Casili Creek Lodge No. 340
Casili is the local term for freshwater eel, thus, "Casili Creek" means a river tributary where fresh water eels abound.
Twenty-five active Master Masons gathered to discuss the formation of a new lodge in Mallig, Isabela. The meeting was presided over by VW Cipriano F. Baniqued who informed the brethren that if the plan to form a lodge materializes, he would willingly donate a portion of his lot in Mallig where a
Temple for the lodge could be erected. He likewise suggested that the lodge be
named Casili Creek Lodge.
The brethren pushed through with the plan and on February 17, 2001, Casili Creek Lodge was duly instituted. Before the institution, VW Dionisio C. Panajon, the Grand Master's representative, read the dispensation issued by Grand Master Oscar V. Bunyi authorizing the creation of the Casili Creek Lodge, U.D. After the institution ceremonies, the following officers were installed: Antonio D. Catembung, Jr., Worshipful Master; Josue D. Mendoza, Senior Warden and Roy R. Lacerna, Junior Warden.
Casili Creek Lodge No. 340 was finally constituted on June 30, 2001, after it was granted a charter by the Grand Lodge during the annual communication held in Legaspi City on April 26-28, 2001. Grand Master Napoleon A. Soriano conducted the constitution ceremonies with the assistance of RW Roberto O. Pagotan, VW Benjamin J. Torres, VW Samuel Fernandez, and VW Rodolfo H. Cardona, Assistant Grand Secretary, and other Masonic dignitaries. After the ceremonies VW Samuel P. Fernandez and VW Benjamin J. Torres installed the following officers into office: WB Antonio D. Catembung, Jr., Worshipful Master; Bro. Graciano I. Dallo, Senior Warden and Bro. Roy R.
Lacerna, Junior Warden.
Location: Mallig, Isabela