Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan on Tuesday appealed to Malacanang to at the least contemplate the knowledge of the three Supreme Court justices to have martial law confined only in Marawi and never your complete Mindanao area.
“Bilang tanging sangay ng pamahalaan na may kapangyarihan pagdating sa mga isyung legal, nararapat lang na igalang ng lahat ang desisyon ng Korte Suprema kahit pa hindi tayo sumasang-ayon ditto. Suportadonatin ang pasya ng tatlong justices na dapat ilimita lamang ang martial law sa Marawi City,” he stated in a press release.
The Supreme Court, throughout Tuesday’s en banc session, voted 11-Three-1, dismissing the consolidated petitions filed by a bunch of congressmen, militant teams and 4 girls residents of Marawi City.
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa opined that the protection of martial law ought to be restricted to the precise space the place the riot was being quashed.
“We must ensure that the human rights of everyone is protected against abuses and justice will always prevail,” Pangilinan stated.