Mariano Ponce

Mariano Ponce

Mariano Ponce

-Born on March 23, 1863 in Baliwag, Bulacan.
-Died on May 23, 1918 in Hongkong.
-Made a Mason in Logia Iberia in Madrid.
-Secretary of Logia Revolution and Logia Solidaridad No. 53.
-A 33rd Degree Mason under the Gran Oriente  Espanol.
-Bachelor of Arts, 1885, San Juan de Letran.
-Finished Medicine, 1889, Central University, Madrid.
-Formed with Rizal and del Pilar, the “Glorious Trinity of Propaganda Movement” in Spain.
-A magnificent researcher and prolific writer, he authored the “Celebrated Filipinos” and other patriotic  writings and Philippine folklore.
-A brilliant journalist, he assisted Lopez Jaena in founding the publication “La Solidaridad.”
-Secretary General and Diplomatic agent of General Aguinaldo in Japan where he purchased arms for the  Philippine Revolution.
-An intimate friend of Dr. Sun-Yat-Sen, also a 32nd Degree Mason, dedicated patriot and valiant fighter, he  ranks among the great heroes of the Philippines.

Share