MANILA — Members of progressive groups held a protest action on Oct. 16 in front of the US embassy in Manila to demand anew the scrapping of military agreements with the US, in light of the killing of Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude. “In the interest of justice, and in upholding our sovereignty, the Philippine government…
Day: October 17, 2014
Whenever she came home to Leyte, it was like a feast. Jennifer prepared food for all their neighbors as a way of sharing her blessings.
“Psychological studies conducted by the US Army, Marine Corps, Harvard University, and other agencies revealing alarming trends on the state of mental health of their troops are a matter of security concern to Filipino people especially with the expected entry of tens of thousands of these forces under EDCA.” – Bobby Tuazon, Director for Policy Studies, Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG)
This incident shows that the US-PH Visiting Forces Agreement is unmistakably an affront to the State’s sovereign power to enforce its laws within its territory and makes a mockery of our justice system.” – Makabayan bloc House Resolution no. 17