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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 »

Transgender’s murder gives PH more reason to review VFA with US—Palace

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herminio-coloma

The killing of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude in Olongapo City has given the Philippine government more reason to revisit the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States, a Malacañang spokesperson said on Thursday.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

3 years after Italian priest’s murder, still no case in court, say friends

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Fr. Fausto ‘Pops’ Tentorio

Three years after the killing of Italian priest, Fr. Fausto Tentorio, people demanding for justice over his death are still waiting for the determination of probable cause that would lead to the filing of charges in court.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino co-chairs Bali forum

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President Aquino: No government money  AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino arrived here on Thursday, a day ahead of the opening of the 7th Bali Democracy Forum, to deliver a speech before high-level representatives from 51 participant countries as well as 68 international observers.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino downplays ISIS threat in PH

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President Aquino: No government money  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has downplayed the threat posed by the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Philippines, saying the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has been helping prevent Filipino Muslims from getting drawn to the terrorist group.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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