Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bulletin and Summon of Regular Stated Meeting (By Dispensation) April 18, 2017

Message from the East

Worshipful Master


First of all, let me extend my heartfelt gratitude to all brethren who supported me in the joint installation of lodges in the City of Iligan.  The installation ceremony presided by VW Stephen T. Monterroyo, PDGL as the installing Master was very impressive, assisted by WB Lester R. Salazar and WB Pat D. Noel.  The installation was also meaningful to me with the presence of the Grand Master, MW Voltaire T. Gazmin.

This month begins the journey of presiding Iligan Lodge No. 207.  I might be the shortest Master who will sit in the East with a stint of only nine (9) months, with your support we will make a difference.  We are preparing a three year development program for the lodge to ensure continuity of our works.  We will present this plan next meeting.  I am hoping that we could make a foundation to bring Iligan Lodge No. 207 the jewel of the district.

This month is also the Grand Lodge Annual Communication, April 27 - 29 at Tagaytay City.  Five brethren from Iligan Lodge No. 207 is set to attend the said event.  We urge others who have the time on this important activity of the Grand Lodge.

I wish we could do our 2017 celebration of lodge formation 42 years ago this month. However, the activity needs preparation especially it's also the Past Masters month.  We decided to move this event to May 20, 2017 to enable us to have substantial preparation.  The Worshipful Master and brethren is looking forward for the Past Masters who are in Iligan City to attend this memorable day.

Brethren your presence in our monthly meeting is a joy to me.  Please join us for a pleasant evening with the other brethren of the district.
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April 18, 2017

Opening a Lodge of Master Mason
Presentation of the Philippine National Flag
Reception of District Grand Officers

Reading of Minutes of Stated and Special Meeting
Reading of Secretary Financial Report
Reading of Treasurer Financial Report
Committee Report
Masonic Education
Reading of Edicts, Circular and other communications
Approval of the request for consideration on the petition of Mr. Al Jalani P. Sanguila and
  Mr. Simplicio Bautista, Jr.
Miscellaneous and Unfinished Business
Closing of the Lodge of Master Mason
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6    WB Pat D. Noel
7    WB Ike Gaite
9    Bro. Richard Lim
20  VW Oscar V. Badelles
      Bro. Zaldy Geonzon
28  VW Genesis Calit
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If you want to know where the future of Freemasonry will grow and prosper it's simple, in the heart, in your heart, in my heart, and in the hearts of those who follow us.  - Conrad Hahn

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

2017 Multi-Lodge Installation Ceremony and Investiture of the Lodge Officers

2017 Multi-Lodge Installation Ceremony and Investiture of the Lodge Officers

Masonic Year 6017-6018 (2017-2018 AD)
Elena Tower, Tibanga,Iligan City
March 18, 2017  3:00 PM

Maranaw Lodge No. 111
Iligan Lodge No. 207
Manticao Lodge No. 243
Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge No. 259
Installing Officer

Grand Master
The Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines
Guest Speaker

The Three Lights 

Maranaw Lodge No. 111
    Worshipful Master   :    Bro. Jerome Chiong Cañete
    Senior Warden        :    Bro. Marloe Caroro Ong
    Junior Warden         :    Bro. Clealan A. Catipay

Iligan Lodge No. 207  
    Worshipful Master   :    Bro. Alykhan Umpa Ali
    Senior Warden        :    Bro. Khaliquzzaman Marohombsar Macabato
    Junior Warden         :    Bro. Carl P. Garzon

Manticao Lodge No. 243
    Worshipful Master   :    Bro. Eduardo Empleo Suello
    Senior Warden        :    Bro. David G. Ditucalan
    Junior Warden         :    Bro. Cesar V. Sanchez

Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge No. 259
    Worshipful Master   :    Bro. Rabin M. Arumpac
    Senior Warden        :    Bro. Misangcad B. Minaga
    Junior Warden         :    Bro. Jed Mel A. Montesclaros

P R O G R A M M E 

8:30 am   Opening of the Lodge (Tyled)
               Ubaldo D.Laya Masonic Center
               Pala-o, Iligan City

3:00 pm   Multi-Lodge Installation Ceremony 
               Elena Tower Inn Grand Ballroom
               Tibanga, Iligan City

     -  Reception of the District Deputy Grand Master, VW Alan U. Buenaventura and Party
     -  Reception of the Installing Officer, Master of Ceremonies and Assistant Master of Ceremonies
     -  Reception of the Most Worshipful Grand Master of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines, MWGM Voltaire T. Gazmin and Party
     -  Reception of the National Flag
     -  Salute to the Flag by WB Guiseppe M. Tianco
     -  Singing of the National Anthem/Panunumpa sa Watawat ng Pilipinas
     -  Singing of the Grand Lodge Hymm

Installation Ceremony
   Installing Officer                              VW Stephen T. Monterroyo, PDGL
   Master of Ceremonies                     WB Lester R. Salazar, PGLI
   Asst. Master of Ceremonies            WB Pat. D. Noel, GLI
Delivery of Ancient Charges               VW Eduardo D.Ulindang, PDDGM

Presentation of the Past 
    Masters Jewel,  Presented by         VW Warlito M. Sanguila, PDDGM

Acceptance Speech by Recipient Past Masters of the Four Lodges              

Message from the Grand Lodge          Grand Master Voltaire T. Gazmin

Closing of the Lodge


6:30 pm  Inaugural Dinner and Fellowship         

Invocation                                   VW Rodolfo B. Montalban, PDGL

Philippine National Anthem          Ms. Amana Suello

Welcome Remarks                      Br. Dave Q. Ditucalan
                                                  Senior Warden, Manticao Lodge No. 243

Prayer  ...  Dinner   ....   Dinner

Entertainment Number                IMCC Kapagintaw Band
                                                  Iligan Medical Center College

Introduction of Guest and           Bro. Khaliquzzaman M. Macabato
    Visiting Brethren                     Senior Warden, Iligan Lodge No. 207

Inaugural Address(es)                Bro. Jerome Chiong Cañete
                                                 Worshipful Master, Maranaw Lodge No. 111
                                                 Bro. Alykhan Umpa Ali
                                                 Worshipful Master, Iligan Lodge No. 207
                                                 Bro. Eduardo Empleo Suello
                                                 Worshipful Master, Manticao Lodge No. 243
                                                 Bro. Rabin Maagad Arumpac
                                                 Worshipful Master, Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge No. 259

Entertainment Number              IMCC Kapagintaw Band
                                                Iligan Medical Center College

Introduction of the Guest          VW Alan U. Buenaventura, DDGM

Guest Speaker                         MWGM Voltaire T. Gazmin

Seven Toast                             VW Warlito M. Sanguila, PDDGM
                                                Secretary, Iligan Lodge No. 207

Presentation of Token              WB Cesar T. Miguel, PGLI
                                                Secretary, Maranaw Lodge No. 111

Closing Remarks                     Bro. Jed Mel A. Montesclaros
                                               Junior Warden, Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge No. 259

Fellowship .... Dance .....

Fellowship Master of Ceremonies      VW Eufemio L. Calio, PDGL

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"If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world, it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature." -Bruce Barton


Friday, August 19, 2016

Bulletin and Summon of Regular Stated Meeting August 20, 2016

Message From The East
WB Ivan Gerardo J. Banaag
Worshipful Master

Last July 30, 2016, our Lodge participated in the IMES District Ritual Olympics together with the rest of the lodges under MD RX & ARMM Lanao Provinces.  Thanks to the team of Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge No. 259 under WB Reynaldo O. Mancia who filled-up the vacant positions since most of our Elected/Appointed members at that time were not around to attend an equally important activities.  Special mention to Bro. Carl Irwin P. Garzon, our Senior Deacon who performed his part almost perfectly & following our new blue monitor.  Declared winners were JJVR Lodge No. 259 for the Opening Rituals & Radjah Indarapatra Lodge No. 387 for the closing.  My Congratulations to the winning teams.

The 3rd MD RX & ARMM Lanao Province District Convention was held last August 6, 2016 at Elena Tower Inn, Iligan City.  Registration started at 10am followed by the Stated meeting of Lake Lanao Lodge No. 227, the lead lodge whose Worshipful Master WB Omar S. Mahamad, Sr., as Convention Chairman.  Convention proper was between 1 to 4:30 in the afternoon.  A testimonial & Fraternal Night was held to honor our brethren under the district or within the district who were elected to public office.  The 5 out of 10 Honorees present were Bro. Majul U. Gandamra, Bro. Allan I. Lao, Bro. Jamal E. Manabilang, WB Samuel P. Huertas, PGLI, & VW Ian C. Uy, PDDGM.  Ceremonial Toasts was given by VW Warlito M. Sanguila, PDDGM before VW Alan U. Buenaventura, DDGM, delivered the message from the Grand Lodge.

Our Lodge was designated to handle the foods/drinks preparation & physical arrangements.  Thanks to Bro. Alykhan U. Ali, SW, who provided his vehicle to transport needed lodge paraphernalia to the venue & vice-versa.  WB Pat D. Noel took charge of the documentation esp. during the evening.  Thanks also to the Iligan Lodge 207 brethren who supported this activity and who registered to reach our required number of participants.

Thank you & May the GAOTU bless us all!

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August 20, 2016

5:00 pm  Opening of the Lodge of Master Mason

               Presentation of the National Flag
               Reading and Approval
                   *  Minutes of last stated meeting
                   *  Secretary Financial Report
                   *  Treasurer Financial Report
               Reports of Committees
                   *  Sunshine
                   *  Fellowship
               Masonic Education Battle of Knowledge
                                       WB Vic Mariano - Moderator
               Balloting - Mr. MACLIN LANTO
               Reading of Grand Lodge Edicts/Circulars
               Other Communications (Petitions, etc.)
               Recognition of Visiting Brethren
               DGL Lecture
               Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
               Closing of Lodge of Master Mason

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Mr. Ricarte Cadalin                     Mr. Leonidas Hidalgo
Mr. Arturo Alibango                    Mr. Sotero M. Jala, Jr.
Mr. Maclin Lanto                        Mr. Nocolai G. Tenazas
Mr. Simplicio Bautista, Jr.          Mr. Al Jalani Haroun P. Sanguila
Mr. Kent Alginn Garzon               Mr. Saudi S. Sulog
Mr. AbdulRashid Paunte

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VW Jose Montejo, Jr.              August 7
Bro. Rainato Sy                        August 11
VW Dominic W. Siao               August 30

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 "Visit an old teacher today and give thanks for the lessons given to you." - 2015 Bible Alive Daily Companion