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Order of the Knights of Rizal
Order of the Knights of Rizal
The Purposes and objectives of the chapter is the same and one as the Order of the Knights of Rizal as defined under Republic Act 646, Republic of the Philippines.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSES
Section 1 – The general purposes of the Order shall be:
[a] To study the teachings of Dr. Jose Rizal;
[b] To propagate and inculcate said teachings in the minds of the Filipino people and other
citizens of the world and, by word and deed, exhort them to emulate and practice the
examples set by Dr. Jose Rizal;
[c] To promote among the Knights of the Order the true spirit of patriotism and Rizalian
[d] To develop a perfect union among Filipinos and other citizens of the world in revering the
memory of Dr. Jose Rizal; and
[e] To organize and hold programs, activities and annual festivities in honor of Dr. Jose
Section 2 – The specific objectives of the Order shall be:
[a] To study and spread the ideals, teachings and exemplary life of Dr. Jose Rizal especially
among the Youth of the land;
[b] To organize Chapters in the Philippines or any part of the world, undertake programs which will promote individual commitment to the ideals and teachings of Rizal, and
encourage enlightened personal involvement in addressing contemporary issues; and
[c] To train and develop the Youth in character building, citizenship training, democratic
leadership, patriotism, universal brotherhood, and dedicated service to God, country and people.
Order of the Knights of Rizal
R. Act 646
Council of Elders
Life & Works
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 646 - AN ACT TO CONVERT THE "ORDEN DE CABALLEROS DE
RIZAL" INTO A PUBLIC CORPORATION TO BE KNOWN IN ENGLISH AS "KNIGHTS OF RIZAL" AND IN SPANISH AS "ORDEN DE CABALLEROS DE RIZAL", AND TO DEFINE ITS PURPOSES AND POWERS
WHEREAS, a civic organization known as "Orden de Caballeros de Rizal" (Knights of Rizal) was incorporated under the Corporation Law of the Philippines in the year 1916 by patriotic citizens for the following purposes:
"(a) To develop the most perfect union among the Filipinos in revering the memory of Dr.
"(b) To promote among the associated knights the spirit of patriotism and Rizalian
"(c) To study and spread the teachings of Dr. Jose Rizal and keep ever alive his consecrated memory and to make effective his exemplary and exalted principles; and
"(d) To organize the annual festivities in honor of Dr. Rizal."
WHEREAS, there is greater need than ever for the Filipino people to propagate and to practice the teachings of Rizal;
WHEREAS, the Knights of Rizal, if officially recognized and vested with appropriate powers, would be a convenient instrumentality by the which the teachings of our national hero may be propagated among our people to the end that they emulate and follow his examples; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to grant legislative Charter to the said Knights of Rizal in order to accord official recognition to it and to enlarge its powers so that it may more fully and more effectively accomplish the laudable purposes for which it was organized: Now, therefore
Section 1. The present civic organization known as "Orden de Caballeros de Rizal" is hereby
converted into a body corporate and politic with powers hereinafter specified, under the name and style KNIGHTS OF RIZAL and in Spanish as "Orden de Caballeros de Rizal" (hereinafter called the corporation). The principal office of the corporation shall be in the City of Manila, Philippines.
Section 2. The purposes of this corporation shall be to study the teachings of Dr. Jose Rizal, to
inculcate and propagate them in and among all classes of the Filipino people, and by words and deeds to exhort our citizenry to emulate and practice the examples and teachings of our national hero; to promote among the associated knights the spirit of patriotism and Rizalian chivalry; to develop a perfect union among the Filipinos in revering the memory of Dr. Jose Rizal; and to organize and hold programs commemorative of Rizal's nativity and martyrdom.
Section 3. The said corporation shall have perpetual succession, with power to sue and be sued, to hold such real and personal property as shall be necessary for corporate purposes; to solicit and receive public contributions; to receive real and personal property by gift, devise, or bequest; to adopt a seal and to alter the same at pleasure; to have offices and conduct its business and affairs in the City of Manila and elsewhere; to make and adopt by-laws, rules, and regulations not inconsistent with the laws of the Philippines, and generally to do all such acts and things (including the establishment of regulations for the election of associates and successors) as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this Act and to promote the purposes of said corporation. The existing By-Laws for the "Orden de Caballeros de Rizal" insofar as they are not inconsistent with this Act shall remain in force as the By-Laws of the corporation until repealed or amended.
Section 4. All persons of legal age and of good moral character and reputation, who are in sympathy with the purposes of the corporation, are eligible for active membership, upon unanimous approval of the Supreme Council in banc of a written application thereof duly endorsed by at least two active members of the corporation.
Section 5. The general administration and direction of the affairs of the corporation shall be in the hands of a Supreme Council (Board of Directors) of nine members, which is hereby vested with full powers and authority to act and perform all such functions as the corporation itself may do andperform.
Section 6. A group of five or more persons of legal age residing in any locality outside of Manila and who are of good moral character and reputation, may associate themselves and from a chapter of the corporation upon approval of a written petition to the Supreme Council. It shall be the duty of each chapter to promote and carry out the purposes of the corporation in the locality where the chapter is organized.
Section 7. Any donation or contribution which from time to time may be made to the corporation by the Government or any of its subdivisions, branches, offices, agencies, or instrumentalities, or by any other person or entity, shall be expended by the Supreme Council solely to promote the purposes for which the corporation is organized.
Section 8. From and after the passage of this Act, it shall be unlawful for any person to falsely and fraudulently call himself as, or represent himself to be, a member of, or an agent for, the Knights of Rizal; and any person who violates any of the provisions of this Act shall be punished by imprisonment of not to exceed six months or a fine not exceeding five hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court.
Section 9. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Approved: June 14, 1951
These same Purposes and objectives are also in the KOR's By_laws as follows:
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