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ICC: Probe of Duterte et al to continue despite withdrawal

The International Criminal Court’s proceedings on President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged crimes against humanity will continue despite his administration’s decision to withdraw the Philippines from the tribunal. Citing the case of Burundi, the court said it would retain jurisdiction over crimes it could prosecute “even after the withdrawal becomes effective.” “Thus, in the event of a […]

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Inciting to sedition: Charges filed vs Trillanes over anti-Duterte speech

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of inciting to sedition against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, lawyer Manny Luna confirmed on Thursday, March 15. The charges stem from the complaint filed in November 2017 by Luna and fellow lawyer from the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Jacinto Paras, who is […]

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Duterte promotes DOJ prosecutor who cleared suspects Kerwin Espinosa and Peter Lim.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Aristotle Reyes, one of the two Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors who dismissed the drug charges against Peter Lim, Kerwin Espinosa, and their accomplices, is now a regional trial court (RTC) judge. Reyes, who earlier also cleared customs officials of liabilities in the smuggling of P6.4-billion worth of shabu from China, was appointed […]

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After summit rebuff, Duterte-Turnbull phone call being arranged

  An insulted Duterte then lashed out against the Australian government for supposedly interfering in the national elections. “Stay out, Australian government, stay out,” he had said. After Malacañang announced President Rodrigo Duterte will skip a major regional summit in Australia, the Australian embassy in the Philippines is expecting a phone call between the Philippine leader and Prime Minister […]

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In Duterte’s Footsteps: Trump Allegedly Wants Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers

The media report comes less than two months after Trump signed a law to prevent the trafficking of opioids to the United States. When discussing measures to combat drug addiction in the country with his aides, US President Donald Trump often speaks out for the death penalty for drug dealers, Axios news portal reported, citing sources in the US administration. According […]