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Senate committee OKs bill to help vets who were denied benefits

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Retired U.S. Army Major General Antonio Taguba (right) holds the hand of Filipino World War II veteran Alberto Bacani, 98, at the Bataan Day commemoration Ceremonies in April at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Bacani was among the first to receive a check from the Department of Veterans Affairs. JON MELEGRITO

A bipartisan Senate panel approved a bill that would help Filipino World War II veterans who were wrongly denied their benefits under the 2009 Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation (FVEC) Fund.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino war vets lose appeal in US court

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Aging Filipino veterans seeking benefits for their World War II services have decided to take their case to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court had ruled against them, the veterans’ lawyer said.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Americas,Banner Story,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino war vets got $221M

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Photo taken from http://www.va.gov

More than 18,500 Filipino World War II veterans or their family members have received a total of $221 million (about P9.57 billion) in one-time compensation payments since 2009, according to the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) office in Manila.

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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