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Sister cities Olongapo City and VA beach unveil anchor of friendship

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Philippines and the United States further strengthened their friendship and people-to-people ties through a special dedication ceremony of the Kempsville Road – Princess Anne Intersection and the Philippine Sister Anchor of Friendship on 30 November 2015 in...
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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...
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US servicemen submit affidavit in Laude slay case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Three US servicemen who were with Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton in Ambyanz Disco in Olongapo City the night he met Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude went to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday to submit sworn statements in connection with...
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Fiscal denies pushing for Laude plea bargain deal

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Olongapo City chief prosecutor Emilie delos Santos denied suggesting a P21-million plea bargain deal in the Jennifer Laude murder case. Delos Santos told reporters in Olongapo that court records will prove there is no truth to accusations from Laude’s lawyers...
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VFA imperfect but necessary: Romulo

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario admitted Thursday that there are flaws in the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and United States, but said abrogating it at this time would interrupt the two allies’ ongoing defense cooperat...
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Absence of Pemberton’s fingerprint, DNA samples hurting Laudes’ case – lawyer

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The continued absence of US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton has started to baffle the family of Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, the transgender whom he allegedly murdered in Olongapo City last October 11. Pemberton should be made to appear even to...
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US Marine says no basis for murder charge: lawyer

OLONGAPO CITY (AFP) – A US Marine accused of killing a transgender woman in the Philippines said there was no basis to charge him with murder, his lawyer told state prosecutors on Monday, in the latest development in the politically charged case. Private First Class Joseph Scott...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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