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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 »

We are a Guantanamo

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Not in recent memory has our government been subjected to intensely sustained political and diplomatic pressure on US bases except during the incumbencies of the first and second Aquino administrations.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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