House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has no plans of bowing right down to the Supreme Court ought to it order Congress to carry a joint session to debate martial legislation.

In an interview Thursday (June eight), Alvarez stated the Supreme Court can not inform Congress what to do since it’s a co-equal department of presidency.

“O, mag-issue ng direktiba ang Supreme Court telling Congress, dictating Congress na ‘uy, mag-convene kayo ng joint session.’ Punitin ko yan,” he stated.

Alvarez stated the petitioners who’ve requested the Supreme Court to compel Congress to carry a joint session ought to return to finding out legislation books.

He stated he doesn’t see the logic behind the circumstances since each the House of Representatives and Senate have handed separate resolutions supporting Duterte’s Proclamation No. 216 on martial legislation.

“Ngayon, mag-convene ka ng joint session, anong pag-uusapan natin? Alam na natin kung anong decision,” Alvarez stated.

A bunch of 300 legal professionals led by former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay have filed a petition earlier than the Supreme Court to compel Congress to assessment the President’s declaration of martial legislation and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus following the May 23 assault by the terrorist Maute group in Marawi City.

Source: politics.com.ph