The history of the Odd Fellows in the
According to Major O.W. Coursey, author of the History and Geography of the Philippine Islands, the awakening of the Filipinos to a deep sense of injustice being practiced upon them by the Spaniards was the introduction of fraternal societies in the Islands, and to the influence of higher education obtained by those of means in the school of Hong Kong and other Old-World cities. He mentioned that the 'Society of Odd Fellows' spread to the
In 1899, an armed military conflict between Filipinos and Americans occurred. This war ended on July 4, 1902. The book, 'Official History of Odd Fellowship', mentioned that District Deputy Grand Sire, Charles H. Burritt, officially planted the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in the
On August 2009, a group of young professionals and college students showed interest in reviving this historical organization in the country. They petitioned the international Headquarters, known as the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows located in the
On May 30, 2009, a second chapter was founded in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, known as Mindanaon Lodge no.2.
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