- The family of Jennifer Laude expressed hurt feelings at the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte where he pardoned U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton
- The President pardoned Pemberton after the latter was convicted of killing Jennifer
- The mom of Jennifer, Julita Laude, stated that Duterte was even the one who gave them financial help because the President was "happy" that they fought for the case
- She also said that Duterte promised that he would not let the U.S. soldier go free while he's in power
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The mother of slain Jennifer Laude, Julita Laude, expressed how hurt they were at the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte in granting pardon to Pemberton.
CNN revealed that a statement sent to the media by the family through its lawyer narrated what the family felt.
"Siya (Duterte) pa mismo nagbigay ng tulong pinansyal nuon dahil masaya raw siya na pinakipaglaban namin ang kaso," went the statement.
In Inquirer, the lady said that PRRD promised that Pemberton will not be freed under his term. "Sabi niya na hangga't siya raw ang nakaupo, hinding hindi niya papayagan na makalaya si Pemberton," the statement added.
In addition, she also said that it must be revealed that she felt hurt.
"Sabihin mo po sa media na sumama ang loob ko," the statemetn ended.
Rappler also stated that Duterte gave cash assistance to the Laude family several times.
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This is not the first time that Duterte was criticized. Celebrities also went on expressing their criticism of the government especially when ABS-CBN was shut down. One of these was Angelica Panganiban. She has received a lot of bashing after she revealed that she voted for Pres. Duterte.
She also spoke out against the shutdown of ABS-CBN and was very opinionated against those who paved the way for the none renewal of its franchise.
Angelica Panganiban is a Filipina actress and endorser. She has done tons of movies and was with ABS-CBN.
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