Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is bent on successful the case filed earlier than the Supreme Court on the need of convening Congress in a joint session to debate martial law.
In a textual content message to reporters Sunday (June 11), Pimentel downplayed the remark made by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on defying the SC on the difficulty of the joint session since his eyes are set on successful the case.
“On behalf of the Senate, I intend to win the joint session case in the SC. Hence, what decision Speaker Alvarez would be tearing up is a decision in our favor. Hence no damage,” he mentioned.
“All’s well that ends well,” Pimentel added.
Alvarez earlier mentioned he won’t heed the SC ought to it order the Senate and House of Representatives to carry a joint session to debate Proclamation No. 216 issued by President Rodrigo Duterte declaring martial law in Mindanao.
He even mentioned he’ll rip aside the SC’s resolution ought to it not be in Congress’ favor.
At least two petitions have been filed earlier than the SC on the difficulty of holding a joint session to debate on the proclamation of martial law.