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PH, US want VFA to work, not amend it


The Philippines and the United States are not amenable to renegotiating the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said on Friday amid angry calls for the revision or abrogation of the bilateral deal following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine two weeks ago.

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Laude’s German fiancé may face deportation, says De Lima

Transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude poses with fiancé Marc Sueselbeck. PHOTO TAKEN FROM LAUDE’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT/LYN RILLON

The German fiancé of murder victim Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude may face deportation proceedings for jumping the Camp Aguinaldo fence and pushing a military police guarding the American slay suspect, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Friday.

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

De Lima notes some ambiguous provisions in VFA

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on Thursday admitted being baffled by “unclear provisions” in the Visiting Forces Agreement, which could only be clarified by an implementing guideline to be formulated by the Executive Department.

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

DOJ to Interpol: Don’t remove ‘red notice’ tag on Aman Futures boss


The Department of Justice will ask the International Police not to remove Manuel Amalilio of Aman Futures from its watchlist or “red notice” despite serving his prison term in Malaysia.

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