Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III sees no want for Congress to behave on President Rodrigo Duterte’s assertion that he’ll ignore the judiciary and the legislative department on the problem of martial legislation even when he’s admittedly “alarmed” by it.

Pimentel mentioned it will be extra prudent for Congress to do one thing if a violation of the Constitution really occurs.

“Yeah, we are alarmed but we don’t need to act,” Pimentel informed reporters Monday (May 29).

“Pagsasalita siguro, hindi pagba-violate pa. Pag mga future, saka na tayo mag react pag tunay [nang] nangyari,” he added.

In a speech in Jolo, Sulu on May 27, Duterte mentioned he would solely take heed to the police and armed forces on when martial legislation ought to finish.

The Constitution limits the period of martial legislation to 60 days, though it may be shortened or prolonged by Congress.