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Charter change could bring back dictatorship, intensify rights abuses — survivor

For Medy De Jesus, 74, a martial law survivor and member of human rights group Hustisya, the impending charter change could bring back another dictatorship and more human rights violations. The post Charter change could bring back dictatorship, intensify rights abuses — survivor appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 14th, 2024

VP Sara ready to face ICC charges only before a Filipino court

Vice President Sara Duterte expressed her readiness to confront any allegations against her but insisted that she would only do so in front of a Filipino judge and within the jurisdiction of a Filipino court. In a statement on her Facebook page, she emphasized her refusal to participate in any process that could tarnish the reputation and integrity of the Philippine judiciary system. Duterte adamantly opposed the involvement of foreign entities in the country's legal affairs, citing it as a dishonor to the sacrifices made by Filipino heroes for the nation's freedom. Duterte, who previously served as vice mayor and mayor of Davao City, vehemently denied any involvement in the Davao Death Squad during her terms in office. She expressed dismay over the sudden appearance of a witness against her in the International Criminal Court (ICC) after assuming the vice presidency. Duterte dismissed the accusations and questioned the motives behind the allegations, asserting her capability to accomplish tasks without resorting to unlawful means. In a related development, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. voiced his refusal to acknowledge the ICC's jurisdiction in the Philippines, considering it a threat to the country's sovereignty. He issued a directive for all government agencies to refrain from cooperating with the ICC, emphasizing the nation's non-recognition of the court's authority. Former senator Antonio Trillanes IV claimed that ICC investigators had gathered substantial evidence against former President Rodrigo Duterte regarding his administration's war on drugs. He anticipated an imminent issuance of an arrest warrant against the former president. Former President Rodrigo Duterte condemned the ICC's decision to initiate a preliminary investigation into the war on drugs, labeling it an insult to the Philippines and challenging the court's jurisdiction within the country. During his presidency, he initiated the withdrawal of the Philippines' membership from the Rome Statute, the treaty that established the ICC. The ICC appeals chamber recently granted a request to resume the investigation into alleged crimes against humanity related to the Philippines' controversial drug campaign, spanning from November 2011 to March 2019. The developments surrounding the ICC's probe into the Philippines' internal affairs have sparked a contentious debate, with key political figures and rights groups expressing divergent views on the matter. The ongoing tensions between the Philippines and the ICC underscore the complex intersection of international law, national sovereignty, and human rights issues......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2024

Holocaust survivor recalls horrors of Nazi genocide

More than eight decades after the mass murder of six million Jews during World War 2, an 86-year-old survivor of the Nazis under Adolf Hitler can still recall the horrors of the genocide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2024

Rights groups refute Marcos’ claim of ‘progress’ in ending drug war abuses

Human rights groups on Thursday refuted the president’s recent claim that the government is “progressing” in terms of curbing police abuses in the so-called “war on drugs” initiated by his predecessor......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2024

Duterte flip-flops on claim that President Marcos is a drug addict

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 February) – Former President Rodrigo Duterte has flip-flopped on his claim that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is allegedly a drug addict. “Kung sabihin mo adik, wala akong sinabi na ganoon. Patayin ako ni Marcos niyan. Maawa ka naman sa akin (If you say Marcos is a drug addict, I never […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2024

SC acquits 2 in drug case over mishandled evidence

Two persons convicted of illegal drugs have been acquitted by the Supreme Court (SC) due to lapses in the handling of evidence against them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2024

FACT CHECK | President Marcos says the ICC may come but the government won’t cooperate with their investigation

MindaNews fact-checked the claim made by the YouTube channel KABAYAN NEWS PH that President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has declared he won’t allow the International Criminal Court to enter the country and investigate alleged extrajudicial killings committed under the “war on drugs” of the Duterte administration. The claim is false, as Marcos said the ICC may come but the government or any of its agencies would not cooperate in their […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2024

Justice for drug war victims up to judiciary – Marcos

It would be up to the Philippine police and judiciary to give justice to those who were killed during the previous administration’s drug war, President Marcos said, as he maintained that he won’t support the International Criminal Court probe on the controversial campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2024

Cops nabbed 2 drug suspects

Cops nabbed 2 drug suspects.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2024

Explainer: Why were lighter penalties given to cops involved in Jemboy slay?

Baltazar's family believes the court's decision falls short of delivering justice for their son's killing, citing the lighter penalties imposed by the court on the involved cops......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2024

Court convicts 3 former cops in cover-up of deadly Halloween crowd crush in ‘22

Court convicts 3 former cops in cover-up of deadly Halloween crowd crush in ‘22.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2024

The Municipality of Baras and one Barangay in Caramoran Declared Drug-Cleared

In the deliberation conducted by the Regional Oversight Committee on Barangay Drug Clearing (ROCBDC) at nine o’clock in the morning on the 19th of January, the Municipality of Baras was officially declared a “Drug-Cleared Municipality,” while Barangay Baybay in the Municipality of Caramoran was declared a Drug-Cleared Barangay. The activity was led by Dir III […] The post The Municipality of Baras and one Barangay in Caramoran Declared Drug-Cleared appeared first on Bicol Peryodiko......»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJan 20th, 2024

Killing of journalists as war crime in Gaza

Yesterday the International Court of Justice, the United Nations’ highest tribunal that adjudicates cases between nations, was expected to issue an interim ruling or provisional measures on the genocide claim filed last month by South Africa against Israel in its war in the Gaza Strip......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2024

177 cops charged for drug offenses

More than 170 police officers have been charged with drug-related offenses in Metro Manila and about 120,000 people have been placed behind bars under the administration’s war on drugs, President Marcos reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2024

Dela Rosa considers war with China but admits: ‘Hindi naman natin kaya’

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa is already fed up with China’s persistent harassments in the West Philippine Sea, prompting thoughts of engaging in war with Beijing. But he knows, war is not an option. “Naubos na ang sasabihin ko dapat dyan. Short of declaring war na tayo dyan against sa kanila e,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2024

Sandiganbayan acquits Binay matriarch of graft, malversation

The anti-graft court acquitted former Makati City Mayor Elenita Binay of graft charges over the alleged anomalous purchase of medical equipment amounting to P9.9 million in years 2000 and 2001. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2024

Court of Appeals junks ex- VP Binay’s libel case vs Trillanes

The Court of Appeals has affirmed with finality its decision junking the libel case filed by former vice president Jejomar Binay against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV over his implication that Binay was involved in an alleged P100 million-a-year racket on “ghost” senior citizens......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2024

Davao’s new drug war: 51 suspects nabbed

Fifty-one drug suspects have been arrested in Davao City since Mayor Sebastian Duterte declared a new war on drugs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2024

A Duterte legacy: Rappler recalls killings in Davao City amid Baste s new drug war

By: CMFR StaffPosted on: April 2, 2024, 1:59 pm CHEERS TO Rappler for pointing out that drug-related killings have not stopped in Davao City as the incumbent mayor issued a declaration of his war on illegal drugs. Recalling.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2024

A Duterte legacy: Rappler recalls killings in Davao City amid Baste s new drug war

CHEERS TO Rappler for pointing out that drug-related killings have not stopped in Davao City as the incumbent mayor issued a declaration of his war on illegal drugs. Recalling the city's history of killings, reporter Jodesz Gavilan warned.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2024