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PIA Press Release
2009/02/19

Commentary: PGMA is pro-veterans

by A. Lumaque

Roxas City (19 February) -- Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alberto Romulo said that President Gloria Macapagal–Arroyo has greatly helped in the inclusion of the Filipino Veterans' Equity provision to the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The provision provides a tax-free $15,000 for each of the Filipino veterans who are US citizens and $9,000 for each of non-US citizens, mostly living in the Philippines.

The President also thanked the United States Congress for finally passing a bill that recognizes the service of Filipino World War II veterans and provides them with benefits.

"Despite America's economic challenges, the U.S. Congress voted to correct a historic wrong and incorporate the lump-sum benefit for our veterans in Section 1002, Title X of the stimulus bill known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009," the President said a day after the Act was passed.

The President has personally pushed for the Filipino veterans rights to American legislators during her recent visit to the United States to attend the 59th National Prayer Breakfast in Washington early this month. (PIA) [top]

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