ICC pre-trial chamber authorizes start of probe into Duterte’s drug war

Zacarian Sarao 09/16/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has approved the start of the probe into the crimes against humanity cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte in connection with the drug war…

Above the law

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 08/19/2021

Under our democratic and republican system of government as enshrined in the 1987 Constitution, Congress enacts, amends, or repeals a law, the President executes the law, and the Judiciary declares a law void if it contravenes the…

On final Sona, Duterte repeats campaign promise to ‘kill people who destroy PH’

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 07/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte again mentioned his often-repeated campaign promise to kill people who would “destroy the country,” even telling the International Criminal Court (ICC) to record and use his statements in his last State…

Extrajudicial confessions and EJKs

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 06/24/2021

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has a pending request for authority from a Pre-Trial Chamber of the ICC to commence an investigation on charges of alleged crimes against humanity of murder arising from President…

The ICC Prosecutor’s submission

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 06/17/2021

On June 14, 2021, Prosecutor Ms. Fatou Bensouda formally requested the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for authority to commence an investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs for possible crimes against humanity…

‘Duterte may face arrest after ICC ends probe’

Delfin Mallari Jr. - Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/08/2019

LUCENA CITY, Quezon City, Philippines — As the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ends next year the preliminary examination of the allegations of crimes against humanity against President Rodrigo Duterte, the tough-talking chief executive…

P288-B unsolicited project proposals for Cebu await action from Neda, other agencies

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines —Two unsolicited project proposals for Cebu with combined cost of about P288 billion are awaiting further action from the Investment Coordination Committee (ICC), according to a statement from the Nation Economic Development Authority (Neda).…

Lawyers urge Duterte to remain with ICC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2018

A GROUP of lawyers is urging President Duterte to reconsider his decision of withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) saying doing so would weaken the country’s defenses against internal and external threats. The appeal was made…

Lawyer tells Duterte: Don’t leave ICC

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/12/2018

  CEBU CITY–The withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court may leave the Philippines vulnerable to human rights abuses and impunity. The warning came from lawyer Gilbert Andres, deputy executive chief of the Center for…

Duterte didn’t admit hand in murders – Palace

Inquirer.net 10/01/2018

EJK ‘only sin’ remark won’t bolster ICC case, cause impeachment Malacañang has belittled claims that President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed admission that his “only sin is the extrajudicial killings” could bolster the case before the International Criminal Court…

NEDA-ICC urges DOTr to fast-track implementation of BRT

Morexette B. Erram 08/07/2018

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)-Investment Coordination Committee has once again urged the Department of Transportation (DOT) to expedite the implementation of the Cebu Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The BRT is part of the transport department’s…

Opposition senators to SC: Declare PH withdrawal from ICC ‘ineffective’

Inquirer.net 05/16/2018

Opposition senators on Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to declare as ineffective the Philippine government’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Philippine government notified the United Nations on March 17, 2018…

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