Labong Lodge No. 59 celebrates centennial 12 months

Labong Lodge No. 59 is a Masonic Lodge in this article in the Philippines. It is a lodge at first started in 1892 through the Spanish routine by Don Pedro Camus of Malabon. During the American occupation, it was reorganized by Surgeon Jose M. Raymundo (also from Malabon) alongside one another with other outstanding personalities of Malabon and Navotas. In 25 January 1921, it was supplied its constitution and joined the federation of lodges of the recently shaped Grand Lodge of The Philippine Islands established by 3 American Lodges: Manila Lodge No. 342, Cavite Lodge No. 350 and Corregidor Lodge No. 386.

Labong is a Tagalog word meaning “bamboo shoot”. The title of the town the place the lodge was initially positioned, Malabon in then Rizal province, is derived from “malabong” this means a area where by shoots of young bamboo abound. The Lodge at present is found in Plaridel Masonic Temple at 1440 San Marcelino Road, in Ermita, Manila.

When Jose Rizal, a mason himself, was exiled in Dapitan, one particular of the entities who sent assist was Labong. The lodge, according to its records, despatched 80 pesos to Rizal in December 1892.

Amid the noteworthy users of the LodgewereGen. ArtemioRicarte Engr. Pedro Siochi Senator MelecioArranz BishopsIrineo de Vega and Pablo Tablante MayorsRufino Hernandez, SinforosoPascual,Eleuterio de Jesus and Francisco Barican Judges Genaro Tan Torres, Guillermo Romero and Angel Lazaro.

Between its present-day members of businessmen, lawyers, advertising and marketing experts, athletes, army and law enforcement officers, Law enforcement Deputy Director Common and Main of Joint Undertaking Pressure COVID-Protect, Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar is the most commonly witnessed in community.

Labong Lodge No. 59 is currently headed by WM Stevenson Ang, a businessman from Binondo. In the course of the get started of the COVID-19 pandemic, collectively with members of the Lodge, he headed Labong in its distribution of deal with shields, encounter masks, private protecting products (PPE), gallons of liquor, drinking water, and foodstuff to frontliners in a lot more than 10 hospitals all around Metro Manila.

For the sole and noticeable cause of the virus, it will be a safe and sound, very simple and socially distanced celebration come 25 January among the brethren of Labong Lodge No. 59.

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