Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New Motion Vs. Duterte Before ICC ‘Doomed From The Start’

New Motion Vs. Duterte Before ICC ‘Doomed From The Start’

Spotlight

7 Commandments To Revitalize The Country Safely

Medical experts recommend strict health protocols for public transportation.

Alibaba Cloud Launches New Digital Ecosystem Strategy In The Philippines

This will help local businesses adapt further to the new normal!

EDC Donates PCR Machines To Enhance Negros Oriental’s COVID-19 Resiliency

Energy Development Corporation donates equipment worth P8.5-million to Negros Oriental.

CeMAP, PISI Express Full Support For Bayanihan To Recover As One Act

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines and Philippine Iron and Steel Institute announce full support to the recently signed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.

The supplemental motion calling for a probe into President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war, which was filed by human rights group Rise Up for Life and Rights before the International Criminal Court (ICC), is “doomed from the start”, Malacañang said.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the human rights group resorted to ICC because it failed to present proof of extrajudicial killings that resulted from the anti-illegal narcotics campaign.

“If Rise Up has any basis for its submission then they should have the decency to honor the memory of those who died, and file actual complaints before our courts,” Panelo said in a Palace briefing.

“Its immediate resort to the ICC, when our courts are able and willing to hear any and all cases in the country, shows that they are using the deaths to pursue its own selfish agenda,” he added.

Panelo said the human rights group relied on “trumped-up figures”, which have no factual basis and that they knew that the same allegations will not hold up in court.

He also said the Rise Up is trying to “blemish” legitimate operations of law enforcement personnel, who were only forced to protect themselves in the performance of their duty.

The Palace official tagged the human rights group as “a network of Church-based and sectoral organizations whose existence is bound by their sheer hatred and common despise against President Duterte and this administration.”

“Rise Up’s latest move is no different. It aims to embarrass President Duterte while he is busy working outside the country to promote the Philippines,” Panelo said.

“This action is foul to say the least as this runs contrary to our standard norm and behavior to be united for our leader every time the Chief Executive is in a foreign country building up the image of the country in the international stage,” he added.

Duterte was in Russia for a 5-day state visit last week.

Panelo also slammed the “noisy anti-Duterte critics and detractors” for resorting to “political theatrics and gimmickry”, which includes using the grief and loss of widows and mothers whose husbands or children had been neutralized by the anti-narcotics campaign.

He said this would, in turn, catch people’s attention with the objective of once again demonizing the President and his government.

Meanwhile, Panelo expressed confidence that Filipinos will still support the President despite this motion.

“The Filipino people are intelligent and discerning. They cannot be fooled by this cheap political propaganda,” Panelo said.

“We are confident that they will continue to solidly support the President for the remainder of his term and honor his efforts of serving and protecting them in obedience to the constitutional command,” he added. (PNA)

Latest News

Globe Partners With DLSU For World-Class STEM Education

Globe partners with De La Salle University to enhance the delivery of world class Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to its students.

Sen. Pangilinan: Agriculture Is Engine Of Growth During COVID-19 Pandemic

"'Pag mas marami ang tanim, mas mababa ang presyo. Pero volume na yon. At kapag mas mababa ang presyo sa retail, may food for everybody. Food secure na 'yon."

Sen. Gatchalian Pushes For Replacement Fuel To Malampaya To Avert Possible Brownouts

"We're racing against time. If we fail to act now, we could be experiencing anew a debilitating rotational brownout by 2024 once our power supply from the Malampaya gas field is depleted."

Valenzuela Requires All Indoor Shops To Use Contact Tracing App

Heads up! All enclosed indoor establishments in Valenzuela will be required to to use the Valenzuela Tracing Application (ValTrace app) starting October 5.

Bataan Logs 30th Coronavirus Death

A senior citizen in Bataan has succumbed to the coronavirus recently.

Tagaytay ‘Good Model’ For Tourism Ops Amid COVID-19

Eleazar lauds Tagaytay City for being a good model in managing the entry and movement of tourists to ensure that both local residents and visitors are protected from COVID-19.

Comelec Releases Disinfection Schedule In 4 Regions

Take note of the disinfection days at the Comelec office!

DFA Logs 1 More Overseas Filipino Infected With COVID-19

DFA reports 1 more case of COVID-19 among Filipinos abroad on Saturday.

Mayor Isko Calls For Unity, Cooperation In Saving Manila Bay

"Hindi kalaban ang pamahalaan, meron tayong kalaban, baka katabi nyo lang, andyan lang si COVID-19 lumiligid ligid, yun ang tunay na kalaban."

Pres. Duterte To Address Nation From Davao City On Monday

Expect PRRD to deliver his weekly address in Davao today.