By Nimfa U. Rueda
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).
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.
By Boying Pimentel
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.
Filipino American community leaders and veterans advocates launched a nationwide campaign to press the U.S. Congress to issue a national proclamation and award the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino World War II veterans for wartime service to the United States.
By 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.