23/03/2009: Philippine Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro Honors Ambassador Willy Gaa for His Work in the Passage of Filipino Veterans Benefits
Ambassador Willy C. Gaa being presented with a plaque of appreciation by Undersecretary Ernesto Carolina. At left is Justice (Ret) Manuel Pamaran, Vice President of the Veterans Foundation of the Philippines, the largest Filipino WWII veterans group in the Philippines.
23 March 2009 - On 19 March 2009, Philippine Ambassador to the United states Willy C. Gaa was awarded a Plaque of Appreciation by the Philippine Secretary of National Defense, the Honorable Gilbert Teodoro, at the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC. The Plaque was officially given to Ambassador Gaa by the Honorable Ernesto Carolina, Undersecretary of National Defense for Civilian, Veterans and Reservist Affairs, in recognition for the Ambassador’s work in helping secure passage of legislation recognizing the services and providing lump sum benefits for Filipino World War II veterans. END.