New Masonic temple to rise in town

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Monday, August 22, 2011

MAGALANG – A Lodge Temple will be built here to be the center of Freemasonry teaching, said a top official of a mason group.

The proposed Masonic Temple will be constructed in a 1,000-square-meter land in Barangay Dolores here.

The Mason Magalang Lodge # 391, headed by its Worshipful Master Dennis L. Cunanan, said the establishment of the lodge is historical because only a few are able to construct new lodges for its various masonic activities.


The groundbreaking rite for the temple will be held Tuesday on the eve of Magalang’s town Fiesta, Cunanan said.

Most Worshipful Juanito P. Abergas, Grand Master of all Masons under the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippines, and other Grand Lodge officers, including other officers in Central Luzon and Masonic District RIII-A, will lead the rites.

Other dignitaries from other organization were also invited to join the event.

Other Masonic lodges in the Pampanga include Pampanga Masonic Lodge # 48, which was established in 1919 under its charter master Pedro Abad Santos; Leornard Wood Lodge # 105; Jose Abad Santos Memorial Lodge # 333 established in 2000, and Tiburcio Hilario Lodge # 394 established in 2010. The Magalang Lodge was also established in 2010. (Reynaldo G. Navales)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 23, 2011.

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