AFP to investigate Camp Aguinaldo scene of Sueselbeck, Laude sister

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines will launch an investigation to find out if there were any lapses in the supposed breach of security by the fiance and the sister of slain Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude at Camp Aguinaldo grounds last Wednesday. “We will...

AFP to take action over ‘misbehavior’ of Laude’s German fiancé

MANILA, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Thursday said it will submit a letter to the German Embassy and the Bureau of Immigration over the supposed “misbehavior” of German national Marc Sueselbeck, the fiancé of slain transgender woman Jeffr...

Unruly events a ‘media circus’ US envoy

Goldberg says they want justice served for murder victim MANILA, Oct 23 (Mabuhay) – United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg on Thursday scored what he called a “media circus” involving the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, saying that is not the way to...

Aquino: ‘Farfetched’ to junk VFA to stop crime involving Pinoys, Americans

MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said it would be “farfetched” to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States for the purpose of stopping crimes involving Filipinos and Americans. “If we abrogate the VFA, does that...

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...

Pemberton detained at Camp Aguinaldo

MANILA (Mabuhay) — US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, was transferred on Wednesday to a facility inside the Armed Forces of the Philippines headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo after the...

Jeffrey Laude’s mom willing to forgive slay suspect

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The mother of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude said she is willing to forgive the US serviceman accused of killing her child, but vowed to continue her family’s fight for justice. Julita Laude said she may forgive US Marine Private First Class...

Despite challenges, US-PH ties will remain strong, says envoy

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Despite calls to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the alleged the murder of a Filipino transgender by a US Marine, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg on Monday said he was certain that the two countries’ relationship will remain strong. “As I...

‘Terminate VFA if US won’t hand over Pemberton’: Bayan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The government should terminate the Visiting Forces Agreement should the United States refuse to hand over US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, the suspect in the killing of transgender Filipino Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, to local authorities, a...

HR lawyer as slain transgender kin’s counsel vs. US Marine

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A human rights lawyer will be the counsel of the family of a transgender woman killed in Olongapo City earlier this month. Lawyer Harry Roque Jr. will represent the family of Jeffrey Laude, also known as Jennifer, in the case to be filed against a US Marine...