- President Rodrigo Duterte commented over the issue involving former gov’t officials and Chinese President Xi Jinping
- Duterte believes that the case won’t affect the relationship between the PH and China
- He added that the former officials are entitled to file a case since the PH is a democratic country
President Rodrigo Duterte has broken his silence about the recent court case filed by former government officials and local fishermen against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials.
KAMI learned that the President believes that the case will not affect the relationship between the Philippines and China, as reported by the Inquirer (author Nestor Corrales).
“No, I’m sure it won’t,” the President said.
The Philippine chief executive also stated that the former officials are entitled to file a case since the Philippines is a democratic country.
“Remember, China is not a member of the ICC,” Duterte added.
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KAMI reported before that former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales along with other local fishermen, have filed a complaint against Xi and his officials.
They claimed that the Chinese President and other officials of allegedly committed crimes against humanity. The communication was submitted few days prior to the official withdrawal of the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) took effect.
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