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INQToday: PH will not hand Duterte over to ICC – Marcos

/ 06:49 PM April 15, 2024

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PH will not hand Duterte over to ICC – Marcos

The Philippines will not hand former president Rodrigo Duterte over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), according to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.


“We don’t recognize the warrant that they will send to us,” Marcos said during the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines forum held in Manila Hotel when asked if Marcos’ administration would hand Duterte over once the ICC issued a warrant of arrest.


Marcos on his relationship with Duterte clan: ‘It’s complicated’

“It’s complicated.”

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. made this reply on Monday when asked about his relationship with the Duterte clan.

He said, however, that his working relationship with Vice President Sara Duterte remained the same.

Marcos optimistic ‘ironclad’ US-PH defense pact is beyond politics

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday expressed optimism that the “ironclad” commitment of the United States to its defense treaty with the Philippines will remain constant and is “beyond politics.”

Marcos made the remark when asked if he is concerned that, former US President Donald Trump, should he get reelected, would not offer the same “ironclad commitment” to theMutual Defense Treaty (MDT) between Manila and Washington.

Hontiveros to Duterte: Your presidency made PH look like a ‘Chinese puppet’

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Monday asked former President  Rodrigo Duterte to stop defending China, saying it was his presidency that “made the Philippines look like  a Chinese puppet in the eyes of the international community.”


Though he admitted entering into a “status quo” agreement in the West Philippine Sea, Duterte assured Filipinos last week that the Philippines did not concede anything to China.

AFP vows loyalty to chain of command after Marcos ouster call

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vowed to keep its support to the Constitution and chain of command, following an ouster call against President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

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“The AFP reiterates its unwavering commitment to professionalism, loyalty to the Constitution, and strict adherence to the Chain of Command,” AFP spokesperson Col. Francel Margareth Padilla told reporters in a text message Monday.

TAGS: AFP, Bongbong Marcos, ICC, ironclad, Joe Biden, Risa Hontiveros, Rodrigo Duterte, Sara Duterte

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