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From ICC Stance to Quiboloy Defiance: Where is Philippine Justice?

(Photo borrowed from The Philippine Star) The Philippine government fiercely defended its sovereignty against the ICC. Yet, the Quiboloy case exposes a starkly different reality. Quiboloy, the self-proclaimed "Son of God" who leads the Kingdom of Jesus Christ church, isn't just facing some minor legal hiccups. The US wants him extradited on charges of sex trafficking, forced labor, and a whole host of other deeply troubling accusations. Back here in the Philippines, he's supposed to answer to a Senate inquiry about allegations ranging from rape to human trafficking. Yet, the man openly mocks the authorities, practically daring them to find him while he broadcasts his own news network. A Two-Year Wait for Extradition? Okay, maybe there are diplomatic hurdles in getting Quiboloy on a plane to the US. But that indictment has been sitting there for two years now. Where's the sense of urgency?  Is this the same government that fiercely defended its sovereignty against