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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Photos | Jose Rizal's 120th Death Anniversary Commemoration in New York

Humanity of the Hero Revisited. The Knights of Rizal New York Chapter and the Philippine Consulate General, New York led the community in remembering the death of the Philippines national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. It was also a celebration of the enduring legacy of a short-lived life, full of accomplishments. Rose Torres Javier, whose great great grandmother is Narcisa, a sister of Rizal, joined the historic occasion. The evening program included a solemn Knighting Ceremony of new members into the Order of the Knights of Rizal. December 21, 2016. New York.(Lambert Parong/ Kababayan Media CC BY)

Ambassador Virgilio Reyes, Consul General Tess Dizon-de Vega and Rose Torres Javier.

Master of Ceremonies, Ner Martinez.

Ferdinand Suba, immediate past president KoR NY chapter.

Monsignor Oscar Aquino offered a prayer.

Consul General Tess de Vega reads a letter written by Rizal. 

Con Gen Tess Dizon-de Vega, a member of the Ladies for Rizal, offers a brief commentary.

Charlie Caramanzana and Michael Dadap's interpretation of Rizal's "Mi Ultimo Adios".

Charlie Caramanzana delivers "Mi Ultimo Adios" in Tagalog. 

Knighting Ceremony for new members of the KoR New York.

Consul Arman Talbo and the new members of KoR NY chapter

Miguel Braganza, knighted into the Order of the Knights of Rizal.
Francis Sison, KoR Regional President USA

Abigail Sorio, Fil-Am 7th grader,  recites an excerpt from Rizal's "Mi Ultimo Adios" in Tagalog.

Con Gen Tess de Vega presents KoR chapter representatives with the book 'Rizal Without the Overcoat'  by Prof. Ambeth Ocampo.

Michael Dadap, incumbent president KoR NY chapter.

Rose Javier, great great grandniece of Jose Rizal with Con Gen Tess de Vega.

Knights of Rizal and the Ladies for Rizal joined by Rose Torres Javier. 

Dr. Jose Rizal | June 19, 1861 - December 30, 1896.

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