Pimentel: PH should cooperate with ICC on Duterte drug war probe

The Philippines should cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in investigating the controversial bloody drug war of the past Duterte administration, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III today, Jan. 27, said.

"Let us cooperate as we are a responsible member of the world community of nations," Pimentel explained.

Asked how should the Marcos administration act should warrants of arrest be issued against those allegedly involved in the drug war, the former Senate President said that ‘’talking about arrest warrants is too far into the future and assumes a lot of things.’’

"Hence (it is) premature to talk about arrest warrants," he pointed out.

The ICC has ended one year of waiting for the Philippines to investigate the bloody drug war that reportedly claimed thousands of lives.

The ICC said the pre-trial chamber authorized the resumption of the investigation into killings during the Duterte administration's anti-illegal drug campaign.