Lodge History

Our history in depth

Get the details, year by year, on Plaridel Lodge #302 growth as a predominantly of Filipino lineage and practices Filipino customs and tradition to preserve the Filipino culture for present and future generations.

 

a group of New Jersey Filipino Masons met at Bayonne Masonic Temple to form a new lodge

November 28, 2008

a group of New Jersey Filipino Masons met at Bayonne Masonic Temple to form a new lodge

a group of New Jersey Filipino Masons met at Bayonne Masonic Temple to form a new lodge. It was named in honor and memory of Marcelo H. Del Pilar, a well-known Filipino Hero, journalist, lawyer, & statesman and considered the ‘Father of Philippine Masonry’ whose famous pen name was ‘Plaridel’.

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Warrant Granted

April 16, 2009

Warrant Granted

On April 16, 2009 during the 222nd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey in Atlantic City, NJ. a Warrant was granted for Plaridel Lodge #302

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Ceremony of Constitution

June 15, 2009

Ceremony of Constitution

The ceremony of constitution was held on June 15, 2009 at Bayonne Masonic Temple, Bayonne, NJ. Inaugural Officers: Worshipful Master – RW Bro Jose G. Daguman, PGC Senior Warden – RW Bro Constantino B. Buno Sr., PSGS Junior Warden – RW Bro Rosauro J. Rosales, PDRI Secretary – Bro Gani R. Ricarte Treasurer -VW Bro Danilo Gamino, PDGL Chaplain – Bro Emmanuel A. Rosales Senior Deacon – WBro Phil Caliolio Junior Deacon – Bro Giovani Nazareno Senior Master of Ceremonies – Bro Antonio Sarmiento Junior Master of Ceremonies – Bro Kenneth Modina Senior Steward – Bro Dennis Paulo Junior Steward – Bro Edward Fernandez Marshal – Bro Ulysses Reyes Organist – WBro Edward Ibao Historian – WBro Valentin Basiga Jr. Tyler – Bro Carmelito Eduarte Proxy to Grand Lodge – Bro Antonio Sarmiento Trustees – WBro Edward Ibao – 2009 WBro Constantino M. Buno Jr – 2010 WBro Valentin Basiga Jr. – 2011 RW Jose Daguman, RW Constantino Buno and RW Ross Rosales are the inaugural Master and Wardens.

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First Master Masons

July 14, 2009

First Master Masons

On July 14, 2009 at Bayonne Masonic Temple, Bayonne, NJ. Plaridel Lodge #302 raised its first master masons. Namely: Bro. Jon Gamino Bro. John Catipon Bro. Ernest Quisumbing Bro. Danilo Gamino, Jr.  

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Plaridel Lodge #302 moves to Jersey City

November 10, 2009

Plaridel Lodge #302 moves to Jersey City

On November 10, 2009 Plaridel Lodge #302 voted upon on the Proposed By Laws Amendment to move to Jersey City, NJ and to change Regular Communication Date and Time to 2nd Saturdays at 5:30PM.

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MW Constante Chibu Uson visits Plaridel Lodge

June 9, 2012

MW Constante Chibu Uson visits Plaridel Lodge

On June 9, 2012 MW Constante Chibu Uson Past Grand Master 2011 of The Grand Lodge of Manitoba  A.F. & A.M. visits Plaridel Lodge #302 on their conferral of Entered Apprentice Degree.

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MW Juanito G. Espino, Jr. visits Plaridel Lodge

August 7, 2013

MW Juanito G. Espino, Jr. visits Plaridel Lodge

Plaridel Lodge#302 and Enterprise Lodge #31 from the 5th District in Jersey City recently held a joint emergent communication on Wednesday August 7 2013 on the occasion of the visitation of MW Juanito G. Espino, Jr., Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines and party.  It was a delightful and exceptional evening well attended by many brothers and dignitaries from the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. We had the following elected line gracing the event: the Deputy Grand Master RW Gerald Sharpe, the Senior Grand Warden Anthony Montouri, the Junior Grand Warden RW Walter Kaulfers, and the Grand Treasurer MW Robert Sheridan. Many had travelled long distances and took time to remind us all how this event strengthened the bonds and fellowship that binds us all together. It was a great night of brotherhood.

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Plaridel granted Honorary Members to MW Gerald Sharpe & MW John Colligas

October 10, 2014

Plaridel granted Honorary Members to MW Gerald Sharpe & MW John Colligas

On October 10, 2014 during the Annual Table Lodge of Plaridel Lodge #302 Jersey City, NJ. Worshipful Master Kenneth Modina gave honorary membership of Plaridel Lodge #302 to MW John Colligas, PGM and Grand Master MW Gerald Sharpe.

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MW Tomas G. Rentoy III visits Plaridel Lodge

July 2, 2015

MW Tomas G. Rentoy III visits Plaridel Lodge

Plaridel Lodge#302 from the 5th District in Jersey City recently held an emergent communication on Thursday July 2 2015 for the open reception of MW Tomas G. Rentoy III, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines and party.  It was a wonderful and exceptional evening well attended by many brothers from the New Jersey and the New York jurisdiction as well. The MW Anthony W. Montuori and his elected grand line were all in attendance. Many had travelled long distances and took time to remind us all how this event strengthened the bonds and fellowship that binds us all together. It was a great night of brotherhood.

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Pure Plaridel 3 Lights

December 12, 2015

Pure Plaridel 3 Lights

For the first time in Plaridel Lodge #302 that all 3 lights are pure Plaridel raised. The 3 lights are Worshipful Master Jon Gamino, Senior Warden Ernest Quisumbing and Junior Warden John Catipon. It also mark WM Jon Gamino as the first Plaridel Lodge raised to sit on the East. They were installed on December 12, 2015 at Jersey City Masonic Temple.

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Plaridel Lodge sponsors Jersey Boy Chapter DeMolay

July 23, 2016

Plaridel Lodge sponsors Jersey Boy Chapter DeMolay

On July 23, 2016 Plaridel Lodge #302 received the Letters Temporary from DeMolay International to operate a DeMolay Chapter. The DeMolay chapter is name “Jersey Boys”. On the same day 3 new DeMolay’s was initiated.  

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