‘No broken promise’: Palace says Duterte never met with Laude family

Duterte grants ‘absolute pardon’ to Pemberton

“What do you mean by ‘absolute pardon?’ Ibig sabihin, makalalaya na si Pemberton. Wala na pong issue kung siya ba ay entitled sa GCTA (good conduct time allowance). Binura na po ng presidente ang kung ano pa ang parusa na dapat ipapataw kay Pemberton” Palace spokesman Harry Roque said.

Roque hits court order to release US marine convicted in Laude killing

Roque hits court order to release US marine convicted in Laude killing

“Hindi naman pupuwede na trinato na parang hayop iyong kababayan natin, tapik lang sa kamay ang parusa…. Iyong ginawa po ni judge na siya na ang nagdesisyon kung paano siya bibigyan ng credit for good conduct is an instance of judicial overreach,” Roque, former lawyer of the Laude family, said in a Palace briefing.