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Meeting the Grand Master

In 2013 I  had the pleasure of meeting the Masonic Grand Master of the Philippines MW Santiago T. Gabionza Jr.

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I have met other Grand Master and all are amazing people but I found him to be the most approachable and friendly of all.  He was also able to get me to do something that i have never done before.  He got me to get up and sing with him with a live band.

100pesomansonic100 (1)I also have a souvenir from the meeting. 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of Masonry in the Philippines and the centenary was commemorated with the issue of a special 100 peso bill.  This was made even more special by the personal autograph of the centenary Grand Master.

About the Author

I have been visiting the Philippines for the past 30 years and lived here full time for the past 10 years. I have travelled extensively around the Philippines and lived in many locations. I was married to a Filipina for over 20 years and been with my current girl friend for 8 years. I have also operated businesses in the Philippines including a Dance and Fitness Studio, Restaurant, Family karaoke and disco. My background is IT and my real interest is in online marketing and outsourcing and these are the areas I currently focus on. I have made heaps of mistakes along the way and I have always enjoyed helping others and passing on my experience so that they might avoid making many of the same mistakes. - Chris Bennetts
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