ROQUE: President did not erase conviction. Pemberton is still a murderer MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has granted absolute pardon to US Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton who was convicted for the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude, … Continue reading Duterte grants absolute pardon to Pemberton
The abrogation of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the United States has been suspended upon President Rodrigo Duterte’s instruction, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on June 2. Locsin posted on Twitter a diplomatic note dated June 1 … Continue reading LOCSIN: Abrogation of VFA suspended
Against bill asking Supreme Court to rule on VFA termination Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Monday joined six other senators who abstained from voting on Senate Resolution (SR) 337 asking the Supreme Court (SC) to rule on whether or not … Continue reading Go defends PRRD’s move to terminate VFA
“We’ll save a lot of money” US President Donald Trump is unperturbed by the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the Philippines. “I really don’t mind. If they would like to do that, that’s fine. We’ll save a … Continue reading TRUMP UNFAZED BY DUTERTE’S TERMINATIION OF VISITING FORCES AGREEMENT (VFA)
By ROGER M. BALANZA Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has revived speculations that the United States could be behind the wave of terror in Mindanao to justify the presence of American troops in the country. On television Sunday, Duterte recalled the bomb blast here nearly a decade ago that had an American national, widely reported as an “American agent, ” losing his limb in a premature bomb explosion inside his room in a hotel in downtown Davao City. EVERGREEN HOTEL in downtown Davao City where suspected American terrorist Michael Meiring could planned his bombing missions and hid his bombs … Continue reading Duterte: Is the US behind Mindanao bombings?
US bullies in Zamboanga THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists of the Philippines condemns the arrogant and totally illegal manner by which supposedly visiting American soldiers ordered Zamboanga City-based journalists to stop taking footage while the latter were covering a visit by retired general Edilberto Adan, executive director of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) Commission, last Monday. Adan’s visit, which included the headquarters of the US military’s Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines inside the Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), is in line with Sec. 3c of Executive Order No. 199 mandating the VFA Commission to monitor the activities of foreign military … Continue reading Letter to the Editor