VP Sara respects but disagrees with Marcos on possible return to ICC
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 27) — Vice President Sara Duterte said she respects President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s decision to consider proposals for the Philippines to rejoin the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“We should respect the position of the president being the chief architect of foreign policy so ‘yun dapat ang position nating lahat [that should be the position of all of us],” Duterte, who also serves as Education chief, told reporters on Monday at the sidelines of a National Children’s Month event.
Meanwhile, the vice president maintained her stance against cooperating with the ICC in its probe into alleged abuses that occurred throughout her father’s anti-illegal drugs campaign.
“Pero [but] we will continue to reach out to the Department of Justice regarding our position on this matter,” Duterte said.