Monthly Archives: November 2015

ALL OUT FOR THE 15th JFAV VETERANS DAY PROTEST MARCH/RALLY IN HOLLYWOOD. NOVEMBER 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

Former U.S. President Harry S. Truman signed The Rescission Act of 1946, which exclusively disenfranchised Filipino veterans and their families access to their rightful benefits. This racist law has endured for 69 years, but we demand NO MORE! Justice and equity for our lolos and lolas now!

UC IRVINE JFAV HYPE NIGHT, November 09, 2015

JFAV, Justice for Filipino American Veterans, is a movement in which the Filipino community comes together to demand the rights denied to Filipino Veterans that served during World War II.  The annual march that has taken place for the last 15 years is happening this Wednesday November 11th, on Veteran's Day in Los Angesles  TOMORROW (Monday, November 9th) all Filipino organizations on campus, Pass, Puso, Fusion, and Kaba, also known as Alyansa ng mga Kababayan will come together for a hype night that will bring more awareness to this cause while getting us excited for this upcoming march.  There will be guest speakers that are coming all the way from LA to share their stories and the Filipino community here at UCI will stand in solidarity for this cause!  LET'S BE A PART OF OUR FILIPINO HISTORY Y'ALL! (: After Event (8:00-9:00pm)  Hang out with us after and we can make posters for the march!  DON'T SAY NO NO TO MY LOLO !!

JFAV, Justice for Filipino American Veterans, is a movement in which the Filipino community comes together to demand the rights denied to Filipino Veterans that served during World War II.
The annual march that has taken place for the last 15 years is happening this Wednesday November 11th, on Veteran’s Day in Los Angesles
TOMORROW (Monday, November 9th) all Filipino organizations on campus, Pass, Puso, Fusion, and Kaba, also known as Alyansa ng mga Kababayan will come together for a hype night that will bring more awareness to this cause while getting us excited for this upcoming march.
There will be guest speakers that are coming all the way from LA to share their stories and the Filipino community here at UCI will stand in solidarity for this cause!
LET’S BE A PART OF OUR FILIPINO HISTORY Y’ALL! (:
After Event (8:00-9:00pm)
Hang out with us after and we can make posters for the march!
DON’T SAY NO NO TO MY LOLO !!

Clairemont/Samahang Pilipino at UCLA JFAV Hype Night, November 06, 2015

hank you UCLA Samahang Pilipino (@samahangpilipino) and Claremont Colleges Kasama for a riveting JFAV Hype Night. We practiced chants, created posters, and sang the veterans song, "Old soldiers never die, fight for equity!" Looking forward to marching side by side this Veterans Day for ‪#‎JFAV15‬ in Hollywood. ‪#‎JusticeNow‬ ‪#‎EquityNow‬ ‪#‎LosAngeles‬ ‪#‎LA‬ ‪#‎Veterans‬ ‪#‎Filipino‬ ‪#‎FilAm‬ ‪#‎Community‬ ‪#‎JusticeLeague‬ ‪#‎KmB‬ ‪#‎ProPeopleYouth‬ ‪#‎SamahangPilipino‬ ‪#‎Kasama‬ ‪#‎Justice‬ ‪#‎SocialJustice‬

hank you UCLA Samahang Pilipino (@samahangpilipino) and Claremont Colleges Kasama for a riveting JFAV Hype Night. We practiced chants, created posters, and sang the veterans song, “Old soldiers never die, fight for equity!” Looking forward to marching side by side this Veterans Day for ‪#‎JFAV15‬ in Hollywood. ‪#‎JusticeNow‬ ‪#‎EquityNow‬ ‪#‎LosAngeles‬ ‪#‎LA‬ ‪#‎Veterans‬ ‪#‎Filipino‬ ‪#‎FilAm‬ ‪#‎Community‬ ‪#‎JusticeLeague‬ ‪#‎KmB‬ ‪#‎ProPeopleYouth‬ ‪#‎SamahangPilipino‬ ‪#‎Kasama‬ ‪#‎Justice‬ ‪#‎SocialJustice‬

JFAV First Rally In Hollywood, November 11, 2012

Our First JFAV Rally at Hollywood, Los Angeles in 2012.There were moments of tensions between the LAPD and some JFAV leaders but it was smoothen out. It was not known to the marching crowd. This is were we started at Hollywood and Ivar on November 11, 2012. After the rally, i filed a complaint ath the Police Commission, but as usual they trashed it.

Our First JFAV Rally at Hollywood, Los Angeles in 2012.There were moments of tensions between the LAPD and some JFAV leaders but it was smoothen out. It was not known to the marching crowd. This is were we started at Hollywood and Ivar on November 11, 2012. After the rally, i filed a complaint ath the Police Commission, but as usual they trashed it.

JFAV MEDIA ALERT

JFAV MEDIA ALERT

November 5, 2015

1th JFAV Annunal Veetrans Day Protest March:Rally in Hollywood, November 11, 2015

WHO:

Arturo Garcia, National Coordinator for Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Franco Arcebal, WWII veteran and Vice President of the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans
Bernie Ganon, Asst. Exec. Dir. For Filipino American Service Group Inc. and daughter of a WII veteran

WHAT

Community leaders will be making an announcement regarding upcoming actions and advocacy on behalf of Filipino American veterans, including the 15th annual march in Hollywood and lobbying for the passing of bill HR 2766.

WHERE
The announcement will be made at the University of California, Los Angeles in lecture hall Moore 100.

WHEN

Friday, November 6 at 6pm. The press conference will begin promptly at 6pm, followed by a Q & A session with the press and community members. There will also be a pre-rally for the march facilitated by UCLA’s Samahang Pilipino, Claremont Colleges’ Kasama, and Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro-People Youth).

WHY

During World War II, an estimated 250,000 Filipinos and 7,000 Filipino-Americans were drafted or volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) to fight Japanese Imperialism in the Philippines. As a result of their service, the US government promised that the Filipinos would receive full recognition as American veterans.

But on February 18, 1946 the Rescission Act of 1946 was passed and declared their service “shall not be deemed to be or to have been service in the military or national forces of the United States or any component thereof or any law of the United States conferring rights, privileges or benefits.” To this day, this racist law remains in place, barring veterans from being fully recognized as American veterans and therefore preventing them from getting equal access to services they deserve.

CONTACT
Arturo Garcia
National Coordinator for JFAV
(213) 241-0995
info@peoplescore.net

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ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE NOW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
November 04, 2015

JFAV 15th ANNUAL VETERANS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 2015

ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE NOW

Community Members to Take the Streets in the 15th Straight Year of Demanding Justice for Filipino American Veterans

Los Angeles, CA – The Justice League , An alliance of veterans, widows, community organizations, university clubs, political leaders, and other advocates will come together to hold a march in the heart of Hollywood on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Veterans Day, to advocate for equity for Filipino American veterans who have been denied recognition for their service.

“They were disenfranchised,” said Arturo Garcia, the National Coordinator for Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). “This United States Congress passed the Rescission Act, six months before they gave the Philippines independence. Why?

Because they do not want to give the veterans the GI Bill. They do not want to give them pensions.”

History of Broken Promises

During World War II, an estimated 250,000 Filipinos and 7,000 Filipino-Americans were drafted or volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) to fight Japanese Imperialism in the Philippines. As a result of their service, the US government promised that the Filipinos would receive full recognition as American veterans.

But on February 18, 1946 the Rescission Act of 1946 was passed and declared that their service “shall not be deemed to be or to have been service in the military or national forces of the United States or any component thereof or any law of the United States conferring rights, privileges or benefits.” To this day, this racist law remains in place, barring veterans from being fully recognized as American veterans and therefore preventing them from getting equal access to services they deserve.

November 11 Protest March/Rally

The march will start at Hollywood Blvd. and Ivar Ave. at 11am for a rally before taking the streets of Hollywood Blvd. The march will end at the TCL Chinese Theater.

More than 600 marchers from over 40 endorsing organizations across Southern California are expected to participate in the demonstration to demand equity and recognition for the thousands of Filipino American veterans still living in the United States.

ABOUT JFAV

Justice for Filipino American Veterans is a nationwide alliance of Filipino World War II veterans organizations, youth, students, and community advocates based in the United States. Its aim is to attain the full recognition and just compensation, rights, and benefits for Filipino World War II veterans, their widows, and families here in the United States and those in the Philippines.

CONTACT
Arturo Garcia
info@peoplescore.net
(213) 241-0995
1610 Beverly Blvd. #2
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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MEDIA ALERT

WHO:

Arturo Garcia, National Coordinator for Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Franco Arcebal, WWII veteran and Vice President of the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans
Bernie Ganon, Asst. Exec. Dir. For Filipino American Service Group Inc. and daughter of a WII veteran

WHAT

Community leaders will be making an announcement regarding upcoming actions and advocacy on behalf of Filipino American veterans, including the 15th annual march in Hollywood and lobbying for the passing of bill HR 2766.

WHERE
The announcement will be made at the University of California, Los Angeles in lecture hall Moore 100.

WHEN

Friday, November 6 at 6pm. The press conference will begin promptly at 6pm, followed by a Q & A session with the press and community members. There will also be a pre-rally for the march facilitated by UCLA’s Samahang Pilipino, Claremont Colleges’ Kasama, and Kabataang maka-Bayan (KmB, Pro-People Youth).

WHY
During World War II, an estimated 250,000 Filipinos and 7,000 Filipino-Americans were drafted or volunteered to join the United States Armed Forces of the Far East (USAFFE) to fight Japanese Imperialism in the Philippines. As a result of their service, the US government promised that the Filipinos would receive full recognition as American veterans.

But on February 18, 1946 the Rescission Act of 1946 was passed and declared their service “shall not be deemed to be or to have been service in the military or national forces of the United States or any component thereof or any law of the United States conferring rights, privileges or benefits.” To this day, this racist law remains in place, barring veterans from being fully recognized as American veterans and therefore preventing them from getting equal access to services they deserve.

CONTACT
Arturo Garcia
National Coordinator for JFAV
(213) 241-0995
info@peoplescore.net

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Samahang Pilipino at UCLA JFAV Hype Night, November 6,2015 at 5:30 PM

JFAV HYPE NIGHT AT UCLA

Get Your T-Shirt Now for JFAV#15,November 11, 2015

Organized by Justice League, the working committee for Justice for Filipino American Veterans, show your solidarity by wearing this year's special edition shirt (white) for the 15th Annual JFAV March. We have a limited supply of 75. Shirt is $10. It will be available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL at: UCLA Samahang Pilipino's JFAV Hype Night + Official Press Conference on Friday, November 6th at Moore 100 from 6-8 pm. UCI Kababayan's JFAV Hype Night on Monday, November 9th at Steinhaus Hall Lecture Hall from 6-8 pm. ‪#‎JFAV15‬ on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. Meet at Hollywood Blvd and Ivar Ave at 11 am. Last year's shirt (grey) will also be available at a discounted price of $5. All proceeds directly fund the organizing and lobbying efforts of Justice for Filipino American Veterans. We will be planning lobbying opportunities for HR 2766 (Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2015) beginning in February with Ugnayan Youth for Justice and Social Change. If you are interested, contact propeopleyouth@gmail.com.

Organized by Justice League, the working committee for Justice for Filipino American Veterans, show your solidarity by wearing this year’s special edition shirt (white) for the 15th Annual JFAV March. We have a limited supply of 75. Shirt is $10. It will be available in S, M, L, XL, and XXL at:
UCLA Samahang Pilipino’s JFAV Hype Night + Official Press Conference on Friday, November 6th at Moore 100 from 6-8 pm.
UCI Kababayan’s JFAV Hype Night on Monday, November 9th at Steinhaus Hall Lecture Hall from 6-8 pm.
‪#‎JFAV15‬ on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. Meet at Hollywood Blvd and Ivar Ave at 11 am.
Last year’s shirt (grey) will also be available at a discounted price of $5.
All proceeds directly fund the organizing and lobbying efforts of Justice for Filipino American Veterans. We will be planning lobbying opportunities for HR 2766 (Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2015) beginning in February with Ugnayan Youth for Justice and Social Change.
If you are interested, contact propeopleyouth@gmail.com.

Filipino World War II and JFAV Founder and Leader, Faustino “Mang Peping” Baclig

This is Faustino “Mang Peping” Baclig, D7M’s founding chairperson. D7M organized over 30 Filipino American WWII veterans organizations in the early 1990s. He was also the Chair of the Alysang ng Komunidad (AK) that formed the December 7th Movement (D7M) in 1993.

This is Faustino “Mang Peping” Baclig, D7M’s founding chairperson. D7M organized over 30 Filipino American WWII veterans organizations in the early 1990s. He was also the Chair of the Alysang ng Komunidad (AK) that formed the December 7th Movement (D7M) in 1993.

ALL OUT FOR THE JFAV 15th ANNUAL VETERANS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Contact: Al P. Garcia
Phone: (213)241-0995 or 323-253-1818
November 03, 2015

ALL OUT FOR THE JFAV 15th ANNUAL VETERANS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD,NOVEMBER 11, 201

Los Angeles – ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE, NOW!JFAV 15th ANNUAL VETERANS MARCH IN HOLLYWOOD, NOVEMBER 11, 2015

The Justice League based in Los Angeles or the Justice for Filipino American Veterans, an alliance of veterans organizations, community advocates, youth and students announced that they will march for the fourth time in 15 years on Veterans Day, Wednesday November 11, 2015 in Hollywood, Los Angeles at 11:00 AM

The Justice League with 34 organizations endorsing the mass action on November 11, 2015 will dramatize and remind America of their broken promises and unfulfilled pledges to our veterans and relatives for the last 70 years.

4th JFAV Rally In Hollywood

JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said, “The 15th JFAV Hollywood Veterans Day March will start at 11:00 AM at the assembly area at Hollywood and Ivar St. The groups will assemble at 10:30 a.m. for a pre-rally that will start at 11 a.m.

BAMBU, a well known FilAm Rap Artist and also an AMerican Veteran will be featured in the rally.

Other Assembly Areas

Garcia also said, “ The Justice League will march together with 34 other groups on November 11, 2015. This will the 4th time JFAV will rally in Hollywood. usually, JFAV rallies at the Federal building in DTLA. But because its a public hoilday, the building is always closed.

The other assembly areas are at The Filipino American Service Group Inc. (FASGI) at 135 N. Parkview St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 8;00 AM for the Veterans, widows, youth /students and community advocates.

Garcia also added, “ We have been marching for the last 22 years and have been lobbying at the US Congress at the US Congress and we only got was a lump sum and small benefits like healthcare.

We will continue to march for equity and justice and we will not stop until we get justice and equity for our lolos and lolas and for community.”

For more information about the 15th JFAV March for Justice and Equity please call jfav at (213)241-0995 or visit our website at www.jfavusa.org or email u at alpiegarcia@gmail.com

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