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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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It’s all over in Marawi

By Ben Cal Philippines News Agency  MANILA. The government declared the Marawi siege over on Oct. 23, five months after a well-prepared Islamic State-inspired terror group occupied the city, and days after soldiers killed its top leaders Isnilon Hapilon, who’s on the FBI’s Most Wanted List, his deputy Omar Maute ...

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The saga of Alex & Lola

Special to the Manila Mail By Josie Moralidad Ziman ARLINGTON, Va. “There is an interest in making the story into a movie,” disclosed Melissa Tizon, the widow of the late Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Alex Tizon, author of the essay “My Family’s Slave”. The article for The Atlantic told the story ...

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West Point honors Fil-Am WWII hero

Photos and story by Bing Cardenas Branigin WASHINGTON D.C. The United States Military Academy paid a belated yet poignant tribute for one of its own, Capt. Vicente Ebol Gepte who graduated from West Point in 1940, returned to the Philippines, fought the Japanese invaders and paid the ultimate price. Capt. ...

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