Philippines Duterte Murders get new look from ICC

“The deferral of the ICC investigation requested by the Philippines is not justified,” says Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A. A. Khan QC.

“Today, (Friday, 24 June 2022) I filed an application before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”) seeking authorisation for my Office to resume its investigation in the Situation in the Republic of the Philippines (“Philippines”),” said the  Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A. A. Khan QC. in a statement released on Friday.

Video: The Philippines Fallen includes mothers, fathers, children and innocent bystanders. Rodrigo Duterte’s “kill them dead” mantra spread well in a country that was already statistically infamous for its murder rate per capita. Thousands of freelancers working for cops, or off duty cops shot and killed pot smokers, hard drug users, gays, people with disabilities like walking with a limp, people who reported crimes done by officials, women and girls who reported rapes by cops and other officials, and anyone local officials did not like for any reason at all. The victims were killed by simply putting them on a list of drug users, or a “red tag list” of communists.

This is a story of a filthy dirty government that used extortion, murder and threats of imprisonment or disappearance and worse to carry out crimes with impunity.

Well over 32,000 murders were done by meagerly paid contract killers and vigilantes, hired assassins and Philippines cops in the entire time of Rodrigo Duterte’s reign of terror from the day he took office until probably days after he leaves.

ICC to seek an order to proceeed against Duterte Extrajudicial Killings

The picture and its story: Seeking authorisation for my Office to resume its investigation in the Situation in the Republic of the Philippines, said the  Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim A. A. Khan QC. in a statement released on Friday.

Download entire application.

By December 2018 Duterte’s bloody drug war had chocked up an estimated 27,832 extrajudicial killings.

Using data acquired by some of the biostatisticians now working with the Civil Society Partners against COVID-19 and using many of the same medical, coroners, morgues, mortuary and mortician sources used to collect cause-of-death information for epidemiology reports, a study was conducted at the end of 2018.

There had been 27,832 extrajudicial killings from the time of Duterte’s inauguration up to December of 2018.

Today that number is well over 32,000 EJKS

22.3-27 Daily killings already took place in the Philippines as a result of an already high murder rate.  Murders and occasional armed conflicts on a 9-year average to December 2018 ranged from 22.3-27 without and with armed conflicts and alleged military skirmishes with Communists and various “terrorists” (possibly political enemies including journalists, political opponents like Mayors, Barangay Captains and priests).

25 to 29.7 Extrajudicial violent deaths occurred daily in the Philippines as a result of state-personnel and state-directed-contractor extra judicial killings from the time of Duterte’s inauguration up to and including December 2018 when the study was completed.

Video below: ABS-CBN News shut down by Duterte for broadcasts like this one.

Salvador Panelo, Duterte Palace lawyer during his broadcast on State TV said COVID-19 is an invasion, thus grounds for Duterte declaring martial law. Duterte’s troops have murdered persons who violate COVID-19 lockdown. In other cases, children have been beaten and locked in dog cages.  Screen capture frpm Philippines Government TV. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

The heart ripping case of Erica “Angel Navales” Fernandez, one of thousands killed in the six-year Duterte murder spree.

Angel Navales (DOB 09/28/1999) was shot dead with a single bullet by one of two unidentified gunmen at Gumamela St. Barangay, Commonwealth, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines at or around 11:00 p.m. on 25 October 25, 2016. Her boy friend, 21-year-old construction worker Jericho P. Camitan, was killed with five rounds.

Facebook image of Angel Navales in the school cafeteria recovered late October 2016. See full article.

Murdered in Manila, her Barbie Doll beside her in the dirt. “This is why we are so angry, and this is also why we cry,” says nurse Karinna Angeles who knew this child’s family from a previous tragedy. Photo source supplied. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

And the murders continued. 17 August 2020, Zara Alvarez, a Negros Island-based Filipino human rights advocate, educator, paralegal and prominent social activist who predominantly campaigned against human rights violations which were witnessed during the administration of Rodrigo Duterte. She was truly much beloved human rights advocate who was gunned down as were others that week. Previous attempts on her life had failed. Roughly one dozen of her Negros Island group have been murdered.  Photo: Twitter.  Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

Philippines woman victim and the US Marine Who Killed her.
Photo Credit: Social Media Images in the public domain. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

The typical style of Duterte’s contract killers.

One of the shocks of Duterte’s murders was American tolerance of these crimes after Barrack Obama left office. People literally gagged when Joe Biden invited Rodrigo Duterte to a global Democracy forum.

“Rights groups on Thursday condemned US President Joe Biden for inviting President Duterte to attend his two-day Summit for Democracy, emphasizing that the Philippine Chief Executive’s six-year “reign of terror” hardly qualifies him to speak about democracy,” wrote a Manila newspaper on 10 December 2021.

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Duterte Regime claimed it was not killing as a crime against humanity because drug addicts are not humanity.

Minister Vitaliano Aguirre calls drug addicts, ‘not-humanity’ and says it is therefore ‘OK’ to murder them. The comment adds to The RINJ Foundation’s complaint against the Duterte government of ‘crimes against humanity’ as set out in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

The top 12 alleged criminals charged in the International Criminal Court are as follows.

Top Criminals Named In Mass Murder ICC Case
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre
Philippine Police Director General Ronald 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

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