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DFA, German embassy not discussing Sueselbeck case

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 05:05 PM October 27, 2014


DFA spokesman Charles Jose. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Despite so much brouhaha caused by German national Marc Sueselbeck in the Philippines, who has been charged with being an “undesirable alien,” the German Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) have not made efforts to discuss the issue.

“The German Embassy has not contacted the DFA regarding Sueselbeck,” DFA spokesman assistant secretary Charles Jose replied in a text message after being asked Monday.


On whether the DFA has informed or plans to inform the German Embassy about Sueselbeck’s situation, Jose said: “No.”


Sueselbeck came to the Philippines to attend the wake of his fiancée, Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, who was allegedly murdered by US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton in Olongapo City last October 11, 2014.

Laude’s sister, Marilou, and Sueselbeck caused a commotion at Camp Aguinaldo after they climbed over a security fence to get to where Pemberton is currently being detained.

Sueselbeck then pushed the camp guard who tried to block his way.

He subsequently apologized to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) but the authorities are intent on pursuing charges against him for “unauthorized entry” and using physical force against a uniformed personnel.

The Bureau of Immigration prevented Sueselbeck from leaving the country Sunday due to pending “deportation case for undesirability.”

Sueselbeck had reportedly admitted his mistake and apologized for pushing the military personnel in Camp Aguinaldo.


“In hindsight, I admit it was a mistake and I hope you understand that what transpired was the frustration, [and the] extremely extraordinary mental pressure we all were in at that point, and fear for Marilou’s sake, aggravated by the insulting manner extended us by the Americans,” Sueselbeck had said.

Sueselbeck appealed to the government “to allow [him] to grieve and visit [Laude’s] grave in the future.”


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