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...

Ex-DOJ exec, Daniel Smith lawyer expected homicide conviction of Pemberton

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A former Department of Justice official, who served as lawyer of Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, said the homicide conviction of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton did not come to him as a surprise. Former Justice Undersecretary Jose Justiniano admitted that...

Drilon confident guilty verdict on Pemberton won’t affect PHL-US relations

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Franklin Drilon believes the Olongapo City court’s guilty verdict on the slay case of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton will not affect the country’s relationship with the US. “I am confident that the decision will...

Guilty verdict for US Marine

Pemberton sentenced to 6-12 years in slay of transgender in PHL OLONGAPO CITY, Zambales, Dec 1 (Mabuhay) – The Olongapo City court on Tuesday found US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton guilty of homicide for the October 2014 death of Filipino transgender Jeffr...

Int’l complaint vs US Marine eyed if acquitted: lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A lawyer of the Laude family believes an international criminal complaint may be filed against US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton if he is acquitted here in the Philippines for the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude. Virgie Suarez, the legal...

Int’l complaint vs Pemberton eyed if acquitted — lawyer

MANILA, Oct 21 (Mabuhay) — A lawyer of the Laude family believes an international criminal complaint may be filed against US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton if he is acquitted here in the Philippines for the killing of transgender Jennifer Laude. Virgie Suarez,...

From the PHL to U.S., Pinoys remember Jennifer Laude one year after her death

We want to honor your life by remembering. Remembering so many others who continue to suffer from transphobia and hate violence. Remembering too many lives that have been taken by U.S. militarization in the Philippines. Remembering all those who have been harmed and dehumanized...

Defense to present forensic expert as last witness in Laude murder case

MANILA (Mabuhay) — The defense for Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton will present Tuesday forensic expert Dr. Raquel Fortun as its last witness, in the hopes of establishing that the US servicemen did not kill the Filipino transgender woman Jeffrey...

US Marine fought but did not murder Laude: lawyer

OLONGAPO, Philippines | AFP |    – A US Marine accused of murder told a Philippine court Monday he fought with and subdued a transgender Filipina in self-defence but denied murdering her, his lawyer said. Eight months after he was charged over the death of Jennifer Laude, Joseph...

Pemberton admits choking Laude to death

MANILA (Mabuhay) – US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton admitted on Monday that he choked Jennifer Laude to death after learning that she was also a “man.” Pemberton made the admission during the hearing on Laude’s murder at the Olongapo City Regional Trial Court Branch 74....