To further its services and to have more organized programs, BRO had formed different divisions or sub-groups. The new set-up gave rise to the formation of:
BRO also formed BatangRizal Production Team (BRProduction) - the POWER OF MEDIA. One thing that makes BatangRizal Production unique is that not all organizations are able to form such group of dedicated and talented people from different sectors and age groups who are willing to render their services in promoting the municipality. Being born in a town named after our National Hero, these members give BR Production its willingness and heart of patriotism to share their God-given talents – Talents that Dr. Jose P. Rizal possessed.
BRO is also responsible for doing the “FIRST’s” activities and events ever to happen within the municipality. These include:
FIRST BR Medallion, an award given to a BR member who achieved the highest academic achievement during his/her stay in their respective schools. It has been given continuously for two consecutive years.
FIRST Tayak Hill Commemoration, a major event initiated by the BatangRizal Organization held to reminisce the history at the same time the significance of Tayak Hill, Landing Point and Camp Bakod na Bato at Rizal, Laguna on February 22. Reviving the history of the places through re-enactments of specific events involved during the Second World War such as war drills at Tayak Hill and the Landing Point which involved the whole Rizalian community and furnished them a sense of pride and inspiration for which gave way for the long “identity crisis” of Rizal, Laguna finally be solved.
FIRST Kite Festival, an activity composed of two categories: the Barangay and Open Category of which specific criteria were prepared for judging. In addition to this, BatangRizal Organization had chosen a kite designed as L-4 Piper Plane for the Barangay Level, to commemorate one major historical event held at the so-called “The Landing Point”. It is not just a contest to compete but an opportunity for Rizalians to bond with family and showcase their skills in making quality and colourful kites.
FIRST Freedom Climb, an annual event wherein mountaineers and outdoor enthusiasts from different parts of the country join forces to summit different climbing destinations concurrently. But for this year, the national organizers of the Freedom Climb come up with something that has never been done before. This is to create a new criterion in the Guinness Book of World Records and set a global record for – THE MOST PEOPLE TO SUMMIT DIFFERENT PEAKS with a timeframe of 24-hours. It has been authorized to use the “Guinness World Records” trademark under Claim ID: 339189.
FIRST RHU-BRO Concert for a Cause, the affair of which has been one of the biggest and remarkable events in the history of Rizal as of this moment. And hopefully this event will just serve as the start of new highlights in terms of showcasing local talents and providing performances taken into the next level.
The principles posted a century ago by our National Hero are not out dated and should not be out dated in our times. It is now more than ever that his ideals be seen in the lives of everyone. It is what BatangRizal Organization is all about: a sense of nationalism, volunteerism, sharing, inspiring, developing one’s self to be beneficial to others, understanding, striving, and practicing gratitude to GOD for what He has endowed to us. Every BatangRizal bears this quote of Dr. Rizal in his heart, “It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is, like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any ‘edifice’, in the performance of the duty he has put in himself. It is also the challenge of the organization to every individual born in Rizal, Laguna to live a life that is consecrated to the welfare of his fellowmen.