Solicitor General Jose Calida expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court (SC) in backing President Rodrigo Duterte over Proclamation No. 216 which declared martial regulation over Mindanao.
“I am grateful to the magistrates of the Honorable Supreme Court for allowing President Duterte to perform his prime duty of protecting the Filipino people,” he mentioned in a press release.
“As the conscience of our nation, the Supreme Court did not sit idly to watch our country get dismembered,” he added.
Duterte issued Proclamation No. 216 in response to the assault of the Maute terrorist group in Marawi City.
Calida ruged “the whole country to unite and pray that the bloody war in Mindanao will end the soonest.”
“It is my fervent hope that stability and lasting peace be attained in the whole Mindanao,” he mentioned.