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Bongbong Marcos, some Cabinet members meet to tackle ICC ‘drug war’ probe

/ 04:49 PM July 28, 2022
The ICC has reopened its probe of the Philippines' war on drugs campaign and Bongbong Marcos and some of his Cabinet members met to discuss the government's position on the matter

FILE PHOTO: This November 7, 2019, photo shows the International Criminal Court, or ICC, in The Hague, Netherlands. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has met with some Cabinet members to discuss the government’s position on the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation of the country’s “drug war.”

This was according to Solicitor General Menardo Guevarra, who was present during the meeting held on Wednesday.


“There was only one item [on] the agenda: the government’s position on the ICC investigation,” Guevarra said in a text message.

“But I’ll leave it to the president to make any statement about it,” he added.


Despite requests from the media, the Palace has yet to release details regarding the meeting.

In a photo shared by former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, among the attendees of the meeting were Marcos Jr., Guevarra, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Juan Ponce Enrile, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, and Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez.

Roque said he was present to serve as a private counsel.

Guevarra earlier said Marcos Jr. would have to be consulted regarding the request of the ICC for the Philippines to comment on ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan’s move to resume the investigation into former President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody campaign against illegal drugs.

Khan proposed the reopening of the probe last June.

READ: ICC asks PH, victims to comment on resumption of drug war probe

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