MAY 2019

RENEWING THE MASONIC FAITH
As the first month of the term of the new Grand Master, focus will be given in the renewal of the Masonic faith in order to remind lodges of the true aims of Freemasonry and to redirect their plans and programs to the achievement thereof. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • HOLIDAY: LABOR DAY (May 1, 2019)
  • District Turnovers
  • Revisiting our Landmarks and Obligations
  • GLP Staff training and orientation
  • Launch of Blue Lodge/District IMES Modules

 

JUNE 2019

IMPORTANCE TO EDUCATION
Freemasonry has always given priority in assisting in the education of the youth— who as what Bro. Jose Rizal once said is the “future of the nation.” Masonry hopes to dispel the darkness of ignorance through the medium of education especially on the young and malleable minds of the youth. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • Adopt-A-School Program
  • Launch of One Million Notebooks Project
  • Donate-A-Flag Program
  • HOLIDAY: INDEPENDENCE DAY (June 12, 2019)

 

JULY 2019

HERITAGE MONTH AND APPENDANT BODIES
In order to gain measure of what we have achieved as an organization, it is often prudent to look back at our history as a masonic jurisdiction and honor those brethren that have contributed so much to the growth and prosperity of the Grand Lodge. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • Revisiting and honoring the heritage of Masonic lodges in the Philippines
  • District Ritual Competition

 

AUGUST 2019

CELEBRATING THE FILIPINO PRIDE
The story of heroism and patriotism has always been linked to the history of Freemasonry in the Philippines. After all, most of our national heroes trace their affiliations to the Craft. Nowadays, heroism takes new form as migrant workers as well as uniformed personnel of the AFP and of other branches of government are also considered heroes in their own right. In addition, the yearly practice of opening and closing lodges in the Filipino language shall also be observed. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • HOLIDAY: NINOY AQUINO DAY (August 21, 2019)
  • HOLIDAY: NATIONAL HEROES DAY (August 26, 2019)
  • HOLIDAY: Marcelo H. Del Pilar Day (August 30 , 2019)
  • Adopt-A-Hero Program
  • Launch of GLP-Sponsored Book on Philippine History

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

THE SERVANTS IN APRONS
On this month, we bring humility behind the term “Master Masons” as we renew our commitment to society and hopefully renew the way people look and perceive Freemasonry. The GLP focuses on Masonry’s commitment to serve the greater interest of society. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • Series of Masonic Lectures Caravan
  • “Open House” of Lodges – Introducing Freemasonry to the community
  • Launch of informational videos on Philippine Freemasonry
  • Northern Luzon Multi-District Convention (September 6-7, 2019/Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya)
  • Central Luzon Multi-District Convention (September 27-28, 2019/Angeles City, Pampanga)
  • Central Mindanao Multi-District Convention (September 20-21, 2019/SMX Davao, Davao City)

 

OCTOBER 2019

MASONS FOR MOTHER NATURE
Apart from our responsibilities towards our fellowmen, masons are also regarded as stewards of the Earth—being craftsmen for the Great Architect of the Universe, who has created all things in existence. Thus, attention should also be given to caring for our environment as well as to activities aimed at preserving our natural resources. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • GLP-led environmental activities
  • Tree-planting: Tanay, Rizal
  • Clean-A-Creek Project
  • Coastal cleanup
  • Western Mindanao Multi-District Convention (October 4-5, 2019/Elena Tower Inn, Iligan City)
  • Southern Luzon Multi-District Convention (October 12, 2019/Tanza Cavite)
  • Northern Mindanao Multi-District Convention (October 15-16, 2019/Valencia Gym, Bukidnon)

 

-MIDTERM-

Sometime between the months of October and November, there will be a midterm session for the GLP to re-assess the direction the GLP has taken during the past six months and to re-direct, if necessary, activities and programs towards the achievement of remaining goals of the team. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • Mid-term planning
  • Submission of Reports

 

NOVEMBER 2019

REMEMBERING THE SICK AND THE ELDERLY, THE WIDOWS AND ORPHANS
Part of a Mason’s mission is to uplift the plight of the misfortunate and the downtrodden. This also includes care for the sick and the elderly—especially if they are members of the Craft. Each lodge must account for its lost brother for we are our brother’s keeper. We also have to care and account for our widows and orphans who are members of the masonic family. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • Sunshine Visits
  • Submission of Lapsation Reports
  • NCR Multi-District Convention (November 9, 2019/Plaridel Masonic Temple, Manila
  • GM’s Birthday: November 20
  • Visayas Multi-District Convention (November 22-23, 2019/Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental)
  • HOLIDAY: BONIFACIO DAY (November 30, 2019)

 

DECEMBER 2019

MASONIC LEADERSHIP
As what every mason knows, December is election month in blue lodges in this jurisdiction, thus highlighting the topic of leadership. This topic is even more evident as it is also on this month that we celebrate the GLP’s Anniversary and Past Grand Master’s Day. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • HOLIDAY: FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (December 8, 2019)
  • HOLIDAY: christmas DAY (December 25, 2019)
  • HOLIDAY: RIZAL DAY (December 30, 2019)
  • HOLIDAY: NEW YEAR’S EVE (December 31, 2019)
  • GLP Anniversary/Past Grand Masters’ Day: December 19, 2019
  • Blue Lodge Elections

 

JANUARY 2020

SPREADING THE WEALTH: AN EXERCISE OF GENUINE CHARITY
The abundance of December immediately spills over the month of January and what better way to set the tone for the spread the wealth amongst our ranks as well as our fellowmen. The month also formally opens the installation period in blue lodges. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • GLP-led charity works
  • Gift-Giving project
  • Installation

 

FEBRUARY 2020

ATENG/WOMEN’S MONTH
The month of hearts thrusts into the spotlight the persons dearest to our heart which is the woman behind every mason. For every sacrifice a member of the Craft makes for the glory and honor of Freemasonry, our better halves suffer twice as much being deprived of their time with their partners. Thus, as a show of gratitude, we dedicate the whole month of February in their honor.

  • Blue Lodge Installation
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Ladies’ Night
  • Women’s Month
  • Mindano Masonic Convention (February 7-8, 2019/A57 EcoPark, City of Mati, Davao Del Norte)
  • Overseas Multi-District Convention (October 26, 2019/Scottish Rite Temple, USA)

 

MARCH 2020

RECOGNITION OF LABORS
As the masonic year draws to a close, it is important to recognize the efforts of the deserving and worthy brethren who have labored for the glory of the Fraternity during the past months. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • Lodge and District Awards
  • Submission of Reports
  • Blue Lodge Installation

 

APRIL 2020

ANCOM MONTH
As the sun rises in the East, to open and adorn the day, so must it set in the West at the close of day. As custom dictates, April hosts the GLP Annual Communication which symbolizes the turnover of power in the Grand East. This is a culmination month wherein the GLP for the immediate term that passes would prepare for its exit and ensure a smooth transition. The GLP programs that will be implemented during such period will be as follows:

  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Formal Turnover