29 years
of
Community Service
MUNTING NAYON
News Magazine
Operated by couple Eddie Flores and Orquidia Valenzuela
News and Views of the
Filipino Community Worldwide
KNIGHTS OF RIZAL TEXAS AREA COMMAND BORN



By Ben Ongoco, KGOR
Houston-Texas
January 5, 2016

 
 


The Knights of Rizal has evolved a new Area under the U.S.A. Region of Commander Francis D. Sison, KGOR and weaned from the Central U.S.A. Area Command of Dr. Juan Castro, KGOR based in Missouri.

The proclamation was read by commanders Sison and Castro on Dec. 27 during the commemoration of the 119th death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Hilton Hotel Southwest ballroom in Houston

Used to be under Central U.S.A. area commanders Boni Cenir and Lee Capati, it started with Houston Chapter commanded by Sirs Ben Ongoco,KGOR, Lope G. Lindio, Mel Garraton, Randy Datu and now by Roland Rasos, KCRs.

Atty. Mel Garraton and Randy Datu were named by Supreme Commander Jeremias Singson, area commander and deputy area commander respectively. Zoilo Salud is the area pursuivant.

Other existing chapters in Texas are Bayanihan, Pagasa, Austin Powers and Beaumont Golden Triangle commanded by Shalimar(Boyet) Singson, Pete S. Ellorin, Roel Eligio(Jun) Orteza and Dr. Nestor Punay and still counting on Galveston, San Antonio, etc.

At least three chapters can compose an area in the Knights of Rizal table of organization.

Receiving the Distinguished Service Medal are: Sirs Mel Garraton, Randy Datu, Roland Rasos, Boyet Singson, Pete Ellorin, Zoilo Salud and Sanan Jackson. Ben Ongoco, KGOR and Lope Lindio, KCR received the U.S. Regional and Medal of Recognition from USA regional and area councils.

Also recognized were Belle Datu, founder of the Kababaihang Rizalista, Necoy Garraton, president and the members of the Rizalian ladies.

The program started with the entrance of the Color Guards of the Knights of Rizal, followed by the singing of the national anthems by Jhonette Abitria and Kathryn Dimalaluan and invocation by Rev. Dindo Caporal and dinner entertainers Bulaklakan by Kababaihang Rizalista and singing artists Paul Enriquez and Jing Velasco, aside from Abitria and Dimalaluan with emcee Aralita Pang and DJ Velasco.

There are now 96 members of the Knights of Rizal in Texas.





    Add a Comment


    Dionesio Grava
    Los Angeles Ca.
    Wed 20th January 2016

    Congratulations and best wishes to the new officers

    Regarding the used clothing drive perhaps it is advisable to ascertain the current policies about it. I heard some years back that it was prohibited to import these things into the Philippines.
    Dominiek Leah Segaert Gallego Magalie
    Knokke Heist Belgium
    Sun 10th January 2016

    Sincere congrats with the establishment of the KOR Texas Area. May this evoke in more RIzalian and true chivalry spirit in the Texas region. Congrats to Area Commander Sir Atty. Mel Garraton and Sir Randy Datu Deputy Area Commander. You realize what our Supreme Commander Sir Jeremias Singson KGCR is dreaming: establishing a stronger and true Rizalian chivalry worldwide. We wish the 96 members of the Knights of Rizal in Texas a fruitful future Non Omnis Moriar Welcome Sep. 17 18 2016 in the Kingdom of Belgium where we will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the publication of the El Filibusterismo of Dr. Jose Rizal. An initiative by the El Fili Task Group of the KOR Diamond Chapter in Antwerp lead by Sir Ronny Felix KCR Chap Comm and where we invite all Chapters in Belgium Aalst Brussels Charlerloi and of course WORLDWIDE. This all in cooperation with the the Philippine Embassy Brussels and the City of Ghent where Rizal printed his El Fili. We will keep you informed brothers and ladies. Happy New Year 2016 Sir Dominiek Leah Segaert Gallego Magalie KGOR Past Area Commander KOR Belgium Past Chapter Commander Diamond Chapter Antwerp

    MoreKNIGHTS OF RIZAL TEXAS AREA COMMAND BORN
    Ben Ongoco

    The Knights of Rizal has evolved a new Area under the U.S.A. Region of Commander Francis D. Sison, KGOR and...
    MoreFILIPINO HERITAGE FORUM SET IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
    Ben Ongoco

    HOUSTON, Texas     A symposium on Filipino Heritage will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...
    MoreDR. JOSE RIZAL’s 116TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARTYRDOM CELEBRATED IN HOUSTON
    By Ben Ongoco, KGOR

    HOUSTON, Texas    --- Dr. Jose Rizal's 116th Anniversary of Martyrdom was remembered in this once cow town, now the" Energy...
     
    MoreRafanans Crowned as MME King and Queen of Hearts
    Fe Paca Taduran

    Phillip and Gloria Rafanan were recently crowned as the Movement for Marriage Enrichment  (MME) King and Queen of Hearts on May 27, 2017 at Q-SSIS Banquet Hall in Toronto....
     
    MoreFILIPINO COMMUNITY IN GHENT -  BELGIUM CELEBRATES 119TH PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE DAY (ARAW NG KALAYAAN)
    Herminia Cruz Reyes

     
    Ghent-Belgium June 3, 2017: The program of the day was focused on TAHANAN: Family, Solidarity, Liberty,...
    MoreAPCO’s Freedom Charity Ball 2017 a voice for Harmony and Respect
    Richard J. Ford

    Sydney-June 10, 2017The Freedom Charity Ball 2017 was celebrated at the Club Marconi, Bossley Park on 10th...
    MoreFilipino Centre Toronto Holds 2017 Annual Pistahan Sa Toronto
    Tony A. San Juan

     
    Pistahan ! It is a meaningful celebration of cherished traditions and historical events evoking images and practices...
    MoreFIL-OZ LIVERPOOLs 22nd SANTACRUZAN FLORES DE MAYO 2017
    Richard J. Ford

    It gets even better this year with Fil-Oz Liverpool’s 22nd  Santacruzan Flores de Mayo
    Liverpool-May 27, 2017:...
     
    More`CON AMOR’ FOUNDATION B0ARD MEMBERS VISIT PROJECTS IN PHILIPPINES
    By: Orquidia. Valenzuela,  as reported by Myrla Danao

    Businessman Jaap van Dijke, chairman and two board members, Myrla Danao and Dr. John Deen of Con Amor foundation in...
    MoreArt Creations
    Vicente Collado Jr.

    Welcome!

    Many believe formal training is a prerequisite to quality in painting. Not a few will agree with me one can...
    MoreTHE CHILDREN IN DON MANUEL GK VILLAGE
    Orquidia Valenzuela Flores

    Sixty-three children from age three to six years, in the very poor community of Don Manuel village in Barangay...
     
    Disclaimer

    Contents posted in this site, muntingnayon.com, are the sole responsibility of the writers and do not reflect the editorial position of or the writers' affiliation with this website, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine.

    This site, muntingnayon.com, the website owner, the webmaster and Munting Nayon News Magazine do not knowingly publish false information and may not be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising for any reason whatsoever from this website or from any web link used in this site.