Veteran pensioners now in the twilight of our lives were surprised to receive a greeting card from retired Lt. Gen. Ernesto G. Carolina, administrator of the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO). The card had this message: “Because the goodwill of those we serve is the foundation of our success, it’s a real pleasure at this yuletide season to say ‘Thank You’ as we wish you another full year of happiness, prosperity & progress”—a real Christmas greeting that touched the deepest recesses of our hearts.
This has reference to the letter of Col. Estela L. Yutadco (ret.) on behalf of her brother Col. Alfonso A. Lopez (“PVAO requirements in, but pension still out.” Inquirer, 10/14/11) The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) has started remitting Lopez’s old age pension through his chosen pension servicing bank since September 2011. PVAO has also [...]
This is an appeal on behalf of my disabled brother, retired Col. Alfonso A. Lopez, PAF, who, for 37 years, faithfully served the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Through the Inquirer, I would like to call the attention of the concerned officials and ask for their help regarding my brother’s pension benefit due from the [...]
This is about pensioners who were required by the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) to change their bank to make for a faster and safer way to send their pensions. PVAO told them that their pensions would be withheld until they shall have complied with the requirement. It was too cumbersome for the elderly pensioners [...]