The Emon Masonic Lodge No. 179 installed last Wednesday a new tower clock at the Mount Carmel Cathedral to replace the previous one destroyed by Super Typhoon Yutu.
Group leader Joel Subang said the local masonic lodge is more than happy to help with the restoration of the clock tower to its former glory. “The brotherhood advocates humility and charity, which is the core structure of a true mason,” he said.
Previous leader, Bong Malasarte, said, “We feel so much fulfilment when we accomplished this community project to Mount Carmel.”
Malasarte said in a previous interview that he felt like the church seemed incomplete without the tower clock every time he passes the cathedral. The plan was to put up the tower clock originally in November last year. However, due to COVID-19, the order for the manufacturer stopped until they resumed work last May. The total cost of the clock reached $5,200. Funds were donated by other active mason groups, with the support of the Tuguegarao Masonic Lodge No. 408, Emon Masonic Lodge No. 179’s twin lodge.
“Thank you for your generous sharing for the tower clock of Mt. Carmel Cathedral. Through your donations we have been able to accomplish our community projects and continue working as a team. We are extremely grateful to all who supported us,” added Malasarte.
The turnover was held Thursday last week in front of the cathedral in the presence of Bishop Ryan P. Jimenez, who expressed his appreciation for the generous donation. (Chevy Alipio)