The details and their reasons for forming a new grand lodge can be read on their website or in an article published on the Burning Taper in September.
As you might expect, after seeing similar occurrences in the United States, specifically Georgia, with the formation of the United Grand Lodge of America, many of the Filipino brethren were "excommunicated" through five separate edicts of M.W. Grand Master Yu of their former grand lodge. Of course, the first step the Grand Master took was to proclaim the brothers "clandestine," despite the fact they were all made Masons in regular lodges 100+ years old.
Yesterday, IGLPI posted on their site six reasons why their actions were Masonically proper, and the Grand Master's actions improper.
- The brethren mentioned in the Edicts are not clandestine Masons.
- The ground for the issuance of the subject Edicts is erroneous.
- It is the inherent power of Lodges to form a Grand Lodge.
- The Grand Master cannot issue an Edict declaring Masons under his jurisdiction as clandestine masons.
- Edict No. 232 and its sub-Edicts are discriminatory.
- The Grand Master has no authority to issue orders to appendant bodies.
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