Vice President Leni Robredo has referred to as on President Rodrigo Duterte to take again his assertion saying he’ll ignore the Supreme Court and Congress on the situation of martial legislation, saying it solely provides to public apprehension on how he’ll train the energy vested in him by the Constitution.

In a press release Tuesday (May 30), Robredo stated it will be significant for the public to listen to Duterte’s assurance that he’ll keep devoted to the 1987 Constitution.

“Nananawagan tayo sa ating Pangulo: Bawiin niya ang kanyang binanggit na pagsantabi sa Kongreso at Korte Suprema, at magbigay halimbawa sa lahat ng kawani ng pamahalaan na anumang krisis ang ating kaharap, kailangan nating manatiling tapat sa ating Saligang Batas at sa demokrasya,” she stated.

Robredo stated it was “worrisome” for the President to say he is not going to hearken to the Supreme Court and Congress on martial legislation since the Constitution vested in them oversight powers to make sure the abuses dedicated throughout the authoritarian rule imposed by the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos is not going to occur once more.

“Bawat lingkod bayan ay nanunumpa na itaguyod at ipagtanggol ang Saligang Batas. Nakabatay ang pagka-lehitimo ng buong pamahalaan sa tapat na pagsunod sa Saligang Batas. Hindi maaaring isantabi ang kapangyarihan ng Kongreso at Korte Suprema na pag-aralan, at kung kailangan, ipawalang bisa ang anumang proklamasyon ng Batas Militar at pagsuspinde ng pribilehiyo ng writ of habeas corpus,” she stated.

The Vice President, a lawyer like Duterte, stated the 1987 Constitution was made and ratified exactly to keep away from one department of presidency from abusing its energy.

“Sana maintindihan ng Pangulo na lalong nadadagdagan ang pangamba ng taumbayan sa ganitong uri ng mga pahayag,” she stated.

In a speech earlier than troopers in Jolo, Sulu over the weekend, Duterte stated he’ll solely hearken to the police and navy on when martial legislation in Mindanao ought to finish.

“Hanggang hindi sinabi ng pulis pati Armed Forces na safe na ang Philippines, this martial law will continue. Hindi ako makinig sa iba,” he stated.

“Mga Supreme Court, ‘yung mga congressman, wala man sila dito. Ba’t sila ba ang nagpapakamatay? Sila ba ang naghihirap dito? Sila ba ‘yung… They will suffer the wounds of war? Sila ba ‘yung nagtitiis? Sila ba ‘yung namamatay na nauubusan ng dugo, bleeding? Naghe-hemorrhage kay walang tulog, walang reinforcement. Hindi sila,” the President added.

Malacañang has clarified that Duterte has no intention to bypass the Supreme Court and Congress on martial legislation, however will solely belief the info given to him by the police and navy.

Source: politics.com.ph