Joey Tabaco, Clip 1: Natalio Tabaco's Migration from the Philippines to Work for the United Nations
Collection: This recording is part of the My Baryo, My Borough Collection at the Archives at Queens Library: Joseph Tabaco
Description: Joey Tabaco describes his father's U.S. military service in the Philippines during World War II. Around the time that the Philippines officially gained independence, his father was selected to be a clerk typist for the newly established United Nations. His parents initially settled in Parkway Village (Queens), which was originally built to house United Nations staff when the U.N. was located at Lake Success (Queens), and before it moved to its present location in Manhattan. His parents moved soon after to a house in New Hyde Park (Queens) on the G.I. Bill program. While his father was able to register with the U.S. Veterans Agency and to receive benefits before the enactment of the Philippine Rescission Act of 1946, many Filipino WWII veterans subsequently did not receive full benefits.
Filipino Americans; World War, 1939-1945; Veterans; Tabaco, Natalio; Romulo, Carlos P. (Carlos Pena), 1899-1985; United Nations--Officials and employees
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