ABC News – Breaking News, Latest News, Headlines & Videos

#

RRelated Posts

CComments

  • KhuRaft

    The writing is on the wall. If Duterte is a despotic murderer, why is it at the latest SWS survey in the Philippines, 95% of the Filipinos are happy at the current situation in the country? Why is it that 87% of the Filipinos supported Duterte's war on drugs? Why is it that the economy of the Philippines is growing at 7% compared to the US at a paltry 3%? Why is it the Philippines is now the no. 1 sought after investment destination for 2018? Go figure dude!

  • Jole See

    Catholic church wants to re-establish Roman Empire. Her tool is ICC. She wants to rule the world - New World Order. She is working double time. Since the Philippines is a catholic country, she wants to rule over the Philippines first and the rest to follow. And they see Duterte as a treat to them, that is why they want to eliminate Duterte. This is the reason why and this is the truth. This is even prophesied in the Bible. When judgement day is near, the Roman Empire will rule the world, but for a very short period of time only. God will eventually crushed them....

  • Jole See

    Catholic church wants to re-establish Roman Empire. Her tool is ICC. She wants to rule the world - New World Order. She is working double time. Since the Philippines is a catholic country, she wants to rule over the Philippines first and the rest to follow. And they see Duterte as a treat to them, that is why they want to eliminate Duterte. This is the reason why and this is the truth. This is even prophesied in the Bible. When judgement day is near, the Roman Empire will rule the world, but for a very short period of time only. God will eventually crushed them.

  • Gargos

    It still boggles my mind why Trump hasn't had multiple state visits with Duterte. They're like two crazy peas in a pod. They would get along great and Trump could brag about his foreign affairs record. Is Duterte just not a big fan of golf or something?

  • Robert Allen

    * * * HEY DUTERTE...WHY DONT YOU COME TO THE UNITED STATES AND ROUND UP YOUR HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF *ILLEGAL FILIPINO IMMIGRANTS* AND TAKE THEM BACK HOME WITH YOU !......* * * The number of undocumented Filipinos, or TNTs — for tago ng tago,that are illegally in the United States and are literally “in perpetual hiding” — is much higher then anyone expected. The Department of Homeland Security places the number at 310,000 but other estimates range as high as 800,000 !

  • Cagey-B

    "I will convince everybody now who are under the treaty at ICC: 'Get out, get out, it's rude,'" the brash-talking president said.
    _______________________________________________________
    Wow. To be accused of rudeness by a person who explicitly urges murder. That's serious.

  • wilmers13

    I do not take that court seriously either. There have been no prosecutions for Black Sites, torture or Tony Blair's 'massaging' of facts to send Britons into the Iraq war, which was illegal as it did not have a Security Council resolution behind it. And then there is Myanmar with large scale attacks in Rakhine state.

    It does not matter whether the government there condoned the military attacks or whether these were attacks by rogues. They are not in control of what's happening in their country and now go around with the begging bowl. The Yougoslav villains were prosecuted, not the Myanmar ones.
    Double standards.

  • Prophet With Honor

    Interestingly the U.S. withdrew from the Rome Accords and does not recognize the ICC.

  • bibleexpert

    ... citing "a concerted effort" by Bensouda and U.N. human rights officials "to paint me as a ruthless and heartless violator of human rights."

    Uh - Duterte? Got some news for you - no concerted effort required.

  • John Smith

    Murderous dictators are all the same.

  • tatertaut

    He seems to fit it with several corrupt "leaders", as in: Putin, Assad, trump, Kim Jong-un, etc. Yep, Duterte fits right in there with all the other dictatorial leaders. He needs to face ICC and be thrown in jail for crimes against humanity.

  • Prophet With Honor

    He is so totally corrupt.

  • thinkmore

    Duterte: "...the world tribunal is "rude." Duterte is an expert on rude. Just like Trump is an expert on lying.

  • Noah Datu

    Mr. Duterte has killed drug addict/pushers suspects without a day in court... mostly the poor Filipinos. While his son Paolo Duterte (ex-vice mayor of Davao Philippines) is linked to 6.4 Billion worth of crack cocaine from China. The PH economy is suffering. Investors are doubtful on his mental state. To add insult to injury, he kills children of the poor as young as 6 years old because they have been tagged as drug runners for their parents.

    What the country needs is to oust Mr. Duterte to stop the blood bath and bleeding economy.

  • Joy Johnson

    dictators should be hung for crimes agains humanity

  • Carlos Lojo

    All the problems in the world and they are focused on this guy?
    Our government KNOWS where all the cocaine in the world is grown and they actually keep track of how much, the elevation, and anything else you want to know about where it comes from, but this guy is a problem. How many people are being slaughtered in Mexico's drug war right along our border, but nobody says anything, but this guy is a problem.
    Wow.
    Our money is worthless and becoming worth less a little more every day, but killing drug dealers is a problem.

  • Lawrence Wilson

    Oh, well it was never legal & it never existed anyway because I said so, so now they can never arrest me for anything. Besides, these weren't crimes because I said so.
    Brilliant defense of a criminal, mind by a criminal mind!

  • David

    We live in a nightmarish surreal world where leaders call wrong right, right wrong and the search for justice as rude. As an American citizen I feel I am a part of this upside down morality universe.

  • helicohunter

    Well, if that isn't the pot calling the kettle black! A man known for shouting obscenities calls the international court rude? Of course he isn't going to like them. They oppose the murder of innocent civilians.

  • E Sverdrup

    I’m going to venture some support for Duterte. I’m tired of criminal thugs and their legal rights. I’m tired of the greed that exists behind the drug industry both legal and illegal.

  • Betty Bloop

    shades of the dutertezisation of our president is his desire to make drug crimes punishable by death. i honestly think he's jealous that he can't just order extra-judicial murders in the streets.

  • Sparky Snarkasm

    uh oh... The Saudi's UN committee is bothering the Phillipines? That's not a good sign. The UN Human Rights Committe is purchased. No doubt Duterte is a tyrant, what with all the drug murders... but Saudi Arabia moving against him is not a way to make things better. ...maybe it will change which factions are being murdered...but that's it.

    The UN could use a purge.Purchased offices need to be recycled, and the offending kingdom needs to be excluded from dealing with countries.It is just too goofy to rely on the Saudis to police human rights in the world.

  • thinkmore

    It's crystal clear why Duterte wants to abandon the ICC: he's a murderer.