After Sabio s withdrawal of communication, Palace claims ICC being used by opposition as weapon vs Duterte

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said this shows that the move is part of the “vilification campaign” pursued by detractors and the political opposition......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 15th, 2020

Withdrawal of Sabio communication vs Duterte at ICC has little effect, lawyer says

Sabio on Tuesday announced in Filipino in a video posted by lawyer Larry Gadon that he is withdrawing the communication "because I cannot stomach what Senator Trillanes and his allies in the Liberal Party-led opposition did in the 'Bikoy' mess.".....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

ICC case mere propaganda, says Sabio

The International Criminal Court (ICC) case against President Rodrigo Duterte should not continue since it was simply propaganda, the lawyer who first filed and has recently withdrawn the complaint said. Jude Josue Sabio sent the withdrawal of communication of his 2017 complaint of “crimes against humanity” before the ICC against the President. Sabio said he […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Palace: Accuser must support new claims

Malacañang wants Peter Joemel Advincula, the man who claims to be behind the viral anti-Duterte videos, to present proof that would substantiate his claims against the opposition......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019


I got hold of a copy of the letter written last Jan. 11 by Cagayan de Oro lawyer Jude Sabio to chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. In that letter, with the assistance of my good friend Atty. Larry Gadon, Atty. Sabio withdrew his 77-page communication to the ICC in April 2017 endorsing the investigation of President Duterte over the issue of “extrajudicial killings.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 21st, 2020

Sabio: Opposition plotted to topple Rody, install Leni

The opposition had plotted to topple President Duterte and install Vice President Leni Robredo in his place......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2020

ICC communication purely politics , former Duterte accuser Sabio says

Sabio on Tuesday signed an affidavit saying he intends to withdraw the communication he had filed in April 2017, where he alleged a “continuing mass murder” in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

Palace says Duterte won t file charges vs Sabio

President Rodrigo Duterte won't file charges against Jude Sabio, the lawyer who had accused the Chief Executive of "mass murder" before the International Criminal Court (ICC) but who eventually withdrew his complaint, Malacañang said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

ICC a forum to smear Duterte& mdash;Palace

Malacañang on Wednesday insisted that President Rodrigo Duterte could not face trial at the International Criminal Court following the withdrawal of one of the communications that linked him to crimes against humanity......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2020

Int l Criminal Court: Probe of drug war continues even with Sabio withdrawal

MANILA, Philippines – The preliminary examination into the drug war and human rights situation in the Philippines will not be affected by the "withdrawal" of communication by lawyer Jude Sabio, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Tuesday, January 14. "Any purported withdrawal of the communication would ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2020

Lawyer to withdraw ICC complaint vs Duterte

Lawyer Jude Sabio yesterday said he is set to withdraw before the International Criminal Court the communication against President Duterte, whom he accused of committing crimes against humanity as a result of his war on drugs campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2020

Palace: Even if ICC issues warrant for Duterte, who will enforce it?

Malacañang on Sunday disputed claims that President Rodrigo Duterte could be arrested after the office of the International Criminal Court prosecutor finishes its preliminary examination into deaths alleged tied to his "war" on illegal drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 8th, 2019

Palace to Robredo: Drug post not ‘non-existent’, seize ‘golden opportunity’

MALACAÑANG on Wednesday denied President Rodrigo Duterte gave Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo a “non-existent” position when he appointed the opposition leader as co-chairman of a government committee against illegal drugs. In a statement, Palace spokesman Salvador Panelo said Robredo’s appointment was a “golden opportunity” that she should seize. “In the face of a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsNov 6th, 2019

Duterte to scrutinize budget amid pork claims – Palace

Malacañang will scrutinize the proposed budget for next year and not allow illegal items to taint government spending, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said yesterday amid fresh allegation of “pork” insertions in the expenditure program......»»

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Reacting to Vera Files report, Palace says Duterte does not receive gifts

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said Vera Files should present evidence to back its claims......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019
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Palace denies hand in sedition complaint

Malacañang yesterday washed its hands of the filing of sedition and other criminal charges against Vice President Leni Robredo and dozens of prominent opposition figures and Roman Catholic clergy, in connection with the production and release of a video linking President Duterte and his family to the illegal drug trade......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2019

Palace on AI report: Duterte respects human rights

President Duterte and his administration respect human rights, contrary to claims of Amnesty International (AI), which has expressed alarm over the killings of drug suspects in the country, according to Malacañang......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 9th, 2019

Fishing deal with China: Palace claims Duterte made undocumented, informal agreement

President Duterte revealed he and Chinese President Xi agreed on a fishing deal in the West Philippine Sea as early as 2016......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 1st, 2019
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