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PH, US want VFA to work, not amend it

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delrosario-goldberg

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 »

VFA, Edca hot topics over killing

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Sen. Joker Arroyo. FILE PHOTO

Can the Philippines still trust the United States to fulfill its commitments under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca)?

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

Family drops cremation plan for Jennifer Laude

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Jeffrey Laude, also known as Jennifer. FACEBOOK PHOTO

The family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude has decided to drop an initial plan to cremate her remains before she is buried on Friday.

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

De Lima notes some ambiguous provisions in VFA

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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 »

Laude’s German boyfriend, sister regret confronting soldiers

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Marc Susselbeck

The German boyfriend of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude said he erred when he confronted soldiers guarding a gate leading to the detention facility of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton in Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Wednesday.

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

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