Focus of ICC Probe, Duterte Is Apparently Unperturbed

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From Malacanang Palace, Manila's answer to the White House, the Philippines president controls 83 percent of all public expenditure and appoints 12,000 government officials.

In order to proceed, the ICC needs to open a preliminary investigation.

Roque insisted that the President is only acting on his sworn oath to protect the country from harm and address threats on national security which include illegal drugs.

There are no statutory timelines on the length of a preliminary examination.

He said he was "confident we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued by the I.C.C. against Duterte and his cohorts".

Trillanes said the ICC decision "should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law".

"No dictatorship. No extension".

Critics have questioned why the Duterte administration allowed a group from China to undertake scientific research in the waters given Manila's long-simmering territorial conflict with Beijing in the South China Sea.

But his opponents don't believe him. Sen. "Because the war against drugs is a lawful, legitimate police operation, it cannot be characterized as an attack against civilian populations because they are civilians", he said. It consistently tops independent surveys as one of the country's most corrupt government agencies.

But human rights groups and Duterte's political opponents accuse him of inciting murder and say he refuses to investigate allegations that police are planting evidence, fabricating reports and executing users and dealers in cold blood.

Under the proposal, as many as 13 new regional governments would take responsibility for planning, development, housing, hospitals, education, infrastructure, water supply and irrigation.

Duterte referred to the children killed in the drug war as
Duterte referred to the children killed in the drug war as"collateral damage

Roque dismissed the action as "a waste of the court's time and resources".

"My office will be engaging with the national authorities concerned with a view to discussing and assessing any relevant investigation and prosecution at the national level", she said.

Renato Cruz De Castro, Ph.D.is a trustee and program convenor for foreign policy and regional security at the Stratbase Albert Del Rosario Institute (ADRi) and a professor at the De La Salle University.

He also said the Philippine courts are capable of undertaking the complaints, making it unnecessary for the international court to step in. The amendment could add 1 or 2 percentage points to economic growth "each year, every year", he said.

Around Asia, decentralization has seen mixed success.

"A shift to federalism is a lethal experiment", Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide said at a Senate hearing.

The Duterte administration blames the country's poor infrastructure as the main culprit for underdevelopment and sees "Build Build Build" as the flagship solution to create employment, vitalize the regions, and reduce inequality and poverty.

Since then, thousands more Filipinos have been killed.

Duterte's opponents aren't the only ones raising concerns. "They will fail", Roque said.

The ICC's Office of the Prosecutor is acting on two communications filed by Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, and Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano in 2017, urging the court to "commit" Duterte and his senior officials to a trial while highlighting his various pronouncements regarding the killings of criminals, specifically suspected drug personalities.

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