Presidents of the Philippines

Presidents of the Philippines

1st President Emilio Aguinaldo in his Freemason apron.
1st President of Philippines  Emilio Aguinaldo in his Freemason apron.

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“The Successful Revolution of 1896 was masonically inspired, masonically led, and masonically executed, and I venture to say that the first Philippine Republic of which I was its humble President, was an achievement we owe largely, to Masonry and the Masons.” -Emilio Aguinaldo

On January 1, 1895, Aguinaldo became a Freemason, joining Pilar Lodge No. 203, Imus, Cavite by the codename “Colon”.

Coroneted 33rd Degree on February 12, 1955 by the Supreme Council of the 33rd and last Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Republic of the Philippines.


 

2nd president Manuel L. Quezon in his Freemason apron.
2nd president of Philippines Manuel L. Quezon in his Freemason apron.

Made a Mason on March 17, 1908 in Sinukuan Lodge No. 272, now Sinukuan Lodge No. 16. and was the first Filipino Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of F.&A.M. of the Philippines Islands.


 

José P. Laurel
3rd President of Philippines José P. Laurel

Jose P. Laurel Member of the Masonic Body, having been initiated in Batangas Lodge No. 383, under the Grand Lodge of the Philippines, and served as a Junior Warden.


 

5th president of Philippines Manuel A. Roxas.
5th president of Philippines Manuel A. Roxas.

Roxas a Past Master of Acacia Lodge No. 13, Free and Accepted Masons. He was a Master Mason of Makawiwild Lodge No. 55 of Capiz. He was also a Member of the Scottish Rite Bodies of Manila.


 

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