Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton has refused to apologize for his crime even after President Rodrigo Duterte set him free.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s pardon of Joseph Scott Pemberton renewed calls for termination of defense agreements between the Philippines and the U.S.
The high-profile case has highlighted the uneasy US-Philippine diplomatic relationship.
Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted after killing Jennifer Laude, a Filipino trans woman, in 2014.
Observers Question Duterte’s Ability to Lead After He Revealed He Has a Chronic Illness That May Lead to Cancer
The Philippine president made the revelation after much speculation over his health.
Experts question Russia’s rushed approval of the vaccine but Duterte said he has “great trust” in the country’s COVID-19 studies and would “get injected in public.”
Experts say a strong reliance on tough lockdowns and a militaristic approach, without focus on other preventative measures, is a lethal combination – as seen in how poorly the Philippine government handled previous months of the pandemic.
In his nearly two-hour State of the Nation Address riddled with contradictions and ironies, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte laid future plans to continue to exert his power against those he considers enemies.
Duterte Personally Asked Xi Jinping for COVID-19 Vaccines, As He Praised His Own Govt’s Pandemic Approach
The Philippine President made the bold claim during his 2020 State of the Nation Address, amid growing concerns over his administration’s pandemic management and foreign policy shift towards China.
The Philippines Said COVID-19 Patients Will Get 'Vacations' in Quarantine. Here's Why Everyone's Worried.
Those 'vacations' aren't exactly voluntary, with neighbors and family members encouraged to inform on positive cases. And then there's the whole extrajudicial killings thing.
The feared anti-terror bill in the Philippines will lapse into law in a week’s time.
Philippines Police Captain Forces LGBTQ+ People to Kiss and Perform a ‘Sexy Dance’ for Violating Coronavirus Curfew
The whole thing was streamed on Facebook Live.