Trillanes: ICC may issue arrest warrant vs Duterte by June or July

Trillanes: ICC expected to issue arrest warrant vs Duterte by June or July

/ 05:18 PM May 07, 2024

MANILA CITY, Philippines — The International Criminal Court (ICC) is expected to issue an arrest warrant against former President Rodrigo Duterte and others by June or July, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said Tuesday.

Trillanes said the information came from individuals privy to the investigation conducted by the ICC’s Office of the Prosecutor.

“Nasa stage na ‘yung ICC investigation na patapos na patapos na at baka magrequest na sila ng warrant, kaya ine-expect natin ito mga June at kung mag spill over pa to July ‘yung warrant,” Trillanes said.


(The ICC investigation is already at the final stage, and they may request a warrant be issued. We expect the warrant by June, which may spill over to July.)


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“This will come in batches. The first batch si Duterte, the father. The second batch, baka sila [Senators] Bong Go, [Ronald] Bato [dela Rosa]and Vice President Sara Duterte,” he said.

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He said that even if the Philippines is no longer part of the ICC, the arrest warrant may be coursed through the International Criminal Police Organization or Interpol, of which the Philippines is a member.


“Kung idadaan sa Interpol ‘yung warrant of arrest, kahit hindi na tayo miyembro ng ICC pero miyembro tayo ng Interpol. May international agreement tayo. Ang ICC naman ay may cooperation agreement with Interpol kaya pwede silang magpasa ng red notice,” he said.

(The ICC may course the arrest warrant through Interpol; even though we’re not an ICC member anymore, we are a member with Interpol. We have an international agreement. ICC has a cooperation agreement with Interpol, so they can send a red notice.)

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