History of the Order
The history of the Order of the Knights of Rizal go back to December 30, 1911 when Colonel Antonio C. Torres organized a 9 group of men from different walks of life for the purpose of commemorating in a fitting manner the execution and martyrdom of our foremost national hero, Dr. José P. Rizal. Thereafter, year after year, the same group would gather to celebrate the birth and commemorate the death of Dr. José Rizal. During Rizal Day celebrations, this group would be seen conspicuously on horseback reminiscent of the knights of old known for their chivalry and exemplary life. To provide a continuing entity and to encourage others to join them, these admirers of Dr. Rizal on November 16, 1916, organized a private non-stock corporation and named it the “Orden de Caballeros de Rizal."
Virtual tour of Dr. Rizal in Madrid
All credits for sharing to Sir Eddy Verheye (KCR)
One of Our Latest Projects
* On Sunday, 08/29/'21, the Knights of Rizal - Charleroi Chapter held a successful charity event with the goal of raising PHP 30000
for a food distribution in the poor Filipino village of Basud, leyte. We have unexpectedly exceeded the target.
* 54 plastic bags were made with the following content: 7 kilos of rice, 3/4 kilos of sugar, coffee, noodles, canned food, detergent and soap and face mask.
* Also very special and warm thanks to all the volunteers in Belgium and Philippines who made this event successful !
Without them, nothing wouldn't have been happened !
Who are the Knights of Rizal ?
As a socio-civic patriotic organization chartered under Republic Act 646, the Knights of Rizal undertake the following activities: Conduct radio and/or TV programs and public fora to disseminate the teachings of Dr. Jose Rizal, his life and works.
1. To rededicate the lives of youth to the ideals of freedom and nationalism, for which our heroes lived and died
2. To pay tribute to our national hero for devoting his life and works in shaping the Filipino character
3. To gain an inspiring source of patriotism through the study of Rizal's life, works, and writings.
Jose Rizal wrote two novels : "Noli Me Tangere" and
"El Filibusterismo" to show people how the Philippines were being bondaged by Spain.
Jose Rizal made the Philippine League to get their first reform group and to get their freedom from Spain.
Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. He was the one who led the Filipinos to start a revolution against the Spanish Government to attain freedom and to gain control of the country.