The Order of the Knights of Rizal is the sole order of knighthood in the Philippines. The Order is created to honor and uphold the ideals of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal. Its ranks and insignia are recognized in the Honors Code of the Philippines as official awards of the Republic and is the Eighth Class Rank in the order of precedence of civilian decorations of the Orders, decorations, and medals of the Philippines.
The Order was established in 1911 by Colonel Antonio C. Torres, who later served as the first Filipino chief of police of Manila. The Order was granted a legislative charter by President Elpidio Quirino as a non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-racial civic, patriotic, and cultural organization under Republic Act 646 on June 14, 1951. The Order's insignia has since been approved to be worn by the Philippine diplomatic corps.
Since its founding, the Order has grown to more than 25,000 members belonging to 131 active chapters in the Philippines and 61 active chapters around the world.
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To be a catalyst for positive change in the Knights Of Rizal movement by educating members in the promotion of the spirit of camaraderie, brotherhood, patriotism and love of country. To be true with the Rizalian creed especially fairness and justice regardless of race, creed and religion to all.
To train chapter members to be future movers and leaders in the organization and the larger community. To build a project oriented team who can effectively promote the works, thoughts and teachings of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal through civic, cultural and patriotic events and activities.