A group of women organizations urged President Aquino to end the Visiting Forces Agreement on the fifth anniversary of the alleged rape of a Filipino woman by an American soldier taking part in military exercises at the Subic Bay Freeport on November 1, 2005.
US President Barack Obama’s appointment of a new envoy to the Philippines to replace Ambassador Kristie Kenney augurs well for the two countries’ relations, Malacañang said Saturday.
It's like Smith all over again, but worse. News about the prison transfer of Francisco Juan “Paco” Larrañaga came like deja vu to lawyer Evalyn Ursua, who prosecuted and initially won a rape case against American Lance Corporal Daniel Smith until he was acquitted by the Court of Appeals.
The Supreme Court en banc has charged a Court of Appeals employee with simple neglect of duty in connection with the leak of a decision acquitting an American marine or rape.
The abduction of a Filipino-American citizen by suspected members of the military, as well as the latest rape case of a Filipina allegedly by a United States serviceman, should be among the issues at the forefront of discussions between the defense secretaries of the two countries.