In this file photo taken on March 20, 2018 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivering his speech during the 121st founding anniversary of Philippine army at the army headquarters in Manila. / AFP / TED ALJIBE
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A minority bloc in the Philippine Senate Wednesday asked the Supreme Court to invalidate President Rodrigo Duterte's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, saying his action without the chamber's consent was unconstitutional.Duterte denies any wrongdoing.Lawyers and jurist groups say the withdrawal is pointless and does not protect Duterte against a possible indictment, as the ICC's jurisdiction retroactively covers the period during which a country was a member of the court.
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