Imbestigasyon ng ICC sa WAR ON DRUGS ni Duterte, KASADO NA! | kasama si Carlos Conde

Imbestigasyon ng ICC sa WAR ON DRUGS ni Duterte, KASADO NA! | kasama si Carlos Conde

Pinayagan na ng International Criminal Court (ICC) ang pagsisimula ng official investigation sa mga ‘di umanong “crimes against humanity” na nangyari sa kasagsagan ng war on drugs ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte. Kasama sa coverage ng imbestigasyon ang mga patayang may kaugnayan sa illegal na droga na nangyari sa Davao City sa taong 2011 kung saan si Duterte ay vice mayor pa ng lungsod.

Investigating Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte once threatened to have Fatou Bensouda, the Gambian lawyer and chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, arrested if she ever came to the Philippines to inquire into his government’s drug killings…

‘Grandes males grandes remedios’

Five hundred years of Christianity has produced a vibrant Catholic Church in the Philippines, making it (in 2021) the third largest Catholic nation in the world. Yet seventy-five years of self-styled “democracy” has produced (in the same year) a highly erratic democratic state. Most Filipinos believe in democracy, but they are likely not to act in its defense, even if the Constitution and the rule of law are debased—-unless and until the tipping point has been reached.

Some things a president must know

He assigned his spokesman Harry Roque to debate with Carpio instead. And Carpio quickly honored Duterte’s turnaround by proposing that the Filipino comedian Vice Ganda debate with Roque instead. I never heard whether or not Vice Ganda accepted.

Covid-19 and the next elections

These, I think, are some of the first things that should be done to make our flawed elections—and our floundering democracy—work. Therefore, instead of simply calling on our Lord to lead good and honest “servant leaders” into the light, I believe we should all try to do the smallest things each of us can do to produce, first of all, an electoral system that will help manifest our genuine faith in God and in ourselves, as we seek to establish a just, honest and truly humane government.

Survive we must, but we must do a lot more

The world is now on its second year of the coronavirus pandemic. More than a couple of million people have died, and so many millions more have been infected, but the end is still nowhere in sight. Physical survival remains the single common concern of all, yet mere...

Duterte’s ‘Squid Game’

At a shopping mall in the heart of the Philippine capital, a 10-foot tall doll has been drawing crowds, with people taking selfies and playing the “Red Light, Green Light” survival game, a very lethal kids’ game depicted in the Netflix hit series “Squid Game.”

Breaking legal barriers to boost defenses

This week the Philippines will restart its Marine Corps bilateral exercises, called “Kamandag,” with the United States, its only military ally and former colonial master.

One UN speech will not save Duterte

Rodrigo Duterte is in panic mode. He is desperately building his defense as the International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to open an inquiry into the human rights situation in the Philippines from 2011 to 2019.The tribunal has found sufficient evidence to further...

How to lose an election

In two weeks, politicians aspiring to become president will file their certificates of candidacy before the Commission on Elections (Comelec), allowing the poll body enough time to print ballots for more than 60 million eligible voters in next May’s political contest.

 

Time to Love

The Holy Book says: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.” (Eccl. 3:1) Thus “there is a time to love.” (Eccl. 3:8)

Who is St. Thomas More?

Very little is known about St. Thomas More, the patron of statesmen and politicians as declared by Pope John Paul II in the year 2000. He lived a very inspiring life and is a model of firmness of conscience to the end.

Eyes on the Ice: Human rights diplomacy

Last week’s vote by United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the Iceland-backed resolution exasperated the sensitive Duterte administration and the DDS community.

Ninoy Aquino: Apostle of non-violent resistance

“I have returned to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through non-violence.” This was part of the statement Ninoy Aquino wanted to deliver upon his arrival from exile thirty-six years ago.

The culture of death and social sin

We find ourselves living in a society where killing and corruption have become normal.  People don’t even consider these as sin. What is happening can be described as the “culture of death” – a term used by Pope John II in his encyclical “Evangelium Vitae.”

Ningas-kugon

Are Filipinos that forgiving or are we simply forgetful?

Living the ‘holiness of normality’

At an age when people, especially millennials, seem to seek personal fulfilment through high-profile accomplishments, one woman has just been recognized as a model of sanctity through devoting her life to teaching chemistry—without fanfare.