VP Sara leads KoR international assembly

Knights of Rizal supreme commander Gerardo Calderon hinted on a biennial gathering of knights, ladies and affiliates from around the world — including the Vice President herself — in what he aptly referred to as ‘revering the memory of our National Hero’

Vice President Sara Z. Duterte is taking the lead for the 23rd Knights of Rizal International Assembly embarking on a cultural tour to significant places where national hero Jose P. Rizal was born, detained and executed 126 years ago.

Knights of Rizal supreme commander Gerardo Calderon hinted on a biennial gathering of knights, ladies and affiliates from around the world — including the Vice President herself — in what he aptly referred to as “revering the memory of our National Hero.”

Calderon — who is also the vice mayor of Angono, Rizal — said the Knights of Rizal International Assembly would serve as a venue for sharing and exploring best practices in the continuous propagation of Rizalism among Filipinos and across the globe in an apparent bid to formulate strategic goals and promote collaboration with parallel agencies and organizations.

This year’s theme is “Let’s Get Loud: Rizal-Dapitan Experience in Nation Building as Model in All Times, Calderon took emphasis in the Cultural Tour which would highlight visits to Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna where Rizal was executed, Malacañang Palace Museum, Manila Hotel.

Aside from Duterte, also taking part in the Knights of Rizal International Assembly are former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno Sr., Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna, Senator Francis Tolentino, Representative Marcelino Libanan, Governor Jerry Singson, former Presidential Adviser Mark Llandro Mendoza, French Embassy Cultural Attache Marc Piton, Foreign Affairs Secretary Eduardo de Vega and former Rizal Vice Governor Frisco San Juan Jr.

Members of the Knights of Rizal Council of Elders — former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide, former Sen. Joey Lina, Jesus David, Prof. Virgilio Esguerra, Pablo Trillana Reghis Romero II, Jeremias Singson and Elihu Ybanez are also expected to join international gathering.


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