CJ Gesmundo is Conferred the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal

December 2, 2021

“Rizal’s life should remind us that it is our duty to defend the truth when it is attacked, to challenge lies with facts, to make sure that truth is never distorted,” Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo highlighted as he was conferred the Knight Grand Cross of Rizal rank by the Knights of Rizal led by Knights of Rizal Supreme Council, Outgoing Supreme Commander, Sir Elihu A. Ibanez, KGCR, during the Oath Taking and Turnover Ceremonies of the Supreme Council Trustees for R.Y. 2021-2023 held on December 1, 2021 at the Manila Hotel. 

During his speech as Guest of Honor, the Chief Justice also reinforced his commitment as head of the judiciary, “that the Court will undertake reforms to make sure that justice is not only accessible, but also speedy and inexpensive, and I guarantee that in all cases before us, the Court will render justice without fear or favor.” 

The Knights of Rizal Council of Elders is headed by Supreme Commander Emeritus, Retired Chief Justice, Sir Hilario G. Davide, Jr., KGCR and Chairman, Retired Chief Justice, Sir Reynato S. Puno, Sr., KGCR.