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by Justice for Filipino American Veterans Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008 at 5:05 PM 213-241-0995 1610 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Restore Section 4 of SB 1315 for the Filipino Veterans and junk HR 6897—the quit claim bill. We call on the US Congress to immediately call a joint conference committee and reconcile SB 1315 and HR 6897, which were both passed at the House of Representatives last September 22, 2008. We demand that the joint US Congress conference committee restore the provision in SB 1315 on the Filipino Veterans, the full recognition and benefits for the last surviving veterans, for the widows and relatives of the Filipino World War II Veterans.

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1610 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone: (213) 241-0906 Fax: (213) 241-0944

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Restore Section 4 of SB 1315 for the Filipino Veterans

and junk HR 6897—the quit claim bill.

We call on the US Congress to immediately call a joint conference committee and reconcile SB 1315 and HR 6897, which were both passed at the House of Representatives last September 22, 2008.

We demand that the joint US Congress conference committee restore the provision in SB 1315 on the Filipino Veterans, the full recognition and benefits for the last surviving veterans, for the widows and relatives of the Filipino World War II Veterans.

Provide justice and equity to the surviving 18,000 Filipino World War II veterans who served valiantly the United States during the Second World War. They deserve recognition, honor, respect and their benefits.

The Undersigned:

Faustino Baclig,Commander

Pilipino American Veterans Association (PAVA)

ACFV-Western Region

Arturo Garcia, Coordinator

Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)

Eugenio Mondok Sr. Commander.

United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV)

Franco Arcebal, Vice President for Membership,

American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV)

Jack Vergara, Commander,

Society of Guerillas and Scouts (SGS)

Juan dela Torre. VIce Commander

United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV)

Leonides Alcantara, Commander


Lourdes Astilla,Commander

Veterans Center Association

Nick Gadia, Vice Commander

Society of Guerilla and Scouts

Jerry Esguerra

PSL-Los Angeles

Paulo Espiritu

Filipino American For Immigration Reforms (FAIR)

Max Gutierrez

Los Angeles Alliance for New Economy (LAANE)

Christine Araquel

KMB-Pro People Youth

Angela Reid


Allan Nailat

Long Beach-PAC

Mike Nailat


Corazon Esguerra


Elaine Dolalas


Devin Whyham


Jay Valencia, President

Circulo Pampangueno of Southern California

Mario Santos,

National Coordinator


Ago Martinez

JFAV-San Francisco

Violy Reyes. RN


Pons De Leon

First Quarter Storm Network (FQSN)

Filemon Mordeno

ACFV-San Francisco

Regino Nacua

ACFV-San Francisco

Maureen Ivy Quicho, Coordinator

Los Angeles Chapter

GABNet of the Mariposa Alliance

Dr. Annalisa Enrile, National Chairperson

GABNet of the Mariposa Alliance

Rizalino Manuel

Philippine American National Association (PANA)

Salvador Lledo


Association of Filipino Workers (AFW)

Fr. Rene De Guzman

Catholic Ecumenical Communion

Ernest Tamayo

Secretary-General, KmB-Pro People Youth

Dr. Ben Marte

Johneric Concordia

KmB-Los Angeles

Fe Koons

Deputy Secretary-General, CONFFAA

Rev. Roy Padilla

Rosewood Methodist Church

Aquillina Soriano

Executive Director, PWC-SC

Mo Nishida

Little Tokyo For Peace

Abigail Vivo

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Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal


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Cristine De Leon

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Orange County

Rev. Eric Tan Ong-Veloso

Los Angeles

Elito Santarina

Council Member, Carson

Joe Merton

Council member, Carson

Rep. Bob Filner

San Diego, CA

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