Pity former Foreign Affairs Sec Albert Del Rosario. He is a former Philippine official who gets detained in Hong Kong like a common undesirable alien. That’s what you get when you file a case against a global superpower before a Mickey Mouse court such as that of the “International Criminal Court”.
Yellowtards still don’t get it. The world is not fair and it certainly won’t be fair to anyone just because they feel they are entitled to fairness.
Del Rosario was to attend board and shareholders meetings of First Pacific and was travelling alone. He said two members of the Philippine consulate are with him in the airport staff lounge where he was being questioned.
Well now, tough shit, right? Perhaps Del Rosario should file another case with the ICC this time for “unfair detention”. We’ll wish him all the best of luck with that case.
Pity former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. She is a former Philippine official who gets detained in and deported from Hong Kong like a common undesirable alien. That’s what you get when you file a case against a global superpower before a Mickey Mouse court such as that of the “International Criminal Court”.
Yellowtards still don’t get it. The world is not fair and it certainly won’t be fair to anyone just because they feel they are entitled to fairness. Not surprisingly this appeal to fairness is the only argument of Morales’s attorney Anne Marie Corominas…
“She has committed no crime. She’s only exercised her democratic rights as a Filipino citizen!” Corominas said.
Well now, tough shit, right? Perhaps Morales should file another case with the ICC this time for “unfair deportation”. We’ll wish her all the best of luck with that case.
The concept of an “international criminal court” is flawed at the core. Thus it is quite unfortunate that the International Criminal Court (ICC) is named and chartered as such. The presumptuous pomposity with which the ICC carries out its “mission” today has thus become a sad international punchline.
To presume to be a court outside of and, yet, higher than that of a sovereign nation is a ridiculous notion at best. Following the Philippines’ withdrawal from the ICC earlier under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, Malaysia, under Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had recently expressed its intention to withdraw from the ICC…
“This is not because we are against it but because of the political confusion about what it entails, caused by people with vested interest,” a visibly upset Mahathir told a news conference.
“I see this as a way to blacken my face because they know they cannot oust me easily,” said Mahathir, the world’s oldest leader at 93.
This demonstrates how untenable the very notion of the ICC is. No government — specially of any country that takes pride in its independence — would voluntarily subject itself to the rule of a foreign “court”.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is, well, a criminal court as its name implies. As such, by presuming to be an authority on what is “just” in the Philippines, it is, in effect, competing with Philippine courts for authority. But, see, there is nothing in the Philippine Constitution that allows any entity beyond a Philippine court to rule on criminality in the Philippines. So what is it exactly that gives the ICC license to do that?
By going to the ICC for help to remove a sitting duly-elected president, the Philippine Opposition are acting like traitors. Their actions could be interpretted as acts in contempt of the Philippine judiciary. Should this behaviour be tolerated? It shouldn’t. What the Opposition led by the Yellowtards are doing is roping in the judiciary — a branch of government independent of the executive and legislative branches — into a political battle that, normally, is fought in the popularity contests that characterise the latter two.
Normally, when the Yellowtards have exhausted all ideas on how to grab power legally, they resort to illegal means — i.e., “people power” revolutions. In recent months they’ve discovered another illegal approach to seizing power — enlisting the support of a foreign “criminal court”.
The Yellowtards are, indeed, a nefarious bunch. They’ll stop at nothing, even take measures that could destroy their own country’s democratic institutions, just to achieve their power-hungry ends. They already did that in 1986 and they are doing it today — going as far as getting in bed with Philippine communists (who command a terrorist arm, the New People’s Army or NPA) to expedite the process. They must be stopped.
The Yellowtards are hailing the conviction of former Gen Jovito Palparan as a “bright spot” and a “victory” for human rights. Let us all remember this when they again say “democracy is dead in the Philippines”. This also proves the Yellowtards were wrong in going to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for help as this is justifiable only if it can be proven that the local justice system does not work.
These Yellowtards have proven time and again how selective and utterly inconsistent their advocacies are. They hail a democratic process when it delivers an outcome aligned with their partisan agendas and launch into shrill “activist” tantrums when it goes the other way.
Filipinos should be vigilant but in a more modern and intelligent way. They should be critical of Yellowtard propaganda over a long view — to identify where they contradict themselves. Indeed, the Yellowtards are their own enemies, seen under this light.