Solicitor General Jose Calida has vowed to defend the declaration of martial law over Mindanao ought to anybody query it before the Supreme Court.

“The Office of the Solicitor General will be defending the Republic of the Philippines and the President when this matter goes out to the Supreme Court,” assured Calida.

“We are confident, and I am confident that we will be able to prove that there was substantial basis, factual basis,” he argued.

The native terrorist group Maute on Tuesday, May 23, attacked Marawi City the place army and civilians have been killed in addition to a number of others taken hostage.

Because of the assault, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao and rapidly returned dwelling to reduce brief his official go to in Russia.