Dizon Accuses Bordallo of “Not Delivering” on War Reparations


Guam – The Democratic challenger for the Guam Delegate’s seat, Karlo Dizon has issued a statement critical of Congresswoman Bordallo in the wake of the House Rules Committee’s decision to block inclusion of  Bordallo’s war reparations Bill for Guam’s World War II survivors.

READ Dizon’s statement in FULL below:


TAMUNING, GU, May 18, 2012 – The failed attempt at securing war reparations for Guamanians has given local voters another reason to seriously weigh their choices for the upcoming Democratic Party congressional primary election in September.

In response to the breaking news — one that does not bode well for the future of Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo’s administration — Democratic congressional candidate Karlo Dizon issued the following statement:

“The war reparations claim has been the centerpiece of the Congresswoman’s agenda for the last decade, but her approach has failed to deliver. This issue goes beyond money — it is a testament to the perception in Congress of our value. Guam deserves better. We need a force for change on the national stage.”

According to a press release issued by Bordallo’s office on May 17, the House Committee on Rules has prevented the text of the Guam World War II Loyalty Recognition Act from being considered as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.

Bordallo’s office stated that all Republicans voted against the measure to block its consideration on the House floor. Republican leadership was concerned that H.R. 44 had not gone through regular order in the House Committee on Natural Resources. Similar procedural concerns also barred the inclusion of war claims in the FY12 NDAA.