KOR-HFT MARKED 119th RIZAL DAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015 IN LA

For Immediate Release
Knights of Rizal-Historic FIlipinotown (KOR-HFT)
Contact Person: Arturo P. Garcia
Phone: (213)241-0995
December 30, 2015

KOR-HFT MARKED 119th RIZAL DAY, DECEMBER 30, 2015 IN LA

 

KOR-HFT 2015

Los Angeles—“Never ever cease working for the betterment of our country”—Dr. Jose P. Rizal

The Knights of Rizal –HFT marked the 119th Rizal Day at KAPISTAHAN Grill with a simple lunch and exaltation rites for new members and raising of 2nd and 3rd degree knighthood to old members on its 4th anniversary.

Dr.Jose P.Rizal was executed in Manila on December 30, 1896 by Spanish authorities. He was sentenced to death by a Spanish Court and was blamed for the Revolution of 1986. Rizal died as a martyr but his death galvanized the Filipinos to give birth to a new nation on June 12, 1898.

KOR Knights Commander Arturo Garcia , assisted by Deputy Knight Commander Dr.Orly Cagampan exalted 6 new members as new Knights of the KOR-HFT..

jose-rizal3New Knights Members of the First Degree

The new Knights of Rizal members of the First Degree were : Atty. Roman Mosqueda, Dr.Carlos Manlapaz, Mr. Fernandico Gonong Jr, Ramon Inchong Dr. Arturo Flores , Lino Caringal Jr. and Joe Cobilla..

Sir. Macky Fortu, The KOR Exchequer was exalted into 2nd degree knighthood.

Sir. Dr. Orly Cagampan, Deputy Knight Commander of KOR-HFT and Paul Julian were inducted into 3rd Degree Knights by Western Region Knights Commander Sir. Tony Berango.

KOR-HFT Accomplishments

KOR-Knight’s Commander Art Garcia reported the accomplishments of the HFT Chapter namely, the participation of the KOR to different events and the passing of the resolution by the RVNC of Plaza Rizal on the intersection of Occidental-Beverly.

The KOR is also planning to host the KOR Regional Conference in spring 2016. Forming the Ladies of Rizal and participation in the LAKAMBINI NG KALAYAAN 2016 and the 4th Historic FIlipinotown PH Independence Parade and other activities.

Sir. Larry Pelayo, KOR archivist did the closing remarks and Aida Reyes sung a Kundiman song at the end of the meeting which drew applause from the crowd.

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