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UP protesters burn US flag for Jennifer

REKINDLED FLAME The latest generation of UP Diliman students opposing US military presence in the country condemn the gruesome killing of transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allegedly by an American Marine, in a protest action on campus Friday. Raffy Lerma

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.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Catholic bishops: PH gov’t must pursue case vs US soldier for transgender slay

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Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 […]

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Protesters storm US embassy, demand junking of VFA, Edca

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US embassy rally

Police blocked protesters on Tuesday as they try to penetrate the embassy of the United States of America along Roxas Boulevard in Manila.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH offers US use of bases

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The Philippines has agreed to allow the United States access to the country’s military bases under a new security deal being negotiated by the two allies, amid mounting concern over China’s increasing assertiveness in the disputed waters of the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea).

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Tubbataha Reef incident: ‘What’s gov’t going to do?’

The militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said that the incident at Tubbataha involving the Guardian raised more questions against the unhampered entry and permanent presence of US forces in the country under the VFA.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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