Quintin Salas Lodge No. 231
Named after Col. Quintin Salas, the last Visayan revolutionary officer to surrender to the Americans. During the war against the U.S., Col. Salas was the commander of the First Guerilla Column in Panay. Col. Salas was born in Dumangas, Iloilo and also donated his prime properties as sites for the public market, municipal building, public plaza and elementary school buildings of the
municipality of Dumangas in Iloilo.
This lodge was created by thirty-one Master Masons in good standing who were led by WB Ramon Espino. With the favorable endorsement of VW Valerio V. Rovira, then DDGM of Masonic District No. 14, they filed on September 1, 1978 a petition to form a lodge in Dumangas, Iloilo to be named Quintin Salas Lodge. Grand Master Desiderio Dalisay, Sr. acted favorably on their petition and gave them a dispensation on November 3, 1978. They were able to hold four meetings at the residence of the Tolentino family before the ANCOM in April 1979. Based on the performance of the lodge, the Committee on Charters recommended that it be given a permanent charter and assigned number 231. On July 27, 1979, Senior Grand Warden Simeon Rene Lacson, with the untiring assistance of PGM Esteban Munarriz and other Masonic dignitaries, opened a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge in Dumangas, Iloilo and proceeded to constitute Quintin Salas Lodge No. 231 and install its officers.
Among the worthy projects of this lodge are scholarship grants to worthystudents enrolled at the Dumangas Polytechnic College and its untiring support extended to the local Boys Scouts.
To broaden their Masonic involvement, the members of this lodge periodically visit neighboring lodges such as Cebu Lodge No. 128, Graciano Lopez Jaena Lodge No. 194, Makawiwili Lodge No.55 and Iloilo-Acacia Lodge No. 11 thus enriching themselves with a broader vision of the fraternal tenets
by actually experiencing the practices of the other lodges.
Location: Dumangas, Iloilo