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Drilon urges DFA to revise VFA


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.

Posted: December 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Jennifer’s family, supporters launch campaign for justice


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.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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

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

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 »