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‘My only sin is extrajudicial killings,’ says Philippines President

MANILA: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is no stranger to controversies, and in a latest speech, he has apparently admitted his role in extrajudicial killings. During a speech at the presidential palace, Duterte, said: "What are my sins? Did I steal money? Even just one peso? Did I prosecute somebody I sent to jail? My only sin is extrajudicial killings." Opposition Senator Rizza Hontiveros said Duterte's "verbal admission will serve as solid evidence in the people's quest for justice". "It will serve to…

Philippines’ Duterte says he cannot be tried by war crimes court

DAVAO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday declared himself beyond the jurisdiction of an International Criminal Court probe into thousands of deaths in his "drugs war", claiming local laws do not specifically ban extrajudicial killings. In a typically bombastic speech on Friday, a day after the ICC announced a preliminary inquiry into alleged crimes against humanity, Duterte renewed an earlier threat to withdraw the country from the world's sole war crimes tribunal. Duterte, who has overseen the bloody…