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For the March 7, 2009 19th Public  Installation of Officers, we are placing hereafter links to albums of pictures  supplied by VW Generoso B. OPINA, PDDGM, PJGL (Jose Rizal Memorial Lodge 270).

Building's design by WB Arch.Avelino S.Lubag Jr. Temple Facade Design by Arch. Noel Macadandang

                SAN PEDRO LODGE 292
THE OFFICERS FOR M.Y. 2012 - 2013
Bro. Armando G. Cazzola...................W. Master
Bro. Januario B. Brusas.....................S. Warden
Bro. Arnel A. Rebeta..........................J. Warden
V.W. Ricardo O. Buendia (PM, PDGL).............Treasurer
Bro.  Aaron Jeffrey B. Montenegro.... Secretary
W Bro. Ernesto M. Cleofe (PM)............. Auditor
W Bro. Florencio B. Buentipo, Jr. (PM)...Harmony Officer
Bro.  Winston P. Uy (Installed)..................Chaplain
Bro.  Alvan Joseph T. Balazo..............Sr Deacon
Bro.  Renel A. Lobo............................Jr Deacon
Bro.  Pamfilo B. Feranil......................Marshal 
W Bro. Avelino S. Lubag, Jr(PM)(DGL)........Lecturer
Bro.  Quirino M. Asug, Jr....................Almoner
Bro. Winston P. Uy.............................Orator
Bro.  Sherwin M. Luluquisin................Organist
Bro. Benjamin R. Ortiguero, Jr...........Sr Steward
Bro. Leopoldo C. Chomi.....................Jr  Steward
Bro. Eric C. Florentino.......................Tyler
Bro.  Nelson A. Clemente...................MM Representative
                   ***    *****   *******  
1991 Perfecto L. Alibadbad ()
1992 Vicente D. Salazar
1993 Felizardo P.Tirado
1994 Felizardo P.Tirado
1995 Lorenzo C. Diaz
1996 Antonio G. Montenegro( )
1997 Joselito V. Maghirang
1998 Ricardo O. Buendia
1999 Rolly P. Nuñez
2000 Renato A. Mogol
2001 Joel S. Adato
2002 Beato R. Relato Jr.
2003 Arthur I. Austria
2004 Dionisio R. Kung
2005 Serafin A. Paladin
2006 Cesar L. Medina
2007 Ernesto M. Cleofe
2008 Vicente G. Guce
2009 Avelino S. Lubag, jr.
2010 Ambrosio D. Restrivera
2011 Armando G. Cazzola




Adato Joel S. (PM) 
Alibadbad Perfecto [PM](†)
Alfeche Allison A.
A. Arnel R. S.
Almoro Roy M.
Arevalo Frederick S. 
Asug Quirino M., Jr.
Azores Romulo B.(† 10/15/2010)
Bagapuro  Gil A.  
Balazo Alvan Joseph T.
Brusas January B.
Buendia Ricardo O..[PM, PDGL] 
Buentipo Florencio B. Jr.[PM, ] 
Bugayong Gil T. (†)
Buyser Evans M.
Caballes Elmer M. 
Cada Ronald A.
Cazzola Armando G.(PM) [WM 2012 - 2013]
Chomi Leopoldo C.
Clemente Nelson A.
Cleofe Ernesto M.[PM,] 
Diaz Lorenzo C.
Fabian Jextaire J.
Feranil Pamfilo B.
Florentino Eric C.
Guce Vicente G. [PM][GLI][Hiram Awardee] 
Hadjirasul Palawan R.
Jacomille Rey Narciso J. 
Kung Dionisio R. ‘Boy’ [PM]
Lobo Renel A..
Lopez Jerwin B.
Lubag Avelino S. Jr.[PM,][DGL]
Luluquisin Sherwin M.
Macabulos Nilo A.
Maghirang Joselito V. ‘Bong’ [PM, PDGL][DDGM]
Manabat Ramon Anthony M.
Mananghaya Jose Ignacio M. "Joey"
Mangahis Mark John C. 
Matundan Avelino ()
Medina Cesar L. (*)
Mercado Homer A.
M. F. Michele
Mogol Renato A..[PM, PDGL, PDDGM] 
Montenegro Aaron Jeffrey B.AJB.
Montenegro Antonio G. [PM]()
Montoya Novebon I.
Morales Alfred L. 
Nuñez Rolly P..[PM]
Obrador Noel R.
Oro Mark Angelo R.
Ortiguero Benjamin R., Jr.  
Pacifico Glenn C.
Paladin Serafin A..[PM] [GLI]
Panahon Eliseo A. ‘Ely’
Power John P.[PM]
Rebeta Arnel A.
Rebuelta Andres R. ‘Andy’ [PM] (*)
Relato Beato R., Jr.
Restrivera Ambrosio D.
Salazar Vicente D..[PM, PDGL] (*)
Salic Al-Jabber Paute
Sibulo Filemon I.
Sinoy Renato B. ‘Rene’[PM] (*)
Sisik Joseph Alvin S.
Tayao Celedonio S.
Uy Jose Jerry M.
Uy Winston P.
Valenzuela Rolando B.
Villareal Jessie F. 
 (*) DENOTES  DUAL (or Plural) MEMBERS(
SPL292  DDGM 2012/13 VW Joselito V. Maghirang
SPL292  DGL 2012/12 VW Avelino S. Lubag, Jr.
SPL292 GLI 2012/13 WB Serafin A. Paladin

The following links can answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions: 
The International Masonic Magazine on Freemasonry and Research into Freemasonry

                                                  MASONIC COMPACT

Because I am a Freemason
...... I believe that freedom of religion is an inalienable human right and tolerance an indispensable trait of human character; therefore, I will stand in my Lodge with Brothers of all faiths, and respect their beliefs as they respect mine, and I will demonstrate the spirit of Brotherhood in all aspects of my life.
... I know that education and the rational use of the mind are the keys to facing the problems of humanity; therefore, I will bring my questions and my ideas to my Lodge, and strive to advance the growth of my mind alongside my Brothers.
... I know that the rich tradition of Freemasonry and its framework of Ritual are important platforms for growth and learning; therefore, I vow to stand upon these platforms to improve myself as a human being, and I vow to help in the mission of the Craft to provide tools, atmosphere, challenges and motivation to help each Brother do the same.
... I know that charity is the distinguishing human virtue, and that personal community service is the best demonstration of a Mason’s commitment to humanity; I acknowledge that words without deeds are meaningless, and I vow to work with my Lodge to provide service to the community, and to promote charity, friendship, morality, harmony, integrity, fidelity and love.
... I know that my obligation to community extends beyond my local sphere and is partly fulfilled in my patriotism: love of my country, obedience to its laws and celebration of the freedoms and opportunities it symbolizes.
... I know that leadership is best demonstrated by commitment to serving others; I will therefore participate in, and help work at improving individual leadership skills, and serve the Brothers of my Lodge to the best of my ability.
... I know that friendship, fidelity and family are the foundations of a well-lived life; I therefore vow to be a faithful friend to my Brothers, as I expect my Lodge to respect my personal obligations, and to treat my family as though my family were their own.
... I know that the last great lesson of Freemasonry -- the value of personal integrity and the sanctity of a Mason’s word of honor-- is a lesson for all people in all times; I therefore vow to be a man of my word.
... I know that Masonry’s power is best exercised when its Light is shared with the world at large; I therefore vow to bring the best of myself to my Lodge, in order that my growth might be fostered and nurtured, and to present myself to the world as a working Freemason, on the path to building a more perfect temple.
Because I am a Freemason, these values and aspirations are the guiding lights for my progress through life.
[Merits: quoted from the  w.s. of the Grand Lodge of F&AM of New York ]

1) Q: Where can I get more information about the Freemasons?                                     
    A:  The best way to get information is to ask a Mason. Here below we have collated information made available over the internet by various Grand Lodges of Free & Accepted Masons, answering some of the most common questions about Freemasonry. Should you want more historical information, or more complete informations, we have provided useful links in this website. Moreover,  SAN PEDRO LODGE 292 (our Lodge) is planning to provide at the Center, for the Brethren and Petitioners' reading, some books and electronic information about FreeMasonry.  In local bookstores several books can be found, among others Mark Tabbert's book, American Freemasons,  the easy to read, and yet accurate, Freemasons for Dummies by Christopher Hodapp. and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry by S. Brent Morris .
More books of Masonic content are available in local bookstores, and please bear in mind that if you really  desire a  book about FreeMasonry that you do not find on the shelves, you should ask the bookstore to order it and usually they will do it
    A: Part of the mystique of Freemasonry can be attributed to speculation about its roots. Despite many theories, researchers have been unable to conclusively determine exactly when, where, how, and why Freemasonry originated.   The order is thought to have arisen from the European, English and Scottish guilds of practicing stonemasons and cathedral builders in the Middle Ages, but certain Masonic documents actually trace the sciences of geometry and masonry to the time of ancient Egypt, and some historians say that Masonry has its real roots in antiquity, even before great civilizations arose.
The formation of the first Grand Lodge in London in 1717 marks the beginning of the Modern (or "Speculative") era of Freemasonry, when membership was no longer limited to actual working stonemasons. These "Accepted" Masons eventually adopted more enlightened philosophies, and turned what was a tradesmen's organization into a fraternity for moral edification, intellectual recitation, benevolent service, and gentlemanly socialization.

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    A:  Over the last  centuries, Freemasonry seems to have flourished during times of great enlightenment and change. It is no coincidence that Freemasonry rose to prominence during the Age of Enlightenment both in Europe and America - where the new generation believed it could develop methods to foster personal improvement, bring order to society, and understand the whole universe. This sentiment is perhaps even stronger today than it was in the 18th century.  
Today, men seek out Masonry for the same reasons - to better themselves and improve society in the company of like-minded Brothers. As we learn more about how our physical world works, there's also heightened interest in intangible things we don't yet fully understand
- especially topics based upon tradition or having a more mystical nature.     Also, books like The Da Vinci Code and movies like "National Treasure" have inspired both new interest and renewed speculation about the nature of the Fraternity. Though these books and movies are a product more of a vivid imagination than historical fact, the real history of Masonry is perhaps the best story of all, one learned only by asking - and becoming - a Freemason.

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    A:  No organization can guarantee to make anyone better, but the timeless values and important truths that are taught as part of the Masonic tradition have proven to inspire, challenge, and develop moral, social and leadership qualities in men. The best known Philippine Mason, National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, or the best known American Mason, George Washington, both personify the application of the Fraternity's character-building principles in one's life.   Perhaps one of the things that has kept Masonry a strong and vital organization for so long is the fact that the Fraternity proposed only to "make good men better," not to make bad men good. This distinction is critical in that from its earliest days the Craft wisely refrained from involving itself in rehabilitation programs, which more appropriately have remained the purview of both religion and the criminal justice system.  Today, good men from every walk of life are striving to improve themselves in Masonic Lodges the world over. If you would like to become part of this honorable tradition, we welcome your interest.

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    A:  Ask! Because Masons have not traditionally recruited members and do not hold public meetings, there has long been confusion about how to join the Fraternity. Should I wait to be asked? Does someone ask me, or do I need to ask them?Today, because of widespread interest in the Fraternity - along with the breadth of both information and misinformation found on the Internet - the content on this site was assembled to help men understand the membership process.
Most men still begin the process of becoming a Mason by simply asking-just as
Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. Del Pilar, Emilio Aguinaldo, Jose Abas Santos, Manuel L. Quezon, Manuel Roxas, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Hancock, Revere, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Mazzini and most every Mason from the past to the present day has done.   Membership is open to men of every race, religion, culture, and income level.    The basic requirements for membership are listed here.     Men usually seek out a Lodge near their home or workplace or ask a Mason they know to recommend a Lodge to them. Masonry is not for everyone, however. It does not purport to reform bad men, only to provide a lifelong opportunity for good men to improve themselves and the world around them.       The Masonic Fraternity seeks only men of good character as members. In fact, Masonic Lodges are required to review every applicant's moral and social character, and members must be unanimously balloted upon in a Lodge by all members present (and yes, the centuries-old "blackball" voting system is still in use).         Alternately, a  Mason can inform a good man that he knows that should he wish to join, he is welcome to do so under a program called Invitation to Petition.    
Or you may proactively seek out membership on your own by asking a Mason for guidance. You can ask information  or directions by the links provided in this website, write the Lodge Secretary an E-Mail (look below for the link) or, even better, visit the Lodge in your area of residence in the days indicated as Stated Meetings. The choice is still yours.

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10) Q: What is a Grand Lodge?                                                  
12) Q; Can Men of any race and creed become Masons?                    
       A:  Masonry accepts men from every race, color, creed, nationality, and culture,  
      A:  Many of the prominent Filipinos who dedicated their entire lives to the cause of the motherland, and many of those who died for the freedom of the Fatherland, during the colonial era and during Japanese occupation, were FILIPINO MASONS (Filipino Freemasons). Famous Pilipino Masons are Dr. Jose Rizal - our National Hero, Marcelo H. del Pilar,  Apolinario Mabini - the Brains of the Revolution, Andres Bonifacio - The Leader of the KKK, Emilio Aguinaldo the First President of the first Philippine Republic, the writer, journalist,and famous orator, founder of “La Solidaridad”  Graciano Lopez Jaena,  Jose Alejandrino, Antonio and Juan Luna; Chief Justice Jose Abad Santos,  Presidents Manuel L. Quezon, Manuel Roxas, and Jose P. Laurel, to name a few.      Gen. Douglas McArthur, hero of World War II, was made a Mason in the Philippines. 

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     A :  Not in the traditional sense. Masonic principles do however teach the value of relief or charity, and  Freemasons donate thousands of hours of volunteer time and money for worthy causes.   There are numerous  worthy causes and groups that local Lodges contribute to and support in their communities, either independently or in conjunction with the M.W. Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines. http://www.glphils.org/
Just because in this age of information, disinformation and misinformation, so many sources (books, Internet, movies, TV) claim to possess and tell the "SECRETS" of FreeMasonry, does not  make their claims believable, nor their "secrets" real.  FreeMasonry , for its teaching uses "Allegories", "Metaphors" and "Symbolism" and it is well known to Masons that, 
In fact, the great Truths revealed in Masonic rituals can take years to understand.

Like the myriads of single structural members necessary to build any great and complex structure need to be developed first and then orderly and harmoniously connected to each other, in order to form a strong and beautiful structure, so are the powerful metaphors and symbols of Masonry used to build knowledge and character , one step at a time up the ladder of masonic learning.

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