2 weeks Laude’s mom says Duterte promised her Pemberton won’t be freed under his term Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte apparently made a promise to the mother of slain Filipina transgender Jennifer Laude that the latter's killer, US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, would not be freed under his term. According to Julita Laude, Duterte even gave them financial aid as he was apparently happy that the Laude family pursued the case against Pemberton, despite alleged pressures to enter into a settlement. Julita, in a message sent by lawyer Virginia Suarez who was a member of the family's counsel, said that the assurance was given some time in 2017 --- three years before ... more