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Program joins Filipino vets with kin

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Filipino World War II veterans Oscar Bangui, left, and Narzal Concepcion, both 90, attended a presentation by U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono Saturday on a federal program that allows relatives of Filipino veterans or their surviving spouses quicker entry to the United States.

Ninety-year-old Waipahu resident Narzal Concepcion was hopeful Saturday about a federal program allowing Filipino World War II veterans or their surviving spouses to bring family to the United States and bypass a backlogged immigration system that has left some waiting outside the country for more than 20 years. Read more

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