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Home Sections Filipino-Veterans' Lobby Unmasking the Poseurs, Interlopers, Pretenders and Clowns in the FilVets Lobby
Unmasking the Poseurs, Interlopers, Pretenders and Clowns in the FilVets Lobby PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 30 June 2007 06:26

Part Two of a Series

This writer is not the only one who said that there are members of the National Alliance for Veterans' Equity (NAFVE) who are actually of dubious character. As I reported, these "poseurs, interlopers, pretenders and clowns" have turned the FilVets Lobby into a milking cow and/or have used the NAFVE as an instrument to advance their own personal and selfish agenda.

Here are the fighting words of Col. Frank Quesada (Ret.), who is based in Las Vegas. Some other comments from Colonel Quesada are posted also in the

In a message dated 6/25/2007 9:14:56 PM Pacific Daylight Time, fbquesada@net writes:

Dear Bobby, yes you can, but please correct the typos for me. I still am having difficulty with my keyboard. Did you get my prior posting re: brief history of FAPA, Naffaa and the Alliance? And the District Court opinion on FAPA re: its "locus standi." Tks. Frank.

----- Original Message -----

From: To: fbquesada@

Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007 8:44 PM

Subject: Re: NaFFAA Public Service - Time For Redemption

Dear Colonel Quesada:

Can we please publish your comments? We have to put a stop to these clowns.

Mabuhay, Bobby M. Reyes

In a message dated 6/25/2007 8:33:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time, fbquesada@ writes:

JJ and Romy, What is this clown (Melegrito) talking about? Is it another joke? Representatives Filner, Honda and Issa, and Senators Akaka and Inouye have distanced themselves from these clowns knowing the truth about them, including Furbeyre alias Lachica, who has been banned by the Dept. of Justice from interfering with veteran's affairs here and in the Philippines.

These pretenders never really comprehended the true message of Filner during the summit that Filner will be working only with Romy Monteyro, as his dancing partner -- in order to isolate these clowns from us, (the technical working group of Lou Tancinco, Romy Monteyro and myself) and our legislator bipartisan supporters.

Not one of them have the savvy in veterans' affairs and legislative process. They cannot even write or draft a bill, or write an amendment to a bill, yet talk of success or redemption (which aptly means an act of being freed of paying a ransom defined in the dictionary).

Nothing can change the fact that the Alliance do not have "locus standi" (legal standing) in veterans' affairs and/or the veterans' official lobby. Therefore, they are looking from the outside, forever trying to crash into our turf, destitute of know-how, just praising themselves in their own press releases, spoon-fed to the gullible media that allow themselves as a willing idiots to these bums. #

The truth is that the NaFFAA and its clowns in the NAFVE, do not know what they are doing in veterans' affairs -- except in their expertise of asking for donations and not accounting for the moneys received from the public. Melegrito, Diaz, Lachica, Rodis, et al, should really keep their mouths shut and perhaps move on to Iraq.

Need I say more? At least my position has merited the moral imprimatur of and from Colonel Quesada and Company.

Another Filipino-American community leader from San Francisco, CA, the venerable Jay Caedo, has these words to say about a member of the NAFVE Steering Committee of which he has been boasting that he is its co-chair:

In a message dated 6/29/2007 11:11:16 AM Pacific Daylight Time, Jay Caedo writes (as posted in several Filipino-American forums at yahoogroups): QUOTE:

Dear Mr. Musico:

I share your sentiments and purpose. Having worked with Ms. Tancinco to create the Filipino Veterans' Equity Center here, and did whatever possible in the last decade through our local SF government and the offices of Federal and State legislators here toward the fulfillment of our collective objective, I can appreciate your comment.

There are unsung heroes in this fight, such as Lou Ann Tancinco, Bernadette Borja Siy, Col. Frank Quesada, Dr. Mario Lim, Filemon Mordeno, Maj. Carino, Alice Bulos, Ben Menor, Bullet Marasigan, Jeanne Batallones, and many others who have done much more than I.

It is just so sad that poseurs and interlopers, to use Colonel Quesada words have gone and presented themselves to the RP Embassy as the official community advocates in this connection. I am not referring to NAFFAA as an organization, but certain individuals.

Some people reported to me that one of those "poseurs" actually just accidentally met the San Francisco veterans' organization leaders because they happened to be together at an event for the Governor. Since the Governor was a no-show, the organizer asked that person to just meet and talk with the veterans present and asked about the FilVets' Bill issues. Presto! Instant community advocate! And he took that to the RP Embassy as his credentials. The vets over here never heard of him, nor ever seen him before. (MabuhayRadio Editor's Note: Actually the person Jay is referring to is none other than Perry Diaz, the Perrytale writer, as confirmed by a distinguished Filipino-American Republican leader in San Francisco, CA.)

Well, in the end, those who know the truth appreciate each other more.

Ituloy ang laban!


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