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Family Summer Outing
Masons and their families celebrated IGLPI Family month with a two-day summer outing at the Hardin ng Postema Resort in Tanza, Cavite from April 9 to 10. The affair was highlighted by friendly competitions in darts, chess and tug-of-war. There were also parlor games for children and parents. Another highlight was a surprise program for Bro Evaristo and Sis Nene del Mundo who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, and Bro Nicolas and Sis Cecil Ricafrente who celebrated their 38th, on April 9.
142nd Birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo
PGMs, WM Renato Cabreros of EAM Lodge and GM Cesar Go at the shrine; Masons at parade.
Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge No 5 led Grand Lodge and District 1 officers; brethren and Ladies of IGLPI in simple commemoration rites for the 142nd birthday of Gen Aguinaldo on March 22, 2011 at the Aguinaldo Shrine in Kawit, Cavite. A mass was celebrated by Rev Fr Romeo Ner, parish priest of Kawit who in his homily defined the need for moral and spiritual change in the context of present day world events. Grand line officers and Past Grand Masters joined the Aguinaldo family, provincial and local officials in the wreath laying ceremonies at the General's tomb. Gen Aguinaldo was made a mason at Logia Pilar No 203 in Imus, Cavite and later founded Logia Magdalo No 371 in Kawit, both lodges under the Grande Oriente Espanol. Logia Magdalo is now the Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Lodge No 5, IGLPI. General Aguinaldo was the first president of the Philippine republic.
Cavite Fun Run
The Fun Run culminated at Samonte Park in front of the city hall.
The First Cavite 3 and 5 kilometer Fun Run, organized by Bagong Ilaw Lodge No 6 was held in Cavite City on March 13, 2011. Participants included masons, children from lodge-adopted public schools, Ladies of IGLPI, naval personnel from the Philippine Navy, guests and city officials led by Cavite City Mayor Romeo Ramos. The project was for the benefit of Porta Vaga Elementary school and other Bagong Ilaw Lodge charity projects.
112th Republic Day Celebrated in Malolos City
Republic Day was celebrated in Malolos City, Bulacan on January 23, 2011 with a civic-military parade and program held at the patio of Barasoain church. The observation marked the anniversary of the official inauguration of the Philippine Republic after the promulgation of the Constitution by the Malolos Congress 112 years ago. Posters depicting major events in history that led to independence and birth of the first republic were paraded by the lodges of IGLPI. The posters were later donated to the Barasoain History Museum, Malolos City, Bulacan.
Grand Line officers led by MW Cesar Go offer wreath at the tomb of General Aguinaldo during the commemoration ceremonies at the Aguinaldo Shrine on February 6, 2011.