Saturday, February 18, 2012

Installation of Officers of Iligan Lodge No. 207, February 18, 2012

Under the Jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines

Iligan Lodge No. 207

requests the honor of your presence to the



Bro. Hilario Abel B. Gomez
as Worshipful Master


Investiture of Officers

for the Masonic Year 6012 AL (2012 AD)
at the Ubaldo D. Laya Masonic Center, Iligan City
18th day of February 2012, Saturday, 2 pm

Theme:  "One Mind, Body and Spirit... Our Way of Life"

Installing Officer

Guest Speaker

to be followed by an Inaugural Celebration
at 6 pm, FK Party Plaza
Freemasons are reminded to be in Masonic Regalia
and the Family Members and Guests are to be in formal attire


Opening of the Lodge, UDLMC (For Master Masons only)                              2 pm
     Reading and Approval of Minutes of Previous Meetings
     Reading and Approval of Secretary's Financial Report
     Reading and Approval of Treasurer's Report

Public Installation Ceremony                                                                              3 pm
     Opening of the Lodge to Family Members, Guests and Friends
     Reception of the Masonic Dignitaries, Guest Speaker & Installing Officials
     Reception of the Philippine Flag and Singing of the National Anthem
     Retirement of the Immediate Past Officers
     Installation & Investiture of Incumbent Officers
          Installing Officer                                            VW Dominic W. Siao, PSGS
          Master of Ceremonies                                    VW Genesis G. Calit, PDGL
          Asst. Master of Ceremonies                           VW James T. Yu, PDDGM
          Delivery of Ancient Charges                          VW Edgardo D. Ulindang, PDGLI

Closing of the Lodge

Inaugural Dinner & Fellowship     FK Party Plaza                                  6 pm

     Invocation & Prayer before Dinner
     Dinner and Special Presentation
     Welcome Remarks                                               Bro. Rogelio C. Nuñeza, MM
     Message from the Grand Lodge                          VW Edward L. Banawa, DDGM
     Presentation of the Past Masters Jewel & Apron VW Warlito M. Sanguila, PDDGM
     Acceptance Speech                                              WB Jaime P. Magnetico, MM
     Inaugural Address                                                WB H. Abel B. Gomez, MM
     Introduction of the Guest Speaker                       VW Joseph M. Sanguila, PDGL
     Message                                                                Bishop Hilario M. Gomez, Jr.
     Closing Remarks                                                  Bro. Ali M. Bari, MM
     Master of Ceremonies                                          VW Sotero Q. Trinidad, PDDGM

                        THE OFFICERS OF ILIGAN LODGE NO. 207
                               Masonic Year 6012 (2012)

Worshipful Master WM Hilario Abel B. Gomez
Senior Warden Bro Rogelio C. Nuñeza
Junior Warden Bro Ali M. Bari
Treasurer Bro Sandy U. Sy
Secretary VW Warlito M. Sanguila, PDDGM
Auditor WB Jaime P Magnetico
Chaplain WB Oscar V Badelles, PM
Orator VW Sotero Q Trinidad, PDDGM
Marshall Bro Rene A Tan
Senior Deacon Bro Nizami Riconalla
Junior Deacon Bro Alykhan U Ali
Lecturers VW Eufemio I. Callo, PDGL
               WB Victor G Mariano, PM
Almoner Bro Khaliquzzaman R Macabato
Senior Steward Bro Lloyd C Aguilar
Junior Steward Bro Pat D Noel
Organist WB Ronald U Sy, PM
Tyler WB Albert T Chiu, PM
Harmony Officer WB Eduardo B Cueto, PM
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                                                               THE THREE LIGHTS

The Worshipful Master

     Bro Abel is the eldest child of Bishop Hilario M. Gomez, Jr. of the Bishop Ulama Conference and Charita Buhawe.  He was born in Marawi City and is happily married to Joanne Asunto and blessed with five children namely Kiril, Jiaan, Rashid, Shariah and Abigail.  He was initiated on April 23, 2005, passed on May 21, 2005 and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on July 27, 2005.  He is also a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.  Currently, he is a practicing internist-nephrologist and serves as a Consultant in Iligan hospitals, Lanao del Norte Provincial Hospital, Medina General Hospital.  Our Worshipful Master was the centenial President for RI - Rotary Club of Iligan and PMA - Iligan Medical Society.

Senior Warden

     Born on December 11, 1952 in Tominobo, Iligan City, Bro. Roger is a retired Police Chief Superintendent.  At present, he is the proprietor of Petron Linamon Gasoline Station and Petron Kauswagan Gasoline Station.  He is happily married to Dr. Olga Macas Nuñeza, the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology.  They are blessed with two children:  Mark, a nurse in Houston, Texas and Keren, a 4th year high school student at MSU-IIT IDS.  The Junior Warden was raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on September 18, 1999 and is a 32nd Degree MRS Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Mason.

Junior Warden

     Bro. Ali graduated BS Forestry in MSU Marawi Campus in 1977.  He works with DENR Region 9 as Director III.  He was initiated on October 25, 1991, passed on November 23, 1991 and raised on December 21, 1991.  He is married to Haydelisa Laurente and blessed with three children, namely, Myrna, Iben Ali and Potri Iren.  He is a member of Maranaw Bodies, a member and past Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth Iligan Court No. 21.

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"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked rule, people groan." - Proverbs 29:2

Sunday, February 5, 2012

As We Continue To Rebuild...

It is already February 5, 2012, more than a month since TS Washi (Typhoon Sendong) that left Iligan and Cagayan de Oro Cities devastated, I would like to extend this message in behalf of the brethren affected here in Iligan...

"Recovery from the devastation that we have experienced is still on-going, and we will do our very best to stand-up, rebuild our homes, our families dreams, our lives, our friendship, our city and our future, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks (lest we forget!) to those who have answered our call, whether financially or spiritually (by praying for us or texting us) that with your help, we have understood the meaning of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.  We pray that this should not be experienced by others to understand its true meaning, but realize it by looking at us and learning from what we have done to each other."

"It will take some time, but with the continued friendship of Brethren both from here and abroad until Time Is No More, will encourage and push us to do all these things.  May the teachings inside the lodge be not gone to waste for our main purpose of Making Good Men Better should never be forgotten but should instead transcend all boundaries, race and religion."

This posting is NOT a signal that we have stop working for all the affected brethren of the catastrophic floods but to extend our Thanks to those who helped and to those who still would like to help.

For new found friends of the craft from other parts of the country and world who have extended relief to those in need, and you know who you are, may the GAOTU continue to bless you and your families.

We would also like to thanked the members of the Masonic Relief Committee for taking time from their hectic schedules to be on hand to help brethren who are victims of the December 17, 2011 TS Washi, known officially in the Philippines as "Typhoon Sendong."  You have organized that very critical committee to look after the brethren and sisters who were victims, during those dark times. 

In behalf of the Officers and members of Iligan Lodge No. 207 and all the brethren of Masonic District RD X-D and ARMM (Lanao), Thank you so much from the bottom of our Hearts!