While I certainly miss getting travel pay, the VA is actually discriminating For us. We are the only ones outside US Territory that have anything (besides FMP). The VA here is for the WWII Filipino Vets because the Philippines was a Territory then and the US is honoring that commitment. Since it is here they have allowed us in also, limited to rated disabilities only. We all have the option to avail of local medical care and submit receipts for reimbursement from FMP. Since the FMP system is far from perfect I still make my twice a year appointments at VA Manila. Sucks but for me still better than dealing with FMP.