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Filipino Americans Are Tired Simply of Crooks Leading the Lobby for Filipino Veterans PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 February 2008 01:59


his latest column, “Talltale Signs,” oops, “Telltale Signs,” Rodel Rodis wrote:  Fatigue or Indifference? Mr. Rodis complained about the seemingly-indifferent attitude of most Filipino Americans about the lobby for Filipino World War II veterans (FilVets’ Lobby). All that Mr. Rodis and his fellow national executive officers (NEOs) in the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NaFFAA) have to remember is Pogo, the cartoon character. Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and the enemy is us.” The biggest hindrance to the FilVets’ Lobby success is the NaFFAA itself and as a corollary, the National Alliance for Filipino Veterans’ Equity (NAFVE) that the NEOs formed. Any lobby will fail if the community and the American congressional leaders perceive that many of the lobby leaders and their allies are crooks in sheep’s clothing and at least one of them, Perry Diaz, is a proven bigot.


This writer has especially been brutally frank about the need for the NaFFAA NEOs and their allies like Eric Lachica to get the hell out of the FilVets’ Lobby. Why? The NEOs, Mr. Lachica and Company have totally lost their credibility because of their refusal to comply with the demands for accountability and transparency.

To read more about the NaFFAA’s and their allies’ scams, scandals and scalawags, please to the FilVets' Lobby and NaFFAAgate  Sections in this website. Among the articles are:


The “Peddler on the Roof” of the Fil-Vets’ Lobby


Fil-Am "Republican" Leader Commits (Again) Political Suicide


NaFFAA Gets A Share in Veterans' Campaign Fundraising


US Congressman Hits Scam Artist Victimizing Filipino Veterans


Almageddon Begins: Diaz Proves His Bigotry by Posting "Fake" Comments in MabuhayRadio


Unmasking the Poseurs, Interlopers, Pretenders and Clowns in the FilVets Lobby


The NaFFAA Is in Turmoil: Rodis Continues to Commit Political Suicide


The Modern-day Makapilis in the Filipino-American Community


Here is what Mr. Rodis wrote: (Snipped) QUOTE. Was this an indication that the Filipino community has lost interest in the fight of our Filipino WW II veterans to regain the benefits that were denied them 62 years ago?

Was the level of interest in the community always just a mile wide but only an inch deep? In other words, was the professed interest in the issue by the Filipino community leadership not actually shared by the Filipino community at large?

Is there a Filipino veterans "compassion fatigue" which occurs when, due to constant media stories of suffering Filipino WW II veterans, people in the community somehow develop a numbness to the stories of their plight? (Snipped) UNQUOTE.

To read Rodel Rodis’ article in its entirety, please go to

The NaFFAA has named itself and its allies like Mr. Lachica as the FilVets’ Lobby leaders since 1997 (1-9-9-7). The NaFFAA NEOs and Mr. Lachica have been doing the same process year in, year out, exactly with the same results, oops, actually non-results. Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting wishfully a different result every time. Perhaps the Philippine Government should bar the NaFFAA NEOs and Mr. Lachica and Company from ever setting foot in the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, again and for all eternity. Perhaps all of these NaFFAA NEOs and Mr. Lachica and Company be declared officially as personae non grata and sent to Iraq without any helmet, body armor and armored cars. # # #


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