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RP NEWS 30 PHILIPPINE ASIAN NEWS TODAY August 16 - 31, 2018 RP News and More... 2nd complaint vs Rody filed before int’l court ACTIVISTS and families of several fatalities in government’s war against illegal drugs yesterday filed a complaint against President Duterte before the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court for his alleged role in the death of thousands of alleged drug users and dealers. It is the second petition against Duterte before the ICC, accusing him of murder and crimes against humanity. The ICC petition, known as a communication, follows a similar complaint filed in April 2017 by a lawyer and backed by two opposition lawmakers, into which the ICC in February started a preliminary examination. In March, Duterte unilaterally withdrew from the Rome Statute, a treaty which established the ICC, saying it skirted due process and presumption of his innocence and sought to portray him as a “ruthless and heartless violator of human rights.” Jurist groups say that regardless of how the court rules, Duterte is not protected from a possible indictment because the alleged crimes took place while the Philippines was a member of the ICC, and therefore covered by its jurisdiction. Duterte also maintains the Philippines never actually acceded to the Rome Statute in 2011 because it was not published in the country’s official gazette. A petition against the withdrawal from the Rome Statute has been filed before the Supreme Court. Opposition lawmakers maintain Duterte’s withdrawal from the treaty, which takes effect in March 2019, wa 0Vv&V6W6RBv2FRvFW@6VFR&fFR4226W'Bb7@&W6'BFB6WW&66RW&6F7Fখb7FFW2&RV&R"VvƖrFfW7FvFR7&W2v6GWFW'F^( 07W66Bv2BFR66RFRƗW2FR42&6V7WF.( 2ff6RF@BVFFVǒ&W7BF&WVW7@f"6VBB6VBB&P&V6VBWBb&ff6RW'2&W6FVF7W6''&VRW&W76VB6fFV6RFPWFFvB&7W"6rFPFW&F&G6B7BFP6V6FVW72B2&fVF@6W'G2FRƗW2&RV&R &RVvƖrFV"FR6BआR66BFRFW7BWFFv2( FVN( &V6W6RFRƗW02vW"6fW&VB'FR&P7FGWFRआR66C( FN( 2B6BFN( 26V6F&V6W6RN( 27FF&R7FVBW'FR42&6VGW&R2FffW&VBP6fR6V6FWfVFPR26V6FfV@v7B6FB6V6F␦FW6( BVFr( R6B7W66V"7WB&VvGW&6BFRǒ&FW GWFW'FRvfRFƖ6Rv2( FvvPv"G'Vw2B7&֖ƗGvFFR&VG2bFRr( ХvFFRVbFVbVW>( wW'2U’&6RWf"ƖfRB&vG2Bf֖ƖW2b6f7F2bG'Vr&VFVBƖw26V@FR42F6f7BGWFW'FRf"0VvVB7&W2v7BFRVR@v&B&W&FFFRf7F2@6G2खSvR6BFP6G2VvVBFBGWFW'FPfFVB'F6RrbFR&R7FGWFPf"( vFW7&VBB77FVF2GF60FRf&bW&FW"bFW6G0b6fƖ>( B( ƖFRf&b7G0FVFǒ6W6rw&VB7VffW&p"6W&W2W'F&G"VF 66VF( ƖRvF2G'Vpv"( '2v&G2B7F2&W6FVBGWFW'FR2FRW'WG&F B7B&W76&Rf"FPƖw2BFW"'&f27G2P2667FVFǒ7FFVBFBR0&W76&Rf"FR( v"G'Vw2( ( ЧFRWFF6BFR6V6F6@GWFW'F^( 27&6FvG'Vw06VFVB( '&V( WV7WF2'Ɩ6P7FrvFVG7&F72bFR6vvW&P&Vr( W'6V7WFVB( FW6B@66W2fVB'f7F>( f֖ƖW2@vRvW&RFR6G266@FWfRFV6FVBFVWfFRFRGFW FFR42&V6W6RbFR&W6FVN( 0VGg&&6V7WFƗR6W'G2B&V6W6RFPf֖ƖW2&R6r6fFV6RFP6VG'( 2W7F6R77FVU6"W&6V&W2wW"&W&W6VFrFRw&W6B&W726fW&V6RVW6GFR6V6Fv2ff6ǐ&V6VfVB'FR42B৖W7FW&F6V&W26BB2FRf'7@426BF&V7FǒfVB'FP7W'ffrbG'Vr&VFVBƖw266&FrF&vG2w&W2Ɩ6RBfvFW2fRVB6P"W'6266RGWFW'FRFff6R'WBƖ6R6BFWfRV@&WBBCG'Vr7W7V7G26VbЦFVfV6R( ėBFW6( BGFW"vWFW"N( 0FV2bFW6G2"BCFW&R&P6WfW&FVF2&VGF22WFFP7FF&Bb7&W2v7BVG( Ф6V&W26B( vR&R6rFR40&6V7WF"F7BW"6@f7B&V6W6RFRfƖrb6@2BǒF6VVW7F6R'WB6RFBF2FG'Vr6vv&R7FVB( RFFVBWFRVFV"@&WWFW'2"f&6R&FW2FǖF6W&vV@vVvFƖgFW"FǖFv2&FVBg&Ф'vf'7B672F6W&vVBbFRƗP"f&6RbgFW"&vvrFRvBVFFP6vW2'FFW6FrvFGvFW"vVvFƖgFW'2Vfg&Wv&6BW7F"6v&R6VƗ7FVBW'6VbFR"f&6RvW&R&V@vFW&W>( vV6RBFRf""&6P66G7FVB'BvVvƖVvW&&@F""b6VbBFVfV6R6V7&WF'FVf&V&7FFW2vr""f&6P7W66BFv2&FVBW'7VBF7V6&FW"6vVB'F"FRF&VRfƗFWFW2'F6FVBFPvVvFƖgFr6WFFFR6vW2FvFRƗW>( f'7@vBVF26R6GW&VBFPvV( 2S2w&2WfVBvP6Bv&6V6'&Vv@R'&RVF2F( 2&Fvr6Bv2&V6vFbW"vfr( 7Fp"Bǒf"W'6Vb'WB6f FR&VBf&6W2bFRƗW2( Ф'Bg&W"&FF6&V6VfVBFRWG7FFp6WfVVBVFvFFRf'7B4U$tTBD6vW2vBVFƗ7BFǖFfWW0'&RrVb&W7FvVB'W"W66W2GW&rFR( W&( 2vV6RFFRƗR f&6RFWFW>( VBBf""&6RvVFW6FD&VB&WW2DB%E$TDR5%U&'&VFV2F&V66FW"Ф7WB#'VFvWB&6d4R&W6FVBV"( V( &'&VFvVFW6FVVBFFR&&F06֗GFVRbFRW6Rb&W&W6VFFfW2F&V66FW"G2FV66F66FR'VFvWBbW ff6Rf"#'֖ƖFR6֗GFVR&fVBCCrb֖Ɩ'VFvWBv62vW"FFR&6VBSC֖Ɩ( vR&6VBSC֖Ɩf"#FB2FFFb֖Ɩ'WBvBv0&V6VFVB'FRFW'FVBb'VFvWB@vVVBD$Ғv2&WB֖ƖW70FW"'VFvWB7BV"( &'&VF6BGW&pFVƖ&W&F2&'&VF6BFR&vW7B'FbFP'VFvWBbFRff6RbFRf6R&W6FVBev0FvVBVFW"f6767F6R7V'6FW2f FR"FP&fV@e'VFvWB2V66W"6&VBFFPbsr&Ɩ'VFvWBF@v2vfVFFRff6PbFR&W6FVBf #FR( 2'VFvW@2"3"W&6VBvW FF2V.( 2b0&ƖrTDBԔ4R$4BĔ%$%g&VG2bFR&6BƖ'&'27Fr֖Ч6RB&6BV&Ɩ2Ɩ'&'6&R'&6SS6&R&B&6B6WFV&W R6GW&F3FC3VƗGGV@f7FB6G&V( 2&2vB6FF&Pf&R&6VBBC"V6*66 ǒ&6VVG2&VVfB&6BƖ'&&W2w&VB66RF7F6W6Rff&FRWF'0BFFW2f"6VuurĕT4Uu5DD4