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2017 in retrospect

WASHINGTON D.C. They strode, some pushed on wheelchairs, inside Capitol Hill’s cavernous Emancipation Hall to receive one of America’s highest honor, the Congressional Gold Medal – surviving Filipino veterans of World War II and their families finally recognized for their role preserving American liberty. It was a signal achievement after ...

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Jo Koy’s invisible stage partner

By Josie Moralidad Ziman Special to the Manila Mail ARLINGTON, Va, Whenever you watch a performance by stand-up comic and social media star Joseph Glenn Herbert – better known as Jo Koy – you might wonder if there weren’t two of them on the stage – the comedian and his ...

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Lorenzana feted in DC

WASHINGTON D.C. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was recognized for his contributions to the decades-long efforts to win recognition for Filipino veterans of World War II at simple rites held last Nov. 30 at the Philippine Embassy here. The defense chief, architect of the military campaign in Marawi City, was ...

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Pinoy nurse turns hobby to fashion romp

By Josie Moralidad Ziman Special to the Manila Mail ARLINGTON, Va. Michael Seneriches is a 43-year-old Ilonggo nurse who works on daily wages at two medical facilities in San Francisco, Ca. But that’s not what landed him in the news – fashion is a hobby and that landed him a ...

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Next Step for FilVets: Preserving Legacy

By Jon Melegrito Special to the Manila Mail WASHINGTON D.C. When Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba and a group of volunteers formed the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project (FilVetREP) in May 2013, they had three goals in mind: secure legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the soldiers and survivors; ...

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Fil-Am mom wins House of Delegates seat

RICHMOND, Va. First the bad news – Ron Villanueva, the first Filipino American to win a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates lost in the Nov. 7 statewide elections. The good news – he was defeated by neophyte Kelly Convirs-Fowler, whose grandfathers are Filipinos, who was part of a ...

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US Congress recognizes Filipino WWII veterans

WASHINGTON D.C. It was an emotional moment for the few, proud surviving Filipino and American veterans who fought in the Philippines during World War II who were on hand to receive the Congressional Gold Medal from House Speaker Paul Ryan at Capitol Hill’s Emancipation Hall last October 25. The event ...

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