Duterte grants US Marine LCpl Pemberton ‘absolute pardon’ – Locsin

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President Rodrigo Duterte has granted United States Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton “absolute pardon”, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Locsin, Jr. said September 7.

“Cutting matters short over what constitutes time served, and since where he was detained was not in the prisoner’s control—and to do justice—the President has granted an absolute pardon to Pemberton. Here at the Palace,” Secretary Locsin said in a Twitter post.