The atrocities of insurgent teams in Mindanao is just not solely confined in Marawi City.
This is the purpose made by the Supreme Court (SC) because it voted 11-Three-1 in favor of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation No. 216 which declared martial regulation and suspension of habeas corpus over Mindanao following the assault on Marawi City bv the Maute terrorist group.
“As a crime without predetermined bounds, the President has reasonable basis to believe that the declaration of martial law, as well as the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao, is most necessary, effective, and called for by the circumstances,” learn the 82-page resolution penned by Justice Mariano del Castillo.
The excessive tribunal defined “considering the widespread atrocities in Mindanao and the linkages established among rebel groups, the armed uprising that was initially staged in Marawi cannot be justified as confined only to Marawi.”
“The Court therefore will not simply disregard the events that happened during the Davao City bombing, the Mamasapano massacre, the Zamboanga City siege, and the countless bombings in Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sulµ, and Basilan, among others,” learn the choice.
“The Court cannot simply take the battle of Marawi in isolation,” the SC pressured.