ROLAND has both worlds at his feet. He is based in Morris County, New Jersey, USA. He has a lucrative business consultancy office employing almost all races, including whites. At some time, he is as native as tocino as he comes from Cabalantian, Bacolor, Pampanga. Like his peers, he would like to return and invest in the province of his birth.
He has not forgotten to speak Pampango. He is proud to be associated with the David clan all over the province. He has sent almost all his nephews and nieces to college. He maintains a big farm in Bacolor where he plants of Kalamansi and other exotic varieties. He has Okras as big as you can imagine. He has eggplants that are of imported origin.
He is an active founder of the Knights of Rizal in Morris County. He is the Supreme Commander. In his capacity, he has created 8 New Chapters to “illumine the eternal light of Rizal.”
“NON OMNIS MORIAR,” he proclaims the Rizal’s legacy – not everything in me will die.
In his own word, Roland David says, he addresses his fellow believers of Rizal;
“Fellow Knights, as we go forward pursuing the future of our Fraternal Brotherhood, let us encourage ourselves to focus on things that need to be done. Let us concentrate on the main objectives and purposes of the Knights of Rizal. Moving forward to a greater dream, let us make the Brotherhood stronger. Let every member, chapter, and all area commanders contribute their part to the success of this great organization. For the sake of the Brotherhood, let us set aside our differences. It is time to place matter in the background.
Ahead of us are New Challenges, much difficult that what we have been through. Let us face those challenges with a united, stronger Knights of Rizal. As we pursue our dream of propagating the ideals of Rizal – educating the youth and sharing it to all, so that in the end we will reap the fruits of our labor.
Fellow Knights, let us move on to conquer those challenges. Let us move forward, chartering more chapters – first in our own areas, then to our neighboring communities, until we saturate more locations. As we grow stronger and more united, we can always say Rizal’s word: “Our life is not a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal.”
“Let us face the challenges ahead, together!”