The foundation stones of Philippine Masonry were quarried in Spain and bore two Lodges in 1889 and 1890: Logia Revolución, in Barcelona and Logia Solidaridad, organized in Madrid. From these principal foundations was hewn, the cornerstone of true Filipino Masonry, brought to the Philippines in 1891. Philippine Masonry was therefore, born during the dawn of nationalism, when Filipino patriots were in the forefront of the search for a national identity. It became the inspiration in the fight for equality, justice, and freedom; a struggle that started as a campaign for colonial reforms but later transformed into a struggle for independence that led to the installation of the first Philippine republic in Asia.
Philippine Center for Masonic Studies, Independent Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the Philippine Islands.
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