FACLA/KOR-HFT COMMEMORATES 117TH RIZAL DAY WITH A DINNER/DANCE PARTY, DECEMBER 28

Press Release
Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA)
Knight of Rizal (KOR)-Historic Filipinotown Chapter
December 26, 2013

FACLA/KOR-HFT COMMEMORATES 117TH RIZAL DAY WITH A DINNER/DANCE PARTY, DECEMBER 28

Los Angeles—“Honor our Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal , Commemorate His Greatness”

The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) led by President Austin Baul Jr and the Knights of Rizal-Historic Filipinotown Chapter led by its Chapter Chairman Dr. Veronico Agatep will lead the dinner and dance party on Saturday at 6: 00 PM at the FACLA Social Hall to commemorate the 117th Rizal Day in the United States.

On December 30, 1896, 117th years ago, the Spanish colonial government executed Dr. Jose Rizal by a firing squad after a mock trail in Luneta, Manila.

By the martyrdom of Dr. Rizal, the Philippine revolution that started on August 23, 1896 led by Supremo Andrez Bonifacio further gained momentum and later on June 12, 1897 declared its independence from Spain.

Rizal Day, December 30.

The Historic Filipinotown Chapter of the Knights of Rizal (KOR) and FACLA annually and jointly observed this patriotic holiday, December 30th in the Philippines in Los Angeles. There will be brief program before the dinner and dance party.

The FACLA Cultural Group led by Director Ganon will also show a tableau about the life and struggle of Dr. Jose Rizal.

There will also be a wreath laying ceremonies at the foot of the Rizal monument at FACLA on the morning of December 30, 2013, the actual Rizal Day commemoration.

The tickets can be bought at $ 10.00 at the gate for the KOR-Historic Filipinotown fundraiser.

For more information please call FACLA at (213)484-1527 or check our website at www.newfacla.org or our facebook at newfacla.

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