The World Brothers Chapters of the Order of the Knights of Rizal led by Sir Dr Billy Chan, notable Australian-Chinese and Chair and Founder of the Sino Phil Asia International Peace Awards Foundation, inducted 12 new members on October 25, 2019 on the heroic grounds of Camp Aguinaldo, headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Senator Sir Emanuel Jones, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
His Excellency Sir Heng Sokkung, Secretary of State and Vice Minister of Industry and Handicraft, Kingdom of Cambodia
Sir Dr Harley Seyedin, winner 2017 Oslo Business Peace Prize under the Nobel Peace in Economics, and 2013 Thomas Jefferson Medal winner from US Treasury by former US President Obama
Sir Parviz Pargari, Honorary President of Sino Phil Asia International Peace Award Foundation
Sir Dr Carlos Lobo, President of the Angolan Chamber of Commerce of Macao
Sir Dr Pedro Lobo, Vice President of the Angolan Chamber of Commerce of Macao
Sir Dr Ross Andrew Horley, descendant of the founding Premier of Western Australia Sir John Forrest
Sir Police Superintendent Ebra M. Moxsir, Director of Police, Islamic Affairs Committee Sino Asia Pacific International Peace Awards Foundation
Sir Brigadier General (Ret) Lito S. Tabangcura, Director Military Affairs Sino Asia Pacific International Peace Awards Foundation
Sir Anders Nelsson, founder of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong
Sir Christopher Andrew Cottrell, Executive Secretary to the Chair of the Sino Phil Asia International Peace Award Foundation and Editor of the Peace Post
The swearing in ceremony was followed by a gala dinner of speeches graced by the Executive Secretary to Senator Sir Jones, Lillian Ortiz of Atlanta, Georgia USA, and Ms. Anna Palanska, New York City Director of the Sino Phil Asia International Peace Awards Foundation.
The program was executed accordingly thanks to executive board member Sir Sonny Chico and Executive Director KOR Sir Gilbert San Diego. Their professionalism and passion for Rizal guided the light of the formalities and festivities.
The gala dinner also saw discussions of planning for fundraising and calendars for the coming 2020 global calendar of the World Brothers Chapter of the Order of the Knights of Rizal.
Founded in 1911 and made official with Republic Act 646 on June 14, 1951, the Order of the Knights of Rizal are dedicated to continuing the legacy of Philippines revolutionary Dr. Jose Rizal.