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9 US ships cancel port calls to Subic

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In this Oct. 17, 2014, photo, a US marine walks inside the USS Peleliu, where US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was said to be detained after allegedly killing Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude at the Subic Bay free port, Zambales province. Nine US Navy ships scheduled to arrive in Subic in November until December have decided to cancel their port calls due to “anti-American sentiments” in the country after Pemberton was implicated in the slaying of Laude, a group of business owners said.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

Nine American ships scheduled to arrive in this free port this month until December have decided to cancel their port calls due to “anti-American sentiments” in the country after a US Marine was implicated in the slaying of a transgender Filipino in Olongapo City in October, a group of business owners here said.

Posted: November 3rd, 2014 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Jennifer Laude buried in Olongapo City on UN Day

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GOODBYE, JENNIFER German Marc Sueselback holds back his tears as his fiancée, transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, is laid to rest on  United Nations Day on  Friday.  Laude’s sisters Michelle and Marilou (foreground, left) break down as their sibling’s coffin was brought to an Olongapo church.

Friday was United Nations Day for Olongapo City’s schoolchildren, who poured into the streets wearing costumes, a few bearing the American Stars and Stripes.

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

Party is over in ’Gapo

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BUSINESS is slow in Olongapo City’s red light district after American soldiers were restricted to their ships following the murder of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude on Oct. 11.  ALLAN MACATUNO

At a glance, the street that hosts a stretch of entertainment clubs and restaurants in Olongapo City has not lost its charm and glimmer but a closer look these days would make one feel something is amiss.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to produce slay suspect

USS Peleliu. Jennifer Laude (inset). INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

The United States said on Saturday it would comply with a Philippine prosecutor’s order to produce a US Marine who is a suspect in the murder of a 26-year-old transgender Filipino and four other Marines wanted as witnesses in the investigation.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Subic wants US to pay for use of naval base

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The United States government should compensate the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for access to its facilities and not hinder the freeport’s business operations once the US Navy is allowed access to its former naval base, according to a ranking SBMA official.

Posted: September 19th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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