Members of an LGBT group gather for a protest on Tuesday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pardoned US soldier Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted of killing Filipino transgender woman. Photo: Reuters
Members of an LGBT group gather for a protest on Tuesday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pardoned US soldier Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted of killing Filipino transgender woman. Photo: Reuters

Pardon of US Marine in Philippines may be linked to coronavirus vaccine access, says Duterte spokesman

  • President is ‘upholding higher national interest’, says Harry Roque when asked for his ‘personal take’ on controversial move
  • American soldier Joseph Scott Pemberton was in jail for killing Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude

Topic |   Coronavirus vaccine
Members of an LGBT group gather for a protest on Tuesday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pardoned US soldier Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted of killing Filipino transgender woman. Photo: Reuters
Members of an LGBT group gather for a protest on Tuesday after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pardoned US soldier Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was convicted of killing Filipino transgender woman. Photo: Reuters
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