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KOR-HFT Commemorated The 153rd Rizal Day at FACLA by a Day of Service

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June 22, 2014

KOR-HFT Commemorated The  153rd Rizal Day at FACLA by a Day of Service

Los Angeles—Mabuhay ang Pambansang Bayani ng Pilipinas,Dr Jose P. Rizal.

The Knights of Rizal, Historic Filipinotown Chapter  (KOR-HFT) and the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles, Inc (FACLA)  together with officials of the Philippine Consulate General of Los Angeles with different KOR Chapters held its traditional commemoration of the 153rd Rizal Day or the anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal birthday last Thursday, June 19, 2014 at FACLA.

Dr. Jose P. Rizal was born of June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna and was executed by firing squad by Spanish authorities on December 30, 1896 at the Luneta, Manila. He is the national hero of the Philippines.

Rizal Day of Service

The whole day started with a wreath laying ceremonies at the foot of the Dr.Rizal Monument inside the FACLA Compound. Deputy Consul General Imelda Panolong and Cultural Officer Wilma Bautista, Consul Cezar Angeles and FACLA Directors .

Meanwhile, the  Knights of Rizal from different chapters from Southern California led by  FACLA President Jun Baul,  Dr. Marc Caratao, KCR of the Knights of Rizal, Historic Filipinotown Chapter, Chito Mandap and Tony Berango of the KOR-California also attended the festivities.

There was also free food and dancing at the social hall and a simple program. The TALAKAYAN sa FACLA , weekly community forum went  on and its discussions will focus on the relevance of Dr. Jose Rizal in the Filipino American community life.

A simple turn-over ceremony from KCR Fender Santos to KCR Dr. Marc Caratao  was held. The affair commenced on 8;30 in the morning of June 19, 2014 and lasted until the afternoon.

FACLA Director Bernie Ganon acted as the program emcee while the music was provided by Maestro Buddy Reyes with Ms. Letty Reyes and his band

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