Senators Francis Escudero and Sonny Angara consider President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law has foundation even when a bunch of politikos has questioned it earlier than the Supreme Court.
Escudero on Monday (June four) stated he disagrees with the petition filed by opposition House members questioning Duterte’s foundation for declaring martial law.
“Dalawa lang naman ang sinasabi ng Constitution (as basis), (there’s) actual rebellion and if public safety requires it. Base hindi lamang sa report ng Pangulo, base sa pictures na binigay sa akin, base din sa napapanood ko na coverage ng media, maliwanag na nandun yung dalawa na yun,” he stated.
In a separate interview, Angara stated he believes the President acted accordingly in declaring martial law because of the risk posed by the Maute group.
“Karamihan ng kasamahan natin sa Senado at sa Kongreso at sumang-ayon sa deklarasyon ng martial law dahil talagang masama yung lagay, masama yung sitwasyon. Kumbaga, rebellion sya sa ilalim ng Saligang Batas, yun po ang pananaw namin,” he stated.
Opposition lawmakers Edcel Lagman Tomasito Villarin, Gary Alejano, Emmanuel Billones, Teddy Brawner Baguilat, Jr. and Edgar Erice filed earlier than the Supreme Court earlier within the day a petition assailing the declaration of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.
Despite their help for martial law, Angara and Escudero stated it’s effectively inside the rights of their colleagues from the decrease home to file a petition earlier than the Supreme Court.
Angara stated the petition might solely be a futile train and declared moot and educational by SC if Pres. Duterte will life martial law even earlier than the excessive court docket might at on their petition.
“Pero maganda din na pag-usapan para makita din, madagdagan yung jurisprudence dyan sa martial law dahil ilang kaso pa lang ang na decide mula nung naipasa yung 1987 Constitution so dagdag ‘yan sa jurisprudence or yung pagkaintindi natin sa batas,” he stated.