A United States Marine is detained on the "USS Peleliu", which is docked in Subic Bay, Philippines, after he allegedy murdered Filipino transgender woman Jennifer Laude.
A court in the Philippines finds 28 people, including former Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. and his brother, former Governor Zaldy Ampatuan, guilty of murder for their roles in the Maguindanao massacre, and sentences them to life imprisonment (40 years).
A bill protecting the rights of LGBT in the Philippines is finally up for debate 17 years after being first introduced in the upper legislature with the 2014 killing of a transwoman as the reason for its urgency.
A Japanese Navy submarine makes a port call in the Philippines, the first in fifteen years, in a show of growing military cooperation amid tension triggered by China's growing assertiveness in the South China Sea. It was escorted into the former U.S. Naval Base at Subic Bay by two Japanese destroyers on a tour of Southeast Asia.
An indigenous Lumad child dies in an evacuation center while the Philippine Senate investigates the alleged September 1 murders of an indigenous Lumad family and the alleged rape of an indigenous Manobo girl by soldiers and militiamen of the Philippine Army.
Human Rights Watch and the Philippine Commission on Human Rights condemn the murders of an indigenous Lumad family and the rape of an indigenous Manobo girl by soldiers and militiamen of the Philippine Army under the guise of fighting a communist rebellion.