Friday, April 20, 2012

Iligan Lodge No. 207 Bulletin Volume 1, Issue 2 April 2012

Message from the Worshipful Master
WB Hilario Abel B. Gomez

"The lapse of time, the ruthless hand of ignorance and the devastation...not of war but of our surroundings" was the message forwarded to us last stated meeting by our Masonic speaker VW Bill Bacareza.  The powerpoint presentation depicted images of the prelude and the aftermath that befell the city brought by the wrath of "Sendong."  Masons, as children of the Great Architect of the Universe have a moral obligation to help rebuild communities.  And as stewards of His creations, we are but compelled to take care of the gifts from Mother Nature.

April in our national calendar celebrates the Day of Valor or "Araw ng Kagitingan."  It is also on this momentous month that Iligan Lodge No. 207 was chartered.

It was 37 years back that the city had its second lodge.  As envisioned then the lodge continues to serve and grow.  We need not look very far to revere our very past forerunners;  the first Charter Worshipful Master VW Gerardo Padilla.  Now nearing on his 90s, he can still do best in memorizing, walking, and of course joking around.  It is but fitting that this year's theme is "One Mind, Body, and Spirit...Our Way of Life."  Year in and year out, we remain steadfast and relentless in living up with the ideals of what we believe a true Freemason is.

So, as we grow another year, my brethren, let us keep the fire of commitment burning in all our hearts, for our Lodge is our Lodge.

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5:00 PM - Opening of the Lodge of Master Masons
5:30 PM - Main Business
                 Reading & Approval minutes of last stated meeting
                 Reading & Approval of Secretary's financial report
                 Reading & Approval of Treasurer's Report
                 Reading of Communications
6:00 PM - Committee Reports
                 On the Road to CAMSUR 95th Annual Communication
                 Project Committees
6:15 PM - Rededication
                 Brethren of Iligan Lodge 207 assemble on the floor
                 VW Gerardo B. Padilla - Charter WM to lead the obligation
6:20 PM - Introduction of Guest Masonic Speaker - VW Warlito M. Sanguila
6:25 PM - Masonic Education - Bro. Col. Ricardo B. Jalad, PA
6:30 PM - Acknowledgment of visiting Brethren
6:40 PM - Messages/Commentaries (Visiting WMs, GLIs, DGLs & DDGM)
6:50 PM - Closing of the Lodge

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April 6 - Bro. Pat D. Noel
April 7 - WB Ike Saturnino Gaite
April 9 - Bro. Richard D. Lim
April 20 - WB Oscar V. Badelles
April 20 - Bro. Zaldy L. Geonzon
April 28 - Bro. Genesis Olandag

Bro. BJ and Sis Natalie Siao

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"As Masons who knelt in the Altar, we must as we know that we try to make good men better, live what we promised in our obligations." - Bro. Pat D. Noel



  1. Very informative! Thanks very much for such very well written article. It was good to know about this. =)

  2. Worshipful, wala maapil akong Birthdate...hehehe
    28 April ko Worshipful, extend my greetings to the rest of the Brethren. --- Bro. Genesis Olandag