Philippines

Ex-Senate president wants ICC declared persona non grata

  Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (File photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – 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 (If ICC will … Continue reading

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Duterte says he’s not afraid of ICC

President Rodrigo Duterte (Presidential Photographers Division) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night said he is not afraid of suffering the consequences of his administration’s anti-illegal drugs campaign, saying his administration is just doing what is right for the greater good. Duterte rejected the remark made by former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV that … Continue reading

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International Criminal Court report on Philippine anti-drug campaign ‘unfair, one-sided’: PDEA

By Christopher Lloyd Caliwan   (PNA file photo) MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday questioned the basis of the report of the International Criminal Court (ICC) citing a “reasonable basis” to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed under the Philippine government’s anti-illegal drug campaign. In a statement, the … Continue reading

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Palace thanks Russia for comment on PH exit from ICC

Palace thanks Russia for comment on PH exit from ICC By Jelly Musico   MANILA  (Philippines News Agency) — Malacanang on Thursday thanked Russia for its comment respecting President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s move to withdraw the Philippines’ ratification of the Rome Statute which created the International Criminal Court (ICC). “That’s to be expected. We would … Continue reading