Posts Tagged by world war II

Almeda Cited as PH Vet Awaiting Recognition

Celestino Almeda

WASHINGTON D.C. – Filipino World War II veteran Celestino Almeda, 95, was recently featured by the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) as among some 4,000 veterans who are still waiting for… Read More

Bataan rock of PH, US ties.

Amb Jose L. Cuisia leads the Araw Ng Kagitingan and 70th commemoration of the Fall of Bataan at the World War ll Memorial in Washington, D.C, April 9, 2012. Also in photo are Maj. Gen (Ret) Antonio M. Taguba, Philippine defense attache Brig. Gen. Cesar Yano; military attaches Navy Capt. Aguilar, Col. Arnel Duco and Maj. Freddie Rumingan; Terry Yakishima, Executive Director, Japanese American Veterans Federation; Consul Angelito Nayan, Consul Arlene Magno, Minister Meianne Austria, Consul Corina Reyes, Consul Emil Fernandez, Labor Attache Luzviminda Padilla, Cynthia Tayam. Lyrie Fulgencio of DAFAO and World War ll veterans and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Photo: Bing Cardenas Branigin

WASHINGTON D.C.  Across the Philippines and the United States, the two World War II allies marked the 70th anniversary of the Fall of Bataan. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr. led… Read More

Why We Fight


When the Pentagon reveals the casualties of America’s wars, it does not make distinctions of their ethnicity. They are all Americans, even for those who were not one quite yet.… Read More

Pinoy vets glad US recognizes their service

MANILA – Army General Ernesto Mata, now 94, says the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 makes him feel appreciated, and any hurt feelings have been… Read More

10,000 vets get lump sum

MANILA – The US embassy said in a statement that as of November 20, more than 10,000 Filipino and Filipino-American veterans of World War II have received their one-time compensation… Read More

US okays 11,000 vets’ claims, pays $105-M

MANILA – The United States embassy here says the government has already processed more than 11,000 claims filed by Filipino World War II veterans under the Equity Compensation (FVEC), and… Read More

USVA acts on delay of RP vets’ payment

By Jennie L. Ilustre WASHINGTON- Filipino American World War II veterans, concerned over the delays in the release of their lump sum payment, have suggested to the US Veterans Administration… Read More

Arroyo again thanks US solons

WASHINGTON DC – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo once gain expressed her profound thanks to a group of American congressmen belonging to the US-RP Caucus for their efforts in the payment of… Read More

Envoy Apologizes as New Death March Book is Published

WASHINGTON D.C. – Ichiro Fujisaki, Japan’s ambassador to the United States, on May 31 apologized on behalf of his country for the 65-mile Bataan Death March of U.S. troops and… Read More

Payday for Vets

By Lito Katigbak WASHINGTON – The US government will hand out the first checks from a $198-million compensation fund to Filipino World War II veterans on April 9, the 67th… Read More

Bataan Death March Vets Disband Group

By Jose Katigbak WASHINGTON – A dwindling group of Bataan Death March and Japanese prison camp survivors disbanded itself for lack of able-bodied members after commemorating for the last time… Read More

Victory or defeat for RP vets this month

WASHINGTON D.C. – Will 62 years of fighting for justice go down in defeat or end in triumph for the few remaining aging Filipino veterans of World War II? Related… Read More

House votes on WWII vets’ bill next month

By Bing Cardenas Branigin WASHINGTON D.C. – V-Day (voting) for the Filipino Veterans pension bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is next month. Related PostsLump Sum Is NOT Equity… Read More

Vets press House to act on equity bill

By Rodney J. Jaleco WASHINGTON D.C. Filipino veterans and their supporters remembered the Fall of Corregidor 66 years ago as they pressed the House of Representatives to pass the equity… Read More

Gaa cites overdue benefits to RP vets

WASHINGTON D.C. – Philippine Ambassador to the US Willy C. Gaa April 9 recalled the services and sacrifices of World War II Filipino veterans who have not been accorded the… Read More

Veterans remember Bataan heroes

By Rodney J. Jaleco WASHINGTON D.C. They marched, walked – for some, their wheelchairs pushed – and sang “Old Soldiers Never Die” to draw attention to the plight of aging… Read More

U.S. Congress to vote on Filipino WWII veterans payment bill: Philippine official

Philippine House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr said on Sunday that the United States Congress has promised Read More

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