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PH Gov't should insist on Pemberton's Custody

Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate today said that the Philippine government should insist on the custody of US Marine Joseph Scott Pemberton.

“The Philippine government should override the U.S. refusal to turn over custody of Pemberton because the U.S. position is a violation of our criminal laws and disregards the jurisdiction of the Philippine courts and law enforcement authorities over crimes committed in the Philippines and against Filipinos,” said Senior Deputy Minority Leader Colmenares.

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Makabayan is a political coalition of twelve Philippine progressive parties: Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Gabriela, Kabataan, Courage, Migrante, ACT-Teachers, Katribu, Akap Bata, Piston, Kalikasan at Aking Bikolnon . The council also includes personages in the field of arts, governance, mass media and people’s organizations. READ MORE

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