On the Decision of the Supreme Court on Pangilinan, et al. vs. Cayetano, et al. (G.R. No. 238875)

July 22, 2021

“While we have yet to receive an official copy, we are reading the 106-page Decision as published at the SC website yesterday 21 July 2021, and we are seriously considering our options, including that of filing a motion for reconsideration at the proper time. 

We welcome the guideline pronounced by the Court that “even if [the Philippines] has deposited the instrument of withdrawal, it shall not be discharged from any criminal proceedings[;] Whatever process was already initiated before the International Criminal Court obliges the state party to cooperate.” We take this as a step in the right direction towards attaining government accountability and substantial justice.”