Sunday, June 18, 2017

Message from the East June 17, 2017

Message From The East
WB Alykhan U. Ali
Worshipful Master

Brethren,
"Every self will taste death, you will be paid wages in full on the day of rising" Quran (3:185)

Brethren, definitely all of us will experience death and will travel to that undiscovered country from who's borne no traveler return.

Last May 29, 2017 at 9:30, VW Warlito M. Sanguila has dropped forever his working tools.  Words can not express our sadness, the loss of our mentor, our adviser, our secretary.  The lodge now is in grief and I personally fell lost but life must move on.  The lodge must go forward and continue the masonic teaching which VW Warly would want us to do.  May the comfort of the Great Architect of the Universe help us and the family through this difficult time.

Difficult time indeed, Martial Law was declared on our land last May 23, 2017 because of the terror attack at Marawi City and fighting is still going on.  Many of our brethren were affected by this crisis as a member of the Masonic Family and because of brotherly love, the four lodges of our district namely Iligan Lodge 207, Maranao Lodge 111, Mantical Lodge 243 and JVVR 259 with the help of VW Allan Buenaventura, VW Ian Uy, WB Cesar Miguel, WB Ivan Banaag, WB Pat Noel, Bro Aitor Gonzales, Bro John Sanguila and Bro Ted Bryan Yu have formed Lanao Masonic Relief Center.  The aim is to aid and assist all distress brothers who are affected by the crisis.  Our District Deputy Grand Master VW Omar Basha Lucman is actively and tirelessly helping to generate funds for this cause.

Due to this crisis in Marawi City and for security reason, we postponed our distribution of school supplies in Rogongon elementary (Grade 1) and hopefully we can come up for another activity in order to help the students in this far flung area.

I regret to say that I will not be able to attend  on our stated meeting this June 17, 2017.  I have to travel to Manila to attend to some duty matters.  Bro SW Khaliq Macabato will preside as Master during my absence.

This coming July activity we will confer the second degree of Masonry upon Bro Kent Garzon, and honor our Past Master.

Brethren, May the blessings of heaven rest upon us!

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Agenda
June 17, 2017
4:00 PM

4:00 PM  Opening of the Lodge of Master Mason
                Presentation of the National Flag
                Reading and Approval
                     *  Minutes of last stated meeting
                     *  Secretary's Financial Report
                     *  Treasurer's Financial Report
                Reports of Committees
                     *  Sunshine
                     *  Fellowship
                Masonic Education Speaker
                     VW Joseph M. Sanguila, Jr.
                Reading of Grand Lodge Edicts/Circulars
                Other Communications (Petitions, etc.)
                Recognition of Visiting Brethren
                Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
                Closing the Lodge of Master Mason

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JUNE BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS

12  Bro. Khaliquzzaman M. Macabato
15  Bro. Sandy U. Sy
18  VW Angelo Rentoy

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JUNE WEDDING CELEBRANTS
02  WB Melanio and Sis Annabelle Siao
05  Bro Arthur and Sis Liza Padilla
09  VW Jaime and Sis Judith Magnetico
13  VW Ali and Sis Haydee Bari
19  VW Sotero and Sis Sol Trinidad
25  Bro Antonio and Sis Connie Bartolome

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"Always do right.  This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - 
Bro. Samuel L. Clemens AKA Mark Twain

Saturday, April 15, 2017

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

Message from the East

WB ALYKHAN UMPA ALI
Worshipful Master

Brethren

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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AGENDA 
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
  Sunshine
  Fellowship
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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO APRIL CELEBRANTS
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



WB JEROME C. CAÑETE
Maranaw Lodge No. 111
WB ALYKHAN U. ALI
Iligan Lodge No. 207
WB EDUARDO E. SUELLO
Manticao Lodge No. 243
WB RABIN M. ARUMPAC
Judge Valerio V. Rovira Lodge No. 259
 
VW STEPHEN T. MONTERROYO, PDGL
Installing Officer

MW VOLTAIRE T. GAZMIN
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 
     -  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

Pictorials

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
    Speaker 

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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