Daily Archives: October 18, 2015

Hashtags: #JFAV15 #EquityNow #JusticeNow

Hashtags: #JFAV15 #EquityNow #JusticeNow
Here is the list of our 5 demands for the JFAV March:

1. Filipino veterans’ wartime services should be recognized and deemed as active service. Eliminate the distinction between the Regular or “Old” Philippine Scouts, “New “ Philippine Scouts and the remaining three groups of veterans: Commonwealth Army of the Philippines, Recognized Guerrilla Forces, and New Philippine Scouts.

2.  Lump sum under ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) should only be an additional benefit and there will be no quit claim attached to their benefits. All additional benefits should not be taxable and their other benefits should remain.

3. Widows and children of Filipino veterans should be eligible for the Survivors Pension benefit otherwise known as the Death Pension like the families of all U.S. veterans.

4. The working visa guidelines must be released by the DHS before the end of 2015 in order to expedite the process of reuniting veterans, widows, and their families by allowing certain family members to travel to the US under parole status.

5. The HR 2766 or the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2015 must be considered by the congressional veterans committee immediately and moved to the House or Senate accordingly. This will be the subject of the reconciled bill that the veterans want. That is, a single unified reconciled bill must be signed into a law in 2016.

Historic Filipinotown Tour with the KmB and JFAV, October 17, 2015

CalState Long Beach PAC. The first group to arrive  at the St.Columban Filipino Catholic Church at the first leg of the HFT Tour. Going back to their roots. The FilAM students knows, "Knoe history, know thyself." An afternoon of fun and history in HFT. Where it all started.

CalState Long Beach PAC. The first group to arrive at the St.Columban Filipino Catholic Church at the first leg of the HFT Tour. Going back to their roots. The FilAM students knows, “Knoe history, know thyself.” An afternoon of fun and history in HFT. Where it all started.

Samahang Pilipino of UCLA, CalState Long Beach and USC Troy Phi Historic Filipintown Tour, October 17, 2015

Sp-UCLA. CSULB and USC Troy Phi Historic  Filipinotown Tour, October 17, 2015