News and Updates
The Luzon and Visayas Jurisdictions of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the recent 132nd Supreme Convention held in Orlando, Florida from August 5 to 7, 2014.
This is first time for the country to recognize the state deputies for their combined achievement in four membership categories that required 105% or greater membership quota and 100% or greater in star councils, new council development and round tables, according to Luzon State Deputy, Arsenio Isidro G. Yap. read more »
MANILA, July 22, 2014 – A formation program for the Year of the Laity was conducted by the Episcopal Commission of the Laity (ECLA) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in coordination with the Knights of Columbus Luzon Jurisdiction with the theme “Holy Heroes: Called To Be Saints, Sent Forth As Heroes” held at Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Center in Intramuros, Manila last June 9 to 11. read more »
MANILA, June 26, 2014 –With 158,703 members, the Luzon Jurisdiction is the number one in terms of membership growth as of May 8, this was the report of Luzon State Deputy Arsenio Isidro G. Yap during their 13th Luzon State Convention with the theme “Stewards of God’s Gift” held on May 10 at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel, Manila.
Yap has encouraged his fellow Brother Knights to maintain their numbers by start recruiting their relatives and friends. read more »
FIRST IN THE WORLD. The Saint John Maria Vianney Council, a council composed of clergy members, recently conducted their first installation of officers at the Danawan Pavillion, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Vinzon, Camarines Norte.
The special event was themed “The Knights of Columbus in the Year of the Laity and Socio-Pastoral Concern”. The installing officer was Bro. Gil B. Baldorado, while Luzon State Deputy Arsenio Isidro G. Yap was the guest speaker. read more »
CENTRAL VISAYAS, April 24, 2014 – The knock hammer and the swish of brooms clearing up debris: life goes on in a coastal village of Hernani, Eastern Samar over four months after Super Typhoon Yolanda devastated parts of Central Visayas.
On the side of heavily damaged houses, the buzz of chainsaw roared across the village of Garawon as people put their lives back together. read more »
MANILA, April 22, 2014 –The Knights of Columbus, Luzon Jurisdiction’s Recognition for Squires Academic Excellence Program is an award given to deserving Columbian Squires members who are graduating Top Five for School Year 2013 - 2014 in the Primary and Secondary levels.
Awardees who will receive specially designed medallions and certificates are:
LD Academic Excellence Awards
1. WENDELL L. LIPANA, Circle 4977, Pulong Palazan Elem School, Candaba, Pampanga read more »
MANILA, April 11, 2014 –More than 10,000 Brother Knights together with Daughters of Mary Immaculate, Columbian Squires, families and friends joined the annual Walk for Life to demonstrate their opposition against Reproductive Health Bill held last March 22 from Intramuros to San Andres gym in Malate, Manila.
“This is a fight against the sinister laws being proposed in Congress such as same sex marriage, abortion, divorce and euthanasia,” said Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro Yap. read more »
IN preparation for the 500th jubilee of the arrival of Christianity to the Philippines, the bishops have decided to launch 9 years of intensive evangelization starting in 2013 with the Year of Faith and culminating in 2021 with the Year of the Missions. Every year within this “novena of years” is themed with a particular evangelization focus. This 2014, the theme centers on the Laity. read more »
MANILA, April7, 2014 –Cognizant to the forthcoming 109th Founding Anniversary of the Knights of Columbus Manila Council 1000 on April 23, Council 1000 launched its official logo with the theme “Columbianism in the Changing World”. read more »
NAVOTAS, April 3, 2014 –The Knights of Columbus Council 6620 led by Grand Knight Ramon Reyes and the Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) San Jose de Navotas Circle in coordination with the Parish Pastoral Council and Luzon Jurisdiction initiated a free ultrasound for pregnant women last February 15 held at the San Jose de Navotas Parish.
More than 50 patients undergo the ultrasound initiative. The youngest was16 year old while 38 year old was the oldest. read more »