KOR Firenze / Projects
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024

Legal Assistance Programme

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 request an appointment and free consultancy session on matters of Italian civil, family and labour law. Consultancy is provided by…

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Puliamo Empoli Cleaning Drive

The Knights of Rizal – Firenze Chapter has mobilised 35 of its Volunteer Corps with the support of FEA Empoli to take part in the Puliamo Empoli Cleaning Drive organised under the patronage of the city government of Empoli, province of Florence. Over 50 large sacks of garbage were collected from Empoli’s main parks and plazas. ‘Clean Empoli’ closed in…

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01/05/2021 - 04/05/2021

COVID-19 Members Financial Support

The COVID pandemic returned in its second wave and to respond to the financial difficulty experiences by some members and their family, the chapter organised COVID-19 Financial Support to Members in Difficulty. Members to be supported were identified and received a total of Php15,000 and several sacks of rice.

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Rizal Monument

University of Nottingham Research Collaboration

In the beginning of 2021, the Order of the Knights of Rizal – Firenze Chapter supported a researcher of the University of Nottingham. Firenze Chapter Pursuivant Sir Rob Carrillo, KOR was invited to take part in an interview as part of the Cultures of Occupation in the Twentieth Century Asia (COTCA) about the Knights of Rizal and the Rizal monument….

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Fortezza da Basso Cleaning Drive

Fortezza da Basso Cleaning Drive

Following the end of the first wave, there was a slight return to normalcy during summer. During this time, the chapter to part in the Fortezza da Basso Cleaning Drive in collaboration with the Honourary Consulate General of the Philippines, Florence. This was particularly special for the chapter as the Fortezza da Basso is the allotted location by the Florence…

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COVID-19 Community Outreach and Support

COVID-19 Community Outreach and Support

The year 2020 was marked by the COVID pandemic. In response to this, the chapter, led by Chapter Commander Sir Dennis Reyes, KCR provided COVID-19 Community Outreach and Support to families in financial difficulty in collaboration with local organisations within Tuscany. The chapter was able to provide support to more than 100 households in difficulty due to the pandemic in…

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Al Martir de Bagumbayan - Carlo Nicoli

Visit to the Workshop of Carlo Nicoli, Winner of Rizal Monument Design Competition

A Visit to the Nicoli Workshop was arranged and an interview was conducted with his direct descendant, Prof. Dr. Alix Nicoli who currently runs the Nicoli workshop, now a UNESCO Messenger of Peace Centre.  Carlo Nicoli’s Al Martir de Bagumbayan originally won first place in the international design competition for Rizal’s monument. While Carlo Nicoli no longer lives, his workshop…

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RGI Guardians Summer Sports Festival

Guardians Summer Sports Festival 2019

The Order of the Knights of Rizal sponsored the RGI Alakdan Italy Guardians Summer Sports Festival which was held on 20 Sept. 2019. This event engaged around 200 members of the Filipino community around Tuscany providing significant visibility to the Knights of Rizal. The chapter sponsored a trophy in remembrance of Rizal’s habit of always keeping fit through physical activity.

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Philippine Embassy - KOR Firenze

Philippine Embassy-Knights of Rizal Firenze Chapter Collaboration

From 2019, the Philippine Embassy-Knights of Rizal Firenze Chapter Collaboration was established appointing several key members as emergency contacts for the Filipino community across Tuscany.  The Embassy requested the chapter to put forward select members to act as emergency contacts for the Filipino community in major cities in Tuscany. Four members have been identified and continue to serve as emergency…

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