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U.P. community remembers death of Jennifer Laude, calls for passage of SOGIE bill

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:10 PM

'Justice for all trans lives! Stop killing us! SOGIE Equality now!'

The UP community calls for justice for the death of Jennifer Laude and appeals to Senate to pass the SOGIE Equality bill. Photo by Christian Carlo Acilo/Rappler

Jennifer Laude documentary 'Call Her Ganda' screens at Cinema '76

Mar 15, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The documentary tells the story of Laude from the perspectives of her mother, her lawyer, and a transgender journalist

CALL HER GANDA. The documentary on Jennifer Laude is screening now in Manila. Screenshot from YouTube.com/OfficialBGP

#InspireCourage: Little acts of kindness captivate netizens in Christmas 2018

Dec 28, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Little acts of kindness go a long way this Christmas 2018

'Call Her Ganda' screens on eve of Jennifer Laude's death anniversary

Oct 09, 2018 - 7:31 PM

PJ Raval's documentary explores Jennifer's violent death and its aftermath

CALL HER GANDA. Jennifer Laude's death and its aftermath is explored in a documentary by PJ Raval. Screenshot from Facebook.com/CallHerGanda

Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra wins Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The MSJO ties with Israel's Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna String Orchestra for the top prize

Photo by Miracle Romano

Rappler Talk: UP History's 1st female summa cum laude on tips for studying, success

Apr 14, 2018 - 4:03 PM

On Rappler Talk, Chiqui Agoncillo talks to MovePH's Raisa Serafica about her UP education, studying history, and the importance of liberal arts education

[OPINION] ICC: Complementarity, not exhaustion of remedies

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

If the ICC has to wait for the Duterte regime to investigate – which is not forthcoming at all – the ICC will never be able to act

Ombudsman pursues Matobato's Davao Death Squad complaint

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation

ARREST WARRANT. Edgar Matobato attends the Senate probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings, September 16, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CA upholds 10-year jail time for U.S. Marine who killed Jennifer Laude

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The Court of Appeals affirms the homicide ruling against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton and upholds the payment of P4 32 million to Jennifer Laude s family

MUGSHOT. The Court of Appeals has ruled with finality on a US Marine's killing of Filipino transgender woman, Jennifer Laude. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

Rappler Talk: UP summa cum laude from Marawi on breaking barriers, pushing for peace

Jun 29, 2017 - 3:39 PM

On Rappler Talk on Thursday 3:30 pm June 29 Ghodsinia talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz about the Maranao people – their plight and aspirations – from the point of view of the youth Bookmark this page

IN PHOTOS: Myrtle Sarrosa graduates cum laude from UP

Jun 25, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The former Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition winner earns a degree in BA Broadcast Communication

Kathy Bersola set to graduate summa cum laude from UP

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Bersola will earn her Bachelor in Sports Science degree with the highest honors after maintaining an overall weighted average grade of 1 18

SUMMA CUM LAUDE. Kathy Bersola is graduating with the highest honors. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UP student who hails from Marawi to deliver valedictory speech

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:23 AM

The 22 year old graduating student will speak on behalf of 36 summa cum laude students and 4 000 graduates

PROUD MARANAO. UP student Arman Ali Ghodsinia is expected to deliver the valedictory address during the 106th commencement exercise in UP Diliman. Photo from UP Diliman Information Office

Vitaliano Aguirre: 'Fake news king' to opposition, 'bright boy' to Duterte

Jun 11, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Aguirre says he would have wanted to settle for a quiet life, take care of his 6 grandchildren, tend to his bonsais, and resume scuba diving, but service beckoned

DOJ CHIEF. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II faces his latest controversy since being appointed chief of the Department of Justice (DOJ). Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 11, 2017

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:18 PM

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An aerial view of a section of the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, Australia, March 2017. Photo courtesy Ed Roberts/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies

SWS survey, Pemberton, Kuwaiti bombmaker | Evening wRap

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:35 PM

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Court affirms guilty verdict on US Marine in Jennifer Laude death

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:20 PM

The Court of Appeals rejects US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton s plea of self defense

APPEAL REJECTED. File photo of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton with local security forces. File photo by Rappler

Lascañas, Matobato were not the first DDS whistle-blowers

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The sworn affidavits of the 4 witnesses in 2009 cover the structure of the alleged death squad describe how the death contracts were carried out and elaborate on the practice of burying victims in the Laud quarry

Agriculture dep't hires Badjao magna cum laude to help sea gypsies

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:58 AM

The Department of Agriculture hires Roben Abdella to help handle the government s livelihood and education program for the country s sea gypsies

Jennifer Laude documentary receives Sundance funding

Nov 02, 2016 - 1:39 PM

Justice for Jennifer directed by award winning documentary filmmaker PJ Raval covers the death of Jennifer Laude and the trial that followed

'JUSTICE FOR JENNIFER.' PJ Raval's film about Jennifer Laude is funded by the Sundance Institute. Screengrab from Facebook/sundance

SC on Davao Death Squad case: PNP can search quarry for bodies

Sep 24, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The ruling made in November 2014 offers a new window of opportunity for the police and the Commission on Human Rights to now resume their investigation into the DDS

Pemberton sentence reduced

Apr 04, 2016 - 6:18 PM

The lawyer for the Laude family says stresses that the lighter penalty of 6 10 years imprisonment still disqualifies Pemberton from seeking early release through parole

MAXIMUM OF 10 YEARS. The Olongapo court reduces US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton's sentence from 12 to 10 years. In this file photo, Pemberton (center) is escorted by security as he arrives at a court in Olongapo city, Philippines, December 1, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Former UP Maroon JR Gallarza to graduate Magna Cum Laude

Feb 26, 2016 - 5:36 PM

The standout student athlete played 4 years for the Maroons with averages of 5 2 points and 4 1 rebounds a game

Contraceptives in PH, Pemberton’s appeal, Prince George | 6PM wRap

Jan 07, 2016 - 6:05 PM

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Laude case: Pemberton files appeal to reverse conviction

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:37 AM

UPDATED The American s lawyer also files a separate motion seeking a reduced sentence for the marine in the event that the acquittal is not granted

In this file photo, US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (C) is escorted by security as he arrives at a court in Olongapo city, Philippines, December 1, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Aquino defends cell for Pemberton amid renovation

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The US reportedly wants Pemberton’s detention cell in the Philippines to meet American standards

FOUND GUILTY. A handout picture released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines shows convicted US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (C) being escorted to his detention cell upon arrival at Camp Aguinaldo at suburban Quezon City, northeast of Manila, Philippines, on December 1, 2015. Photo courtesy of Armed Forces of the Philippines/EPA

Pemberton ruling draws mixed reactions online

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:32 PM

Here s what netizens are saying about the guilty verdict against the US Marine

Pemberton to return to Camp Aguinaldo

Dec 01, 2015 - 8:07 PM

UPDATED This comes after Pemberton s counsel filed an urgent motion asking the court to direct the US Marine s confinement to the custodial center instead of the New Bilibid Prison

CONVICTED. US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was found guilty of homicide in the death of Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude. Photo by Randy Datu/ Rappler

PH officials welcome Pemberton verdict, but some wary

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:21 PM

Leftist lawmakers fear the PH US Visiting Forces Agreement could still come into play

'JUSTICE FOR LAUDE.' Some government officials, including Vice President Jejomar Binay, welcome the conviction of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton for homicide. Rappler file photo

LOOKING BACK: Daniel Smith and the Subic rape case

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Pemberton s fate mirrors that of fellow US serviceman Daniel Smith who was implicated in the Subic rape case nearly a decade ago

HEARING. US Marines Staff Sergeant Dominic Duplantis (L) and Lance Corporal Daniel Smith leave the courtroom after their hearing on the Subic rape case in 2006. Photo by Mike Alquinto/EPA

Pemberton's conviction: 'Incomplete victory' for Laude family

Dec 01, 2015 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED The family of the slain transgender woman is dismayed that Pemberton was only convicted of homicide not murder

In this file photo, Julita Laude, mother of slain transgender Jennifer Laude, gets emotional during an interview while their lawyer Harry Roque looks on at the Department of Justice in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Pemberton guilty of homicide

Dec 01, 2015 - 3:57 PM

2ND UPDATE The ruling comes over a year after Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude was found dead

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Seizing the moment: Preparing for Obama’s trip to Manila

Nov 01, 2015 - 11:00 AM

For Aquino the remaining months of his administration offer a legacy opportunity to institutionalize defense and national security mechanisms to protect the sovereignty of the Philippines

TREATY ALLIES. President Aquino and US President Barack Obama during his state visit to Manila in April 2014. Malacañang Photo

Pemberton faces deportation

Oct 21, 2015 - 2:05 PM

The deportation order will only be implemented upon the clearance of the Olongapo court hearing the murder case against the US Marine accused of killing Jennifer Laude

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Women at the top

Sep 01, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The shortage of economic and employment opportunities for women remain the areas that need improvement

Pemberton admission, Enrile returns, Lina defends customs | 6PM wRap

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:04 PM

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Pemberton admits strangling Laude 'in self defense' – lawyer

Aug 24, 2015 - 3:27 PM

Private lawyer for the Laude family Harry Roque says Joseph Scott Pemberton testified he did this after learning that Jeffrey Jennifer Laude had a penis

ACCUSED. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (2-R), accused in the murder of transgender Jennifer Laude, is escorted from a courtroom in Olongapo city, Philippines on 24 March 2015. Photo by Jun Dumaguing / EPA

Mother of US Marine Pemberton testifies in murder trial

Aug 17, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Lisa Pemberon said by court officials to be a 44 year old nurse is the first defense witness in the case of alleged murdered transgender Jeffrey Jennifer Laude

Joseph Scott Pemberton | Photo by Rappler

Private prosecutors accuse Pemberton camp of delaying trial

Aug 10, 2015 - 10:19 PM

Private prosecutors accuse lawyers of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton who is accused of the murder of Filipino transgender Jeffrey Jennifer Laude of delaying the trial after again failing to present witnesses

PROTEST. The mother of murder victim Jennifer Laude, Julita Cabillan (C), flanked by lawyers Virgie Suarez (L) and Harry Roque (R), uses a bullhorn as she joins protesters outside the Hall of Justice in the Philippine city of Olongapo on August 10, 2015, where the hearing for US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, accused of murdering transgender Filipina Laude, was supposed to take place. Photo by Jay Directo / AFP

‘True SONA,’ Ang vs Gozon, MH370 probe | 6PM wRap

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:36 PM

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Murder case vs Pemberton at risk of being downgraded to homicide

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:15 PM

Very vital evidence on the murder case against US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton was not admitted by the local court trying him a prosecutor says

US marine's turn to present evidence in Laude murder trial

Aug 03, 2015 - 9:24 AM

There are 17 more expected trial dates for the defense to present all counterevidence in the murder trial of transgender Filipina Jennifer Laude

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated 19 December 2014 released on 21 December 2014 by the Olongapo City Police Public Information Office (PIO) shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station in Olongapo city, north of Manila, Philippines. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

5 years of Aquino: Highs and lows

Jul 28, 2015 - 6:05 PM

Rappler looks back at the most criticized and most applauded statements and actions of President Aquino

LAST SONA. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III smiles during a signing ceremony between Philippine's Department of Trade (DTI) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on business promotion cooperation in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2015. File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Prosecution rests case in Pemberton trial

Jun 30, 2015 - 9:31 PM

On August 3 the defense will begin its presentation of evidence in the trial of Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino

ACCUSED. US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton (2-R), accused in the murder of transgender Jennifer Laude, is escorted from a courtroom in Olongapo city, Philippines on 24 March 2015. Photo by Jun Dumaguing / EPA

UP Visayas valedictorian: Gamitin ang talino para magsilbi sa bayan

Jun 29, 2015 - 11:24 AM

Ibinabahagi ni Raoul Manuel unang summa cum laude na nagtapos sa University of the Philippines Visayas ang kwento at karanasan niya bilang aktibista at Iskolar ng Bayan

US expert: Pemberton's fingerprint on condom wrapper

Jun 23, 2015 - 3:57 PM

US forensic experts testify at the murder trial of US Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton

MUGSHOT. A handout photo dated December 19, 2014 released by the Olongapo City Police shows US Marine Private First Class Joseph Pemberton at the Olongapo police station. Photo from EPA/PNP OLONGAPO-PIO

Why Caitlyn Jenner's story matters

Jun 04, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Transgender lives matter just like yours do Only when we get the legal and social recognition that we deserve will we stop sharing our stories

Screengrab from YouTube/Vanity Fair

Pemberton admission, Rohingya asylum, prison boxing | 12PM wRap

May 20, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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US Marine: Pemberton said he 'may have killed a he-she'

May 19, 2015 - 9:19 PM

UPDATED US Marine Lance Corporal Jairn Michael Rose testifies that his buddy Joseph Scott Pemberton told him in October that he might have choked to death a transgender