The foremost Masonic Temple in the country is located at #1828 Taft Avenue, Malate, Manila, Philippines.
"During the early stage of Masonic history, it was almost impossible for Filipinos to join the Spanish lodge in the Philippines.
The lodges that worked in the Philippines were all foreign founded and established for social purposes."
"Marcelo H. Del Pilar and Dr. Jose P. Rizal conceived the idea of organizing Freemasonry in the Philippines. As a result, Nilad Lodge No. 144
was established in 1891 with the consent of the Grand Oriente Espanol. Marcelo H. Del Pilar, also known in the Philippines revolutionary
world as “Plaridel” earned the recognition as Father of Philippine Masonry."
"Following the Spanish-American war of 1898, Manila Lodge No. 342 was established in 1901 constituted by the Grand Lodge of California.
This was the first lodge in the Philippines with proper recognition by a regular Grand Lodge."
"In a couple of years, two more lodges were formed, also under California, and these were Cavite Lodge No. 350 and Corregidor Lodge No. 386.
In 1912, these three lodges formed the Grand Lodge of the Philippines as we now know it, with 150 lodges."