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Laude’s killing not an isolated case

Here we are, slaves to this day—slaves in the land that you gave to our ancestors to enjoy its fruit and its good gifts (Nehemiah 9:36).

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Focus on the killing

The Inquirer headline said it all: “The issue is the killing.” Olongapo City Prosecutor Emilie Fe de los Santos correctly reminds us: “What is clear is that a person is dead. … Let’s put an end to the issue that there is bias in the gender. There’s no gender issue here. The issue is: Somebody got killed.”

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Transempire

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The murder of Jennifer Laude in Olongapo, with a US Marine being held as the suspect, has resulted in a term, “transgender,” being used all over the media often with some confusion.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

‘Extraordinary’ killing

The killing of Jeffrey/Jennifer Laude, the 26-year-old transgender woman found dead in an Olongapo motel last weekend, should be condemned in the strongest terms. It has been described as a hate crime, a death sentence passed on her for choosing a sexual orientation that strays from the mainstream. (We use the feminine pronoun in acknowledgement of her choice.)

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

Thoughts on a toilet-bowl murder

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The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) between the Philippines and the United States will again be put to the test with the killing of Jeffrey/Jennifer Laude, a transgender, as media reports describe him/her.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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