Duterte to only face Philippine courts

Duterte to only face Philippine courts




Only in Philippine courts.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has made it public that he has mo intention to face any charges from an international tribunal, he explicitly said that he would answer to the Philippine courts.


This statement was made by the President in the wake of the  United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution seeking to look into human rights violations in the country in relation to his policy on illegal drugs.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (photo credit to owner)


“Look, as I have told you before ladies and gentlemen of the world, kasali na ‘yang(including) --- and all the governments there, I will only face a -- be tried or face a trial in a Philippine court presided by a Philippine, Filipino judge, prosecuted by a Filipino,” said Duterte in a TV intervie .

“I will not answer a Caucasian asking question, or white man there. You must be stupid. Who are you? I am a Filipino, we have our courts here. Why would you have to bring me somewhere else? I would not like that,” he added.

He said he does not see the need to face the international tribunal since Philippine courts were functioning.

“It’s working, I know it’s working, justice is working here,” Duterte said.
The former prosecutor explains that they could only prosecute him if there is a “total breakdown of justice in the country” and if Philippine courts are not willing to prosecute him.

Duterte slam the UNHRC for having no idea of the “real situation” in the country and that he is willing to lecture them on the matter.


“You just don’t know the real situation. You better study I said, that’s why... And then you force me to defend myself before you? Who are you?” Duterte said.



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