KOR-HFT MARKS 120TH RIZAL DAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016 IN LOS ANGELES

For Immediate Release
Knights of Rizal-Historic FIlipinotown Chapter (KOR-HFT)
December 29, 2016

KOR-HFT MARKS 120TH RIZAL DAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016 IN LOS ANGELESjose-rizal3

Los Angeles- “ The Spanish colonizers broke his cranium, but he destroyed their empire”.—Cecilio Apostol

The Knight of Rizal-Historic Filipinotown Chapter (KOR-HFT) will mark the 10th year of the 120th Rizal Day in Los Angeles on December 30, 2016 at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA90026 on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 12 noon.

The KOR will also install Dr.Orlando Cagampan as the new Knights Commander of the KOR-HFT for 2017-2018. The outgoing Knight Commander, Arturo P. Garcia for 2015-2016 will pass the baton of leadership to Dr. Orly Cagampan.

New Knights of Rizal members will also be installed on Rizal Day. The Guest Speaker for the occasion is City of LA Public Works Commissioner Joel Jacinto.

The Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal

On December 30, 1896, the Spanish colonial government in Manila executed Dr. Jose P.Rizal in the Bagumpayan Field ( known also as the Luneta Park) after a mock-trial.

He was suspected to be the leading the Philippine revolution that erupted on August 26, 1896 led by the Katipunan of Supremo Adnres Bonifacio.

After Rizal was executed, the revolution spread like wild fire and on June 12, 1898, the first Philippine Republic was born. And then Spain sold the Philippines to the United States by the Treaty of Paris, December 10, 1898 and the U.S. occupied the Philippines.
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Thus, every December 30, 2016, the Filipinos marked the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal as Rizal Day to honor its foremost hero. On December 30, 2016 marked the 120th Anniversary of his death.

The KOR-HFT was formed in December 30, 2006 and since than have conducted activities to memorialize the heroism of Dr. Jose P.Rizal and venerate his lofty ideals of patriotism and nationalism.

For more information please call Al at (213) 318-9065 or email us at jfavusa8@gmail.com and visit our website at www.jfavusa.org

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