Here’s the latest statement of Sen. Bato dela Rosa on ICC probe
BATO DELA ROSA – The incumbent senator and presidential aspirant stressed that he is not afraid of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into the drug war in the Philippines.
One of the issues that hooked international attention are the deaths linked to the drug war in the country. The International Criminal Court (ICC) is one of those that wants to investigate the issues and accusations against President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
Amid the issues and accusations surrounding the anti-drug campaign of the Duterte administration, the Palace officials have continually rejected to participate n the investigation of the international court. Reportedly, one lawyer expressed that the court may still be able to obtain pieces of evidence even without coming to the Philippines.
Meanwhile, Sen. Bato dela Rosa compared himself and President Rodrigo Duterte as “David” who will face “Goliath”, none other than the ICC.
“But tandaan ninyo, ‘yung isang maliit na David, ‘yung maliit na bato na bala ni David sa kanyang slingshot ay nakakapuwing rin ‘yan sa mata ng isang Goliath,” he said.
If elected as the country’s next president, Dela Rosa said he would allow the ICC to enter the country to observe peace and order in the Philippines but not to investigate.
Dela Rosa was the chief of the Philippine National Police when the Duterte administration’s anti-drug campaign called Oplan Tokhang began.
Meanwhile, Bato dela Rosa will run for president in the coming elections alongside his vice-presidential running mate, Senator Bong Go.
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