Jul 18, 2021 @ 16:02

Duterte belittles Carpio: Maporma lang pero ‘di bright!

President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t impressed by retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s intelligence and legal knowledge.

Duterte belittled Carpio Saturday (July 17) as he maintained that he cannot be held accountable for his actions as President by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

In his speech at PDP-Laban’s national assembly in Pampanga, Duterte reiterated that ICC has no jurisdiction over him because the Rome Statute, the treaty which established the tribunal, was not published in a Philippine newspaper of general circulation or in the Official Gazette.

“So if they are invoking the Rome Statute — itong si Carpio ito bright naman ito, bright na bugok. Marami ‘yan silang ganoon eh. Sobra ka-bright bugok,” the President said.

“But I don’t think Carpio is bright. Kababayan ko ‘yan eh. Ano lang, maporma,” he added.

The ICC is set to decide if a formal investigation should be conducted regarding the administration’s anti-drug campaign.

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