Friday, July 31, 2015


The banned decals were stripped as directed by the Grand Master's edict.

The Honored Ladies of the Order of the Amaranth came as always to measure blood sugar and pressure.

Mangroves were again planted during the traditional July District Meeting in Baler Aurora.

Pins fall in the first two days of the District's annual Bowling Games.

And work on the Masonic Temple resumed.   

It was a busy but happy month...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


With the turn-over and installation of Grand Lodge Inspectors done, District Deputy Grand Master Ravinar Austria of Masonic District RIII-D announced the start of the Masonic year by visiting all its subordinate Lodges.

And the Lodge is the first to host the DDGM and his visiting entourage during its regular meeting on the first Saturday of June.

It being the month of June, the Lodge participated in the District's traditional commemoration of the Philippines' 115th Independence Day that was held in the grounds of the Munipality of Talavera for the first time, and the remembrance of Bro. Jose P. Rizal's 154th birthday at Nueva Ecija's old provincial capital in Cabanatuan City.

Sunday, May 31, 2015


Lodge 373 Fetes their "Bunso"

Bro. Monico "Kuya Monic" Delgado was raised to the sublime degree on August 12, 1967 and has been with the Craft for more than 47 years.

He served as Master twice: in Nueva Ecija Lodge No. 73 which is his Mother Lodge, and as Charter Master of Zaragoza Lodge No. 263 which he helped established.

Brother Monico is also the acknowledged father of Model Lodge No. 373 who, on the occasion of his 77th birthday, presented to him the Hiram Award from the Grand Lodge of the Philippines which, other than being elected as Master, is the highest honor that can be bestowed by a Lodge to its member in recognition of outstanding service to the Fraternity and "indicates the esteem, respect, and admiration of the members".

Brother Monico envisioned Model Lodge as a resource center that will “encourage proficiency in Masonic rituals” and a showcase of compliance to “the edicts of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines concerning conferrals”, with the mission of elevating “Masonic relationship to a higher level” and developing “competent, respectable and honorable leaders” who will be “models of Masonic demeanor”.

The month of May also saw the transition from outgoing District Deputy Grand Master Jerome Malaca to incoming DDGM Ravinar Austria of Masonic District RIII-D who immediately convened a seminar/workshop for the better understanding and due implementation of the recently approved edicts and reform agenda of Grand Master Tomas Rentoy III which the incumbent and immediate Masters of the the Lodge with the Junior and Senior Wardens committed to support by affixing their signatures in the District Covenant for such.

May also saw the installation of Bros. Sergio Francisco and Shubert Ciencia, both Past Masters of the Lodge, as the assigned Grand Lodge Inspectors for Model Lodge No. 373 and Nueva Ecija Lodge No. 73, respectively.

The merry month of May ended with the 4th Edition of the Lodge's "Takbo para sa Bahay ni Kuya" fund raising project which raised P100,000.00 for the continuing construction of the Lodge's Masonic temple. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015


April went and left with a flurry and certainly with no time to fool around.

The Lodge's furnishings were finally delivered along with gifts of chairs and electric fans from gracious hearts and friends.

Just in time for the 5th public installation of officers of Model Court No. 55 of the Order of the Amaranth.

Then the 4th edition of the Lodge's annual right-of-passage with the Munoz Bodies (AASR) and the Amaranths but this time with a parallel medical mission.

And the month's highlight as the Lodge's delegation motored to Legazpi City for the 99th Annual Communications of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines where Grand Master Allan Purisima recognized Model Lodge No. 373 as among the six outstanding Lodges of the Philippine jurisdiction in 2014.

And though it all, the 373 Bikers never stopped riding.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


There were of course the installation rites with Bro. Agustin Liwag of Zaragoza Lodge No. 263, Bro. Romeo Novelles of Factoria Lodge No. 311, and Bro. Romeo Dacanay of Manuel L. Quezon Memorial Lodge No. 262 ascending the Oriental Chair.

And the 373 Bikers too who earned more Finisher's Medals at the Pedal One for Fun, the Papaya Mountain Bike Challenge, and the Licab Mountain Bikers' Padayak para sa Kalusugan fun rides plus a mini tour of Aurora province.

DDGM Jerome Malaca presided on what might his be his last District Meeting in Baler and Bro. Oliver Almeria was installed as the Venerable Master of the Munoz Bodies of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rites.

Amidst the bustle of it all, the Lodge went on with its labors, and with Model Court No. 55 of the order of the Amaranth checked on the wellness of its members, prepare the candidates in receiving the degrees of Masonry, polish the floorworks, and enjoy the wine of refreshment as a just and earned reward after the work is done...