US Secretary of State John Kerry assured the Philippines that no special treatment was being sought for an American marine who is charged with the murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipino outside a former U.S. Navy base, reports ABS-CBN News.
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NEW YORK CITY - Dozens of Filipino activists and members of the transgender community showed up at the Philippine Consulate in New York to show their support for Jennifer Laude, the transgender woman slain inside a motel in Olongapo City on October 11, reports ABS-CBN News. The suspect, Joseph Pemberton, is a US Marine stationed in the Philippines under the Visiting Forces Agreement or VFA.
A new online registration system for absentee voters will make its debut in Madrid, Spain, in November to encourage greater participation among overseas Filipino voters in the 2016 elections. Called the iRehistro Project, applicants may schedule their time for registration at www.irehistro.com or www.comelec.gov.ph for 30 days starting November 3, reports GMA News.
Beer drinkers in the United States, including Filipinos, can now drink their favorite beer cooled to perfection using revolutionary technology invented by three beer-loving Filipinos. BBZ International Inc., a 100-percent Filipino-owned company, is behind Beer Below Zero, the revolutionary technology that enhances the taste of beer by serving it at what is deemed as the perfect temperature, reports Inquirer.net.
LAS VEGAS , Nevada — Filipino chess grandmaster Wesley So outplayed Webster University teammate Roby Robson of the United States in the finals to capture the $100,000 first prize in the Millionaire Chess Open championships at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, reports Inquirer.net.