SCWC Officers 2018 – 2020
Feliciano “Jojo” Narciso Jr – President – 0927-8301925
Cary Duval Uy – Vice President – 0933-8202632
Virgilio “Ver” Del Rosario – Secretary
Raymond Wong – Treasurer- 0933-8179238
Arnulfo “Pong” Macatangay – Auditor- 0922-8855349
Nathaniel “Yancy” Baldonado – PRO – 0922-8470684
With its more than 5,000 membership, SQUARE & COMPASS We-Connect joins in keeping the cable-tow strong and tight via cell phone sms and social media.
The SQUARE & COMPASS WE-CONNECT came about when a small group of forward looking Master masons had hit on the novel idea of digital information exchange among themselves. After all, text messaging is in. Then, why not direct text messaging to the Masonic “circle” instead? Send out a message to different members. It will spread out, But with little time, the SMS returns to the sender with responses and more. Nothing can be truer than the saying “what goes around comes around”.
So, we came upon the “six degrees of separation” theory. Any acquaintance-or brother Mason in this case-is just six person away.
The theory holds that everyone and everything is just six steps away or even less. Simply put, any objective, say a business deal or a sales contract, can be had in six steps or less. The guy you are after, like a potential business client, may be six persons deep into the chain of personal recommendations. A person of same vibe or need may be the sixth line of a “friend of a friend”.
With the cable-tow on one hand, and handy but powerful digital technology on other, the chances of “interconnectedness” among Masons appear ever brighter.
Thus, on the same date, the SQUARE & COMPASS WE-CONNECT (SCWC) was formally organized. It was built on the “small world phenomenon”-to create an information social network where brethren can inspire one another in all Masonic endeavours and to practice the Craft’s principal tenets of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.
SCWC is about the idea that we are all connected to accomplish something good- To Aid and Assist. It is our belief that the SCWC will also be a force for good, not only by bringing a Masonic conscience to social networking. But also, that all the good work, the true work and the square work that goes around the network, will come around in a karmic cycle for the good of the Craft in general and the brethren in particular.
SQUARE & COMPASS WE-CONNECT was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2011.
SCWC accepts Masons in good standing with the ingrained habit to aid and assist. He must have a handy cell phone dedicated to this group and must be willing to receive and respond to sms 24/7.
More importantly, every SCWC member must be ready to practice at all times Masonry’s principal tenets of Freemasonry- not counting out the Obligations.
Presently, the SQUARE & COMPASS WE-CONNECT (SCWC) is made up of more than five thousand members nationwide with a core of 19 brethren setting policies and procedures and managing the day-to-day operations.
SCWC KONEK: TAMBALANG MAGKU-KUYANG Digital Media Platform /Online Live streaming Talkshow at MeTV NEWS ON C The brethren of Square and Compasses We Connect, the band of Master Masons living up to the ideals of the Craft of Brotherly Love, Benevolence and Truth has without stint, continue to extend their cable tows to brethren and non-brethren alike. Initially, they did these via the SMS through the facilities of the two large Telcos in the country and the social media. Calls for help (SOS), Queries, Info-Sharing were without let-up send through these network.
Then, in the second half of 2018, a new door was opened to the SCWC. A radio talk show in the AM band was offered to its President Feliciano “Jojo” Narciso Jr. Of Unang Sigaw Masonic Lodge No.430 where they can now engage the brethren live and at full length.
UGNAYAN TAMBALANG MAGKU-KUYANGG USAPANG KAPATIRAN aired its first episode entitled SCWC, its History, Aims and Purposes on July 3, 2018 at DZME at the 1530 kHz AM. The show was hosted by Brother Aldrine Fermine with Brother Alex Daniel as the guest and resource person. Succeeding episodes followed, first was the Dugong Mason, a blood-letting monthly activity and the personal advocacy of current SCWC President Jojo Narciso. Next was Usapang Negosyo with Immediate Past President and businessman Raymond Wong and Pete Menda as the resource guest and co-host.
In September 4 of the same year, the show was graced by no less than the current Grandmaster of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Philippines, Most Worshipful Romeo S. Momo where the Grandmaster discussed Freemasonry in the Philippines as well as its many programs and activities. Many illustrious brothers followed as guests notably Edgar Lim, Norman Cruz, Bernard Tambaoan, Johncar dela Cruz elucidating many topics such as Cybercrime, Feng Shui, Business start-ups and many others.In January of this year, the UGNAYAN TAMBALANG MAGKU-KUYANG USAPANG KAPATIRAN radio talk show at DZME got a life of its own. It is now SCWC KONEK TAMBALANG MAGKU-KUYANG, a digital media platform and livestreaming Program @ MeTV News on C, a spin-off from the DZME radio talk show which had it last airing on December 18, 2018.
SCWC KONEK TAMBALANG MAGKU-KUYANG airs on a DIGITAL MEDIA PLATFORM/ONLINE LIVESTREAMING PROGRAMMING.
It is the same service and charity oriented talk show that will benefit the community in general and the Craft in particular. ME TV PILIPINAS AND NEWS ON C is the media outfit partner of SCWC in this current endeavor. It started as a once a week one hour program last January 17, 2019. Its pilot episode was “understanding BIR Taxes with Brother Lawyer and CPA Nelson Gargoles of Primera Luz Filipina Lodge No. 69.
The program has a segment entitled SERBISYONG PUBLIKONEK-AID AND ASSIST which promotes all community charity works of the Craft like bloodletting, medical missions, feeding program, tree plantings and the like. It also offer free legal assistance and advice. It is hosted and anchored by the Core members of SCWC. After just a week after its initial airing, it became a daily one-hour show that airs Mondays through Fridays at the primetime slot of 7:00-8:00 PM.
The show was reformatted where the Serbisyong Publikonek segment was spinned off to a full hour as follows: Mondays – SERBISYONG KONEK ATBP hosted by SCWC President Jojo Narciso
Tuesdays – HEALTH CHECK with Brother Hazelino Janmil T. Oftana
Wednesdays – VET KO SI KUYANG with bro Vet Doctor Johncar dela Cruz
Thursdays – USAPANG NEGOSYO with Brother Edgar Abalos Cook
Fridays – TALK TO MY LAWYER with Brother Lawyer Noel A. Bulaong.
Some of the Co-anchors are brothers Alex Daniel ,Yancy Baldonado, Pong Macatangay, Adam Sim and Ali Ateg.a
Reading all these, one can’t help but remember a quote from the Holy Writ when one is true to his obligations and I quote: “I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.” Revelation 3:7-13 NIV
Truly doors and opportunities to extend the cable tow of service and love continue to be opened to the brethren of SCWC.