Filipino WW2 U.S. Veterans Fight 4 Equity

U.S. Presidents & the Filvets

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

For Pres. Truman visit our webpage Rescission Acts of 1946


Fact Sheet: Pres. George W. Bush Announcements Related to the Visit of Pres Arroyo
May 19, 2003

Veterans Benefits: Commitment to support legislation extending new benefits to veterans lawfully residing in the United States, including: full rate service connected disability compensation; eligibility for burial at national cemeteries and burial benefits for New Scouts; full rate dependence and indemnity compensation (DIC) to the survivors of New Scouts, Commonwealth Army veterans and guerrillas; and comprehensive health care eligibility to Commonwealth Army veterans and New Scouts. Commitment to support reauthorization for the regional Veterans Affairs office in Manila…$500,000 in medical equipment to the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City to improve medical care for Filipino veterans in the Philippines.

Pres. George W. Bush Remarks Following Discussions With Pres. Gloria Arroyo of the Philippines and an Exchange With Reporters
November 20, 2001

Q. Did you ask the U.S. President to support the veterans equity bill?

President Bush. The what bill?

Q. The Filipino veterans equity bill.

President Bush. Oh, the veterans security. She did bring up the issue. And she strongly brought it up, and she was an advocate

Joint Statement Between President George W. Bush and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines on the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.- Philippine Alliance
November 20, 2001

The United States and the Republic of the Philippines today commemorated the 50th anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-Philippine Mutual Defense Treaty, during the visit of President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo to Washington, D.C.In commemorating the anniversary, President Bush acknowledged the brave contribution that Filipino Veterans of World War II have made to freedom and democracy, and stated that he will carefully consider all legislative proposals to ensure the sacrifices of these veterans are recognized

Pres Clinton 2000

This legislation also enhances benefits for Filipino veterans of World War II who currently receive disability compensation and burial benefits at a rate equal to one-half the rate that U.S. veterans receive. It reinforces the long-overdue step taken by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001, that authorizes the payment of these benefits at the full rate to Filipino veterans who have become U.S. citizens or are permanent residents and reside in the United States. In addition, this Act extends to these veterans the eligibility for burial in national cemeteries.

Note: S. 1402, approved November 1, was assigned Public Law No. 106- 419.



Remarks Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson Upon Signing Bill Providing Benefits for Philippine War Veterans.
October 11, 1966


When Pres. Marcos of the Philippines visited us a short time ago, he talked to me about a number of inequities and injustices which the passage of time had brought to our Filipino allies. I urged the Congress to correct these unintentional inequities as promptly as they could.

The Congress responded wholeheartedly. So, today, we have come here to sign the last of three measures enacted by the Congress since President Marcos' visit to deal with these inequities.

The first act expands educational benefits for children of diseased and disabled war veterans; the second act provides greater hospital and medical benefits for Filipino veterans.

This measure deals specifically with two matters of importance to Filipino veterans. It will enable us to refund to them wartime insurance premiums, which they need not have paid, but which were collected in error during those hectic and confusing days of the Second World War. It will also restore to them the full amount of benefits that were originally intended in 1946.

As enacted, the bill (H.R. 16557), providing benefits for Philippine veterans, is Public Law 89-641

Congress enacted Public Law 89-641(38 U.S.C. 107) changing the payment basis from 1 peso per dollar to the peso equivalent of $0.50 for each dollar

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