U.S. Colonial Rule
World War II
The Philippines finally gained independence in 1946, but not before the U.S. retroactively annulled benefits payable to Filipino veterans with the passing of the Rescission Act in 1946. This set the stage for a decades long battle for recognition and benefits on the part of Filipino veterans and their advocates.
Rescission Act of 1946
Filipino American Campaigns for Equity & Justice
Upon approving the Rescission Act I took exception to that portion of the Act which limited veterans’ benefits available to Philippine Army veterans. I stated, among other thing, that enactment of that legislation did not release the United States from its moral obligation to provide for the heroic Philippine Army veterans who sacrificed so much for the common cause during the war.