Court of Appeals Associate Justice Elihu A. Ybanez and currently the Supreme Commander of the Knights of Rizal (KOR), was received by Philippine Consul General Gina A. Jamoralin at the Consulate on 03 September 2019. Justice Ybanez was accompanied by Atty. Pablo S. Trillana during the visit.
Justice Ybanez met with his fellow Knights to initiate new members into the KOR. Chicago was his second stop after London for the same mission. From Chicago, he proceeded to St. Louis, Missouri, where he met with another Knights of Rizal Officer, Sir Juan Castro, to receive a wide array of artifacts about the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.
Justice Ibanez, after the call, administered the oath of Mr. Alvar E. Rosales, Post’s Administrative Officer and Legal Officer, as the new Commander of the Knights of Rizal, Maynilad Chapter, taking over from former Deputy Consul General Romulo Victor M. Israel, Jr. who has been re-assigned to Manila on 01 September. Awards of Commendation were given to Philippine Consulate Officers Israel and Consul Melchor P. Lalunio, Jr., also members of the Maynilad chapter, for public service and community involvement. Other Consulate Staff and Chapter members who were also given commendations were Jerwin I. Mamalateo, Ceasar A. Balarbar and Fritz John G. De Jesus.
Justice Ibanez and Atty. Trillana presented Consul General Jamoralin with two books, namely: 1) Rizal and the Wide Road of Progress authored by Atty. Trillana; and 2) a commemorative coffee table book about Knights of Rizal, and a bronze-plated miniature bust of the National Hero
Consul General Jamoralin receives as gift a coffee table book from Justice Ybanez.