KNIGHTS OF RIZAL (KOR)-HFT RESOLUTION AGAINST THE DEMOLITION OF THE RIZAL MEMORIAL SPORTS COMPLEX (RMSC) BY THE CITY OF MANILA

For Immediate Release
TALAKAYAN CLUB
January 19, 2016

KNIGHTS OF RIZAL (KOR)-HFT RESOLUTION AGAINST THE DEMOLITION OF THE RIZAL MEMORIAL SPORTS COMPLEX (RMSC) BY THE CITY OF MANILA

Los Angeles— NO TO RMSC DEMOLITION, NO RMSC AS A MALL!KOR-HFT 2015

In the weekly TALAKAYAN CLUB last Thursday, January 19, 2019 in Historic Filipinotown, the Knights of Rizal (KOR)-Historic Filipinotown approved a resolution opposing the demolition of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex (RMSC) and turning it into a mall.

KOR-HFT Knights Commander Dr.Orly Cagampan said, “we oppose the demolition of the RMSC because it is a part of our national heritage. The RM Stadium then was built in 1934 and hosted important national and sports events in Asia.”

RSMC As a National HeritageKOR-HFT

Sir Tony Berango of the KOR-West Region said, “ We deplored Mayor Joseph Estrada’ s flair for destroying historical sites.

We still remember what he did to the Rizal Monument photo-bombing it with the Torre De Manila. Estrada has destroyed several vintage colonial hotel as and even the iconic Army/Navy Club.” .”

Past KOR Knights Commander Arturo P. Garcia added, “ The RMSC has been a national monument . It was a site of a bitter battle during World War II during the liberation in 1945.

KOR Support Filipinos Oppose to RMSC Demolition

Thus, we support our compatriots in the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Senator manny Pacquiao, cultural activists and other organizations that stand not to turn it into a mall for the benefits of the big business .

We, as Filams and as Manilan’s want the development of the RMSC, not its demolition. We are not in favor of transferring the RMSC into another place like Panpanga.

It’s timely development is needed to turn it into a modern sports facility, a national training center and if they want, a commercial center as well as to preserve its legacy.”

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