Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 02:28:00 02/07/2009

I’m a lowly teacher based in Talisay City, Cebu. I’m desperately in need of help for my mother who is still waiting, until now, for her long-overdue pension benefits from the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO).

On April 9, 2006, my father, Feliciano Kaagbay Vero, a World War II veteran, died at the age of 86. We submitted the necessary papers for the transfer of the pension benefits to his surviving spouse, my mother Rosario S. Vero.

Based on the records with PVAO’s Finance and Budget Department, the arrears, computed from April 2006 to April 2008, now total more than P113,000.

Because of her illness, my mother has been transferred from Biliran Province to Makati City, under the care of my sister, Rhodora Vero Maranan. For her to collect the pensions, she was required to submit documents and open a new account at United Coconut Planters Bank in Makati. We complied with all the requirements last June/July 2008 and PVAO assured us that the processing for the bank transfer will only take three months.

Sad to say, since August 2008, we personally made several follow-ups with the PVAO for the release of the pensions, but to no avail.

Like other aged pensioners, we are given the runaround by the PVAO employees through all kinds of excuses. We have made several pleas on behalf of my mother who is in dire need of the money to pay for her hospitalization.

The alibi of the employee handling my mother’s papers is that the signatories to the memo for the bank transfer are not easily available, etc, etc.

We are sick and tired hearing the same answer. Pardon me for thinking like this, but is the PVAO using the pensioners’ money? There are funds available, but why are aged and helpless pensioners given this kind of treatment? If the money was deposited in PVAO’s account then it must have earned huge interests within two years.

I have heard a lot of complaints about the PVAO’s delaying tactics or very slow process of releasing checks to claimants.

It is for this reason that I am seeking the help of the media — for my mother’ sake.

NANCY VERO JADULCO, Talisay City College, Talisay City, Cebu (via email)

Comments

15 COMMENTS

  1. TO THE WRITER:

    PLEASE CONTACT ME THRU CP. NO. 09194242423

    WILL HELP U REACH THE PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT ON VETERAN AFFAIRS FOR THAT CONCERN.

    THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

    JUN DEL ROSARIO
    AKP PROVINCIAL COORDINATOR

  2. HELLO!
    I WAS READING YOUR PROBLEMS WITH PVAO AND I HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. THEY SENT US A LETTER STATING THAT THE APPLICATION HAS BEEN APPROVED AND WE HAVE COMPLIED WITH THEIR REQUIREMENTS TO OPEN ACCOUNT SO THEY CAN JUST AUTOMATICALLY DEPOSIT THE PENSION BUT UP TO NOW THERE WAS NO MONEY DEPOSITED TO THE BANK FROM PVAO. I WAS WONDERING IF YOUR ISSUES WITH THEM HAVE BEEN RESOLVED AND WHO WAS YOUR CONTACT PERSON. I WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU CAN HELP US IF YOU KNOW WHAT IS THE BEST PROCESS TO DEAL WITH PVAO.
    THANK YOU.

  3. dear madam/sir

    i’m son of the one veteran! i like to question about the benefit this time for the latest,nakatangap po kami ng benifits na halagag 81thausand,gst ko lng pong malaman kung para san po un!

    son of veteran

  4. dear madam/sir

    i’m the son of the one veteran,i would like to question how claim my burial of my father?he died last august 8,2010,what are the documents to claim this part. Thanks for your
    concerned…

    son of the veteran

  5. Sir/Madam:

    Good day!! I am the daughter of a veteran I would like to inquire about my father’s Certificate of Stocks (Common & Preferred Stock) for Philippine Veterans Bank. May I ask the validity of this certificate and where we can follow up this matter.

    Thank you and I hope you can give more information re this matter.

    God bless and more power.

    leony

  6. I am corazon sangual, a widow of Corporal Erenio Sangual (USAFFE) a worldwar II veteran, He died by Malaria during service, i am widow since 1981, my husband left me papers for our benefits, I dont have children. I am living in our church Faithway Bible Baptist Church- Plaridel, Mis. Occ., Our Pastor and his family took care of me. From since then, I am processing those papers and i only received old age pension. I am old now, i am still praying that God would grant my petition before i died. May someone in PVAO be touched on this and help me in processing my husband’s papers. Thank you so much!

  7. to Dindo Aligado,

    last 2009 nag hatag ug award c U.S.A. president Barak Obama. Ug Iquity Bill pinaagi sa USVA sa mga Living veterans sa Pinas, tag 9,000 USD. ang U.S citezen 15,000 USD. ang proceso hangton sa 2010 gihatag sa mga na Interview na mga veterano.. U.S. pensioner man xia o PVAO pensioner.

    last 2010 t0 2011, ang Phil. Vet. affairs office, (PVAO) nag hatag pud sila sa mga Living veterans ug tag 4000 Tousand pesos, gitawag ug (TAD) total administrative Disability. ang unang gihatat 81 tawsand, sunod 40 tawsnand ang last 20 tawsand.. so naa pay 260,000 ang kulang sa PVAO, ang pangutana, ug na asa naman kini..
    Mr.Dindo E. wala ba d i ka makadawat sa 40 ug 20 taw? kung ATM ang gamit sa imong papa, mopasok tong 60,000 taw. kung Pasbbok ang gamiit sa imong papa, pwedi nimong ipa update ang pasbuk sa bangko.
    sa burial na imong gi pangutana, dapat ma claim nimo b4 mag 2 years, after 2 yrs, kong dli nimo ma kuha ang burial sa imong papa, dili na nimo makuha.
    ang requirments sa pag claim sa burial sa pagkamatay sa imong papa, death cert. lang. ug resibo sa funeraria. unya muadto ka sa PVAO office mokuha kag burial Form para fill apan nimo..mao lang na.
    kung buhi pa imong Mama mag fill up kag Old age Pension form for Surviving spouse dha ghapon sa PVAO Ofis. kung asa ka na REgion na belong. pwedi nimo direct forward sa Camp Aguinaldo.
    ang tanan na mga beterano nga nag file ug U.S. Compensation for pension nga na Pending, connected or non connected service, approve na tanan, ang badget nalang ang Kulang sa U.S veteranz.. mag hulat lang tah.. salamat kung nasabtan ninyo ug ang ako comments.
    about sa share of stocks, pwedi nio ma claime anytime, dalaha lang ninyo ang share of stocks certificate sa PVB.

    kung may pangutana just write, call or txt.
    Phil. Veterans Legion Office
    471 lower salazar Mati City. Davao Or.
    or Caraycaray Naval Biliran Prov.
    tel #- 087-811-0344 / 087-306-0944
    cel #- 09058237313 / 09351167246
    TM.
    cel#- 09497402788 / 09186173152
    Smart

    Shalom and God Bless Us All.

  8. Tiring stories! Poor veteran families, most are dying waiting for benefits till death… required to submit everything ect. and in the end when claimants able to complete everything… specialy to the spouses of late world war ll veteran… PVAO will ask if still have a minor child of the late? Hahahaha very stupid funny thing! Looking and requiring a minor age child from a world war ll veteran? Hello wake up! Where is your common sense? What decade is world war ll? That the veteran may still able to have a minor age son or daughter? Oh Come on!!!

  9. 1. Yung Philippine Veterans Bank stock certificates – paano po ito ma convert ito cash para magamit nung old heir of the veteran.

    2. Meron pa po bang benefits such as pension na makukuha yung anak (heir) noong deceased veteran.

    Thanks po,

  10. Hi,

    Ano po processo nito. Buhay pa po yung anak at matanda na po.

    1. Yung Philippine Veterans Bank stock certificates – paano po ito ma convert ito cash para magamit nung old heir of the veteran.

    2. Meron pa po bang benefits such as pension na makukuha yung anak (heir) noong deceased veteran.

    Thanks po.

  11. Ang lolo k Po ay stock holder ng veterans bank, meron b talaga kaming mkkuhang share?
    May pondo b Yamaha ang veterans bank?

  12. Hello po! Tanong ko lang po kung kailan o naaprubahan na po ba ung share of stocks ng tatay ko na si Staff Sergent Rafael Ocares Sotto last june 2017 pa po kailan po malalaman un ako po di Violeta Sotto Bumatay anak nya po!

  13. Sir or Madam,,, good day sa inyo po,,, My father; s name is Victoriano A, Baguio ( deceased) inquire lang po kung paano ko ma claim ang share of stock sa father ko, na isang ww2 veterans,,, magkano ba talaga ang backpay sa isang vetrerans,,, nag claim ako about 20 years ago,,, nabigyan lang kami ng 1, 080 something,,, divided by 4 children,,, how pity ,,, yun lang ba ang makuha naming sa pag serbisyo ng tatay ko,? pls tell me kung anong mga benepisyo ang makuha namin,,, namatay ang tatay ko at the age of 48 w\ out getting anything,,, burial,, pension,,, hindi kami nakapag aral,,, very sad to think po,,, and then followed by my mothers death,,, How I wish na makakuha kami ng benepisyo sa aming tatay ,,, maraming salamat kung mabigyan mo kami ng katugunan sa lahat ng tanong ko,,,,,, lubos gumagalang,,, Crespina A, Baguio.

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