INQToday: Rep. Castro files criminal complaint vs ex-president Duterte
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
Party-list lawmaker France Castro (ACT Teacher) on Tuesday filed before the Quezon City Prosecutors Office a criminal complaint against former president Rodrigo Duterte.
Castro filed a complaint of Grave Threat under Article 282 of the Revised Penal Code and Section 6 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 for the statements he made over a television program at Sonshine Media Network International (SMNI) where he talked about the confidential fund of his daughter, Vice President Sara Duterte.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday “deplored and rejected” the United States’ declaration of support to the Philippines after the recent ship ramming incident in the West Philippine Sea.
In a strongly-worded statement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Mao Ning, labeled the US act as a “sinister attempt to endorse the Philippines’ acts of infringement and provocation.”
Drag artist Pura Luka Vega is facing new criminal charges for allegedly offending religious feelings and violating the cybercrime law in connection with a series of videos posted on social media, including their controversial “Ama Namin” performance.
Pura Luka, whose real name is Amadeus Fernando Pagente and who goes by the pronouns they/them, was charged with six counts of violation of Article 133 (offending religious feelings), and Sections (2)(B)(3) and (2)(B)(5) of Article 201 (immoral doctrines and obscene publications) of the Revised Penal Code, in relation to Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 of the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012.