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Gen. Taguba to lead fight for Filipino vets’ recognition

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TAGUBA (right) with his family PHOTO by The FilAm

The last we heard of US Army Maj. Gen. Antonio “Tony” Taguba was at the height of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal in 2004. He was the pride of the Filipino-American community then. A Philippine-born general entrusted with a huge, patriotic responsibility to investigate alleged military abuses at Abu Ghraib prison.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Global Pinoy,Headlines | Read More »

Obama admits injustice to Filipino war veterans

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U.S. President Barack Obama AP FILE PHOTO

“It was an injustice.” United States President Barack Obama on Tuesday admitted his nation’s wrongdoing towards Filipino war veterans who were denied compensation for their services under the American flag.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

War not a solution, Filipino war veterans say

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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

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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

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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 »

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