The said resolution urged the Philippine government to take all necessary measures to prevent extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, to carry out impartial investigations and to hold perpetrators accountable in accordance with worldwide norms and standards including on due process and the rule of law; and to cooperate with the Office of the High Commissioner and the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, including by facilitating country visits and preventing and refraining from all acts of intimidation or retaliation.
The said resolution called on the rights council to thoroughly review the human rights situation in the Philippines.
"We regularly provide our Commission on Human Rights the budget they need to perform their mandate", he added.
In the said resolution, it was also stated that the Philippines government shall cooperate with the United Nations investigators and refrain "from all acts of intimidation or retaliation". The remaining 10 resolutions were passed by votes, including ones on human rights in the Philippines, worldwide cooperation in human rights, among others.
Carlos Conde, Philippine researcher for the Human Rights Watch Asia division, meanwhile defended the resolution as an attempt to put to rest issues surrounding the country's human rights situation.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin earlier rejected the Iceland-led resolution and warned of "far-reaching consequences" for nations who supported the resolution.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo described the resolution as "designed to embarrass" the Philippines.
It also asked the government to cooperate with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human rights, including preventing and refraining from all acts of intimidation of retaliations on human rights defenders.
President Rodrigo Duterte speaks in front of housewives and mothers who participated in the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the provincial government and Duterte's war on drugs at Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga, Philippines December 22, 2016. Police say they have killed 6,600 who were armed and fought back during attempts to arrest them, but activists say there may have been as many as 27,000 drug-related killings overall.
Myca Ulpina, a 3-year-old killed on June 29 near Manila, was among the latest and youngest known victims.
The deputy Geneva director for Human Rights Watch, Leila Matar, said it was a "modest but vital" step.
"Let them state their goal and I will review", he said. Police said she had been used as a human shield by her father, but the family disputes this.
"Should it proceed impartially, we are certain that its result will only lead to the humiliation of the investigators, as well as of Iceland and the 17 other nations supporting it, since there never have been - nor will there ever be - state-sponsored killings in this part of the world", Panelo said.