INQToday: Marcos says gov’t studying possibility of returning to ICC
Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said on Friday that the government is considering resuming its membership to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
In an ambush interview in Taguig City, Marcos was asked for a reaction in the House of Representatives discussing the possibility of allowing ICC investigators to investigate the war on drugs under the term of former president Rodrigo Duterte.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. granted amnesty to former members of several rebel groups, including the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
China reported ‘no unusual pathogens’ in respiratory illness surge – WHO
The World Health Organization says China reported no unusual or new pathogens in the upsurge in child respiratory illnesses in the north of the country, after it pressed Beijing for detailed information.
China has accused the Philippines of enlisting “foreign forces” to patrol the South China Sea (SCS) to stir up trouble, referring to the three-day joint patrols this week by Philippine and US forces in the West Philippine Sea.
The Chinese military would maintain high vigilance, resolutely defend sovereignty and maritime rights and interests, and resolutely safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea, China’s military said on Thursday.