Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Thursday, 24 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << October 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2010/02/16

Application for Filipino war veterans benefits ends today

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (16 February) -- The on-going application for the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation (FVEC) benefit of eligible Filipino WWII veterans will end today, Feb. 16.

FVEC provision was stipulated in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or Economic Stimulus Bill signed by President Barrack Obama in February 2009 to recognize the service of qualified veterans.

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Manila has also clarified that "if the veteran died prior to Feb. 17, 2009 the widow is not legible for benefits under the FVEC fund."

"The widow is eligible for FVEC fund benefits only if the veteran died Feb. 17 or later and prior to his death filed a claim for FVEC benefits," the clarification added.

It also stated that the children are not eligible for FVEC benefits.

Of the $787-billion stimulus package approved by the US Congress last year, $198 million was provided for a one-time payments to Filipino WW II veterans.

More than 250,000 Filipinos fought side-by-side with the American soldiers to defend the Philippines against the Japanese during the war.

There are now an estimated 18,000-20,000 surviving WW II Filipino veterans, 13,000 of whom are in the Philippines, while the rest are living abroad, mostly in the US.

Under the stimulus package, US-based Filipino WW II veterans are granted $15,000, while those living in the Philippines will get $9,000. (PIA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»Feature: The perks of a 4Ps parent leader
»PGMA back in Davao for agribiz tour
»Keep politics off schools - DepEd
»February 22 declared special holiday in all schools
»PGMA sets dinner with media, begins with Agribusiness Mindanao tour
»2009 Filipino weightlifting winners call on PGMA
»PGMA's Super Regions tour shifts to Mindanao
»GMA cites 3 Filipinos, 2 Japanese
»PGMA to inaugurate Surigao Norte port
»PGMA tells DepEd to continue English proficiency program
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines