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The Freemason Filipinos

By on Nov 26, 2011 in Philippines | 5 comments

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I learned about Freemasonry and Knights Templar from reading Dan Brown’s books. So, when I saw a show running in the History Channel about the Holy Grail, I sat and watched it. The show’s conclusion led me to re-dig more information about the Freemasons and find out who were the famous people known to be Freemasons.

The Wikipedia’s list of Freemasons surprised me as I recognize the Filipino names listed there. It amazed me how these Filipinos shaped the Philippines history. I might had overlooked the fact of their membership of this mysterious organization before but it’s harder for me to ignore it this time.

So, let’s take a look at those notable Filipinos who were members of Freemasonry, a fraternal organization, and let’s wonder what had they taken from their membership and brought to the Filipinos.

  1. José Abad Santos, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
  2. Gregorio Aglipay, Supreme Bishop of the Philippine Independent Church.
  3. José P. Laurel, President of the Japanese-Sponsored Republic of the Philippines during World War II, from 1943 to 1945.
  4. Camilo Osías, President of the Senate of the Philippines.
  5. Rafael Palma, Filipino politician, writer, and educator. Fourth President of the University of the Philippines.
  6. Reynato Puno, Chief Justice of the Philippines.
  7. Manuel L. Quezon, First president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines under U.S. occupation rule in the early period of the 20th century.
  8. Jose Rizal, Polymath and National Hero of the Philippines.
  9. Manuel Roxas, was the first president of the independent Republic of the Philippines.
  10. Lope K. Santos, Tagalog language writer from the Philippines.


  1. Elijah

    October 16, 2012

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    you forgot to mention some :

    Emilio Aguinaldo (1869–1964) President of the Philippines. Pilar Lodge No. 203 (now Pilar Lodge No. 15) at Imus Cavite and was founder of Magdalo Lodge No. 31 (renamed Emilio Aguinaldo Lodge No. 31 in his honor).

    Andrés Bonifacio (1863–1897), Leader during Philippine Revolution from Spain. Taliba Lodge No. 165 under Gran Oriente Español (Spanish Grand Lodge).

    Marcelo H. del Pilar, Filipino writer, reformer, journalist, and revolutionary leader of the Philippine Revolution. Considered as the “Father of Philippine Masonry”. Initiated in Spain in 1889

    Reynato Puno, Chief Justice of the Philippines, Grand Master of Masons, active member of Hiram Lodge No. 88, and the Grand Lodge of the Philippines

  2. gnayuk

    February 17, 2013

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    and more…

    Gen. Antonio Luna – Logia Solidaridad no. 53 (Madrid)
    Apolinario Mabini – Logia Balagtas 149
    Juan Luna – Logia Solidaridad no. 53 (Madrid)
    Gregorio del Pilar –
    Emilio Jacinto –
    Graciano Lopez Jaena – Logia Provenir no. 2
    Manuel Roxas –
    Gen. VIcente Lukban –
    Gen. Mariano Trias –
    Hadji Butu Rasul – Sinukuan Lodge no. 16
    Mariano Ponce – Logia Iberia (Madrid)
    Faustino Villaruel – Logia Solidaridad no. 53 (Madrid)
    10 of the 13 Martyrs were freemasons

  3. remegio balane

    February 24, 2014

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    there’s too long of list of filipinos masons. but i think you know about the illuminatti. perhaps my name ring to you. you can hear me anywhere. i know things hidden for centuries on why the philippines will never prosper. 1000 years have planned by our national hero jose rizal for the philippines. what it is is still a mystery. and who are those to take it on are also in mystery. but what happens to the philippines now speaks well of that plan. deep research is still needed. the documents of 17th century in america will speak well. america have no plan to give us prosperity but to hold the philippines at all cost for life. the plan is spiritually connected. remember the catholic church grind rizal for being a mason? masons are enemy of the catholic church since it’s foundation. and i believed the catholic church is infiltrated by them- even vatican now. we are the only christian country in asia and 80% catholic. that’s why we are in miseries. masons manipulate the past and they planned the future. and they planned it always beyond a thousand years. they are in our government and religion. -remi

    • chivi

      July 25, 2015

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      Reply to Elija:

      [Reynato Puno, Chief Justice of the Philippines, Grand Master of Masons, active member of Hiram Lodge No. 88, and the Grand Lodge of the Philippines]

      Thanks for your info. Reynato Puno was mentioned in your post. He has recently retired. He’s still alive, I think Why is he the Grand Master of Masons? Does this mean he’s the top mason in the Phils.? How can this be verified? I’d appreciate you reply. Thanks.

  4. chivi

    July 25, 2015

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    Hellos to Leah, Elijah, Gnayuk, Remi & Boots( i tried your link but it wasn’t available..sorry!)
    If u have a better link, kindly provide, thanks.

    Glad i found this place. This is my 1st time to join a blog. Would anyone have a listing of
    the present active masons in the UP, Senate, House of Representatives, the Judiciary
    & Executive, the military & police?

    I would appreciate any replies from anyone. Thanks

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