Malacañang on Saturday welcomed the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to suspend its investigation into alleged human rights violations committed under the national anti-drug campaign but reiterated the Hague-based court “has no jurisdiction” over the… Read More
To prepare defense vs criminal court claim
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday vowed to prepare for his defense for the full-blown investigation that will be conducted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) into the crimes against humanity allegedly committed in his administration’s drug war.
He made the remark acknowledging how the public wanted him to retire from politics.
“Tanggap ko ang husga ng taongbayan. Simple lang, ayaw nila ako maglaro pa ng politka. Gusto nila umuwi na ako sa Davao at maghintay ako sa maraming dada ng dada diyan. I will prepare for my defense na yung ICC na ‘yan (I accept the judgment of the people. It’s simple, they don’t want me to play politics. They want me to return to Davao and wait for people to talk. I will prepare for my defense for the ICC),” he said in a late night public address.
He, however, warned the ICC against fabricating evidence against him.
“Huwag lang kayo mag(sinungaling). Kung totoo lang. Tutal may record naman. Huwag kayo magimbento na yung namatay ng malaria diyan icha-charge ninyo sa akin. Kalokohan na ‘yan. Hindi na justice ang hinahanap ninyo niyan (Don’t lie. Just rely on evidence. There are records. Do not fabricate to the point that you charge me over those who died of malaria. That’s nonsense. It might not be justice you’re seeking),” he added. Read More
Malacañang is firm that the Philippines will not allow the International Criminal Court (ICC) to conduct investigations on the country’s internal affairs under its sovereign laws.In his Palace press briefing on Monday, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said only the… Read More
September 20, 2021, 4:15 pm
MANILA – Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said there is no proof linking former Davao City mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte to the vigilante killings led by the Davao Death Squad (DDS) in his hometown.”I investigated the Davao Death Squads. I concluded, that while the… Read More
CallS on the Filipinos to defend President Rodrigo Duterte from critics and detractors supporting the ICC’s probe into his administration’s drug war.
September 19, 2021
MANILA – Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile said the International Criminal Court (ICC) probers should not be allowed to enter the Philippines to conduct a formal investigation into the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.“Pag punta dito, dapat wag papasukin sa bansa… Read More
September 16, 2021
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte remains unfazed by the latest move of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to conduct a formal investigation into his crackdown on illegal drugs, Malacañang said on Thursday.In an online press briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said… Read More
President Rodrigo Duterte cannot be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes alleged to have been committed in the country’s war on drugs because the ICC does not have jurisdiction in the country.
For this, Duterte will not cooperate with the ICC’s probe into the drug war, the Philippine President’s spokesman Salvador Panelo said.
Spokesman hits ICC’s ‘blatant’ interference in Philippine domestic affairs
September 16, 2021
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo slammed the “blatant and brazen” attempt of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to meddle in the Philippines’ domestic affairs, particularly its handling of the rampant illegal drug trade in the country.This, after… Read More
Duterte “will not cooperate since first of all, the Philippines has left the Rome statute, so the ICC no longer has jurisdiction over the country,” Panelo said on Thursday in a radio interview. “The government will not let in any ICC member to collect information and evidence here in the Philippines, they will be barred entry.”