President Duterte to ICC – You can’t prosecute me

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MANILA, Philippines — Even for thousands of years, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will not be investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for drug war the Chief Executive said in a speech.

“You know, we have repudiated the International Criminal Court. And I said, you cannot prosecute me for a thousand years,” the President said at a Bonifacio Day celebration on Saturday, 30 November 2019.

He said he was smarter than ICC people.

“Lumabas through me, I admit. Hindi nila ako maku-question… Mas bright ako sa kanila,” the President Duterte added.

Crimes against humanity is what accordingly the ICC accuses the President on his drug war.

“Kayong mga abogado, wala man kayong makitang extrajudicial killing. There’s no such a crime as extrajudicial killing. They will individually count the dead and charge it to you. O ‘di sige tingnan natin,” President Duterte said.

The President also questioned the legality of the ratification of the Rome Statute because it was never published in the Official Gazette, so it was not law.

“That is a law. It has to pass Congress, as with Congress concur in treaties. Kasi its concurrence. then ipasa mo sa Presidente. And Erap (former President Joseph Estrada) signed it. But the problem is eager masyado sila,” Pres. Duterte added.

“Ako 75 lang grades ko pero I’d love to have a debate with these idiots. I hope someday. Ipakita ko sa kanila kung paano sila naging bobo. Totoo. Kaya huwag kayong matakot diyan sa mga kaso-kaso. Hindi ‘yan marunong. Pagdating niyan sa korte, sayaw-sayawan ko pa ng Pandanggo ‘yan,” said the President referring to ICC. (Chris Figueroa/IAMIGO/CNS)

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