2nd Saturday at 6:00 PM
Charter Date
RXIII Agusan and Surigao
Surigao Del Sur

Kamayo Lodge No. 255


The Name

            Kamayo is a minor dialect spoken in some towns of Surigao del Sur province, particularly in the town of Bislig. Literally, Kamayo means "your" or "yours" which gives credence to the exceptional and inherent hospitality, courteousness and sincerity of these Kamayo-speaking natives. They possess innate cordiality to strangers and exude extraordinary pride in their close friendship and association with the settlers or new faces who come in peace in their domain. Thus, in the course of time, the "Kamayo" dialect became heterogeneous and was enriched by other dialects and languages, particularly Spanish, in the areas that were colonized by the Spaniards.

The Lodge

            Grand Master Manuel D. Mandac issued the dispensation that gave life to this lodge. On April 24, 1981, the Grand Lodge, upon the recommendation of the Committee on Charters, granted a charter to the lodge and assigned to it number 255.

            On July 31, 1981, Grand Master Simeon Rene Lacson opened a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge at Bislig, Surigao del Sur and proceeded to constitute Kamayo Lodge No.255.

            In the 1990's Kamayo Lodge embarked upon an ambitious project to construct its own Temple. After identifying the site, the members invited Grand Master Danilo D. Angeles to preside over the cornerstone laying ceremonies for their proposed Temple. MW Angeles obliged and performed the ceremonies on January 29, 1996.

            Location: Bislig, Surigao del Sur