Discipline is a necessary trait for progress and the Filipinos sorely need it so. foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says that Duterte’s actions against drugs ultimately protects the rights of the Filipinos. He believes that we are on the right track and that we are saving the country from becoming a narco-state. This is what he says before the General Assembly of the United Nations. By law, no one can be prosecuted by bluffing that he or she killed someone. The due process of law requires an investigation to gather evidence. Therefore, the critics can investigate Duterte all they want and see if there’s probable cause. Logically speaking, the Filipino leader will not say such a thing if he is guilty of it. Surely, his only sin is EJK. He could have solved the problem quickly if he allows eliminating criminals at once.
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Discipline is Vital to the Rights of Filipinos
To quote Cayetano, “We may sometimes differ in how we express ourselves, yet this should not be interpreted as turning our backs on the universal declaration on human rights. On the contrary, we are instituting all of these reforms to be able to protect the rights of every single Filipino.” This was Cayetano’s defense for Duterte’s drug war. He says that the administration will prioritize to protect the rights of law-abiding citizens first.
PI Adheres to the UN Stance
The Philippines adheres to the stance of the UN with regards to the protection of rights, according to Cayetano. However, if given a choice between the rights of law-abiding citizens and that of drug lords and criminals, the former’s rights are what we choose to protect.
Admittance or a Challenge to Detractors?
The Malacañang have downplayed Duterte’s supposed admission of his sin for extrajudicial killings. He was just being “playful” as they say. Now Cayetano’s remarks came days after this supposed admission. Furthermore, the Philippine delegation employed the same reasoning to the UN assembly at Geneva.
The Media’s Alternative Facts
Cayetano criticized the media and marked their arguments as “alternative facts”. He claims that they have been sourced from the critics of Duterte. Furthermore, he questions them for using a different definition of extrajudicial killings in the oast administration.
Misled International Communities
With the Universal Periodic review of the UN Human Rights Council in 2017, they summarize the 27 recommendations of UN member-states. They urge the Philippines to immediately stop the killings from the context of this drug war. Instead, conduct thorough investigations. Furthermore, Myanmar and Thailand call the Philippines to provide protection from the threat of drugs while upholding human rights as well as to provide appropriate health measures. Most of these countries can only judge Duterte according to what they read. Take the case of the millions of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to Bangladesh. That should be a priority as far as human rights are concerned.
Bongbong Marcos answers the question point blank that although the camp of his VP post rival wants him to run for Senator in the 2019 national election to abandon his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo, he won’t give them that satisfaction. To run for president after Du30’s term in 2022 is also a long way to go. However, it is his sister, Gov. Imee Marcos who is to seek for a Senate seat. This is the family’s backup plan for the uncertain protest which now has a new recount schedule on April 2, 2018, instead of March 19. The Marcoses are supportive of Du30 particularly the recent ICC withdrawal.
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[VIDEO]: During the 888 News Forum in Marco Polo Hotel in Cebu, Bongbong Marcos was asked if he will run for President or for Senator in the next election.
Marcos also defends Du30 on the comment that Du30 seems to be afraid of elections unlike his late father Ferdinand Marcos who was into snap elections. He said that the president has a good reason to delay them. Ultimately they will happen at the right time.
Du30 urges other nations to follow his move to quit a treaty underpinning the International Criminal Court. The ICC is examining his drug war. He lashes out at the war crimes tribunal two days after his government officially notified the United Nations of his decision to pull the Philippines out of the Rome
The Philippines recently notifies the United Nations that it decides to opt out of the Rome Statute. This is the country’s initial move to begin the process for its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court or ICC. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano said the withdrawal was formally conveyed in a note verbale that Philippine Permanent Representative to the UN Teodoro Locsin Jr. He hands it over to Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, the Chef de Cabinet of UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres, at 6:07 p.m. New York time on Thursday, or 6:07 a.m. Manila time on Friday, March 16, 2018.
Marcos Supports Du30’s ICC Stand
Like Du30, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro launches a verbal barrage against UN Human Rights Office High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein for his comments on alleged human rights violations in his country. Like what Bongbong Marcos said earlier that they should not judge Filipinos because they are not judged by them. The ICC has no clue whatsoever on what’s really going on in both countries. They only rely on fake news from the government destabilizers.
In her United Nations speech recently, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley turns to the Philippines with regards to the big human rights task. Haley is on the side of President Du30 and the Philippines. She tells the UN General Assembly and international human rights organizations: “The Philippines is suffocating. We must give the Philippine the space to run his nation. We must respect their independence. It is not in our purview to decide administrative issues for the country. “That is the job of the president.”
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Human Rights to Work with the President on Drug War
Haley elaborated: “Destructive forces have never given the Duterte administration enough space to jump-start his programs of government; they did not even afford him the proverbial honeymoon period. Now, they have calibrated their plot to ouster movements and this is just the second year of his presidency.” She called on human rights groups (the UN’s included) to be impartial and not take political sides while dispensing their duties in any particular nation. She asked HR groups in the Philippines to engage in consultations with the Du30 government and shun political stances which may lead to a loss of relevance and credibility for the country.
Goodbye International Liberalism
The biggest boost for the Philippines in the unveiling of Trump’s new foreign policy doctrine will likely lie in its unblushing endorsement and defense of the sovereignty of nations. He espouses not only America’s return to greatness; he recognizes the sovereignty of rival powers like Russia, China, and virtually all nations. And that, of course, includes the Philippines. America under Trump is turning away from the architecture of liberal internationalism that has been dominant in international relations for so many decades, since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Du30’s Strategy is Right
President Du30 was right in steering Philippine foreign policy towards closer relations with China, Russia, the ASEAN, while taking care to forge strong relations with the US. These developments invest added significance to the coming ASEAN leaders’ summit in November, which the country will host and where the US, China, and Russia, and other major nations will be in attendance. The Philippines is destined to become a bigger player in international affairs, commensurate with its size and impressive growth.
US Media Ceases Enthusiasm for Drug War Propaganda
The hope of the opposition that human rights violations or extra-judicial killings (EJKs) will be the way to bring down the Du30 presidency may have received a mortal blow. The enthusiasm of US media for grisly stories about the drug war will fade out. There is now zero chance that the US will interrupt with the regime change in the Philippines. Tindig coalition’s effort is just a waste.
Dr. Agnes Callamard, United Nations rights rapporteur expressed her disgust on Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo. She reacted by saying; Stop extrajudicial killings instead of requesting media to “tone down” reports on them. Callamard shows to be very irresponsible with her words. Like Leni Robredo, she also maligned the Philippines by believing false reports and worst, promoting it through media interviews.
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[VIDEO]: Malabo nang matuloy ang pagbisita sa bansa ni United Nations Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard para mag- imbestiga sa umano’y nagaganap na extra judicial killings (EJK) bunsod ng pinaigting na kampanya sa illegal na droga ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
Wanda Teo’s Plea
Teo said in a news conference in Bangkok, Thailand, that reports about the killings related to the President’s war on drugs were not good for tourism. She said that the video on the drug killings sent by Leni Robredo to a United Nations’ side event painted the Philippines in a bad light.
Agnes Callamard is Hypocrite
Stop extrajudicial killings? She does not even have the guts to land her feet on the Philippine soil to investigate the truth? Why is Callamard maligning the Filipino people and the country? IS she really from the UN or a biased supporter of the Liberal Party? How can she prover her claims that there are state-sponsored killings as she insinuates?
Amnesty International’s Report is based on Hearsays
Callamard was referring to the London-based Amnesty International’s 2016 report that accused the PNP of paying police officers to kill alleged drug offenders. It concluded that majority of the drug-related killings were systematically planned and organized by authorities and can constitute crimes against humanity.
CHR Commissioner Gwen Pimentel-Gana speaks on the sidelines of a CHR-sponsored forum on women and children victims of the campaign against narcotics saying that there was no official policy ordering the Philippine National Police to kill suspected drug pushers and users. Based on the law, this is needed to determine that the administration is involved in such killings. She also said that they are not Amnesty International that based their reports on rumors. They always support their findings with facts.
Michael Francis Acebedo Lopez, a Filipino delegate to the United Nations General Assembly appeals and files a complaint against VP Leni Robredo for addressing false claims against the Du30 administration. He said that Robredo has betrayed the public’s trust by spreading lies. The president, however, is not surprised why the VP is in a hurry to replace him as president. It is a general knowledge that like the late Corazon Aquino, she really did not win the 2016 elections in which Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest is still underway.
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[VIDEO]: Filipino Former delegate to the United Nations General Assembly Michael Francis Acebedo Lopez appeals and files a complaint against VP Leni Robredo for addressing false claims against the administration.
A dictator is a ruler who uses absolute power. A state ruled by a dictator is called a dictatorship. The Philippines is a democratic country for one thing, so a dictator cannot thrive in the system. The present CA rulings attest that the president is not in any means a dictator. He has respect for the law and follows due process in every situation that the country is in. This includes Senator Leila De Lima’s imprisonment over drug charges. Let’s take a look at the CA:
Members of the Commission of Appointments vow to scrutinize the President’s appointees. It looks like it keeps that promise, especially when grilling Environment Secretary Gina Lopez and the rejection of Perfecto Yasay Jr. as foreign affairs chief. Senator Panfilo Lacson and Dr. Edna Co of the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Good Governance explain the inner workings of the CA in a media interview.
Plead not Heard
The President also appealed to the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA) to give Gina Lopez a chance. He pleads to allow Lopez to present her case. He also asks Congress to look how devastated the environment is. The CA bypassed Lopez’s appointment. Du30 reappointed her and publicly declares his support for her policies. This includes her suspension of mining operations that made her the target of powerful economic players.
Congressional leaders inform the president that there is no way Yasay could hurdle the appointments body because of questions over his previous US citizenship. The powerful appointments body rejected Yasay’s ad interim appointment after lawmakers found out that he lied when he said he did not hold a US passport. As the president’s roommate when they were younger, he knew that Yasay went to the US to seek asylum. Yasay did not want to live in the US but avoided the Philippines because he was “wanted” during martial law. Yasay was petitioned by his wife, an American citizen. The president admits, he cannot save Yasay anymore.