By Maila Ager
Senate President Franklin Drilon called on the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday to initiate a review of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States to revise its provisions on the detention and custody of a person accused in a foreign land.
By Allan Macatuno
Forty days after transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude was found dead inside a motel here, her relatives said they felt like grappling in the dark as they awaited the prosecution panel to charge the suspect, a US serviceman, in court.
Members of the UP community burned a mock flag of the United States on campus Friday to express indignation over the killing of a Filipino transgender woman allegedly by an American soldier—and over President Benigno Aquino III’s continuing “silence” on the gruesome crime.
By Tina G. Santos
MANILA, Philippines — Catholic bishops urged the government to pursue the case against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City. “The case must be pursued. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) are not licenses for Americans to commit crimes in the Philippines,” said Sorsogon […]
By Nestor Corrales
Police blocked protesters on Tuesday as they try to penetrate the embassy of the United States of America along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.