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US House continues inquiry into Filipino WWII veterans’ claims

The House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and
Memorial Affairs listens to witnesses from the Dept. of the Army, Dept. of
Veterans Affairs, and the National Archives and Records Administration.

Filipino World War II veteran Celestino Almeda, who turns 98 in June, is hoping Congress will act soon to help restore benefits he believes he rightly deserves. That’s why he attended a House subcommittee on veterans’ affairs here Thursday, November 20.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Online petition–include Filipino veterans’ WWII role in Calif. curriculum

David Tejada and Pedro Pineda

An online petition campaign is trying to ensure the implementation of a law passed in October requiring the inclusion of the contributions of Filipino soldiers to the Allied victory in World War II.

Posted: November 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Congressional Medal campaign for Filipino World War II vets gains support

WWII vets

A team of American scholars who are experts in World War II history have joined a nationwide campaign to push the US government to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino WWII veterans, retired US Army Major General Antonio Taguba announced on Aug. 10 (Sunday in Manila).

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Tickets for ‘Guerrillas of Powell Street’ now on sale

Guerrillas of Powell Street

Tickets for Bindlestiff Studio’s “The Guerrillas of Powell Street” are now on sale for the play’s run starting July 10 until August 2.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am father and son on stage to honor World War 2 veterans

Father-and-son acting team Fred and Michael Dorado. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

A San Francisco theater company was looking for actors for a play on Filipino World War II veterans when Fil-Am theater artist Michael Dorado had an exciting thought: Why not ask his dad to audition?
That has led to a moving story of a Fil-Am father-and-son team who are now part of a theater production meant to honor Filipino beteranos. For Michael and Fred Dorado, who play key roles in “The Guerrillas of Powell Street,” the message of the play is personal.

Posted: June 6th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »