Philippines more than almost every country has a deep link with the old religion of Freemasonry and has an evolved continuous line of brotherhood within its elites that has built the country.
While Philippines Masonry is known by the public, there are still a few things people cannot figure out about it, and which leave those outside this secret society intrigued. Largely these are the elements that relate to the ancient Jewish mysticism Kaballa (Qabalah, kaballah, cobbler) and the obvious links between Jehovah Witness, Kaballa and Freemasonry. These links run deep in Manilla and have helped shape the countries history. The links between Jews and shoes therefore Kaballa and Freemasonry can be seen in the shoe obsessed Imedla Marcos and Marakina AKA “Shoetown”. The Midrash and Zohar, the religious books that reveals the mystic Jewish witchcraft tells us that Enoch was a shoemaker.
Enoch was a shoemaker. Because of his lofty level of holiness, his mundane stitching of leather did not distract him from his service of G‑d. On the contrary, with every stitch he caused a further degree of harmony within the spiritual spheres.Jewish Esoteric Text
Largely intellectual Philippines names and big celebrities in society make up the group of Masonry and Qabalah practitioners in the Philippines. Freemasons like Andres Bonifacio, Marcelo H. Del Pilar, Emilio Aguinaldo, and the one said to be the most intelligent and successful mason, Dr. Jose Rizal.
The year was 1890 that Rizal became a Master Mason and used the name Dimasalang.
The Freemason revolutionary did not start the battle against the Spaniards, his Masonic ideologies as a master pushed him to pursue freedom and seek an end to the discrimination against Filipinos. This was something that made the Catholic presence at the time rather unhappy which resulted in Rizal’s imprisonment although the alignment between Catholicism and Freemasonry suggests this may have been staged.
The Philippines is now free from foreign colonizers, but the role and symbolism of masonry does play a huge part in the country at home and abroad.