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US, Australian embassies send foreign observers for polls

DUMAGUETE CITY  (PNA) – The embassies of the United States of America and Australia in Manila have sent some personnel to Negros Oriental to act as observers in Monday’s synchronized polls. Atty. Lionel Marco Castillano, acting provincial election supervisor of the Commission on...
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US gives PHL war vehicles

Manila, Philippines | AFP |  – The Philippines is receiving 114 armored vehicles donated by the United States, officials said Thursday, boosting the poorly-equipped military’s fight against various insurgent groups in the country. Washington has provided ally Manila with military...
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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...
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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...
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Militants picket SC, call for rejection of EDCA

MANILA (Mabuhay) — About a hundred protesters staged a rally in front of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday morning in time for the 24th anniversary of the Philippines’ rejection of the United States bases treaty. The protesters are from militant organization Bagong...
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US Marine offered plea deal

PHL court gives L/Cpl Pemberton chance to avoid murder trial that could net him 40 years in jail Olongapo , Philippines |AFP| – A Philippine court on Tuesday offered a plea bargain to a US marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina, according to lawyers, in a case that...
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PNP: No threats monitored this Christmas

MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it has not yet monitored any security threat this Christmas season. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor assured the public that the PNP continues to monitor the country’s lawless elements to ensure that no...
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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....
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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...
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US Marine charged with murder

By Joel Guinto Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday  – Philippine prosecutors on Monday charged a US Marine with murder over the death of a Filipino transgender woman, in a case that has fanned anti-American sentiment and tested close military ties. Private First Class Joseph Scott...