FIGHT FOR FILIPINO AMERICAN WWII VETERANS, JFAV URGED PH President B.S AQUINO III LOS ANGELES—The Justice For Filipino-Americans (JFAV) have

For Immediate Release
Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV)
Los Angeles
February 17, 2016

FIGHT FOR FILIPINO AMERICAN WWII VETERANS, JFAV URGED PH President B.S AQUINO III

Fight For Veterans, Give Them BenefitsLOS ANGELES—The Justice For Filipino-Americans (JFAV) have urged President Aquino to take up the cause of Filipino veterans with US President Barack Obama, and assert Philippine claims to the South China Sea at the just concluded summit of US and Southeast Asian leaders in Sunnylands, CA.”

Arturo P. Garcia, National coordinator of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV).” called on the President to urge Obama to fulfill his promise to speed up the process of bringing family members of World War II Filipino veterans to the United States.”

Too Much Red Tape at the DVA.

Garcia also said, “ It’s too much red tape at the DVA.

Thus, JFAV and ACFV and the Filipino American community organizations will deliver a petition to President Aquino III to speed up the issuance of applications at the DVA at the community reception at LAX Hilton this February 17, 2015 so that Aquino may bring it up to US President Obama.”

In a welcoming press conference and motorcade at LAX last February 16, 2016, Art Garcia and Franco Arcebal of JFAV said, “It’s been seven months but the guidance hasn’t been released yet. Are they waiting or all the veterans to de before sending out the applications? ‘

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“That’s one of our problems. The veterans’ widows have been calling me asking for updates. I hope this issue gets addressed while we’re still alive,” said the 92-year-old Arcebal.

“At the same time, Garcia and Arcebal urged Mr. Aquino to “be brave” in defending the Philippine claims to the West Philippine Sea.”

Garcia added: “We want to boost the President’s resolve to carry on the fight,” he said. “ Our Veterans are getting annoyed. What they’re doing is invasion. He must assert Philippine sovereignty at the West Philippine seas”

China, which claims 90 percent of the 1.35-million square mile South China Sea, last year undertook rapid reclamation around at least seven reefs in Spratly Islands in the sea, based on satellite images. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan partly claim the sea.

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