In his efforts to coordinate and harmonize the projects and activities of the Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay (SCOD) and DeMolay Alumni Association of the Philippines (DAAP), Hon. Edison Abella, Grand Master of the Supreme Council, Order of DeMolay (SCOD) visited Cebu City and met with Brother Legionnaire Jeff Edward Pintac, Jurisdictional Deputy Grand Master for the Visayas, and Brother Dennis Siclot, Executive Officer for Region VII-A, of SCOD; and Brother Chevalier Angelo Mangao, National President of DAAP, last November 17, 2018.
Grand Master Abella reported on the recent initiatives of the Supreme Council and updated the group regarding the various activities leading to the 100th Year Founding Anniversary of the Order of DeMolay, particularly on the DeMolay Centennial Grand Banquet Dinner scheduled on March 16, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.
On their part, Jurisdictional Deputy Grand Master Jeff Pintac, Executive Officer Dennis Siclot and National President Angelo Mangao appraised Grand Master Abella on their continued mobilization and promotion in support to the DeMolay Centennial Crusades among Master Masons and Senior DeMolays in the Visayas Jurisdiction.
JDGM Jeff Pintac shared that, together with SCOD Grand Senior Councilor Edward Y. Chua, they were able to sign-up the following Master Masons to become Frank S. Land Centennial Fellows: WB Virgilio Pangase, VW Sansaluna A. Panagayao (PDDGM), VW Nicomedes S. Leonor, Jr. (PDDGM), all from Datu Lapu-Lapu Lodge No. 347; and VW Edgardo Ortega (PDDGM), VW Mariano Bitor, Jr. (PDDGM) and Junior Warden Juan Cacho, all of Siquijor Lodge No. 418.
GM Abella is encouraging the other Jurisdictional Deputy Grand Masters and Executive Officers of the Regions to also intensify their resolve in signing up more Master Masons and Senior DeMolays into the DeMolay Centennial Crusades that shall establish the first-ever Philippine DeMolay Trust Fund that aims to promote and sustain the growth and expansion of the Order of DeMolay in the Philippines in the next 100 years.
Credits to Bro. Barry Poliquit, Chevalier