The Independent Order of Odd Fellows?
The Odd Fellows in the Philippines is a part of one of the oldest and largest humanitarian brotherhood and sisterhood in the world dedicated to improving and elevating the character of mankind and helping make the world a better place to live by practicing the principles of fraternal friendship, charitable love and the pursuit of truth and by organizing charitable activities and aiding the community, the less fortunate, the
youth, the elderly and the environment in every way possible. The fraternity first emerged in England sometime in the year 1700s and was organized in the United States on April 26, 1819.
The organization believes that we have important obligations to promote:
Good will among people, states, and nations under the guide of a Supreme Being as the catalyst for friendship, love, truth, faith, hope, charity and universal justice for all. These are the basic guides, which will create peace and harmony among all peoples, kindred and tongues. It is only through serving others that we truly embrace and understand the principles of Odd Fellowship.
We are indeed a worldwide brotherhood and sisterhood:
Currently, our fraternity have over 12,000 lodges and some 600,000 members in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela.