Alvarez insults impeachment raps vs Duterte: 'Dapat sa mental hospital finile ‘yon'

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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reacted to both complaints against President Rodrigo Duterte filed by Atty. Jude Sabio and that will be filed by Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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Alvarez opined that the crimes against humanity case filed by Sabio against Duterte and 11 other politicians should have been raised “at the mental hospital” where it is more befitting.

Sabio’s case detailed the spate of killings under the Duterte administration citing the testimonies of self-confessed Davao Death Squad hitman Edgar Matobato and retired SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, along with news accounts such as the drug killings report of Reuters. 

As for Alejano, Alvarez slighted that it is the mental hospital that has jurisdiction over the impeachment case and not the ICC. 

“[I]n the first place, walang jurisdiction ang ICC doon. Dapat sa mental hospital finile ‘yon. Merong jurisdiction ang mental hospital do’n,” he said, even adding that it is not far from possible that Alejano may just as well bring his case “to the heavens”.

Alvarez is complacent even with the onslaught of cases being brought up against Duterte because he believes these are all “baseless” complaints.

“Hindi [ako worried] kasi para sa akin baseless, eh. So I don’t know. If the ICC is extension na ng mental hospital, puwede nilang dinggin ‘yon,” he said.

Sabio’s complaint stated that Duterte has "repeatedly, unchangingly and continuously" committed crimes against humanity in the name of the anti-drug war campaign and is marked as the first attempt of the local political arena to bring a case against Duterte in international court.

However, Alvarez deems that the issue is “an internal matter, which I don’t think makialam dapat ‘yung ICC.”

The Speaker stressed that the ICC has bigger matters to resolve and “hindi itong internal matter na ina-address natin ang sarili nating problema.”


Source: GMA News Online

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