Josè Rizal and the Order

Jose Rizal is considered the national hero of the Philippines whose non-violent actions inspired Philippine independence. His vast range of intellectual and artistic pursuits has become an inspiration to the Filipino people. His literary works contributed greatly to the Filipino people’s desire for independence from Spain. His execution became the catalyst for the string of events that would lead to Philippine independence in 1898 and making the Philippines the first democratic republic in Asia. In 1911, The Order of the Knights of Rizal was established by the men that formed the honour guard of Rizal during his State Funeral.

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Free Legal Assistance Programme Launched

In partnership with the Studio Legale Boni, the Knights of Rizal – Firenze Chapter has launched the Legal Assistance Programme to provide free legal consultancy to the Filipino community in Tuscany. Under the project, Filipinos within the Tuscany Region may…

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Tuscany Filipino Community Gathers to Commemorate Hero Rizal’s Martyrdom

On 6 January 2024, the Knights of Rizal – Firenze Chapter (www.kor-florence.org) gathered Filipino community leaders across Tuscany at a ceremony to commemorate the 127th Martyrdom of Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal at the Hotel Adler Cavalieri in Florence….

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124th Philippine Independence Day Celebrations

Date and Time: 26 June 2022, 16:30-19:00  Venue: Refettorio/Cenacolo – Convento di Santo Stefano degli Agostiniani, Empoli, Toscana, Italia Dress Code: National Dress/Filipiniana or Evening Wear with Decorations Theme Kalayaan 2022: Pag-usong sa Hamon ng Panibagong Bukas | Independence 2022: Rise…

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Community Fundraising Bowling Tournament

On 15 May 2022, the Knights of Rizal – Florence Chapter and LBC will be organising a Community Fundraising Bowling Tournament. The tournament is open to teams of 3 players each. The player’s fee is €25. Food and drinks will…

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