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VFA, Edca hot topics over killing

Sen. Joker Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

Can the Philippines still trust the United States to fulfill its commitments under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca)?

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Family drops cremation plan for Jennifer Laude

Jeffrey Laude, also known as Jennifer. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude has decided to drop an initial plan to cremate her remains before she is buried on Friday.

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

Aquino: Pemberton getting special negative treatment

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 »

Sight of Laude’s body leaves German boyfriend speechless


Marc Sueselbeck, the German boyfriend of murdered transgender Filipino, Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, went straight to his girlfriend’s coffin as soon as he arrived in a funeral parlor in this city at 4 p.m. Monday.

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

Laude kin ready to forgive a contrite Pemberton, but say justice must be served

Julita Laude

The mother of murdered transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude said on Monday she could forgive the American soldier suspected of killing her child, but the family would still pursue justice for Jennifer.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »