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AFP spokesman, netizens engage in Twitter war over Sueselbeck

German national Marc Sueselbeck, fiance of slain transgender Filipino Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, lies on the ground after fainting following Bureau of Immigration officials' refusal to allow him to board his flight to Germany at Manila's International Airport, Philippines, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. The Bureau of Immigration accused Sueselbeck of being an "undesirable alien" for alleged "gross arrogance and serious disrespect to Philippine authorities" after he entered an off-limits U.S.-Philippine compound at the military's Camp Aguinaldo and pushed away a Filipino soldier in a failed attempt to meet U.S. Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in Laude's killing.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

The spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines engaged in a Twitter war with netizens Sunday night, posting statements that supposedly “rubbed salt into the wounds” of Marc Sueselbeck, the German fiance of slain Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Santiago calls Pemberton detention under American watch ‘offensive,’ ‘unacceptable’

Photo of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago described the transfer of Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton to a detention facility in Camp Aguinaldo but under the guard of American troops as “offensive” and “unacceptable.”

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

Santiago: VFA a ‘failure’ as PH still attached to ‘former colonizer’

Miriam VFA

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago called the 15-year-old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) a “failure” because it merely served to keep the Philippines attached to its “former colonizer” the United States (US).

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

‘The issue is the killing’

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 »

Aquino: No need to junk VFA


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 »