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Lingerie show at 2014 Miss ChinaPhilippines disappointed over U.S. decision not to give up custody on Marine charged with murder(Xinhua)    21:08, December 17, 2014Email|Print|Comments      twitter    facebook    Sina Microblog    reddit    Increases the bookmarkdiggGoogleDeliciousbuzzfriendfeedLinkedindiigostumbleuponQzoneQQ MicroblogMANILA, Dec. 17 -- The Philippine government expressed disappointment on Wednesday over the U.S. decision rejecting Manilas request to turn over to its custody an American serviceman charged for murdering a Filipino transgender.Quoting Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said the Aquino administration expects Washington to honor its obligations under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and ensure that Joseph Scott Pemberton is made available for all required appearances before the appropriate Philippine authorities as related to the investigation and trial concerning the allegations with which the U.S. Marine has been charged."We are disappointed that the U.S. has chosen to invoke their rights under the VFA to maintain custody of the accused," he said.But Lacierda said Pemberton will remain detained in sovereign Philippine territory, and the Armed Forces of the Philippines will actively participate in ensuring that he remains in the agreed detention facility."We will continue to make the necessary representations in support of the judicial process. We will also remain vigilant in ensuring that the U.S. continues to remain faithful to their obligations under the VFA, to ensure that justice is obtained," he said.Pemberton, 19, is accused of murdering Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude, 26, a Filipino transgender woman, on Oct. 21 in a motel in northern Philippine city of Olongapo.On Tuesday, the Olongapo City Prosecutors Office issued a warrant of arrest against Pemberton.(For the latest China news, Please follow Peoples Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Bianji)Email|Print|Comments      twitter    facebook    Sina Microblog    reddit    Increases the bookmarkdiggGoogleDeliciousbuzzfriendfeedLinkedindiigostumbleuponQzoneQQ MicroblogAdd your commentName:SubmitViewRelated readingHagel, like US, couldn’t fix global crises aloneIn pictures: Ice Beat Factory in the Philippines U.S. condemns terror attack in JerusalemU.S military anti-Ebola team begins training2 killed in shooting in Houston, U.S.US has to face own human rights crisisChina urges Philippines to find kidnappers of Chinese citizen Deathtoll of ferry sinking in C. Philippines rises to 6Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits S. PhilippinesLeftist rebels hold 40 hostages in S. Philippines: officialsWe RecommendJoint anti-piracy drill
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