The Kataas-taasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan or simply and more popularly called Katipunan (abbreviated to KKK) , was a movement which sought the independence of the Philippines from Spanish colonial rule and started the Philippine Revolution. It was an organization of Freemasons.
Freemasons and The Katipunan
“Since the founders of this society were Freemasons, it was Masonic in its rituals and organization.” – http://thedailyguardian.net/index.php/community/31245-andres-bonifacio-the-great-plebeian-a-mason
Andrés Bonifacio was a founder and later Supremo (“supreme leader”) January 1895 – 1896 and was a Freemason his Masonic name “Sinukuan” which means “the one who conquered” and “Maypagasa” in the Katipunan.
“the Katipunan added to the ceremonies the Pacto de Sangre (blood pact) which was not Masonic but believed to be copied from the Carbonari of Italy, wherein each member made an incision on his arm to draw blood by which his signature was signed.” -http://www.philippinemasonry.org/the-katipunan-and-masonry.html
As in Spanish Orient Masonry the candidate was led by a brother called the Terrible; in the Katipunan the initiate was led by a Katipunero called Mabalasik, Tagalog translation of the Spanish word Terrible.
To protect their identities, Katipuneros like Spanish Orient Masonry, also used symbolic names.