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…

C4HR to submit accounts on EJK to ICC

Rosalie O. Abatayo 04/22/2018

A multi-sectoral human rights movement in Cebu is preparing accounts on the alleged extra judicial killings in the Philippines for submission to the International Criminal Court (ICC). “This is to show that the “War on drugs” is…

ICC and PH: Who is weaponizing what?

JASON BAGUIA 03/20/2018

The Republic of the Philippines, according to its President, is withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC) because, again according to the same Chief Executive, it is a European Union invention. President Rodrigo Duterte also said the…

Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Inquirer.net 03/18/2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit a treaty underpinning the International Criminal Court which is examining his deadly drug war. Duterte lashed out at the war crimes tribunal…

Withdrawal from ICC to put PH into ‘quagmire of impunity’ — CenterLaw

Inquirer.net 03/15/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to withdraw from the treaty that establishes the International Criminal Court (ICC) would plunge the country “deeper into the quagmire of impunity,” a human rights lawyers’ group said on Thursday. Center for International…

Decongesting cities

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/28/2017

Billions worth of infrastructure projects under the “build, build, build” thrust of the government is a welcome development in Cebu since these are expected to decongest Metro Cebu particularly, cities like Cebu and Mandaue. Roy Soledad, head…

CPA stands by authority over ports amid suspected political maneuvers

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/24/2016

A Cebu Port Authority (CPA) official has asserted his office’s mandate following reports of investment pledges from a Chinese company to help a Filipino firm in its international port project in Cebu on the very same site…

CPA to push through with its port project despite JV deal

Victor Anthony V. Silva 09/30/2016

The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) will pursue its proposed international container port project in Consolacion town even after the municipal government signed an agreement with a private developer to build a similar facility in the area. CPA…

DTI told to monitor prices of holiday goods

Victor Anthony V. Silva 11/29/2015

THE Cebu Provincial Board (PB) asked the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to monitor prices of food items during the holiday season. In a resolution approved during their regular session last week, PB Member Arleigh Sitoy…

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