A quest for justice

The quest for justice being sought by family and friends of Jeffrey “Jennifer Laude, a Filipino transgender slain last year by a 19-year old American serviceman, is far from over. There appears to be a slim chance that the Laude family will get the kind of justice that they hope...

Sotheby’s appraises Marcos jewels

MANILA (Mabuhay) — International art auctioneer Sotheby’s on Friday appraised the 760 pieces of the Marcos jewelry collection confiscated by the government, following the appraisal conducted by auction house Christie’s earlier this week. Conducted at the Bangko Sentra...

Ex-SexBomb Girl seeks court protection order vs husband

Former SexBomb Girls member Sugar Mercado is seeking a court protection order against her estranged husband, Kristofer Jay Go, and his parents. Mercado also filed a criminal case against Go for violation of the Republic Act 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act...

DOJ defends move to place Akmad Ampatuan under WPP

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) defended its move to place former Datu Salibo, Maguindanao Mayor Akmad Ampatuan under its custody by virtue of his Witness Protection Program (WPP) coverage. Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said Akmad is a “key...

Danish cops nab 10 over PHL online child sex abuse

Copenhagen, Denmark |AFP|  – Danish police on Wednesday arrested 10 men and raided their homes on suspicion that they paid for watching the live-streaming of children being sexually abused in the Philippines. “They have been questioned and a number of computers, phones and...

Onemig to wife: See you in court

Former Kapamilya actor Onemig Bondoc is taking his battle against estranged wife, French-Filipina model and part-time actress Valerie Bariou, to court. Bondoc confirmed that he filed a case at the Quezon City Hall of Justice against Bariou to get the full custody of his two...

US Marine: PHL has no case

Pemberton asks court to dismiss criminal charges Manila, Philippines  – A US Marine facing trial for the murder of a Filipina transgender woman urged the Philippine Department of Justice on Monday to dismiss the case against him. In a petition filed with the department, the...

Initiate VFA revision on custody and detention provisions, Drilon urges Palace, DFA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon on Thursday urged Malacañang and the Department of Foreign Affairs to initiate the revision of the Philippines’ Visiting Forces Agreement with the United States particularly on the pact’s custody and detention provisions....

DOJ: Murder case calls for PHL custody over Pemberton

MANILA, Dec 17 (Mabuhay) – The Visiting Forces Agreement between provided for the Philippines asking for sole custody of a US serviceman in conflict with the country’s laws in “extraordinary” situations, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said on Wednesday. De Lima said Filipino...

Aquino: No kid glove treatment for US Marine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said that US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of Filipina transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, is not be treated with kid gloves. At a forum, Aquino described Pemberton’s...