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War not a solution, Filipino war veterans say

PH MONUMENT  Former President Fidel V. Ramos (seated, in blue vest) leads fellow Filipino veterans of the Korean War in wreath-laying rites at the Philippine Monument in Goyang City, 35 kilometers north of Seoul.  NIKKO DIZON

For retired Filipino soldiers who fought in Korea, Vietnam and at home, war is not a solution to conflicts.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Uncategorized | Read More »

New hope for descendants of World War II veterans


After hundreds of amendments, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill and finally submitted it to the Senate floor. On its last day of committee deliberation on May 22, 2013, a provision allowing children of Filipino World War II veterans to immigrate immediately, irrespective of priority dates, was adopted as one of the many amendments.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

US federal court dismisses Filipino vets class action suit


Edmundo voluntarily enlisted in 1945 in the Military Police of the 3rd Replacement Battalion, Philippine Army, under the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE).

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Visiting solon: US may review rejected benefit claims of PH war vets


The United States is open to a review of rejected benefit claims of thousands of aging Filipino World War II veterans as deserving former servicemen should receive the compensation due them, the chair of the US House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs said Friday.

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Obama OKs $5M for vets’ cemetery in PH

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama has signed a bill restoring the Clark Veterans Cemetery, where 650 Philippine Scouts and thousands of American war veterans are buried.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PH mourns death of Sen. Inouye, ‘champion’ of Filipino war vets

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario. AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Tuesday joined other nations in mourning for the death of US Senator Daniel Inouye and commended how the legislator was “a true friend and an invaluable champion of the Philippines in the United States Congress.”

Posted: December 18th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama courts Fil-Ams


US President Barack Obama’s administration on Thursday created a working group to look into the plight of Filipino veterans whose claims for benefits from their World War II service have been denied.

Posted: October 19th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

California legislators remember ‘Fall of Bataan’ anniversary

“The fall of Bataan marked the largest surrender in American military history since the Civil War’s Battle of Harper’s Ferry, but it also delayed the momentum of the Japanese invasion of the Pacific and prevented a complete takeover by the Axis forces,” Congresswoman Jackie Speier said. About 63,000 Filipino and 12,000 American soldiers were forced [...]

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino asks US to be liberal in Philippine war veterans’ claims


PALO, Leyte, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday said the Philippine government had requested the US government to be more liberal in processing compensation claims of Filipino war veterans. Speaking during the 67th Leyte Gulf Landings commemorative program Thursday, Mr. Aquino said Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario had met with US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric [...]

Posted: October 21st, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Veterans Affairs Expands Public Reporting

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has expanded its performance and productivity website by making additional data available to the public. “In keeping with our commitment to deliver timely and high quality benefits to our Nation’s Veterans, VA strives to keep Veterans, their families, and the public informed about the performance and productivity [...]

Posted: July 2nd, 2011 in Events | Read More »



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