Connect with us

Uncategorized

Impeachment :Duterte dares lawmaker

Published

on

Impeachment :Duterte dares lawmaker
President Rodrigo Duterte dares lawmaker over impeachment

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday dared a lawmaker who filed a failed impeachment bid against him, over alleged extrajudicial killings in his drug war, to now take his case to the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Duterte was unfazed by the threat of Rep. Gary Alejano that he will bring the charges against the president to the ICC after the House of Representatives’ Justice Committee voted to throw out his impeachment complaint.

“He can go ahead. He is free to do that,” the 72-year-old leader told a press conference on his return from a trip to Phnom Penh, Hong Kong and Beijing.

“This is a democracy.”

Impeachment :Duterte dares lawmaker

“What kind of a war against drug is it if there is no one killed?” Duterte said. “But not in the character and kind that I was dished out, including ordering the killing of children. That is nonsense.”

On Monday, the Justice Committee voted to throw out the impeachment complaint for being “insufficient in substance” because it was based on hearsay and Alejano did not have personal knowledge of the alleged offences.

The complaint, the first to be filed against Duterte since he took office in June, mainly accused the president of inducing abuses and extrajudicial killings in his administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, which has left thousands dead.(dpa/NAN)

Facebook Comments Box
Copyright 2020 ROYAL NEWS. All rights reserved. Digital material on this website, may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from ROYAL NEWS.

Contact: info@royalnews.com.ng

Download ROYAL NEWS app

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending