The self-styled “Magnificent Seven” within the House of Representatives will file a movement for reconsideration with the Supreme Court to reverse its determination upholding President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao.
In an interview with DZBB’s Rowena Salvacion, Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat stated the seven “authentic” opposition members within the House have agreed to file the enchantment on July 11 or 12 or lower than a dozen days earlier than the 60-day Proclamation No. 216 would expire on July 22.
Baguilat stated he anticipated the President to both lengthen martial law in a joint session by Congress earlier than his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 24 or he would simply make a brand new proclamation.
Baguilat admitted that he personally believed that an MR was futile contemplating that 11 of the 15 Justices denied the petition of the group to void martial law. But Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman and Northern Samar Rep. Raul Daza, the attorneys and constitutional specialists, prevailed upon the group on the necessity to proceed the discourse on what was the true state of rise up and limits to the facility of the president beneath martial law.
He stated the SC majority determination didn’t handle head on their foremost argument there was ample and correct foundation for Duterte to declare martial law, particularly his declare rise up was raging in your complete Mindanao.
Baguilat stated his group was shocked by the SC determination as a result of they anticipated that almost all would agree to their level that martial law ought to have been declared solely in areas the place the preventing was happening and never cowl all of Mindanao.
“Ok lang sa amin Kung saka-sakali ang determination ay i-limit na lang yong sakop don sa lanao.
“Majority ang determination is kahit suntok sa buwan ito, i-file pa rin natin para hindi lalabas na parang sumuko lang tayo.
Sa tingin namin, marami pa rin sa ating mga kababayan ang hindi pa rin nakakaintindi kung bakit natin kinukwestyon ang declaration of martial law. Kasi siyempre ang unang reaksiyon, very emotional tayo..sugpuin natin ang mga Maute, magazine martial law,” he stated..
“Sa tingin namin, mas ito yong kailangang maipaliwanag na hindi naman basta basta magdedeklara ng martial law. Kasi maaari mo namang sugpuin ang terrorism o any military uprising through the regular powers of the president, by deploying the military” he added.
Since there was no joint session in Congress to assessment it and components of the SC debates had been held closed door, the general public had restricted alternative to perceive the problem.