His theme was well chosen considering the fact that The Netherlands and The Phillipines enjoy 65 years of diplomatic relations and 150 years of consulair relations. On behalf of the Knights of Rizal the chapter commander of The Hague Chapter Sir Anton Lutter, KCR thanked ambassador Ledda for his hospitality and strong support of OKOR in The Netherlands. Sir Anton conveyed the good wish message from the European Regional Commander Sir Antonio Guansing, KGOR to the ambassador and the attendants.
Sir Jerry Singson the current Supreme Commander of the Order of Knights of Rizal is the vice-governor elect of the Ilocos Sur Province. As of today 99.14% of the votes from precincts have been reporting. Garnering almost 262.000 votes, Sir Jerry ran an uncontested election being proof of his great popularity in Ilocos Sur.
The Hague Chapter congratulates the Supreme Commander with his election!
In 2016 the Netherlands and the Philippines celebrate 65 years of diplomatic relations and 150 years of consular relations. During this Anniversary year the Embassy will organize multiple events on the theme innovation for sustainability.
The relations between The Philipines and the Netherlands are ever developing and growing. Simplest indication is growth of trade: over the last 5 years we saw a steady growth of import and export of 10 % annually. But not only trade is growing, also investments. More and more Dutch companies are interested in starting in The Philippines and again: also the other way around.
We want to use this year of celebration to further strengthen our networks, to invest in our common future. We have chosen to do that around the central theme: innovation for sustainability
We think that innovation is where the potential lies for the strengthening of our common future. Both Philipino’s and Dutch are creative people. Actually innovation is what keeps the Netherlands amongst the largest economies in the world. And the craftmanship and creativity of Philipino’s is what fuels the development of this country. Together we can get so far.
The Philippines on Wednesday celebrated the 119th death anniversary of national hero Jose Rizal with various events throughout the country.
The commemoration began early morning at 5:00 a.m by a re-enactment of Rizal’s walk from Fort Santiago to Luneta, led by the Order of Knights of Rizal (OKOR).
There were also fun and games for the young and old alike at the Burnham Green Rizal Park in Manila at an activity called “Palaro Para kay Rizal.”
This was followed by the simultaneous commemorative rites at 7:00 a.m. in three locations in the country: the Rizal Park in Manila with President Benigno S.C Aquino III; the Rizal Shrine in Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte with Regional Trial Court Judge Jose Rene Dondoyano; and the Rizal Shrine in Calamba City, Laguna with Laguna Second District Rep. Joaquin Chipeco Jr.
There was also a commemorative ceremony at the Quezon City Hall with Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista at 9:00 a.m.
Sir Jet Ledda, Philippine ambassador to The Netherlands has been the thriving force behind the establishment of the The Hague chapter of Order of Knights of Rizal in The Netherlands. To honour him, Sir Peter Pluckebaum, KGOR on behalf of the Supreme Commander Sir Jerry Singson, KGCR, presented ambassador Ledda with a certificate of appreciation at the embassy in The Hague.