Duterte: PH to withdraw from ICC

“Baseless, unprecedented and outrageous attacks” President Rodrigo R. Duterte declared on Wednesday that the Philippines will be withdrawing its ratification of the Rome Statute, a United Nations (UN) treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC). Duterte made this declaration in … Continue reading Duterte: PH to withdraw from ICC

President Duterte vows lasting peace in Mindanao

Let us unite to achieve our common goals      President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Tuesday, June 27,  stressed anew his promise to the Filipinos that he would secure lasting peace in Mindanao.

 “To our brothers and sisters who have been affected by the violence and conflict in Mindanao, I assure you that the government is committed to securing just and lasting peace in the island,” President Duterte said in his speech before an audience of Muslim Filipinos as he graced the Eid’l Fitr celebration held at the Rizal Hall of the Malacañan Palace. 

 The Chief Executive said the … Continue reading President Duterte vows lasting peace in Mindanao

DUTERTE DECLARES MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO

AS MAUTE GROUP ATTACKS MARAWI CITY BY ROGER M. BALANZA Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the country’s violence-wracked southern island of Mindanao as a terrorist group attacked the southwestern city of Muslim-dominated Marawi. In Russia late Tuesday night, May 23, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced in a press briefing that Duterte has placed Mindanao under martial law as of 10PM Manila time, Tuesday, May 23. The President made the declaration as the the Maute Group on Tuesday afternoon , May 23,  attacked Marawi City  and occupied and burned several government and private  establishments. Duterte, with a … Continue reading DUTERTE DECLARES MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO