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DEPED COMMEMORATES HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

In commemoration of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Education Secretary Leonor Briones underscored the compassion and humane act of Filipinos in helping Jewish refugees fleeing the Holocaust. “During that time, I knew about the arrival of the Jewish refugees because one family settled in our home island of Negros Oriental. I saw the film on […]

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PH VETERANS BANK ACT FOR SENATE’S OK – POE

Senator Grace Poe officially endorsed for Senate approval the “Philippine Veterans Bank Act” or Senate Bill No. 2368 that institutes a revised charter for the Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) to include post-World War II veterans and soldiers. “We need to secure the future viability of the bank, as well as ensure its continuing contribution to […]

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LT. JAMES LEONARD GORDON HAILED AS WORLD WAR II HERO – GORDON

As the nation marked the 77th Araw ng Kagitingan and Philippine Veterans Week, the late Olongapo City Mayor James Leonard Tagle Gordon, was hailed as a hero of World War II. Gordon was given a posthumous award for his heroism in fighting for the resistance during a ceremony held at the Armed Forces of the […]

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WAR VETERANS TO RECEIVE 300% INCREASE IN PENSION – HONASAN

A bill seeking a 300 percent increase in the monthly old-age pension of Filipino senior war veterans has been transmitted to Malacanang and is now just waiting for the signature of President Rodrigo Duterte. In all likelihood, it will be implemented early next year, providing the more than 6,000 World War II, Korean and Vietnam […]

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SENATE APPROVES HOLIDAY IN IFUGAO MARKING SURRENDER OF GENERAL YAMASHITA – ANGARA

The Senate approved on third and final reading a bill which would declare September 2 as a special non-working holiday in the province of Ifugao in commemoration of the surrender at the province of World War II Japanese General Tomoyuki Yamashita. House Bill No. 5553 was sponsored by Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate […]