‘Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that he will not be intimidated by the prospect of trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) or impeachment, promising to eliminate drugs and corruption even if it costs him his presidency.
“I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? If that is part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go,” Duterte said, as cited by Reuters.
“The drive against corruption, criminality and drugs will resume and it will continue and it will be brutal,” he added.
A man, who claims to be a member of a “deaths squad,” operating on Duterte’s command, is expected to file a case with the ICC near the end of March or in April, accusing the president of crimes against humanity, his lawyer stated.’