Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Officers of Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189

Congratulations to the new Officers of Fil-Can Cabletow Lodge No 189 led by WBro Melvin Arabe.

Worshipful Master W Bro Melvin Arabe (Pearl)

Immediate Past Master W Bro Ben Gasmeña (Jo)

Senior Warden Bro Cris Alip (Cory)

Junior Warden Bro Darwin Agustin (Noemi)

Treasurer R W Bro Junn Manalang (Lisa)

Secretary R W Bro Chibu Uson (Mae)

Assistant Secretary R W Bro Reyne Cruz (Cecille)

Senior Deacon Bro Rey Galapon (Prima Paz)

Junior Deacon Bro Poy Gomez (Cris)

Chaplain W Bro Grant Jago

Senior Steward Bro Arnel Lee (Snooky)

Junior Steward Bro Noel Regalado (Helen)

Tyler W Bro Bert Manalang (Tina)

Director of Ceremonies V W Bro Jun Pagunuran (Aries)

Organist Bro Arnold Calambacan Sr (Jenith)

Auditors Bro Wille Gopez (Tess)

Bro Dexter Lacanilao (Claire)

Lodge Education Officer R W Bro Jeff Chartrand (Chris)

Webmaster W Bro John Baptista

Fraternal regards,

Chibu Uson

"Freemasonry - a way of life"


“… such is the nature of our institution, that

while some must of necessity rule and teach, so

others must of course learn to submit and obey.”

From the Book of Ceremonials of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba, A F & AM

Monday, May 30, 2011

Lodge Star of Australia Fraternal: 28 May

Brethren and Ladies of LJR,

Our fraternal visit from Lodge The Star of Australia was very successful. The attendance of the Grand Master was very special not only to the newly initiated brother but also to the brother who received his 60 years certificate as a Mason. Both brethren were surprised as they never met the Grand Master before. Our EAFs and FCFs were called to form a line at the mosaic pavement and were presented to the Grand Master as he greeted them face to face. The camera men had enjoyed their photo shots and the ceremony took a little bit longer causing the ladies to worry as the night was getting late and the food were ready in the south.

After dinner, everyone especially our ladies had a chance to have photo taken with the Grand Master and his partner Judith Morrice. The formalities were completed at 11:30 pm. Everyone had enjoyed the occasion. Brethren, thank you for your attendance and support and our Lodge had shown another great strength when it comes to visitation. Well done and I congratulate you all.

On Saturday, 4 June, we have another fraternal at Lodge Sydney St. George No. 269 for their Installation. RWBro. Rey Porras will also be invested as the Senior Warden of this Lodge. The Grand Master and his partner will be there and I am asking all the brethren to support our Foundation Installing Master on their Installation. Lodge Sydney St. George is Bro. Rey’s mother lodge. Tyling will be 4:00pm; address: Ambarvale Masonic Centre, 101 Wickfield Circuit, Ambarvale 2560. Ladies invited. Dress Code: Lounge Suit with LJR tie. Car pooling is suggested to go there. Please signify your attendance for catering purposes and show your support for RWBro Rey & fraternal visitations of LJR.

Fraternal regards,

Fidel Pamplona
WM, LJR 1045

Thursday, May 26, 2011

WBro Vicente T Alcantara Drops Working Tools: 19 May 2011

Sent: Fri, May 20, 2011 6:28:00 PM


Received a shocking news this morning; WBro Vic Alcantara, a Past Master of Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, dropped his working tools last night.

His remains will be at the Sactuarium, Quezon Ave, QC.

Pray for his soul.

Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, MWGLP
Manila Bodies, A & A.S.R.

WBro Ernie Ursua Drops Working Tools: 24 May 2011

Sent: Tue, May 24, 2011 8:31:55 PM

WBro Ernie Ursua, Sublime Benicia No 5 passed away this morning in the Philippines. Please pause for a moment of silence.

Nelo M. Perez
Sublime Benicia Lodge #5
Morning Star Lodge #19
Gen Douglas MacArthur Lodge #853

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Purple Square and Compass Club

Our club is officially active once again. To all of our members, please wait for further notice of our next meeting.

For the benefit of the brethren, Purple Square and Compass Club is a brotherhood of masons engaged in the practice of law. All legal researchers, paralegals, lawyers and any brods who in one way or the other connected in the legal profession are accepted to join the club.

For inquiries please feel free to ask questions. Please indicate herein your intention to join.

Best regards,

Atty. Glen G Abellon
FD Roosevelt Memorial Lodge No. 81

Maynilad Lodge 1521 Consecration: 11 June

Brethren & all,

Congratulations to all officers, members of Maynilad Lodge # 1521 under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of DC, F & A AM.

Let's plan to attend the consecration June 11, 2011 at 2PM in Scottish Rite Bldg , NW Washington DC.

Before the consecration , there will be fellowship on June 10, 2011 (Friday) to celebrate this special event and more information to follow.

To all members of PMYG who are Charter members of Maynilad Lodge # 1521, please try your best to be there for this once in a lifetime occassion. We need to know how many people coming from outside Metro DC area so the Chairman of the AD Hoc committee will be able to plan about accommodations, transportations, catering, etc.

Dignitaries from other jurisdictions are expected to attend not only Philippines but Canada, California, New York, Washington, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Nevada, etc.

Since this is in celebration of the 200th Years anniversary of the Grand Lodge of DC, there will be the International Brotherhood Night celebration on June 11, 2011 in Almas Shrine Temple (pre-paid tickets needed).

Mabuhay and more Power .

Sincerely & Fraternally,
Bro.Edward Usita, PM
Angalo # 63 Vigan City, GLP(LML)
Jose Rizal # 1172 NYC, GLNY
Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA GLVA(LMIP)
GS Fajardo # 383 Manila, GLP(Charter)
Maynilad # 1521 Washington DC GLDC(Charter)
Bannack Historic 3-7-77 Montana GLM(Life Member)

Jose Rizal No 1172 Elected Officers

Brethren & all,

Let's congratulate the newly elected Officers of Jose Rizal # 1172 of the Grand Lodge of New York (F&AM) for the ensuing Masonic year 2011-2012.

WM Elect- Dr. Sylvester Almiron Jr.

SW Elect- Ignacio "Iggy" Abe

JW Elect- Tom Benolerao

Treasurer Elect- Jose Aquino

Secretary Elect- David Ignacio

Trustee Elect- Atilano Calvario

Public Installation TBA.

More Power and Mabuhay ang Jose Rizal # 1172.

Sincerely & Fraternally,

Bro.Edward Usita, PM
Angalo # 63 Vigan City, GLP (LML)
Jose Rizal # 1172 NYC, GLNY
Naomi # 87 Norfolk, VA, GLVA (LMIP)
GS Fajardo # 383 Manila, GLP (Charter)
Maynilad # 1521 Washington DC, GLDC (Charter)
Bannack Historic 3-7-77 Montana, GLM (Life Member)

FilMasons March: 5 June


Save the date - June 5, 2011- Sunday. The Filipino American Free Masons of Greater New York is organizing all Brethren in the Tri-State area to march in the Philippines' most important day.

We are going to march once again to show support for the New York Philippine Independence Day celebration and show the solidarity of Philippine Masons in the Tri State area. Please mark your calendar.

All FAFGNY'ers, Please disseminate this information to all Brethren on your respective lodges. FAFGNY or not, are all invited to come.

* Refreshment at the end of the march will be arranged by FAFGNY organizing committee

* Attire: Barong Tagalog and Black pants. We will wear Aprons.

Thanks to the Brethren of Gramercy Lodge who volunteered to arrange provide white Apron to all participating Brethren.

* More Details to follow

We are urging everyone to come to represent with Pride and Honor... heads up.. .thumbs up! Mabuhay tayong lahat!!!

Salamat po!

Bro Vic De Castro
F A F G N Y Secretary

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

ATL 334 Family Day & Anniversary: 4 June

Ang Tipolo Lodge #334's family day and anniversary celebration is on June 4.

Venue is at Boy Nita's Resort, JP Laurel St., New Marikina Subd, Marikina City (near Phil Veteran's Bank at G.Tuason Ave). Call time is 8 AM. Venue is free courtesy of Bro. Col. Gabby Lopez. As usual, potluck for food/drinks. In-charge for the venue is Bro. Gabby Lopez/DeMolays. For games/emcee/prizes its Kuya Erwin Quintos/Sisters. For food/drinks its Bro. Dub Singh/Bro.Maj Harry Sukayre/Rey Defante.

Fraternally ,

Bro. Gustav Joseph O. Bocek
Ang Tipolo Lodge No. 334
Rizal Bodies AASR
Lope K. Santos Chapter,
Order of DeMolay

Shriners Screening Clinic: 21 May San Fernando CA

Monday, May 9, 2011

3rd St Augustine Shootfest: 21 May

You are invited at the 3rd St. Augustine Lodge #300 Shooting Competition on May 21, 2011, Saturday at FOREN Shooting Range at Naic, Cavite, 4 Stages, P550 Registration fee free of lunch, See you all there!

Via Pinoy Global Masons on FB

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

VW Bro Cristeto R. Guillermo Drops Working Tools: 1 May 2011


We deeply mourn the passing away of VW Bro Cristeto R. Guillermo (95 yrs. old); Past Master of Cagayan Valley Lodge No. 133 (1977) and Past DGL of MD No. 51 (now MD RII-D), who dropped his working tools this morning.

We pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

Bro. Jovy T. Galo
Cagayan Valley Lodge No. 133
Santiago City

Grand Line Officers: GLP

Congratulations to the newly installed Grand officers of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines [at its recently concluded ANCOM 2011 in Davao City]:

MW Bro Juanito P. Abergas, Grand Master

RW Bro Santiago T. Gabionza, Jr., Deputy Grand Master

RW Bro Juanito G. Espino, Jr., Senior Grand Warden

RW Bro Allan Purisima, Junior Grand Warden

More power to us all!

Jose Rizal Lodge No. 22, MWGLP
Manila Bodies, A & A.S.R.



The next Ancom [2012] is in Camarines Sur Convention Center in Pili, Camarines Sur on April 26-28, 2012. That's about 2 kms from Pili/Naga airport and about 5 to 6 kms from Naga town proper.

It is a very "magayon" (beautiful) province and the people are very "MAURAG" (magagaling ).


Gil Quiambao Jr.
Lodge: Mabini-Kalaw ::195
CL: Lipa City,Phils