MB Daily News Update

Published September 16, 2021, 6:07 PM

by Manila Bulletin

The International Criminal Court (ICC) continues to be a thorn in the side of President Duterte.

This, as the prosecutor of the international body is set to begin the investigation on the alleged crimes related to extrajudicial killings committed in the Philippines under Duterte’s controversial war against illegal drugs.

The ICC said the investigation will cover crimes allegedly committed between November 1, 2011, and March 2019.

President Rodrigo Duterte
(File photo/Malacañang)

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Duterte is unbothered by this development.

In fact, Duterte has been busy waging a new “war” as of late, this time against Philippine senators. His favorite punching bag to target has been Senator Richard Gordon, whom he called a “despot” and a “thief” in the latest episode of his “Talk to the People” public briefings.

These are among the top stories this busy Thursday afternoon, September 16, 2021.

1) PH COVID-19 Update: 21,261 new cases; 13,644 new recoveries; 277 new deaths

2) ICC to begin probe on Duterte’s drug war

3) Talk to the People

4) On possible terror attack

5) Election watch

6) DPWH Corner

7) On Roque’s ILC nomination

8) Lawmakers’ Corner

9) 30M Pinoys registered in Philsys

10) Did Grade 10 learner die by hazing?

11) On the academic break

12) Time zone confusion

13) Environment Corner

14) Judiciary Corner

15) On COVID jab supply

16) Business Corner


17) Metro Manila Roundup

18) Provincial Roundup