House announces invitees to testify - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

House announces invitees to testify

Posted: Updated:

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - The House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs has finalized its list of people that have been invited to testify on the H.R. 44 or the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act. The hearing is scheduled for Friday Guam time. 

Invited and confirmed to speak before the House panel are Governor Eddie Calvo, Nik Pula from the Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs, the former chairman of the Guam War Claims Review Commission and former chairman of the United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission Mauricio Tamargo, and finally former Guam congresswoman retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Ben Blaz.

H.R. 44 would implement the recommendation of the Guam War Claims Review Commission, which in its report to Congress in 2004 found there was significant disparities in the treatment of war claims for Guam as compared to war claims for other Americans. The Commission also found that the U.S. Government seized Japanese assets during World War II and that the record shows that settlement of claims was meant to be paid from these forfeitures. 

The Review Commission recommended congress remedy the injustice and enact legislation to provide claims. War reparations for the survivors of the Japanese occupation of Guam has been rejected mainly by the U.S. Senate. As a compromise last year, compensation would only be for living survivors and excludes their descendants. Written testimony that will be included in the congressional record can be submitted to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo's Hagatna office.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Get informed during Guam Invasive Species Awareness Week

    Get informed during Guam Invasive Species Awareness Week

    All week long it's Guam Invasive Species Awareness Week. Events will inform the public on how to protect Guam against invasive species, like brown tree snakes and rhino beetles. Topics include "What's killing my Plants?", a USDA Plant Inspection Facility Tour, screening of the documentary "An Acquired Taste" about hunting at the Guam Museum, and a Brown tree snake control workshop. "What's Killing my Plants" UOG CNAS Extension and Outreach Program ...More >>
    All week long it's Guam Invasive Species Awareness Week. Events will inform the public on how to protect Guam against invasive species, like brown tree snakes and rhino beetles. Topics include "What's killing my Plants?", a USDA Plant Inspection Facility Tour, screening of the documentary "An Acquired Taste" about hunting at the Guam Museum, and a Brown tree snake control workshop. "What's Killing my Plants" UOG CNAS Extension and Outreach Program ...More >>
  • Guns, drugs found in Mangilao raid

    Guns, drugs found in Mangilao raid

    Nearly a dozen guns, glass pipes and marijuana. GPD investigators finding those items during a raid in Mangilao on Thursday. 65 year old Jesus San Agustin and 27 year old Jessiree Dolores Meno are charged with theft by receiving stolen property. San Agustin is also charged with illegally possessing drugs and firearms. Police say the search warrant was executed as authorities were looking into a burglary investigation. That's when they made the find confiscating a 12 gauge shotgun, tw...More >>
    Nearly a dozen guns, glass pipes and marijuana. GPD investigators finding those items during a raid in Mangilao on Thursday. 65 year old Jesus San Agustin and 27 year old Jessiree Dolores Meno are charged with theft by receiving stolen property. San Agustin is also charged with illegally possessing drugs and firearms. Police say the search warrant was executed as authorities were looking into a burglary investigation. That's when they made the find confiscating a 12 gauge shotgun, tw...More >>
  • Schools conducting morning sweeps

    Schools conducting morning sweeps

    Guam schools are being put on alert. Guam Department of Education leaders instructed school administrators to conduct a sweep of their campuses before students and employees show up on Friday.  The notice coming out of Guam Homeland Security following a threat that targeted Guam High School Thursday afternoon. The threat forced an evacuation of the school and the surrounding area. Though local and military first responders found no threat at the campus, Guam Homeland officials a...More >>
    Guam schools are being put on alert. Guam Department of Education leaders instructed school administrators to conduct a sweep of their campuses before students and employees show up on Friday.  The notice coming out of Guam Homeland Security following a threat that targeted Guam High School Thursday afternoon. The threat forced an evacuation of the school and the surrounding area. Though local and military first responders found no threat at the campus, Guam Homeland officials a...More >>
Powered by Frankly