MANILA STANDARD: 65-YEAR-OLD LAW REMAINS IN EFFECT ON RIZAL DAY

Malacañang has reminded the public a 65-year-old law banning cockfighting, horse racing and jai-alai on Rizal Day is still in effect. Republic Act. No 229, signed in 1948, provides for imprisonment of up to six months and a maximum penalty of P200. If the violator is the mayor, a one-month suspension will be added punishment. The law also provides for the raising of the Philippine flag at half mast in all vessels and half staff in all public buildings. “As the nation prepares to commemorate the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on the 30th of December, we invite our fellow citizens to reflect on how his legacy has reverberated throughout our people’s collective narrative,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

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The Order of the Knights of Rizal has partnered with ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs in creating public awareness and support for the month-long celebration of the life and heroism of Jose Rizal this December. Anchored on the theme "Buhayin si Rizal sa Bawat Pilipino," the month-long commemoration of the national hero seeks to promote among Filipino youth the visions and ideals of Rizal, encouraging them to look up to the Filipino patriot as their role model. To celebrate this year's Rizal Month, several activities are lined up throughout December. These will lead up to the commemoration of the 100th year of the transfer of Rizal’s remains from Tondo to Luneta.


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65-year-old law remains in effect on Rizal Day

MANILA, DECEMBER 30, 2013 (MANILA STANDARD) By Joyce Pangco Panares - Malacañang has reminded the public a 65-year-old law banning cockfighting, horse racing and jai-alai on Rizal Day is still in effect.

Republic Act. No 229, signed in 1948, provides for imprisonment of up to six months and a maximum penalty of P200.

If the violator is the mayor, a one-month suspension will be added punishment.

The law also provides for the raising of the Philippine flag at half mast in all vessels and half staff in all public buildings.

“As the nation prepares to commemorate the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on the 30th of December, we invite our fellow citizens to reflect on how his legacy has reverberated throughout our people’s collective narrative,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said.

“This year’s Rizal Day likewise marks the centennial of the Rizal Monument, built as the tomb and memorial to Dr. Rizal and which has since then served as the de facto symbol of our nationhood,” she added.

The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office will be launching a special page on the Rizal Monument featuring a comprehensive essay, archival photo galleries, an architectural retrospective, and contextual maps focusing on the monument and on the Bagumbayan history.

The special page will also feature for the first time a full translation of the famous essay “The Tagalog Hamlet” by Miguel de Unamuno, one of the earliest and most influential reflections on Rizal.

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In 1912, during the commemoration of the death of Jose Rizal, the urn containing the remains of the hero was transferred to Bagumbayan in an elaborate and solemn ceremony facilitated by the newly formed Caballeros de Rizal (Order of the Knights of Rizal), Rizal's family and the Masonic Lodge of the Philippines.

The Order of the Knights of Rizal has partnered with ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs in creating public awareness and support for the month-long celebration of the life and heroism of Jose Rizal this December.

Anchored on the theme "Buhayin si Rizal sa Bawat Pilipino," the month-long commemoration of the national hero seeks to promote among Filipino youth the visions and ideals of Rizal, encouraging them to look up to the Filipino patriot as their role model.

To celebrate this year's Rizal Month, several activities are lined up throughout December. These will lead up to the commemoration of the 100th year of the transfer of Rizal’s remains from Tondo to Luneta.

December 1: Bloggers' Day with Bayan Mo iPatrol Mo: Tayo Na
December 13-16: 50th National Rizal Youth Leadership Institute Conference, Teachers Camp, Baguio City
December 30 (Rizal Day): Re-enactment of the transfer of Rizal's urn to Luneta

Atenean named most outstanding Rizal model student ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 12/26/2013 5:42 PM | Updated as of 12/26/2013 5:48 PM


Billie Crystal Dumaliang (center) was named Most Outstanding Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines for 2013. Photo: Handout

MANILA – A fourth-year student of the Ateneo de Manila University was recently named Most Outstanding Jose Rizal Model Student of the Philippines for 2013.

Billie Crystal Dumaliang, who is taking up BS Management-Honors, was given a trophy and a P50,000 cash prize at the awarding ceremony last December 10 at the Manila Hotel, according to a statement released by Ateneo.

She gave a speech on behalf of the 21 semi-finalists in this year’s nationwide search organized by the Order of the Knights of Rizal.

This year’s candidates were evaluated based on academic excellence, extracurricular activities and community involvement. The 21 semi-finalists were then invited for a final interview on their knowledge Rizal’s life and works and personal convictions.

Ateneo described the Order of the Knights of Rizal is a civic and patriotic organization recognized by law “as an instrumentality by which the teachings of our national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal, may be propagated among the Filipino people and others who may believe in his teachings to the end that they may emulate and follow his examples.”


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