KNIGHTS OF RIZAL GOES ONLINE
On the eve of the celebration of the 151st birth anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, the Order of the Knights of Rizal (KOR) will hold “Asalto Para Kay Pepe” at 6:00 PM, June 18 at Sunset Room of the Manila Yacht Club. The occasion will also serve as a launchpad for KOR’s #justlikeRizal project, an innovative promotional campaign using the social media.
Invited to the event are patriotic bloggers, prominent twitter followers, facebook users, members of the press, KOR members and its counterpart organizations.
Through this undertaking, KOR embraces social media as a new platform to promote Rizalian ideals and teachings and thus reach a wider audience coverage especially among the Filipino youth whom our national hero refers to as the “hope of the motherland.”
The event is supported and will be attended by Hon. Ludovico Badoy, Executive Director of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), Hon. Percival Cendana, Commissioner of the National Youth Commission (NYC), DOH Undersecretary Hon. Teodoro Herbosa, a descendant of our national hero and officers and members of the KOR.
“We are embarking on this innovative approach to actualize the purposes required by Republic Act No. 646 for the KOR to perform” KOR Supreme Commander Sir Reghis M. Romero II, KGCR said. He added that the “Knights of Rizal has to catch the attention of the youth to inculcate in them the values and virtues that our national hero imparted to Filipinos in his lifetime and in all his works; this is why we are tapping the social media like facebook, twitter, youtube and the like”.
#justlikeRizal project is part of the line-up of programs and projects of the KOR Rizalian Year 2012-2014 under the theme, “Buhayin si Rizal sa Bawat Pilipino”.
Other institutional programs like Rizal is Alive Forum, Rizal National Festival of Excellence and National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute will also be presented in the launch. This initiative is made possible under the abled leadership of Sir Reghis M. Romero II, KGCR in cooperation with the KOR Sucesos Chapter composed of historians.
The Order of the Knights of Rizal is an international fraternal organization chartered under Republic Act No. 646. Its objectives are to study the teachings of Dr. Jose Rizal, to inculcate and propagate them in and among all classes of the Filipino people, and by words and deeds to exhort our citizenry to emulate and practice the examples and teachings of our national hero, to promote among the associated Knights the spirit of patriotism and Rizalian chivalry, to develop a perfect union among the Filipinos in revering the memory of Dr. Jose Rizal, and, to organize and hold programs commemorative of Rizal's nativity and martyrdom. Through the years, the Order has been an effective partner of the government in disseminating Rizal’s life and ideals.
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