI.

As usual, I am asking the help of WBro Raul Laman and Kuyang Ressi to monitor those intending to attend and to take care of registration fees.

Help from the brethren in San Diego and Northern CAL will also be greatly appreciated. From time to time, I will be posting developments relative to this activity. Suggestions, comments, recommendations are always welcome.

Maraming salamat at mabuhay.

Sincerely & fraternally,

Zaldy M Damazo
Bakersfield Lodge #224
Isabela Lodge #60

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Apolinario B. Yap 328 Install: 15 Jan


I would like to invite you to our upcoming Installation of Officers for MY 2011-2012. Incoming officers are:

Worshipful Master - RAMON BALAUAG

Senior Warden - RHYAN GELIDO

Junior Warden - MARK PASCO

Treasurer - JAMES TUAZON


Auditor - JOHNNY PO

Date & Time: January15, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Venue: Isagani  Lodge, 177 Barangay Poblacion Tarlac City

Lunch & Fellowship : Sarangbang Restaurant

On behalf of the officers, we hope you can support us by attending this event.


Mark Pasco
JW Elect

Elected Officers - Pampanga Masonic District RIII-A

On behalf of our DDGM, VWBro Daniel "Joey" L. Lacson, Jr., we would like to share with you the list of the Elected Officers of the 5 Lodges of Masonic District RIII-A (Pampanga) for 2011.

I. Pampanga Masonic Lodge No. 48
 City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Worshipful Master - Dioscorides "Deo" Lusung

Senior Warden - Marco Antonio "Jim - The Better" Jimenez

Junior Warden - Raphael "Jon" Malamug, Jr.

Treasurer - VWBro Amado "Apong Mads" Sadsad, PDDGM

Secretary - Joeriz "Atty." Balatbat

Auditor - WBro Narciso "Nick" Abanador, GLI

Harmony Officer - WBro Niccollo Vittorio "Nikki / Yantao" Go

Installation: 29 January 2011 - 2P.M. @ PML 48 Lodge Hall

II. Leonard Wood Lodge No. 105
 Riverside Subd., Angeles City

Worshipful Master - Nestor "Nes" Castello

Senior Warden - Pablito "Pabs" Flores

Junior Warden - Jay Bennett

Treasurer - Oliver Gozum

Secretary - Arnel Calaguas

Auditor - VWBro Nicholas "Nick" Tablante

Harmony Officer - VWBro Ceferino "Jim" Jimenez, DGL

Installation: 22 January 2011 - 4PM @ LWL 105 Lodge Hall

III.  Jose Abad Santos Memorial Lodge No. 333 
Clarkfield, Pampanga

Worshipful Master - Nicandro "Nick" Montes

Senior Warden - Nelson Nucup

Junior Warden - Jesus "Jess" Simbulan

Treasurer - Danilo "Dan" Guevarra

Secretary - Joey Pangilinan

Auditor - VWBro Eladio "Deo" Dela Cruz, PDDGM

Installation: 15 January 2011 - 2PM @ Mimosa Convention Center

IV. Magalang Lodge No. 391
JASML 333 Lodge Hall - Clarkfield, Pampanga

Worshipful Master - Dennis Cunanan

Senior Warden - Nomer Canlas

Junior Warden - Edgar Guevarra

Treasurer - Odilon Lacson

Secretary - Ariel Reyes

Auditor - VWBro Tony Guzman, PDGL

Harmony Officer - VWBro Lorenzo Detran, PDDGM

Installation: 28 January 2011 - 2PM @ Mimosa Convention Center

V. Tiburcio Hilario Memorial Lodge No. 394
PML 48 Lodge Hall - City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Worshipful Master - Dennis Anthony F. Rellosa

Senior Warden - Luisito "Chito" Abrea

Junior Warden - Felixberto "Felix" T. Paras

Treasurer - WBro Roberto "Robert" A. Payawal, GLI

Secretary - J. Harold W. Santiago

Auditor - VWBro Alfrito "Bong" Mah, PDDGM

Harmony Officer - VWBro Ernesto "Erning" S. Dumas, PDGL

Installation Schedule: To be announced.

At your service from the Lonely Mountain,

Bro. J. Harold W. Santiago
PML No. 48 / THML No. 394
City of San Fernando, Pampanga