Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop congratulates Reynato S. Puno, Sr. Also in photo are (from left) Council President Rolando Lavarro, Jr., Ambassador Mario de Leon, Jr., Francis Sison, Consul General Tess Dizon-De Vega, Mr. Fulop, Mr. Puno and Judge Victor Sison.  (All photos courtesy of Raymond Smith)

Jersey City Mayor Sir Steven Fulop handed the Symbolic Keys of the City of Jersey City to the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Sir Reynato S. Puno, Sr., KGCR, Supreme Commander of the Knights of Rizal, while Jersey City Council President Sir Rolando Lavarro, Jr. read the Proclamation during the Regional Special Event of the Knighting and Elevation of the Knights of Rizal held at the Renaissance Hotel in Elizabeth, N.J. on Oct. 22, 2017.

The highlights of the event were a tableau on the life of Dr. Jose Rizal, interspersed with a Rigodon de Honor for the Supreme Commander and the dignitaries together with the giving of the highest Award, the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal (KGCR) to Sir Dr. Juan Castro, KGCR, Chapter Commander of St. Louis Chapter, Missouri; and to Sir Judge Victor G. Sison, KGCR, Deputy Area Commander of Eastern USA- District 1 and Chapter Commander of the New Jersey Chapter as a fitting tribute to their exemplary and outstanding efforts to advance and promote the Rizalian idealism of love of God, love of Country, and love of Fellowmen.


Judge Victor Sison addresses his colleagues.



Mayor Steven Fulop speaks to the audience.


Raymond Smith with his wife Nena.


Group photo.



Dance number.



Olivia David and Dino Amarga.


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