Higher monthly pension for WWII vets this year?
On Jan. 10, 2014, the Inquirer reported that the committee on veterans affairs of the House of Representatives is seeking the passage of a law that will raise the pension of World War II veterans to P20,000 a month and that the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office’s administrator, Ernesto Carolina, is hoping that a law to that effect will see implementation starting 2015 (“War vets’ pension to rise to P20,000,” News, 1/10/14).
I hope and pray that such a law will materialize soonest, before the veterans are all gone. Aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo (What for is the hay when the horse is dead)?
—RAMON O. MODINA,
San Jose, Tacloban City
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