Friday, March 16, 2018

Thoughts to ICC: Why put faith in an institution run by money? What kind of fairness can be obtained?


Just recently, International Criminal Court or ICC lost one of its long-time member.
International Criminal Court | Photo CTTO

The decision of President Rodrigo Duterte's to withdraw from the International Criminal Court drew different reactions from the Filipino people.

However, based on what he did, the iron-fisted President seemed to be having more positive comments from the majority of the Filipinos than the negative ones. This is because the act of Pres. Duterte was lauded by not just the Filipinos from around the world but also even some of the foreign individuals who admire how great the bravery of our President is. It only goes to show how sincere and strong the political will of our Pres. Duterte is.

Meanwhile, one of the Filipinos who shared a significant opinion in the midst of Pres. Duterte's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court is Krizette Laureta Chu, a New York University alumnus.
Krizette Laureta Chu | Photo from Facebook

Chu, as seen in her Facebook posts, is one of most staunch supporters of the President who is known to be very vocal about her thoughts and support for the President on social media.

On one of her posts pertaining about the ICC controversy, she stated that interestingly, the said international court in their website reveals that they are a recipient of money from “international corporations, individuals, and other entities”.

"In the section of the ICC’s own website entitled “How is the Court funded”, the ICC interestingly reveals that it also receives money from “international corporations, individuals, and other entities”. Article 116 of the Rome Statute provides for these voluntary contributions. But no details are provided for this funding line and mysterious donors.", she wrote.

On the same post, Chu added 'MGA BES, TUMATANGGAP PALA ANG ICC NG DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE PEOPLE. INTERESTING. Sino na kaya ang mga PRIVATE PEOPLE na nag donate?'.

Check out her full post below:

PERA PERA, AKA: HOW MUCH ARE WE PAYING THE ICC BA TALAGA?

The ICC: Operates on a budget of 82 million euros (yearly), has existed since 1998 (functioned since 2002), and has only had four convictions. ANG EFFICIENT NG ICC MGA MAMSH. Dami nilang na achieve in the past 16 years.
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte with the ICC logo behind | Photo CTTO

Do you know that the Philippines is considered as an OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR by ICC? Countries like Brazil, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic (at least in 2015) were considered big defaulters. Countries na may "arrears." Mga utangeros daw.

Tapos, pag may arrears ka, mawawalan ka ng voting rights. LOL. Pera pera lang talaga. Bayad muna bago boto.

Pero tayo, kahit Third World, outstanding payer. Nakakahiya naman sa napundar ng gobyerno ni Aquino. Yeah, we became only a member in 2011, under Noynoy.

Be that as it may, the biggest contributor of the ICC is the EU, which finances 60 to 64 percent of its budget.

And another very interesting info about ICC we should know about:
"In the section of the ICC’s own website entitled “How is the Court funded”, the ICC interestingly reveals that it also receives money from “international corporations, individuals, and other entities”. Article 116 of the Rome Statute provides for these voluntary contributions. But no details are provided for this funding line and mysterious donors."
Former President Aquino | Photo CTTO

MGA BES, TUMATANGGAP PALA ANG ICC NG DONATIONS FROM PRIVATE PEOPLE. INTERESTING. Sino na kaya ang mga PRIVATE PEOPLE na nag donate?

Bongga ha.

These are a FEW of the pending cases of ICC, na dapat inuuna nila, pero anong petsa na, wala pa rin:

1. The arrest of "global terrorist" Joseph Kony. DUH (pinaghahanap pa rin ngayon, Mga inutil) Nagbuhos pa ang America ng 800 million dollars dyan ha.

2. Sudanese President al-Bashir. (ano ney, outstanding arrest warrant pa rin>)

3. In 2015, nag start silang mag investigate tungkol sa Gaza conflict. ANONG NANGYARE? MAJOR ANG PALESTINIAN GAZA CONFLICT.

Any examination of the ICC’s budget clearly shows that the Court is "umbilically tied financially to the European Union, which provides over 60% of its funding."

ICC DANCES TO THE TUNE OF ITS BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR, THE EU.

So tell me, why would we put faith in an institution na pinapatakbo ng pera ng ibang bansa at mysterious donors? Anong fairness ang maasahan natin, o maasahan ng Africa, sa ICC?

WHAT I WANT OUR GOVERNMENT TO ANSWER: Exactly HOW MUCH are we PAYING THE ICC?


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