Saturday, November 16, 2013


Message from the East - WB Rogelio C. Nuñeza

Brethren, may the blessing of the Great Architect of the Universe be always upon us.

Our stated meeting for this month will be on November 16, 2013.  Our masonic education speaker will be VW Steven So, PDDGM, who just arrived from a business tour in Vietnam.  He will talk about the importance of the Bible in the life of a Mason.

For the past four months, we had our district activities led by different lodges each month.  The final leg of our "Walk for Your Health" district activity was held last Sunday, October 27, 2013 and it was led by our lodge.  The same route was followed although there was sporadic rainfall to remind us of the upcoming Christmas season.  The participants were brethren from the different lodges, sisters from the Order of the Amaranth, sisters from the Order of the Eastern Star, DeMolays, Jobs Daughters, friends of Masons and dependents of Masons.  It was a great success!  My salute to the Junior Warden led by Bro. Pat Noel for the well-prepared food, a combination of merienda and breakfast.  Thank you brethren for all your support.  Our next district activity will be the hosting of the Western Mindanao Convention, WESMINCON, to be held at Ubaldo Laya Masonic Temple, Iligan City on November 28-30, 2013.  Let us all show our support by having our business establishments and offices advertised in the souvenir program.  Please pay the registration now.

November is a special month to remember our departed loved ones and brethren especially those brethren whose labor was exceptional, those that spent both time and money for the craft and Masonry.  Let us find time to visit them in their final resting places.

The 2nd anniversary of Sendong is almost upon us.  I am sure that we all remember the great help our brother Masons extended to us during our time of need.  A few days ago, some parts of the Philippines were destroyed by the Typhoon Yolanda and just as brother Masons helped us during the Typhoon Sendong, let us help our brother Masons and their families that were victimized by Yolanda.  It is during these times of tragedy that we must bond together and help each other.

On a lighter note, during my travel to Kuala Lumpur the other week, I met some brethren at the KL airport.  There goes again the old saying from the Heritage Lodge of Canada "Happy to meet, sorry to part, Happy to meet again!"

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5:20 PM - Stated Meeting

     *  Presentation of the Philippine Flag
     *  Panunumpa sa Watawat
     *  Reading of Minutes of previous meetings
     *  Reading of Financial Report of Secretary
     *  Reading of Financial Report of Treasurer
     *  Reading of Edicts, Circulars, etc.
     *  Committee Report
            Family Day

     *  Masonic Education - VW STEVEN D. SO, PDDGM

     *  Recognition of Visiting Brethren by the SD
     *  Reading of Part III, Art. II, Section 2 of the Masonic Law Book
     *  Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
     *  Retirement of the Philippine National Flag
     *  Closing of the Lodge

7:00 PM - Fellowship Dinner, UDL Masonic Center Social Hall

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3  -  WB Camar Umpa
11-  Bro. Aurelio Dacalos
       VW Victor Mariano
14-  VW Henry C. Dy
27-  Bro. Cristio Denopol
29-  Bro. Aaron Fetalvero
30-  VW Ronnie Albulario

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17 -  WB Alvin & Sis Jackie Bacolod

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"A poor blind candidate, who desires to be brought from Darkness to Light..." - Senior Steward

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 19, 2013 Bulletin and Summon of Meeting

Message from the East


Greetings of peace and prosperity!

Brethren, during our last stated meeting on September 21, 2013, WB Bobby Marzo was our Masonic Speaker.  On Saturday, October 19, 2013, during our stated meeting, Very Worshipful Raul Cinco of Pañares Lodge 220 will speak on a very interesting topic on masonry.  The members of Pañares Lodge 220 led by WB Ted Halibas will attend our stated meeting.

This month the beloved wife of WB Ed Cueto passed away, a tragic loss to Bro Ed and his children.  I would like to extend my personal thanks and gratitude to all the brethren who joined me in extending our lodge sympathy to the Cueto family.

Brethren, let's support the 20th WestMinCon by paying the registration fee of PhP1,500.00.  I also urge our businessmen brethren to advertise your company/ business in the WestMinCon souvenir program.

Brethren, let us join the "walk for good health" this coming October 27, 2013.  Our lodge will be spearheading this activity.  Let us also continue supporting our lodge and our district-wide activity.
God bless.

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Agenda for the Stated Meeting

5:00 PM       Opening a Lodge of Master Mason
5:20 PM       Stated Meeting

  •  Presentation of the Philippine Flag
  • Panunumpa sa Watawat
  • Reading of Minutes of previous meetings                     
  • Reading of Financial Report of Secretary
  • Reading of Financial Report of Treasurer
  •  Reading of Edicts, Circulars, etc.
  • Committee Report
           -  Family Day
           -  Sunshine
           -  Sports
           -  Community
  • Masonic Education   -  WB Raul Cinco, PM Leonardo T. Pañares Lodge No. 220
  • Recognition of Visiting Brethren by the SD
  • Reading of Part III, Art. II, Section 2 of the Masonic Law Book
  • Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
  • Retirement of the Philippine National Flag
  • Closing of the Lodge
7:00 PM   Fellowship Dinner, UDL Masonic Center Social Hall

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For the month of September, we greet the birthday celebrants a very Happy Happy Birthday :

    Hilario Abel Gomez                   -  October 4
    Antonio Bartolome                     -  October 5
    Wilfredo Bacareza                      -  October 12
    Arthur Padilla                             -  October 20
    Urso Peñalosa                             -  October 26

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"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." Brother Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Real Freemason

A real Freemason is distinguished from the rest of mankind by the uniform unrestrained rectitude of his conduct.  Other men are honest in fear of punishment the law might inflict;  they are religious in expectation being rewarded, or in dread of the devil in the next world.

The Freemason would be just as if there was no law, human or divine, except those written in the heart by the fingers of his creator.  In every climate under every system of religion, he is the same.  He kneels before the throne of God in gratitude for the blessing he has received;  and in humble solicitation for his future protection.  He venerates the good men of all religion;  he disturb not the religion of others.  He restrains his passion because they cannot be indulged without injuring his neighbor or himself.  He gives no offense because he does not choose to be offended.  He is honest upon principles.

The duty of a Mason is to endeavor to make man better of his neighbor;  to quiet, instead of aggravating difficulties; to bring together those who are severed or estranged; to keep friends from becoming foes; and to persuade foes to become friends.  To do this, he needs to control his own passion, and be not rash and hasty, nor swift to take offense, nor easy to be angered.

Friday, September 20, 2013

September 21, 2013 Bulletin and Summon of Meeting

Message from the East


Brethren, may the blessings of the Great Architect of the Universe be with us.  The last week of August closed with three major activities.  On August 24, 2013 our Lodge participated in the IMES Session at the UDLMC led by our DDGM VW Ed Ulindang.  VW Warly Sanguila, VW Fem Calio, VWB Oscar Badelles, WB Ali Bari, WB Jim Magnetico and yours truly attended the session.  Topics discussed and  lecturers were the following :

              Rationale of the Lodge of Instructions    -  VW Warly Sanguila
              Opening and Closing of Instructions     -  VW Ed Ulindang
              Reception of Dignitaries    -   WB Stephen T. Monteroyo
              Handling of Rods    -  WB Oscar V. Badelles

Evaluation was handled by VW Warly Sanguila and VW Anong Alagao while VW Fem Calio acted as the Master of Ceremony.

On August 25, 2013 our Lodge participated in the 2nd walk for health led by Maranao Lodge 111.  On August 31, 2013, some of our brethren also participated in the City Annual Clean-up in preparation for the City Fiesta celebration this coming September 23, 2013.

The month of September started with a visit to the Leonardo Pañares Lodge No. 220 in Cagayan de Oro City during their stated meeting on September 2, 2013.  Our group composed of the following :  WB Ali Bari - Sr. Warden, WB Pat D. Noel - Jr. Warden, VW James Yu, VW Steven So, WB Oscar Badelles, WB Jimmy Magnetico, WB Jing Rahon, WB Suniel Lim, WB Ian Uy, Bro. Bitoy Sales, VW Fem Calio, and yours truly.  During the stated meeting, the Masonic Speaker, VM Fem Calio, discussed the importance of Mt. Moriah in the history of Masonry.  After the meeting, our group joined the brethren of Lodge No. 220 in their fellowship.  We invited them to visit our Lodge in Iligan City in one of our future stated meeting.

Just recently, on September 13-14, 2013, the Iligan Lodge of Perfection attended the 8th Mindanao Scottish Rite Convention in Davao City.  Our group was composed of SGIG James Yu, Ill Warly Sanguila, Ill Gerry Paguio VW Ed Ulindang, WB Oscar Badelles, VW Steven So, VW Anong Alagao, WB Bobby Marzo, WB Jing Rahon, WB Molong Tapia, WB Tito Cabreros, WB Eli Santos, WB Ed Montero, and yours truly.   Thank you illustrious sirs and brethren for your support.

Brethren, let us continue supporting our Lodge.  The life of Iligan Lodge No. 207 lies in your hands.

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Agenda for the Stated Meeting

5:00 PM       Opening a Lodge of Master Mason
5:20 PM       Stated Meeting

  •  Presentation of the Philippine Flag
  • Panunumpa sa Watawat
  • Reading of Minutes of previous meetings                     
  • Reading of Financial Report of Secretary
  • Reading of Financial Report of Treasurer
                       Main Business
  •  Reading of Edicts, Circulars, etc.
  • Committee Report
           -  Family Day
           -  Sunshine
           -  Sports
           -  Community
  • Masonic Education   -  WB Robert Marzo, PM, JVVR Lodge 259
  • Recognition of Visiting Brethren by the SD
  • Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
  • Retirement of the Philippine National Flag
  • Closing of the Lodge
7:00 PM   Fellowship Dinner, UDL Masonic Center Social Hall


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For the month of September, we greet the birthday celebrants a very Happy Happy Birthday :

    VW Eufemio Calio                    -  September 16
    WB Melanio Siao                      -  September 19
    VW Datumanong Sarangani     -  September 11

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JOIN the brethren and the sisters on Sunday morning September 22, 2013 at 5:30am WALK FOR YOUR HEALTH.  Light breakfast will be served at the Ubaldo D. Laya Masonic Center.

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"Masonic labor is purely a labor of love. He who seeks to draw Masonic wages in gold and silver will be disappointed. The wages of a Mason are earned and paid in their dealings with one another; sympathy that begets sympathy, kindness begets kindness, helpfulness begets helpfulness, and these are the wages of a Mason." - Brother Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, July 20, 2013

July 20, 2013 Bulletin and Notice of Stated Meeting

(From the Oriental Chair 
 WB Rogelio C. Nuñeza, Worshipful Master)

In our last stated meeting on June 15, 2013, Bro. Anthony Cañete passed the second degree of Masonry (Fellow craft).  I would like to extend my congratulations to Bro. Ali Bari, our Senior Warden, and other brethren on a job well done.

For Iliganons, the month of June is always highlighted by a parade around the city on Independence Day, June 12th and on the Araw ng Iligan, June 16th.  In this context, I would like to express my profound thanks and gratitude to those brethren who joined the said activities.  Let us continue supporting our team "Iligan Lodge-207".

The 3rd of July 2013 was a very sad moment in the history of our lodge because one of the pillars of masonry in our jurisdiction, the Very Worshipful Henry B. Padilla, the charter master of our lodge, dropped his working tools.  We will no longer see him in our meetings but the good memories that he shared with us will be forever in our hearts.  As I like to say, "old masons never die, they only fade away".  Our deepest sympathy to the Padilla family.

On a lighter note, it's very easy to look for Filipino brethren whenever I travel abroad since they have common trademarks such as caps, shirts and belts with Masonic emblem.   When you ask them for their lodge number, they are quick to answer but tend to forget who their worshipful master is.  Does this mean that these brethren have been absent for too long from lodge meetings or lost touch with their Masonic roots?

See you in our stated meeting brethren...

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1:30pm    Opening of a Lodge of Master Masons
2:00pm    Conferral of the Fellow Craft Degree upon Bro Karl Erwin P. Garzon
        Second Degree Conferral Team
Worshipful Master      Bro. Ali M. Bari
Senior Warden            WB Rogelio C. Nuñeza
Junior Warden            Bro. Pat D. Noel
Senior Deacon
    (1st Section)           WB Lino Ratunil, PM
    (2nd Section)         WB Genesis G. Calit, PM
Junior Deacon           Bro. Ivan J. Banaag
Marshal                     Bro. Rabin R. Arumpac
Senior Steward          Bro. Loyd Jose C. Aguilar
Junior Steward          Bro. Ian Justin Sagario
Working Tools          Bro. Anthony C. Cañete
Treasurer                   Bro. Sandy U. Sy
Secretary                   VW Warlito M. Sanguila, PDDGM
Chaplain                    VW Sotero Q. Trinidad, PDDGM
Tyler                          WB Jaime P. Magnetico, PM
Proficiency               VW Warlito M. Sanguila, PDDGM
Degree Charge         VW Eduardo D. Ulindang, DDGM

5:00pm    Stated Meeting
  • Presentation of the Philippine Flag
  • Reading of Minutes of Previous Meeting
  • Reading of Financial Report of Secretary
  • Reading of Financial Report of Treasurer
      Main Business
  •  Reading of Edicts, Circulars, etc.
  • Committee Reports
          -  Sunshine
          -  Community   
  • Masonic Education  - VW Eufemio I. Calio, PDGI
  • Recognition of Visiting Brethren by the SD
  • Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
  • Retirement of the Philippine National Flag
  • Closing of the Lodge
7:00pm   Fellowship Dinner, UDL Masonic Center Social Hall

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Happy Birthday !!!!
    July 18  -  Bro. Gilbert Betoy

Happy Anniversary !!!!
    July 8    -  VW Joseph & Sis Mauling Sanguila
    July 9    -  VW Joseph & Sis Judit Sanguila
    July 12  -  Bro. Danilo & Sis Virgie Gonzaga
    July 29  -  Bro. Elmer & Sis Bernadeth Marcella

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"The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." 
-  Mark Twain

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Revisiting the Glorious Past of Philippine History

by : Ill. Fernando V. Pascua, Jr., 33° PGSG

We Freemasons in this jurisdiction are justifiably proud of the fact that, as declared by WB and Gen. Emilio Famy Aguinaldo during the 1955 Annual communication of our Grand Lodge, "The successful Revolution of 1896 was Masonically inspired, Masonically led, and Masonically executed.  And I venture to say that the first Philippine Republic, of which I was its humble president, was an achievement we owe largely to Masonry and the Masons."

WB and Gen. Aguinaldo was a 33rd Degree Freemason, Past Master of Magdalo Lodge in Kawit, Cavite, the same Magdalo Lodge which, under the leadership of Bro. Emilio Aguinaldo, knew no fear of the enemy, the Spaniards, led by the friars.

WB Aguinaldo's declaration was neither an idle boast nor the ranting of an 86-year old man desiring desperately for recognition; for, indeed, most, if not all, of the great Filipino leaders in our nation's movement for independence were Freemasons.

Most prominent among them was, of course, Bro. Jose Rizal, whose writings, particularly his novels, Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo, provided the spark that was to ignite the flames of the revolution.  It is a credit to Freemasonry that, in the words of the European savant, Dr. Ferdinand Blumentritt, "the greatest man that the Malayan race has produced" was a brother Mason.

There was also the Sublime Paralytic, Bro. Apolinario Mabini, known in history as the "Brains of the Philippine Revolution", who contributed much to the cause of constitutional government.

Among the other notable patriots and propagandists in the fight for independence were Brothers Marcelo H. Del Pilar, Mariano Ponce, Graciano Lopez Jaena , Juan and Antonio Luna, and Jose Ma. Panganiban.  These Masons, together with Bro. Jose Rizal, labored and sacrificed to publish the fortnightly newspaper, La Solidaridad, first in Barcelona and later on in Madrid, Spain.  It was from the inspired pens of these zealous brethren that articles and essays flowed to convey to the peoples of Europe and to the world the oppression taking place in our country, and answered the calumnies heaped upon our countrymen by our colonial rulers.  They pleaded for reforms in the oppressive government run by abusive officials, governing and ruling under the union of Church and State.

And then there was fiery Bro. Andres Bonifacio, who, together with other brother Masons, founded the Katipunan, which actually started and waged the Revolution against Spain.  As a revolutionary leader of the Sons of the People, Bro. Andres Bonifacio impressed upon the people  that true love of God is love of country, and that this love is also the true love for our fellowmen, and to engrave in their hearts that the height of honor and happiness is to die in order to save one's country.

The declaration of the independence of our nation from colonial rule on June 12, 1898 marked the emancipation of the Filipino from the tyranny of colonialism and his transformation into a citizen of an independent and proud nation, the growth and development of which would enable him to eventually develop himself into a citizen of the world or a cosmopolite.  It was the Masonic Brotherhood that inspired, led and executed that successful Revolution.

Nor was the Philippine Revolution of 1896 the only historical event where Masons played significant roles.  In 1776, the original 13 English colonies which revolted against England started the American Revolution.  We are told that not only George Washington but nearly all his generals were Masons, such as Generals Greene, Lee, Marion, Sullivan, Rufuns and Israel Putnam, Edwards, Jackson, Gift, Baron Steuben, Baron de Kalb, and the Marquis de Lafayette, who was made a Mason in one of the military Lodges in the Continental Army.

It is a fact that many of the liberation movements in South America which had led to the birth of many South American nations, such as Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Argentina, not to mention many other Central American nations, such as Nicaragua, Panama, Honduras and El Salvador, were led by Masons.

In recalling these events of history, I would like to focus on what I perceive to be the main reason for their success while other similar movements had previously failed.  These successful events came to pass because of the leadership, commitment and heroism of Masons.  Throughout history, we see examples of the Mason's ability to organize and to hold an unwavering commitment to a common cause.  It is precisely this facile ability to band together for the common cause of liberty, equality and fraternity that has struck fear in the hearts of tyrants and dictators who know that they would soon lose their foothold in their territories and in the minds of their subjects.

When the Philippine Revolution of 1896 broke out, the Masons became the natural targets of the Spanish  authorities as being responsible for the civil disorder.  Many Masons were arrested and sent to jail.  All Masonic Lodges were, moreover, closed.

Since the grant of Philippine independence by the Americans on July 4, 1946, Masonry in this jurisdiction has had the chance to grow peacefully into a vibrant way of life.  The animosities of the past against the Fraternity have seemingly been forgotten , although every now and then intolerant and hostile attitude against Freemasonry rears its ugly head.

At those times, it is well for us to remember that our Order had, in the past, won to its fellowship men of the first order of intellect, men of thought and action, in many countries, and in every walk and work of life : soldiers like Garibaldi, Wellington, MacArthur, and Aguinaldo;  philosophers like Krause and John Locke;  patriots like Washington and Bonifacio; writers like Voltaire, Walter Scott, Rizal and Lessing; poets like Goethe, Burns, Kipling and Pike;  musicians like Haydon and Mozart;  statesmen, philanthropists, educators, jurists, men of science - Masons whose names shine like stars in the firmament of intellectual and spiritual glory.

Despite the prevalent misconceptions about the nature of Freemasonry, misunderstanding of its precepts and practices, particularly its rituals and ceremonies, and the mistrust generated by such ignorance of the true nature of the Fraternity that has, on occasion, led to violence being committed Masons, Freemasonry is still around and, I like to think, more solid and stronger than ever.

We Masons are a part of this glorious past.  We are a part of this great movement called Freemasonry.  We are shapers of destiny, cradle of noble heroes, progenitors of great nations, molders of great men and heroes.

Our Institution is not an ordinary gathering of men.  It is not a mere club nor is it just another fraternity.  Ours is an august and honorable brotherhood, bound together, not by blood, but by the strongest chains of brotherly love - a mystic tie so strong as to cause true friendship to exist among those who might otherwise have remained at a perpetual distance.

We are about to end the first decade of the 21st century.  At this period of human history the world is still in ferment, and there seems to be nothing certain but uncertainty.  Hatred is still on the rampage in eastern Europe, in Africa, in Asia, in the Middle East, in the Far East, and in our country, particularly Mindanao.  Any observer who follows the course of human events in the world today cannot fail to see that war and discord prevail in many places of our planet and in our country where peace and harmony should reign supreme because, in the words of Bro. Jose "Dimasalang" Rizal, "the very purpose of humanity dictated by God is the universal peace and harmony among his creatures.

In these times of stress and storm, let us renew our faith in the final triumph of Freemasonry, particularly the principles of right, of equality, of liberty, and of justice.  Let us, like our forebears, repeat the old refrain, "In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the sea,/ with a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me.// As He died to make men holy,/ Let us die to make men free.// His truth is marching on."

(reprinted from The Far Eastern Freemason, 2nd Quarter 2009, p 12-14)

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"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 15, 2013 Bulletin and Summon of Meeting

Stated Meeting and Passing of Bro. Karl Irwin P. Garzon and Bro. Anthony Cañete, June 15, 2013, Saturday @ 1:30 p.m.

Message From The East

Brethren, during the last stated meeting on May 18, 2013, two petitioners, Brothers Karl Irwin P. Garzon and Anthony C. Cañete were initiated into Masonry.  Hopefully, they will make it as Master Mason this year.  In this connection, I would like to congratulate the labors of Bro. Pat D. Noel, Junior Warden and all the members of the team for a job well done.

Last Sunday, May 19, 2013 was our family day.  My thanks and personal gratitude of the lodges for their planning and preparation and the brethren who shared their time and financial support that made the occasion a success.

On the lighter side, last May 22, 2013, I traveled to Canada and saw the beautiful and natural wonder of Niagara Falls.  But the most important part of the trip was visit to the 1860 Masonic Lodge Room of the Heritage Lodge 730, A. F. & A. M.  GRC at the Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto, Ontario, Canada where I met WB Mike Ikonomidis, about 80 years old and still very active.  He must be a linguist for he is the assigned interpreter of the lodge.  I was fascinated by the lodge motto "happy to meet - sorry to part - happy to meet again."  On this note my brethren, let me say I am happy to meet you all again during our stated meeting.

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For the month of JUNE, we greet the 


June 12 - Bro. Khaliquzzaman Macabato
June 15 - Bro. Sandy U. Sy
June 17 - VW Salvador Ll. Laya
June 18 - VW Angelo Rentoy

and also


June 1 - Bro. Robert & Sis Josie Padilla
June 2 - Bro. Melanio & Sis Annabelle Siao
June 5 - Bro. Arthur & Sis Liza Padilla
June 9 - WB Jaime & Sis Judith Magnetico
June 13 - Bro Ali and Sis Heide Bari
June 19 - VW Sotero & Sis Sol Trinidad
June 25 - Bro. Antonio & Sis Connie Bartolome

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1:30 pm - Opening of a Lodge of Master Masons
2:00 pm - Conferral of the Fellow Craft Degree upon
                 Bro. Karl Irwin P. Garzon
                 Bro. Anthony Cañete
5:00 pm - Stated Meeting
                 *  Presentation of the Philippine Flag
                 *  Reading of Minutes of previous meeting
                 *  Reading of Financial Report of Secretary
                 *  Reading of Financial Report of Treasurer

                 Main Business

                 *  Reading of Edicts, Circulars, etc.
                 *  Committee Report
                     *  Family Day
                     *  Sunshine
                     *  Sports
                     *  Community
                  *  Masonic Education
                      -  VW Jorge Paderanga, Jr. DGL
                  *  Recognition of Visiting Brethren by the SD
                  *  Commentaries of Visiting Dignitaries
                  *  Retirement of the Philippine National Flag
                  *  Closing of the Lodge

7:00 pm - Fellowship Dinner, UDL Masonic Center Social Hall

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"Harmony is the Strength of our Lodge." - Iligan Lodge No. 207 motto

Monday, May 20, 2013

New District Deputy Grand Master comes from 207

Last April 2013 Ancom held in Iloilo City, the Grand Master of Masons in the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines was installed together with his Deputy Grand Master.

R10-D & ARMM (Lanao) was no exception.  Iligan Lodge No. 207 Past Master Eduardo D. Ulindang was installed as our new District Deputy Grand Master together with his District Grand Lecturers.

Very Worshipful Eduardo D. Ulindang (center), District Deputy Grand Master, R10-D & ARMM (Lanao) with from left, VW Dan M. Jutba, VW Jorge C. Paderanga, Jr., VW Sonny D. Alonto (in black coat) as District Grand Lecturers and VW Florendo B. Opay (between VW Ulindang & VW Alonto), Junior Grand Lecturer for Northwestern Mindanao.

The photo was taken right after the stated meeting of Iligan Lodge No. 207 last May 18, 2013 where Bro. Ali Bari, Senior Warden presided in behalf of our Worshipful Master Roger Nuñeza who was out of the country during the event.

Iligan Lodge No. 207 as well as the entire district looks forward to the stewardship of our newly installed Grand Line Officers to steer us to see a much brighter light in the craft.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Iligan Lodge No. 207 Bulletin May 2013

From our Worshipful Master, WB Rogelio C. Nuñeza

During our stated meeting last April 20, 2013, Bro. Ian Sagario was raised to the Sublime degree of Master Mason and he is now a full-blooded Mason.  I would like to extend my profound thanks and gratitude to VW Warly Sanguila, our Conferral Director, WB Ed Ulindang, who acted as King Solomon and all the brethren who participated in the activity.

There was a blackout after our stated meeting but as the saying goes, "the show must go on."  The Charter Day celebration that followed (dinner and program) was made more special with lighted candles and I am quite sure everybody would remember is\t, as a charter day celebration with candle-light ceremony.  Masons are like army rangers sometimes, we move and meet under the cover of darkness.

The 97th Annual Communication hosted by District RVI-A was held at Central Philippine University (CPU) in Jaro, Iloilo City from April 25-27, 2013.  Our lodge was represented by VW Ed Ulindang, VW Dominic Siao, WB Oskie Badelles, VW Angie Rentoy, WB Jaime Magnetico and our Senior Warden Bro. Ali Bari and yours truly.  Thanks to VW Angie Rentoy for hosting a dinner for the Iligan delegation in his beautiful home at Grove Subd., Iloilo City.  Congratulations to VW Ed Ulindang!  He is now our DDGM.  VW Voltaire Gazmin of Maranaw Lodge 111 was elected Junior Grand Warden without spending a single centavo, but of course, he is the Secretary of National Defense.

On a lighter note, our taxi driver with ANCOM sticker told us that there was also a convention one week ahead of the ANCOM in Iloilo City, but the participants were very "kuripot" since they always asked for change, even if the change is only one peso.  He said that this time he noticed that participants of the ANCOM are very generous since they always say "keep the change".  After that, he politely asked, "Mason kayo Sir?" I answered "Yes, keep the change."

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Happy Birthday to all our Brethren celebrating for the month of May!

May 2 - Bro. Danilo Gonzaga
May 4 - VW Ervin Aspiras
May 13 - VW Robert S. Co
May 19 - Bro. Lloyd Aguilar
May 30 - VW James T. Yu

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May 12- VW Gerardo Padilla & Sis Sol
May 12 - VW Albert Chiu & Sis Girlie
May 13- VW Warlito Sanguila & Sis Marietta
May 18- Bro. Pat Noel & Sis Binky
May 21- WB Victor Mariano & Sis Belen
May 24- VW Ronald Sy & Sis Jean
May 24- WB Miguel Balbuena & Sis Merly
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I.  Entrance of Appendant Bodies
II. Welcome Remarks
III. Message of VW Cosain I. Abbas, PDDGM
IV. Turn-over of Gavel of Authority
V. Message of VW Eduardo D. Ulindang, DDGM MY 2013-2014
VI. Closing Ceremony

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Agenda for the Stated Meeting of May 18, 2013

2:30 pm  -  First degree conferral on Karl Irwin Garzon and Anthony Cañete

5:00 pm  -  MAIN BUSINESS
                   1.  Reading and Approval of the Minutes of last Stated Meeting
                   2.  Reading and Approval of Secretary Financial Report
                   3.  Reading and Approval of Treasurer Report
                   4.  Reading of Edicts and Communication

                   1.  ANCOM 2013
                   2.  Family Day
                   3.  Sunshine

                    Senior Deacon



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