The latest indignity heaped on Filipino veterans

Finally, after 63 years of waiting, the services of Filipino veterans who were conscripted by United States President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to serve in the U.S. Army in 1941, are going to be recognized by the U.S. government.

As part of the U.S. Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, $198 million has been allocated to give these veterans, whose average age is 85 years old, a one-time payment of $15,000 if they are U.S. citizens, and $9000 if they are not… MEANING NON-US CITIZENS WILL GET ONLY 60% OF WHAT U.S. CITIZENS WOULD BE GETTING.

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