Senator Risa Hontiveros on Thursday (April 27) urged President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 of his senior officers to answer the allegations of mass murder which were filed towards them earlier than the International Criminal Court.

Hontiveros mentioned the nation is obligated below the ICC’s Rome Statute to topic its insurance policies and even leaders to scrutiny.

“I hope that they will respond to these accusations appropriately and satisfactorily,” she mentioned in an announcement.

Hontiveros mentioned she’s saddened to study that two of her colleagues, Senators Richard Gordon and Alan Peter Cayetano, have been included within the 77-page communication filed by Atty. Jude Sabio earlier than the ICC.

Sabio has requested the ICC to probe Duterte for committing crimes towards humanity by supposedly having a hand within the death of 9,000 people from the time he was mayor till he grew to become President.