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ICC Case vs Duterte: An obvious ploy to shame PRRD in international community, ASEAN Summit

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Just when the ASEAN Summit is about to begin this week, the lawyer of self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato  filed a case against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling him a mass murderer.  Coincidence? Or a blatant shame game initiated by the bleeding hearts that can’t move on from their political demise? It’s glaring.

The timing of the filing stinks.  If this isn’t telling that there are invisible hands behind Atty. Jude Sabio that are orchestrating to humiliate the President in the ASEAN Summit, I don’t know what this is.

Other than Pres. Duterte, the ICC complaint also included:

  • Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre
  • Philippine National Police Director General Bato dela Rosa
  • House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
  • Former Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno
  • Police Superintendent Edilberto Leonardo
  • Senior Police Officer 4 Sanson “Sonny” Buenaventura
  • Police Superintendent Royina Garma
  • National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran
  • Solicitor General Jose Calida
  • Sen. Richard Gordon
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano

Look: Matobato, whose Senate testimony against Duterte was riddled with inconsistencies and yielded more doubts than answers, has given his affidavit several months ago. SPO3 Arthur Lascañas has also said his piece (of shit) from February to March. So why file the complaint before the ICC now during the ASEAN Summit week?

The fact that the Senate found many questionable holes in the flip-flopping statements of both Matobato and Lascañas proved those accusations were nothing more than waste-products from the rumor mills. Ergo, the hearings didn’t prosper to the accusers’ advantage.

But obviously, after all these hullabaloo, these destabilizers will stop at nothing until they get what they want — PRRD’s neck.

Here’s my take amid all the noise:

There has been no evidence – solid, liquid, gas, or air – to back their claims that Duterte is a mass murderer.

What’s proven is this:

In so short a time, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte has shown us how it is possible for the government to work for the ordinary people. This administration has started to deliver some of the things we thought would never happen in our lifetime — The cultures of graft & corruption, padrino system, red tape, government’s apathy towards the poor, sluggish government transactions, are now being addressed.

But for us to expect total change in less than a year by relying on Duterte alone is BS. Ano ‘yan, instant noodles? Last time I checked, Duterte ain’t Superman.

Duterte brings life to the changes we’ve been aching for, all these years — for our farmers and fishermen to be given attention and support (kudos to DA Sec. Manny Piñol and his team); for social services to reach those who need them the most when they need them (hats off to DSWD Sec. Judy Taguiwalo, ASec. Lorraine Badoy and team who make sure no food products will rot in DSWD bodegas ever again); for government transactions to be fast, efficient, and convenient; for graft and corruption to be eradicated and the guilty to be charged and punished accordingly; for social injustices to end, so on and so forth…

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine presidential candidate and a local mayor, raises his fist during a motorcade campaign at Cainta Rizal, east of ManilaHow about the economy? In PRRD’s last round of visits to different countries, he brought home a total of $37 billion or P1.8 TRILLION worth of investments, grants, and pledges in a little over half a year. (Source: https://www.facebook.com/franco.mabanta?fref=nf#)

– PhP46 billion (US$925 million) from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

– P49.6 billion ($1 billion) from Qatar

– P1.194 trillion ($24 billion) from China

– P546 billion ($11 billion) from Japan

The man works like a horse and all his detractors keep saying is he’s a mass murderer. They cry EJK without solid evidence, even Sen. Leila de Lima admitted that.

No proof, just recycled gossips. And now they go crying to the ICC like babies…during the ASEAN Summit Week, of all days. How convenient.