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VFA didn’t kill Jennifer Laude—DFA


Amid calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) maintained that the accord has served the “national interest” of the country.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pemberton no-show again in Olongapo probe

Photo of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton

The American soldier facing a murder complaint for the death of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude again failed to appear and submit a statement at his preliminary investigation on Monday, prompting the chief prosecutor to proceed with the investigation without a challenge to the evidence presented against him.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Pemberton thought we were real women’

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Under colorful lights and the influence of alcohol, things are not what they seem. And inside a motel room, realization of the truth can be deadly.

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

US still has custody of Pemberton despite transfer to PH military camp


Despite his transfer to a Philippine military camp, a US Marine suspected in the killing of a Filipino transgender will stay under the custody of the US, its embassy said in a statement.

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

‘The issue is the killing’

Members of Gabriela Women’s Party demand justice for slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude during Tuesday’s rally outside the Hall of Justice in Olongapo City. AFP PHOTO/NOEL CELIS

While recognizing the gender rights issue related to the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allegedly by a US Marine, the city prosecutor on Tuesday said she would focus on the “criminal aspect” in the preliminary investigation of the case.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »