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Senator Imee Marcos Suggests to Work on the Reversal of the UN Resolution

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Senator Imee Marcos said agrees with the Philippines to cut diplomatic ties with Iceland ASAP. She cites how developed nations should not impose on other sovereign countries.However, instead of harsh statements, she wants to see if there’s something the government can do to reverse the Iceland sponsored resolution. This is with regards to the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that seeks a comprehensive report on the drug war.




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Filipino Envoys to Lobby Member-States to Vote Against the UN Resolution

Eighteen of the 47 UNHRC member states, mostly European nations, voted to adopt Iceland’s resolution. It sought a comprehensive review on the human rights situation in the Philippines. Fourteen voted no, while 15 abstained. That resolution has been circulating for quite a while. It may have gone unnoticed, said Senator Imee Marcos. We could have prevented an unfavorable decision had our ambassadors lobbied against the resolution. But we’re here now, so let’s move forward, she added.



Moving Forward

The Philippine government must also explore the possibility of reversing the outcome of the vote by lobbying countries. Those which abstained, to change their votes, the new Senator suggested. The resolution was adopted during the 41st session of the UNHRC in Geneva, Switzerland from June 24 to July 12.



Imee Marcos to Appeal to Friends

Many of the countries which abstained and may be convinced to change their mind are considered Philippines’ friends. These are the South Americans, Fiji, Africans, and Arab states, explained Marcos. The 15 member-states which abstained on the resolution are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Congo, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Togo and Tunisia.



Pros and Cons at the UN

Those which voted in favor of the resolution are Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Iceland, Italy, Peru, Mexico, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, and Uruguay. Meanwhile, Angola, Bahrain, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Hungary, India, Iraq, the Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia voted against the resolution.



The Decision is with the President

Imee Marcos clarifies that the decision ultimately rests on President Rodrigo Du30. The Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that the President is “seriously considering cutting diplomatic relations” with Iceland due to its role in sponsoring the resolution.



http://www.new.carelinkwebpr.com/du30s-favor-on-cayetanos-speakership-can-benefit-bongbong-marcos/

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The President’s EJK Sin Remark can Prove that He Follows the Rule of Law to Discipline People

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By: Elena Grace Flores

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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[VIDEO]: Pres. Duterte: Ang kalasanan ko lang ‘yung mga extrajudicial killings


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.



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Bongbong Marcos Reveals his 2019, 2022 Election Plans and Du30 Support that Coincide with Recount Delay

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

acting workshop

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.








Youtube video by; Elena Grace Flores
[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.




Snap 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.




ICC Withdrawal

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
Statute.




Principled President

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.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/philippines-duterte-urges-other-nations-to-quit-icc/articleshow/63353143.cms

Bongbong Marcos Agrees that Du30’s ICC Withdrawal Signals the END of Colonial Mentality

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US Ambassador to UN Haley: US Media Quits Liberalism Propaganda against Du30’s Drug War

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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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[VIDEO]: Right After Trump Named Kim Rocket Man, Nikki Haley Went And Silenced The Media With A HUGE Reveal



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.




Superstar speaks: Give Duterte space to run the Philippines




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UN’s Agnes Callamard should Apologize now that CHR Ruled that there are no State-Sponsored EJKs

Agnes Callamard





welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.




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CHR’s Findings are based on Facts

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.




http://globalnation.inquirer.net/153819/un-rights-expert-stop-ejks-instead-toning-reports

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/884356/chr-exec-says-killings-not-state-sponsored




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UN Delegate: Robredo’s Exaggerations to Discredit PDu30 Destroy the Nation – Look at the CA to know the President

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

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.



Creeping Dictatorship?

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:




Powerful 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.






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Cannot Save Yasay

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.

 




http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/news/03/13/17/ca-members-stand-firm-in-reviewing-dutertes-appointees

http://www.rappler.com/nation/163519-duterte-gina-lopez-commission-appointments

Yasay ‘cannot be saved anymore’

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UN Probe to Oust Duterte on Incitement to Killings Starts – Time to be Cautious on Similar Marcos Scenario

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Most Filipinos might understand President Rodrigo Duterte’s actions,  and “killing” speeches when expressing his dedication in fighting against illegal drugs – but many people in the international community especially the UN don’t. Worst, they thought it’s a crime. Why do they matter? It is important to be cautious on this because we are a UN Nation. That means that the country is also covered with the international law.





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[VIDEO]: Ang pagsisimula ng UN sa pagpapatalsik kay Duterte – the UN starts to probe president Duterte on allegations for extra-judicial killings that he allegedly admitted publicly. His plight is seen the same as that of ex-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of Thailand but he might survive it if Bongbong Marcos wins the electoral protests as the voted Vice President worthy enough to replace him.



Incitement to Killing Definition

Generally speaking, “incitement” means encouraging or persuading another to commit an offense by way of communication. This can be by employing broadcasts, publications, drawings, images, or speeches. It is “public” under international law if it is communicated to a number of individuals. It can be in a public place or to members of a population at large by such means as the mass media. Among other things, its “public” nature distinguishes it from an act of private incitement. Incitement to genocide must also be proven to be “direct,” meaning that both the speaker and the listener understand the speech to be a call to action.


Hard to Prove

Prosecutors have found it challenging to prove what “direct” may mean in different cultures, as well as its meaning to a given speaker. Moreover, public incitement to genocide can be prosecuted even if genocide is never perpetrated. Lawyers, therefore, classify the infraction an “inchoate crime”: a proof of result is not necessary for the crime to have been committed, only that it had the potential to spur genocidal violence. It is the intention of the speaker that matters, not the effectiveness of the speech in causing criminal action. This distinction helps to make the law preventative, rather than reactive.



Similarity to ex-PM of Thailand’s Strategy

Like Duterte, Thaksin also wanted to get rid of the drug menace fast – in three months initially.  It will be “ruthless with drug dealers” who many think “deserved to be shot dead and have their assets seized.” “In February 2003, Thaksin launched a ‘war on drugs’ to suppress drug trafficking and prevent drug use. The main outcome of this policy was arbitrary killings. The first three months of the campaign saw some 2,800 extra-judicial killings.” Thaksin commented on the possibility that the United Nations might send a team to probe the killings. “The UN is not my father,” he said – showing his toughness like Duterte.




Lacson’s Defense

Lacson, in a statement, pointed out that the UN rights chief “is not familiar” with the Philippine Constitution and its laws. He noted that all Philippine presidents enjoy immunity from suit during his or her term and that there has yet to be proof of state-sponsored killings in the country. “First, our president enjoys immunity from suit during his term. Second, no matter how many times a person in our country admits having committed murder, as long as there is no other evidence to corroborate his extrajudicial confession, the case cannot stand in any court of law,” Lacson said. “That UN official can shout to high heavens to investigate the President but unfortunately for him, he can’t get past that call,” he added. This might be true when it comes to local prosecution but how about the international court that led Thaksin to be charged with crimes against humanity? He for sure got get exiled from his country by a military coup – but they cannot do it without the backing of such international force just like during the EDSA revolt that forced the late president Ferdinand E. Marcos to step down.

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/09/29/un-committee-probes-state-of-human-rights-in-philippines.html

http://interaksyon.com/article/135480/lacson-downplays-un-call-to-probe-duterte

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2016/09/11/1622463/dutertes-drug-war-similar-thaksins

https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007839

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UN Security: To Punish North Korea For Nuclear Test

North Korea


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

Pyongyang’s nuclear test will not go unscathed. The United Nations will make sure that punishment will be imposed to the violating country despite doubts. UK and UN for sure will not stop pestring the UN, Read it from News Sky:

The UK and the US are among UN members demanding tough new sanctions against Pyongyang, but experts doubt they will be effective.

The UN Security Council has said “significant measures” will be taken against North Korea after the secretive state defied sanctions and performed a nuclear test explosion.

In an emergency meeting on Friday night, members condemned the “brazen defiance” of Pyongyang – with US ambassador Samantha Power calling on the council to use “every tool at its disposal” to show Kim Jong-un there are consequences for his country’s actions.

The non-military actions taken by the UN Security Council will depend on China, a major ally to Pyongyang which fears any instability on the Korean peninsula.

It is unclear how effective further sanctions would be in curbing Kim Jong-un’s nuclear ambitions.

North Korea has been under UN sanctions since 2006 – and the impoverished country has continued to speed up the development of its nuclear and missile programmes even though fresh sanctions were enforced in March after months of negotiations, mainly between the US and China.

Professor Tadashi Kimiya, who specialises in Korean issues, told Reuters: “Sanctions have already been imposed on almost everything possible, so the policy is at an impasse.

“In reality, the means by which the United States, South Korea and Japan can put pressure on North Korea have reached their limits.”

Pyongyang perceives neighbouring South Korea and the US as its main enemies, and said its Friday’s test – which caused a 5.0-magnitude seismic event – proved its scientists were capable of mounting a nuclear warhead on a medium-range ballistic missile.

Initial estimates suggest the nuclear detonation, the country’s fifth, was its most destructive yet – with an explosive power that was the equivalent of between 10,000 and 30,000 tonnes of TNT.

That could make the blast larger than the bomb dropped by the US on Hiroshima in World War Two.

The Pentagon is going to deploy a US Air Force plane to the region to collect air particles and debris in the atmosphere in an attempt to confirm the exact nature of North Korea’s test.

At a meeting of top security officials, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said: “We have to believe that Kim Jong-un’s mental state is spiralling out of control because he is not listening to any words from the international community or neighbouring countries in his attempt to cling to power.”

State television in North Korea said the successful test meant the country could produce “a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power at will”.

On the streets of its capital city, residents seemed delighted at the outcome, with one saying: “It’s really great news. Now I am full of confidence that if the enemies make any little provocations we will make a counter attack and we will surely win.”

Although the US has said it is open to diplomatic talks on the denuclearisation of North Korea, the last negotiations in 2008 collapsed.

Reference: http://news.sky.com/story/un-security-council-vows-to-punish-north-korea-for-nuclear-test-10571873

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Duterte’s head is bigger now that he is Philippine President and told UN to back off

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s big and stinking mouth is again aimed at the United Nations and other critics on his brutal campaign against illegal drugs, that so far claimed at least 1,700 lives that has been condemned by international organizations.

The military was the witness when he accused the UN of breaking protocols upon issuing a statement expressing concern over the rising extrajudicial killings which are incited by his war on drugs speeches that seemed to have no limits.

“When I was mayor, you can really criticize me … call me names. But these dimwits forgot that I’m now a President and I represent a country,” this disrespectful comments were uttered by him at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario.

“Do not go outside to the media and start blabbering your mouth because I represent a sovereign state,” he boastfully continued. Many are wondering on the other hand how much more can the UN tolerate with this kind of provoking remarks from Duterte which by far unethical for a president?

Reference: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/810196/un-broke-protocol-in-issuing-statement-against-killings-duterte

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If Duterte cannot practice speaking diplomacy with UN, he should at least learn to swallow his words

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welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Foreign Affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay is again making clarification regarding the President’s remarks that he would rather pull out from the UN if they are that unfair, after two UN envoys recently make connotations that his “shoot to kill” order has contributed to the rising extra judicial killings in the Philippines and must be stopped.

“We certainly are not leaving the UN,” Yasay Jr said in a recent press conference.

Yasay explained: “The President is understandably extremely disappointed and frustrated with this action of the special rapporteurs in arbitrarily concluding that these drug-related killings were done by or are at the instance of law enforcers. But I can assure you that he remains committed to the United Nations, of which the Philippines is one of the founding members.”

Reference: http://www.rappler.com/nation/143822-philippines-not-leaving-un-amid-duterte-threat

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