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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 »

Aquino: No need to junk VFA

‘YESTERDAY’S HEROES’  President Aquino graces the 70th anniversary of the Leyte Gulf Landing at MacArthur Landing Memorial National Park in Candahug, Palo, Leyte province, on Monday. The event’s theme, “Leyte 1944, Leyte 2014: Yesterday’s Heroes, Today’s Inspiration on the Road to Recovery,” recalls the role of American troops led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur during World War II, when his promise, “I shall return,” became some sort of a battle cry.  RYAN LIM/MALACAÑANG PHOTO

President Aquino on Monday rejected calls for the abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the killing of a transgender Filipino allegedly by a US Marine in Olongapo City more than a week ago.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fight for custody, Escudero prods gov’t officials

Sen. Francis Escudero: I don’t see the fire. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Where’s the burning anger and righteous indignation from Philippine government officials?

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

Laude counsel says ‘US spy’ on his trail

Lawyer Harry Roque. Photo by RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net

Is an “American spy” stalking Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude’s lead lawyer?

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

US to produce Marine sought over murder of transgender Filipino

Protesters, mostly supporters of LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexuals and Transgenders) shout slogans during a rally at the Department of Foreign Affairs to demand justice for the killing of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude with a U.S. Marine as a possible suspect Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines.

The United States said Saturday it would comply with a Philippine prosecutor’s order to produce a murder suspect and four other US Marines in the investigation into the killing of a transgender Filipino sex worker.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »