Senator Cynthia Villar stood by Congress’ determination towards holding a joint session to debate martial legislation amid questions raised towards their conduct earlier than the Supreme Court.

While Villar stated she doesn’t need to preempt the SC on the difficulty, she stated the Senate’s determination to not previous a joint session went through the process.

“The majority (of senators) decided that they will not revoke martial law so it’s the decision of the Legislature. Sa Legislature kasi majority wins, hindi ba?” she informed reporters in an interview Tuesday (June 6).

“Now if they want to question that sa SC, let the SC decide. But in the meantime, legitimate ang martial law,” Villar added.

Earlier within the day, a gaggle of 300 legal professionals together with Senator Leila de Lima filed a petition earlier than the SC asking the tribunal to compel Congress to convene in a joint session to debate martial legislation.

There can be one other petition pending earlier than the SC questioning President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial legislation in Mindanao.