Robredo to PRRD: "Hind dapat daanin sa init ng ulo ang pagwi-withdraw o hindi," sa ICC

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The Vice-President has a piece of advice for the President.

Barely a week when President Duterte decided to withdraw  the country’s membership from the Rome Statute that created the International Criminal Court. The decision comes about when the ICC is about to start its preliminary examination of the charges that was filed by lawyer Jude Sabio against President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and other government offcials in connection with the administrations continuing war on illegal drugs.

Duterte has declared that the Philippines will be withdrawing its membership to the ICC “effective immediately.”  

During the graduation ceremony of the Philippine Military Academy’s “Alab Tala” class of 2018 in Fort Del Pilar in Baguio City, Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo was asked by reporters regarding her thoughts in the decision of the President in withdrawing the Philippines membership in the International Criminal Court.

Robredo urged the President to not let his emotions get the better of him in the decision of withdrawing the country’s membership from the International Criminal Court.

This after the President has already made it public urging all other nations that has ratified the Rome Statute to emulate the Philippines by also withdrawing from the Rome Statute.

"Hind dapat daanin sa init ng ulo ang pagwi-withdraw o hindi," Robredo told reporters. 
The Vice President was able to meet and share the stage with the President for the first time this year at the graduation of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), where President Duterte attacked the International Criminal Court anew. 

“I will convince everybody now who are under the treaty... get out, get out, bastos ‘yan (that’s disrespectful),” Duterte said during the graduation rights of the Philippine Military Academy’s “Alab Tala” Class 2018 in Baguio city.

“These white fools from EU... I tell you, they are doing it to atone for their sins. They are (seeking pardon) for the many years of brutality that they inflicted. In the Middle East, they took so much of the oil, they increased their productivity and made the country rich while leaving the poor Arabs to fight against one another. They divided the Middle East.” Duterte said.  

Last week Robredo in a statement said that the Philippine’s planned withdrawal of membership from the ICC would open the possibility of abuse by government officials.

"Delikado ito sa future generations. Kasi, papa'no kung naging mapang-abuso 'yung nakaupo. Wala na tayong malalapitan," Robredo said.

 Source: ABS –CBN 

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