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Murder Case Snags Flourishing US-Philippines Security Relations

The head of the Philippine military says a United States marine’s link to the weekend murder of a transgendered Filipino will not affect the two country’s security relations.  The incident happened two days before a meeting of the two countries’ mutual defense and security engagement boards. Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gregorio Catapang said the military was supporting the investigation into Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton.  But he also said he felt...

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