NaFFAA Supports Bill to Increase the Amount of Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Provided to an Eligible Individual Pursuing a Program of Education at an Institution in the Philippines

Washington, DC — The National Federation of Filipino American Associations fully supports H.R.1635, filed by Rep. Jen Kiggans (VA) and Rep. Mike Levin (CA), which aims to increase the amount of survivors’ and dependents’ educational assistance provided to an eligible individual pursuing a program of education at an institution in the Republic of the Philippines.

NaFFAA Virginia State Chair Angelo Reyes commented, “I am confident that this bill will greatly help all Filipino Veterans, especially in our district, as many Filipino veterans reside in Virginia. This bill would allow veterans attending an institution located in the Philippines to receive equivalent GI bill benefits provided for attendance at other institutions covered by Section 3532.”

“I am glad our dear ‘manongs’ sacrifices of putting their lives on the line for the United States during World War 2  are being recognized and rewarded. After years of waiting for the benefits they deserve, I hope our veteran heroes will start to fully receive the compensation they really need – a payment that will surely bless, not just them, but even generations after them,” NaFFAA National Chair Brendan Flores added.


About NaFFAA

The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Established in 1997, NaFFAA has been the standard bearer for promoting the welfare and well-being of the 4 million Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA’s vision is to serve as the voice of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans by uniting, engaging, and empowering diverse individuals and community organizations through leadership development, civic engagement, and national advocacy. 

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