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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 »

Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

Julita Laude

Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than a week ago.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,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 »

Protesters storm US Embassy over Laude slay

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Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders), hold a lit candle and display messages to demand justice in the killing of a Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. AP

“US troops out now” yelled young men and women as they protested on Tuesday at the US Embassy in Manila the killing of a transgender Filipino, Jeffrey Laude, known as Jennifer, allegedly by a US Marine in Olongapo City.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US ships held back amid Filipino’s killing

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Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Monday said the Philippine National Police was investigating the possible involvement of a US Marine, who participated in recent joint military exercises, in Saturday’s killing of a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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