Duterte on his war against illegal drugs: it’s a solemn promise I intend to finish until my last day in Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterated his campaign promise to the nation.

In the 10th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, where the President was the guest speaker, the President in his speech made it clear again his intentions clear.He made a vow that he will finish what he started- pertaining to his administrations war on illegal drugs despite distractions coming from the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other human rights groups.

In his speech he said that he will finish this policy of is government against illegal drugs until the last day of his term in Malacañang, with or without investigations initiated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other human rights groups. 

“The drugs. Whether human rights will believe or not, it is not my business to do with their biddings. I have a duty to perform and worse, I made it a solemn promise,” Duterte said in his speech before the audience at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

“So the war against drugs will continue with or without the ICC, with or without the human rights (groups), with or without the politicians. It will last until the last day of my term as President,” he added.

He again reiterated that as President of the republic he will not allow these criminal drug syndicates and organized crime groups to destroy the young generation of the country.

“Do not destroy it because I will kill you. Do not put to naught my toil and destroy the young of my country because I will really kill you,” the President said.

In his speech before the oath taking rites of Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) officials at Malacanang Palace, the President made a statement regarding the International Criminal Court (ICC)Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda “cannot acquire jurisdiction over me, not in a million years.”

“That’s why I’m not answering. That’s true. I don’t want to say that has always been my weapon ever since. Don’t believe them. They cannot ever, ever hope to acquire jurisdiction over my person,” he said. 

A few weeks ago it was announced in Malacañang that the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC will start its preliminary investigation on the alleged extrajudicial killings linked to the government’s anti-drugs campaign under the Duterte administration.

It was clarified by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, who happens to be a recognized expert in International Law that the preliminary examination only aims to collect and verify information to determine if there is “reasonable basis” to go on with a preliminary investigation.

Source: PNA

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