Knights Of Rizal New York Confers Award For Excellence

Sunday December 1, 2019

Knights of Rizal New York Chapter Award for Excellence (KOY NY AFE) was successfully held last Friday, November 15th, at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, in Manhattan. These awards were conceived for different categories which the Philippine national hero had excelled, with equal importance to the Youth to whom he had given a preeminent role as the hope of society. Singled out are Filipino American exemplars of excellence with the goal of keeping the values of Dr. Rizal alive. Sir Mariano Aquino, Jr., KCR, KOR NY Chapter Commander, spearheaded the campaign together with a number of volunteer Knights and Ladies. Of note was the hands-on role that Lady Aprille Piamonte-Aquino had in the successful completion of this event. Sir Romulo Alcalde Aromin, Jr., MD, Chair of the Awards Committee, assembled a group of formidable judges who are also are excelling professionals in their community. On an even larger scale, Sir Aquino conceived of the Heritage Award to acknowledge the works of an individual, group or organization that has exceptionally and singularly moved forward the ideals and values of Dr. Jose P. Rizal. The breadth of the work’s influence is felt to be on a much larger scale that significantly contributed to that common sense of pride, thereby raising the consciousness of the Filipinos’ shared identity as a race and as a nation. The honoree is seen to have excelled consistently and has built upon a record of consistency and credibility over the years. With the award being of heightened recognition, a commissioned art piece was an award itself, and created by another established artist, Sir Cesar delos Santos. Heritage Award’s seminal offering was bestowed upon Messrs. Jerry Sibal and Edwin Josue for their significant role in the multiple restaging of the opera, Noli Me Tangere,...... Read more on Full Issue!

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