Celebration: KC Anniversary

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The Knights of Columbus (K of C's) Manila council 1000 is celebrating its 108th Founding Anniversary on April 23, 2013, with the theme "Be a Light to Others." His Eminence, Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, also a member of the Knights of Columbus, was the keynote speaker in the celebration held on April 19, 2013.

President Benigno S. Aquino III said K of C's Manila Council 1000 enkindles the spirit of compassion and kindness through the hope that its members bring to families and communities, helping them rise above poverty and leading a more dignified life. He asked them to help sustain the momentum of positive change and be champions of humanity.

The Americans who came to the Philippines at the turn of the century founded on April 23, 1905, the Manila Council 1000 as the first K of C council in the county, located in Intramuros, Manila. Its Charter as a civic organization promoting Christian values was granted by the Supreme Council in New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America (USA). Its inauguration introduced the Order of the K of C to the Philippines. K of C's Manila Council 1000's initial membership was composed of 29 Americans. By 1917, many Filipinos had joined the council. …