Who's afraid of the ICC?

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9/18/2021 11:00:00 PM

The International Criminal Court this week did something mind-boggling, even miraculous, for millions of Filipinos: It READ:

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Tonyo CruzThe International Criminal Court this week did something mind-boggling, even miraculous, for millions of Filipinos: It ordered a full investigation into the illegal drugs campaign-related killings during the Duterte administration.The court found that there exists a “widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population,” and also that killings brought to its attention were “neither legitimate nor mere excesses in an otherwise legitimate operation.”

It is an initial vindication for families who have lost fathers, mothers, children or siblings to the drug war that was launched when Duterte became president in 2016.It is a forward step in the search for justice for the likes of Irma Locasia, Dennise David, Maria Lozano, Mariel Sabangan, Normita Lopez, Purisima Dacumos and Rise Up’s Fr. Gilbert Billena who courageously filed on Aug. 27, 2018 a Communication and Complaint against President Duterte with the office of the ICC Prosecutor.

Meanwhile, Duterte has withdrawn the Philippines from the Rome Statute. He and his officials also openly attacked the ICC prosecutor, process and procedures that guarantee due process not just for the complainants but also for this administration. The action was unsurprising. headtopics.com

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But it should start to be obvious now that there are limits to this administration’s power.In reaction to the ICC order for an investigation, the Duterte administration said the door is shut tight against any ICC investigator who seeks to enter the Philippines. Good thing, we have the internet. Victims, witnesses and resource persons could still appear before the court’s representatives by video conference.

In their 50-page Communication and Complaint, Irma, Dennise, Maria, Mariel, Normita, Purisima, and Rise Up’s Fr. Gilbert brought to the ICC the stories of their family members and other persons.When the relatives of victims went to the ICC in 2018, it was unsurprising to hear comments that the complainants were just daydreaming or worse, hallucinating.

Now, three years later, that “analysis” has changed: The victims’ families are not the ones daydreaming or hallucinating. Guess who did.For now, the stories of Salvador Locasia Jr.; John Jezreel David; Crisanto and Juan Carlos Lozano; Bernabe Sabangan; Djastin Lopez; Danilo Dacumos; and thousands of others are waiting to be told in full to the ICC. Let’s support, protect and listen to them.

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These are stories of people who had been labeled criminals and denied a full and fair hearing. Their deaths have not been explained or defended in Philippine courts. The police implemented orders to kill, and Duterte had assured that he will answer for them. headtopics.com

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If Duterte is innocent, he should welcome and cooperate with ICC in order to prove that his critics are all wrong! Why is he scared? milosovich is sentenced ,can they sentence dutae Talo pa rin kayo. As long as hinde mag cooperate ang state ay walang silbi ang ICC Ang ICC hinde makakuha ng police at military reports. Puro sa side ng mga ng reklamo lang ang makausap ni sa virtual conference. Walang manyayari sa kaso na ito. Waste of time lang ito.

Then arrest Du30 via zoom. So? goodluck to them. but i wont allow Philippines to become narco capital of asia Ang sisipag talaga ng mga Pinoy Wumao dito sa MB! Maybe ICC is under the cartels' payroll? Going by the 30k victims narrative, witnesses taking the stand for direct and cross examinations will take years to complete and document all the depositions.

Is ICC going to have a verdict hearing one side only? JustAsking ✌ It wont prosper. Asa ka pa Tonyo! Pag guilty, ikukulong din sa internet 😂 😂 😂

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Ka Tonyo mahirap umasa sa ICC , parang West Philippine sea arbitration lang yan..just a piece of paper CHINESE LANG DAW PWEDE PUMASOK SA PI AS AT MAGLIBING NG DIAPERS NA MAY TAE SA BORACAY. WASSUP MGA DDS NALIMUTAN NIYO NA? Ha ha You can do all you want on the internet. But stepping on the Philippine soil is another thing. 'Never shall invader trampled thy sacred shore. '

Umaasa si Tonyo na isang paid journalist ng dilawan 🤣😝😂 Ang tanong, may mga totoong victim ba? Or baka naman ang mga sinasabing victim ay yung mga NPA? 🤣🤣 ow ok

Rights groups laud ICC probe into Duterte's drug warHuman rights group hail the approval by the International Criminal Court of a formal probe into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs. Lagot na This is the way how yellows and commies entertain and fool themselves at the same time.

Rights groups laud ICC probe into Duterte's drug warHuman rights group hail the approval by the International Criminal Court of a formal probe into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs.

Ex ‘Davao Death Squad’ members umano tetestigo sa ICCDalawa umanong dating miyembro ng sinasabing Davao Death Squad ang tetestigo sa imbestigasyon na pinayagan ng International Criminal Court. Buang Administration: Cue: now the end is near Balik sa EJK. Lumang tugtugin. Hindi kasi umepek ang drama sa Senado haha!

Groups welcome ICC probe on alleged crimes committed under Duterte's drug warThe Nation's Leading Newspaper Bat di sila Pumunta sa Afghanistan. Doon sila magpaimbistiga. The CPP NDF NPA is an illegal terror organization and enemy of the state, whose ultimate objective is to overthrow the government through armed rebellion. NO TO CPP NDF NPA NO TO COMMUNISM NO TO TERRORISM hay naku ICC nung maraming adik na pakalat kalat, pumapatay,nanghoholdap at rape sa pinas, wala nmn kayong pakiaalam kahit maraming nabiktima na mga inosente, ngayon kayo bida bida

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