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Aquino: Pemberton getting special negative treatment

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DETAINED IN CAMP AGUINALDO US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the killing of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention facility, an air-conditioned container van, after he was airlifted to Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City aboard a US military helicopter. AFP Chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said Pemberton was flown to the AFP headquarters, easing a looming irritant over his custody. AP PHOTO AND VIDEO GRAB COURTESY OF LT. COL. HAROLD M. CABUNOC/AFP-PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Taking exception to criticism that US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was being treated by the Philippine government with kid gloves, President Aquino said on Wednesday that in fact the suspect in the gruesome killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was getting “special negative treatment.”

Posted: October 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘The issue is the killing’

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Members of Gabriela Women’s Party demand justice for slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude during Tuesday’s rally outside the Hall of Justice in Olongapo City. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

While recognizing the gender rights issue related to the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allegedly by a US Marine, the city prosecutor on Tuesday said she would focus on the “criminal aspect” in the preliminary investigation of the case.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pemberton must show up Tuesday–De Lima

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The USS Peleliu at Subic Bay where US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton (inset) is reportedly held until the investigation of the US soldier’s involvement in the killing of a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City is done. AP/INSET PHOTO FROM PEMBERTO’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton has no reason not to appear in Tuesday’s preliminary investigation of the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude at the Olongapo City Prosecutor’s Office, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said on Monday.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino: No need to junk VFA

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President Aquino on Monday rejected calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine in Olongapo City more than a week ago.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Probers question 4 US Marines on slay

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HEREBY SERVED  A copy of the murder complaint filed by the family of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude against a US Marine is stuck on  a barbed wire at the gate leading to the  USS Peleliu, which is docked at Subic Freeport.  RAFFY LERMA

“News not quite right,” US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg said Sunday, referring to reports that the United States would produce a US Marine suspected of killing a transgender Filipino and four other servicemen wanted as witnesses by investigators.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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