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08/09/2009: Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro Thanks U.S. House Veterans Committee Chair for Passage of Filvets Benefits

Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro Thanks U.S. House Veterans Committee Chair for Passage of Filvets Benefits

08 SEPTEMBER 2009 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Philippine Secretary of National Defense Gilberto Teodoro called on the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Representative Bob Filner (D - CA), at the Congressman’s office in Capitol Hill. During the office call Secretary Teodoro expressed to Congressman Filner the Filipino people’s appreciation and gratitude for the Congressman’s tireless efforts and relentless support to the Filipino WWII Veterans. Secretary Teodoro and Representative Filner also discussed varied security concerns that affect both countries and ways to further strengthen our strategic partnership in order to address these security concerns. They also vowed to continue working on further enhancing RP-US relations.

Representative Filner is a Co-Chair of the Philippines-U.S. Friendship Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.