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Rodrigo Duterte should not continue since it was simply propaganda, the lawyer who first filed and has recently withdrawn the complaint said.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

Ex-DFA chief hits back at Palace man

Former Foreign Affairs secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to seek the support of other countries to pressure China into complying with the 2016 ruling of a UN tribunal that invalidated Beijing’s excessive claims in the South China Sea in favor of the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

No let-up in PhilHealth probe, says Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration would catch corrupt officials at the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) contrary to claims that the issue is being set aside by the government, Malacañang said Friday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque assured the public that erring officials at the state insurer are not yet off the hook, after the hashtag “Don’t […] The post No let-up in PhilHealth probe, says Palace appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 25th, 2020

‘Duterte is not a medical populist’

President Rodrigo Duterte is not a “medical populist” contrary to claims of an international journal, the Palace said Wednesday, insisting that the administration’s policies related to COVID-19 are guided by science. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said this in response to a report made by the international journal “The Lancet,” which ranked the Philippines 66th out […] The post ‘Duterte is not a medical populist’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2020

Palace tells critics: Are you deaf?

Malacañang yesterday disputed claims that President Duterte had failed to discuss a concrete pandemic recovery plan in his fifth State of the Nation Address, saying those who hold such a view may be “deaf.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2020

Opposition slams stand on South China Sea, death penalty By

Members of the opposition slammed yesterday President Duterte’s call to revive the death penalty and his statement that he was “inutile” and “cannot do anything” in the face of China’s aggression in the South China Sea, parts of which the Philippines also claims......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

Rody rechecks anti-terror bill before signing it

Despite mounting public opposition to the anti-terror bill, President Rodrigo Duterte is inclined to sign it into law, a Palace official said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020


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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