The Supreme Council Order of DeMolay of the Republic of the Philippines celebrated its annual Christmas Party last December 11, 2022 at the Philippine DeMolay Youth Center. Front and center that Sunday was the Honorable Grand Master of the SCOD-RP Edward Y. Chua, who graciously hosted the whole event.
In attendance, aside from Grand Master Chua, were the members of the Grand Line Officers of the SCOD led by Grand Secretary and Past Grand Master Evaristo Leviste, Grand Senior Councilor Albert Manlulu, and Grand Junior Councilor Ramoncito Javier. Also present were Jurisdictional Deputy Grand Master for Luzon Ericson Atanacio and Grand Legal Counsel Joselito Bulawin. Grand Senior Deacon Nestor Tampol, Grand Marshal Severino Vergara Jr, Grand Third Preceptor Earl Navarro, Grand Fourth Preceptor Donnie Cordero, and Grand Fifth Preceptor Sha Hariyal Otto were also in attendance and joined the celebration.
Meanwhile various Executive Officers and Deputy Executive Officers like Ex-O Norman Rabang of Region II-B , Ex-O Motavalli Sasan Kachaee of Region IV-C , Rolando Bonoan Jr of Region IV-F made their presence felt during the party. Brothers Julius Barles and Kenneth Karl Trobaugh, Deputy Executive Officers for NCR A and B respectively, also came to join the celebration.
As for the DeMolay Alumni Association Philippines, the National Secretary Alvin Llanderal and Board of Director for Luzon Rafael John Mendoza attended the party in behalf of the whole federation.
National Master Councilor of the DeMolay National Congress Vincent Figueroa headed the attendees from the DeMolay National Congress. Together with him were National Congress Secretary Frederick Atanacio and Jurisdictional Master Councilor for Visayas Maltim Gerona.
Represented too were the Jobs Daughters International and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, whose leadership group were present to celebrate with the SCOD.
Family members and children of the SCOD office personnel, who were present, were thrilled and ecstatic as they lined up to receive their “Aguinaldo’s” from the Grand Line Officers present. The office personnel too received gratuities from the SCOD Grand Line Officers, to their joy and delight.
GM Edward Chua, meanwhile, presented all the guests with Christmas tokens as his personal gift for the season. He also took time, during the festivities, to bestow the Grand Masters Recognition Award to several DeMolays and Master Masons who were unable to receive theirs during the recently concluded Special Session last November.
Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays to one and all from the Supreme Council Order of DeMolay of the Republic of the Philippines.
The Philippine DeMolay Youth Center shall be temporarily closed for operations during the holiday period from December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Office will resume it’s operations on January 3, 2023.
Credits to Bro. Alvin Llanderal, Chev., COH, LOH, JDCF