US ship holding Marine in Olongapo slay to stay in Subic

October 15, 2014 5:06 AM

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US ship holding Marine in Olongapo slay to stay in Subic

MANILA, Philippines — Five of the six United States Navy ships were cleared to leave Philippine waters late Tuesday, while the amphibious landing vessel USS Peleliu that holds the suspect in the slaying of a Filipino transgender was ordered to remain.

Retired Gen. Eduardo Oban, executive director of the Visiting Forces Agreement commission, said that the grounding of the American vessels has been lifted, while the Peleliu is further subject to investigation.

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