GENEVA, Switzerland (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The ICC Prosecutor has clarified that the preliminary examination of the complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged crimes against humanity is not — repeat — not an investigation.
Rather, ICC said that it will investigate Philippine Congress, the Supreme Court, the Ombudsman and the Commission on Human Rights for crimes on infutility.
‘Under the Rome Statute, national jurisdictions have the primary responsibility to investigate and prosecute those responsible for international crimes,” the prosecutor said.
”Our investigation will focus on why these national institutions in the Philippines failed in their duty to respond to allegations against Duterte.”
”Yet, Senator Antonio Trillanes and Representative Gary Alejano had the nerve to come to Geneva to file an additional complaint against Duterte when they themselves are members of Congress, one of the national jurisdictions supposed to resolve national, domestic issues,” the prosecutor added.
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – A phone conversation gave her away, President Duterte said on Friday referring to Filipino-American businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis allegedly conspiring with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to have him prosecuted for crimes against humanity.
In a press briefing at the Matina Enclaves Residences here, Duterte claimed he had prior knowledge of the ICC initiative as early as Tuesday, based on the transcript of a phone conversation between Lewis and an unnamed individual.
While the supposed transcript has not been publicly released, The Adobo Chronicles could only imagine that the unnamed individual was Vice President Leni Robredo, and here is what we think happened in that conversation:
Lewis: Madam Vice President, malapit na!
Robredo: And ano?
Lewis: The complaint filed before the ICC against Duterte is finally moving.
Robredo: Ano yung ICC?
Lewis: International Criminal Court. It is initiating a preliminary review of the complaint.
Robredo: What’s a preliminary review?
Lewis: It will determine whether the ICC prosecutor will recommend an investigation into the charge of crimes against humanity.
Robredo: Anong ibig sabihin ng crimes against humanity?
Lewis: Basta, if Duterte is convicted, ikaw na ang magiging Presidente ng Pilipinas.
Robredo: Bakit ako?
Lewis: Di ba Vice President ka?
Robredo: Eh paano na si BBM?
Lewis: Do you think he will win his electoral protest against you?
DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – Elcias Bugsad, the Davao City taxi driver who speaks and sounds like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just landed a new job. He will be the Filipino version of Apple’s iPhone Siri.
Apple has long been searching for an appropriate person to be the local voice behind the iPhone app.
Thanks to a viral video showing Bugsad mimicking Duterte, Apple found its man.
Apple is also looking for a female Filipino Siri who would sound like VP Leni Robredo.