the election of the members of the Supreme Council
and the organization of the elected officers, the
functional committees are reactivated or additional
committees are created tc carry out the various
activities of the order. These Committees are as
The Executive Committee is responsible, subject
to the direction of the Supreme Council, for the
formulation of guide-lines, programs and operating
policies and for the direction, coordination, and
management of operations and activities of the Order.
The Supreme Commander shall be the Chairman of the
Committee and shall, have a membership not exceeding
five, all of whom are members of the Supreme Council.
The Committee on Public Issues ga thers,- collates,
observes, analyzes and examines the vital public
issues as it affects the goals an . d objectives
of the Order in particular and of the country in
general to the end that legitimate measures may
be taken and pursued in keeping with the basic principles
of freedom, justice, honor and general welfare.
The Finance Committee shall find ways and means
of generating funds fo~ the various activities and
programs of the Order pursuant to its objectives
and attend to such other matteFS pertaining to collection,
disbursement and programming of the funds of the
and Legal Affairs Committee
The Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee
shall monitor legislative developments as it affects
the Order and make studies and recommendations with
the end in view of safeguarding-the interest of
the Order. The -Chairman and/or Co-Chairman of the
Committee shall in apropriale cases act as the Legal
Counselor of the Order.
Ceremonial and Heraldry Committee
This committee shall see to it that the approved
rituals and ceremonies of the, Order are observed
and implemented. It may further make recommendations
on the insig~ia, uniforms, banners, seals and other
symbolic paraphernalia to be used or adopted by
the Order, ar~d to make such other recommendations
for improvement or alteration of the same.
This committee shall receive and submit the
names of ,qualified members for nominations to the
Supreme Council on or at any annual election of
trustees pursuant to the Code of By-Laws.
and Research Committee
This committee shall gather, edit, collate,
compile and recommend publication of all lectures,
bulletin, speeches, and other scholarly works to
the Supreme Council for distribution and dissemination
to all chapters of the Order or the general public.
This committee shall undertake programs to inform
the general public of the activities of the Order
and in the course thereof promote the objectives
of the Order to a wider segment of'our society.
This commi.ttee shall undertake the screening
of prospective members of the Order, conduct interviews
and make recomrnendation ' s of those qualified
for- admission to the various degrees of the. Order
in accordance with the Code of By-Laws. The committee
may also recommend those deserving of conferment
and awards including distinguished service cross
and distinguished service star.
This committee shall provide a working relationship
with the .Kababaihang Rizal.ista as a counterpart
organization and coordinate activities of interest
to the Order and other affiliated organizations.
of Rizal and Kabataang Maka-Rizal Committee
This committee shall recom mend program of activities
for institutional chapters of students in schools,
colleges and universities. Such recommendations
on programs may refer to organization, supervision,
discipline and compliance with rules and regulations
promulgated by the Supreme, Council from time to
This committee shall undertake the visitation
of chapters and whenever possible coordinate with
regional and chapter commanders. Sub-committees
may be formed in chapters to undervake visitation
of members and friends qf the Order.
19th and December 30th Celebrations Committee
T'his committee shall recommend and a~lopt measures
to the end that appropriate activities or ceremonies
are undertaken fo celebrate the birth and commemorate
the death of our national her,o, Dr. Jose. Rizal.
This Committee on Social Action brings in-to
the fore the positive and dynamic Rizalist who is
conscious of the plight of the less-fortunate of
our people. And, therefore, analyzes the problems
of the people and the community, as he tries to
alleviate the same to arrest hunger, disease, insecurity,
destitution and depravation by extending legal,
medical, dental, psychological, educational and
other m6terial assistance, to lessen suffering and
thereby promote peace and tranquility in society.
The Rizalist then emulates the example of Rizal
in Dapitan as a community worker.
and Seminars Committee
This committee sball undertake to recommend
studies, programs and activities which will devel
op and improve the educational system attuned to
the ideas and principles of Rizal specifically along
character formation, nation-building, enlightened
citizenship and progressive economic development.
Centennial (Dapitan) Committee
This committee shall make recommendations on
program of activities on the 6elebration of Rizal's
Centenary in Dapitan, particular emphasis on his
works in community development and related endeavors.
Essay and Oratorical Contests committee
The Essay and Oratorical Contest Committee shall
prepare subject to Ine approval of the Supreme Council
the criteria regarding the holding of essay and
oratorical contests and for the purpose shall recommend
the qualifications of the contestants, judges, venue,
prizes, theme, sectors to be involved whether national
or regional, and such other matters as may in it
or its judgment would be conducive to the prorrtotion
of the general objectives of the Order.
The Community Service Committee shall prepare
plans, guidelines and programs to be pursued by
the Order on a year-round basis and for the purpose
it may designate and call the assistance of regional
or chapter commanders in the implementation of its
programs to effect civic, patriotic, social endeavors,
and in appropriate cases to respond to the call
of emergencies for humanitarian reasons.