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Filipinos in LA join global protest vs China (tags)
LOS ANGELES – On July 24, Filipinos in Los Angeles trooped to the Chinese Consulate offices in Shatto Place in Koreatown to protest the China’s aggression in the heated West Philippine Sea/South China Sea territorial dispute.
Appeal for Executive Order for Full Recognition of Filipino WW II Veterans (tags)
“Everybody should play by the same rule.” Mr. President, we appeal to you for Executive Order for Full Recognition of Filipino WW II V... eterans . We are the Filipino WW II veterans and their widows who have defended this nation and decisively won a war to keep Americans safe. Yet, to this day we have to fight for the basic right of full recognition of our US military service. This year, the US Congress due to direct opposition of the Republican leadership has failed to approve an equity bill that would have reversed chronic injustice and racial discrimination. We appeal that as we bring the fight to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on November 5, 2012 , that you issue an Executive Order to provide full recognition to the Filipino WW II veterans as full American veterans.
ELECTION FORUM and DEBATE IN PTOWN, A SUCCESS (tags)
Once more the Filipinotown community proved that they are united in spirit and action. The DEBATE SA PTOWN, an election forum and debate between representatives of presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the Philippine presidential elections on May 10, 2010 was held in the KAPISTAHAN Grill last April 21 in Historic Filipinotown, in the heart of Los Angeles. For two hours, people gathered from different political parties and witnessed the slugfest between the supporters of the candidateswhich was filled with laughters, standing ovations and clarifications in a very lively discussions. Jay Valencia and Linda Cross of the Villanueva camp, Terry Herrera of the Aquino campaign , Bobby Reyes of the Villar-Legarda at Eliseo Art Silva of the Teodoro and Errol Santos of the Binay for vice president groups traded barbs and political views for two hours cheered on and egged by their supporters in lively debate..
DEBATE SA PTOWN TAGUMPAY! (tags)
Kung may napatunayan ang BANTAY PILIPINAS: ito ay ang pagkakaisa ng Filipino American community sa paghahangad ng tunay at makabuluhang pagabago sa ating bansa. Noong gabi ng Abril 21, sa KAPISTAHAN Grill sa Historic Filipinotown sa pusod ng Los Angeles, nagtipon ang maraming tao para dingin at saksihan ang DEBATE sa PTOWN at sa loob ng halos dalawang oras, natigib ng sigla, palakpakan at masigabong talakayan ang KAPISTAHAN. Nagsagutan at magalang na nagtunggali sina, Jay Valencia at Linda Cross ng Villanueva camp, Terry Herrera ng Aquino campaign (na pumalit kay Manny Lopez na hindi nakarating sa debate) , Bobby Reyes ng Villar-Legarda at Eliseo Art Silva ng Teodoro at Errol Santos ng Binay for vice president groups sa loob ng isa at kalahating oras na palitang kuro at plataporma kung bakit karapatdapat ang kanilang kandidatong maihalal sa Mayo 10.
PHILIPPINES; A CAPITALIST CALAMITY (tags)
Filipinos now see more clearly the calamitous state of the system.In the morning of Sept. 26, tropical storm Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) pounded Metro Manila and the surrounding regions, dumping a month’s worth of rain in just six hours and causing the most massive flooding seen in the last 40 years. A week later, super typhoon Pepeng (Parma) hit Northern Luzon, inundating farmland and causing mudslides in the mountainous mining region of Benguet, including Baguio City, a U.S.-designed community.
The Filipino Veterans Equity Act (tags)
The Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 has gone through its shares of ups and downs this year. If passed, an estimated 7,000 Filipino American veterans living in the US and 12,000 Filipino veterans in the Philippines, who both fought during WWII, would restore US Veterans status and be eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability pension benefits.
Historic Debate on Filvets Bill Up Before Full Senate (tags)
When US Senate session resumes after Dec. 3, it will deliberate for the first time, the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill sponsored by Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (Dem.). He is Chairman of the Senate Veterans Committee. Originally Senate Bill 57, the “Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007” will provide for the first time starting May 1, 2008 a flat rate of $3,600 annually disability pension for single Filipino veterans living in the Philippines; $4,500 annually for married veterans; and $2,400 annually for surviving spouses.To be eligible, a veteran “must have income below a certain threshold, have served during a period of war, and have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.”