During World War II, thousands of Filipinos fought for the U.S. military. World War II veteran Amadeo Urbano and Eric Lachica, an American Coalition for Filipino Veterans advisor, join John to talk about their decades-long struggle for compensation.
Millions of families in the Philippines rely on a paycheck sent home from a family member working overseas. Now as jobs around the world are drying up, these remittances are also going down. Reporter Sunshine de Leon has the story from Manila.
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