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Mom testifies for US Marine charged with murder

OLONGAPO, Philippines | AFP |  – A US Marine charged with murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines put his mother on the witness stand to start his defense Monday, lawyers said. Lisa Pemberton testified to the “good character” of her son Joseph Scott Pemberton at the...
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Pemberton refuses to enter plea in murder raps

MANILA (Mabuhay) — US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton refused to enter a plea in the murder charges the government filed in connection with the death of transgender woman Jennifer Laude. In his arraignment on Monday, the Olongapo Regional Trial Court entered a ”not...
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SC denies Laude plea to intervene in EDCA cases

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Supreme Court has denied a bid from the family of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude to intervene in the pending cases against the controversial Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the US. “We deny the Motion to...
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Carmina, Richard had falling out over Rustom

MANILA (Mabuhay) — “They made a choice to let me go.” These were Carmina Villaroel’s words in recalling her bitter departure from the ABS-CBN sitcom “Palibhasa Lalake,” following a disagreement with her fellow cast members, including Richard...
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Palace: Proper procedures to be followed in deporting Laude BF

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Malacañang on Saturday assured the public the proper procedures will be followed in the prospective deportation of the German fiance of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude. Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma Jr. said...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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