Laude family is asking for PhP200 million for the death of Filipino transgender Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude from the camp of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton. Jeffrey’s sister Marilou said the amount is still not enough but this will stand as warning for other American servicemen.
According to Laude family, P100 million is for the agony their family went through for the cruel death of Jeffrey and the other P100 million for civil damages.
“P100 million moral and P100 million exemplary as civil damages,” Attorney Harry Roque, family’s counsel told GMA News Online.
Trial of US Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton is being held at Olongapo Regional Trial Court as a marathon trial every Monday and Tuesday weekly. Visiting Forces Agreement says that local courts have one year to complete a legal proceedings.