Presidents of the Philippines
“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”.
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.
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.