By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Jennifer Laude
“There would be no other way to best honor the memory of Jennifer Laude and boost the people’s cry for justice than by putting an end to the special treatment enjoyed by Pemberton and abrogating Edca, VFA.”
“There will never be justice for Laude unless Pemberton truly pays for his crimes.”
“The Aquino government does not recognize the rights of the LGBT, let alone respect them.”
“What kind of government is this that instead of ensuring complete justice for its own citizen who was victim of a hate crime at the hand of a US soldier, busies itself on how to protect the safety of the killer?”
“Six years into his term, Aquino has only galvanized the fact that those who expose state excesses and injustices are bound to suffer behind bars or face possible death sentence in the hands of his fascist forces.”
This is the second time that a US soldier is able to elude justice for committing a heinous crime against Filipino citizens here in our very own country.
“There remains the possibility that the VFA may again snag another convicted criminal from being penalized under the full extent of Philippine laws.”
“Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton should be jailed in the Philippines.”
“There will be rainbow protests of rage and indignation, if Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton flies home, scot-free.”
For 2014, President Aquino’s “righteous path” took another perverted turn as the Philippines signed a defense agreement with the US, signalling the return of US bases in the country.