Sister Of Late Sen. Santiago On ICC: Its A Propaganda War Where Lawyers Earn Big

A criminal case against President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other government officials was filed by the lawyer of self-confessed hitman Edgar Matobato on Monday before the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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This draw different reactions from pro and anti-Duterte supporters.

With regards to the issue, younger sister of late Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Paula Defensor-Knack, who currently living in the Hague, shared her thought about this issue on her Facebook account which now generated more than 600 shares and counting.

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As per Knack's post,

On the ICC : Its a propaganda war where lawyers earn big :)

Filing a complaint does not immediately make the complaint a case for hearing under the Rome Statute of the ICC. There is a process for that.

Even if it becomes a situation, if cases were filed in domestic courts, the ICC has no jurisdiction. The Court must let the domestic jurisdiction prevail because that is the procedure of the ICC unless courts are not functioning (ex. war). Lascanas and Matobato have to fight it our in domestic courts first because cases are already pending. The ICC is a court of last resort. It is not the same as a regional trial court.

Several suspects with arrest warrants are even travelling and cannot be brought before the court.
A commenter on her post asks:

Diba po Maam Paula alam na dapat ito ng mga Dilawan na hindi madali mag file ng kaso sa ICC dahil may mga abogado naman sila? Pero bakit hindi yata na-explain ito sa kanila ng mga lawyer nila? πŸ€”πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‡΅πŸ‡­❤
Knack answered:

they want it for propaganda so the newspapers that are pro dilaw have something for their headlines :)
Meanwhile, the spokesperson for President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday questioned the timing of the filing of a complaint against the chief executive at the ICC.

Spokesperson Ernesto Abella in a press conference said:

The timing of the filing of the case is suspect-apparently meant to create negative news in the midst of the Philippines ASEAN debut.

The intent of this filing in ICC is clearly to embarrass and shame the president, and undermine the duly constituted government of the Philippines.