Former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. on Saturday (June 10) urged President Duterte’s allies to take their cue from him and respect whichever manner the Supreme Court will determine concerning the legality of the declaration of martial legislation in Mindanao.

In a textual content message to reporters, the previous Senate chief and social gathering mate of Duterte in PDP-Laban counseled the President for his pronouncements made Friday saying that such was nice information.

“That’s how a tripartite democratic government works. I hope the other top ranking officials of the government would follow the President’s example,” Pimentel mentioned.

Although he didn’t identify names, Pimentel could be referring to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez who earlier threatened to defy the excessive court docket in the occasion that the SC will rule to compel the 2 Houses of Congress to convene in joint session and deliberate on Duterte’s Proclamation No. 216 putting the complete Mindanao beneath martial legislation.

Pimentel, father and namesake of incumbent Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, stood in contradiction with the latter’s place on the necessity for Congress to maintain joint session to deliberate on martial legislation concern.

The older Pimentel cited the constitutionally-guaranteed proper of the general public to be knowledgeable saying that the Executive, particularly the President, ought to be in a position to justify and clarify the premise for his imposition of martial legislation.

He additionally contradicted claims that the holding of joint session is required provided that there’s an intention to revoke the martial legislation declaration.

“Congress is the representative of the people and under the Constitution it is required that they should have a joint session, joint discussion, joint deliberation. They should do their function to report to the people. That’s what they are supposed to do,” he mentioned.