“No country wants to be responsible for violating international law and considered unlawful particularly with laws that have been voluntarily ratified. It paints a picture of inconsistency, reduces the credibility of state responsibility and genuinely undermines the rule of law.”
If there exists an actual, substantive, and strong basis for the people to call for Duterte’s resignation, ouster, or removal from office by whatever means, the people have the right to exercise their sovereign will to do so.
By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The administration of Benigno Aquino III must review Philippine libel law, decriminalize libel, and compensate a Filipino journalist for the time he was imprisoned for libel. These are the recommendations of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), which has expressed the view that the country’s libel…