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Filipino WW2 U.S. Veterans Fight 4 Equity

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Filing of FVEC Claims thru the VA
Advocacy for FVEC
FVEC, Equity or Not Equity?
Ongoing Lobby post FVEC
Filvets Excluded from "Missouri List"
Sgt Realuyo: Bury Me @ Arlington
FVEC in the Media
H.R. 1 & S. 366
Lobby for S.366
H.R. 2638
Other Bills Enacted to Law
Pending Bills
Legislation GRAVEYARD
H.R. 6897
S. 1315 & S.A. 4572
S. 1315: the Democrats & the Republicans
The American Legion & Other Oppositionists
Senate & House Honoring Filvets
Legislative Reports
Legislative Testimonies
Supporters 4 Filvets
In Their Own Words
PhilAm Organizations & Activists
Immigration & Nationality Act
Hibi & Other Court Cases
Gregorio Rivera's Citizenship
Rescission Acts of 1946
U.S. Presidents & the Filvets
A Plea for U.S. Apology
Philippine Presidents & the Filvets
Filipino WW2 U.S. Veterans Name List A-Z
Balitang Beterano by Col Quesada 2002
Balitang Beterano by Col Quesada 2003
Balitang Beterano by Col Quesada 2004
Balitang Beterano by Col Quesada 2005-2007
Ordeal in War's Hell by Col Quesada
Freedom @ Dawn by Col Quesada
Col Frank Quesada, RIP

“Identification with our nation’s history will foster assimilation and participation in common goals that promote good citizenship and civic involvement”

The primary purpose of this website is to serve as a resource page to reconstruct the events in the fight for equity of the WW11 Filipino U.S. Veterans, fondly called the Filvets. 
 
The secondary purpose is to post info regarding the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation (FVEC) authorized through the newly enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 also known as the Public Law 111-5 & H.R. 1
 
The inspiration of this website came from the Filvets & their journey in searching for justice that took them from the court system to the White House & to the halls of the Congress. Incredible that many early Filvet litigants filed their court cases pro se. We are also forever indebted to the numerous advocates who helped our Filvets in their journey. 
 
We must not forget that many of our Filvets & activists carried their unfulfilled dreams of equity to their graves.

Deepest gratitude to the three legislators whose dedication to the Filvets cause is truly incomparable & simply beyond description

Sen. Daniel Inouye * (D-Hawaii)
 
Sen. Daniel Akaka * (D-Hawaii)
 
Rep. Bob Filner * (D-California)

* Legislative Leadership Award from Filipino Veterans Foundation (FVF) 2008 recipient

Additionally we pay tribute to all of our Legislative officials who tirelessly sponsored, co-sponsored bills, gave testimonies, bear witness to the Filvets cause, crossed the aisle, overcame the political divide & ideologies to work in solidarity with one another.
We also should not forget to express appreciation to their dedicated staff for all their patience.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nv) Senators: Joe Biden (D-), Barbara Boxer (D-Ca), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md), Hilary Clinton (D-Ny)Susan Collins (R-Me), Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca)Charles Hagel (R-Ne), Richard Lugar (R- In), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Lisa Murkoski (R-Ak, Patty Murray (D-Wa), Bill Nelson (D-Fla), Ken Salazar (D-Co), Olympia Snowe (R-Me), Arlen Specter (R-Pa), Ted Stevens (R-Ak), George Voinovich (R-Oh), John Warner (R-Va) & many others

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca), Representatives: Neil Abercrombie, Xavier Becerra (D-Ca), Brian Bilbray (R-Ca), Bunning, Tom Campbell (R-Ca), Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Ca), Melvyn Dymally (D-Ca), Benjamin Gilman (R-NY), Mike Honda (D-Ca), Darryl Issa (R-Ca), Jerry Moran ( Kansas), Laura Richardson (D-Ca), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Ca), Robert Scott (D-Va) House Delegate Madeliene Bordallo (D-Guam) & many others

Endless gratitude to the Presidents of the United States whose executive decisions favored the Filvets' cause & whose signature in every bill that became law had advanced the Filvets march for equity.

President Barack Obama signed H.R. 1

President George W. Bush (signed H.R. 2638, PL 108-170)

President Bill Clinton (signed PL-106-419)

President George H.W. Bush (1990 immigration & naturalization act)

President Jimmy Carter (withdrew appeal on Renfrew Decision)

 
 
 
 
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and to Presidents of the Philippines profuse gratitude for assistance to the veterans of the Philippines, including lobbying for the Filvets cause in the United States
 

President Gloria Arroyo  lobbying for the Filvets
especially  w/ the passage of H.R. 1, S1213

President Joseph Estrada

President Fidel V. Ramos signed Philippines RA 7696

President Corazon C. Aquino insertion of the Veterans Code Article 16 Section 7 Philippine Constitution of 1987; signed RA 6848, 7169

President Ferdinand Marcos lobbied for PL 89-641