SENATOR Manny Pacquiao on Saturday quoted a verse within the Bible in expressing help to President Rodrigo Duterte’s plea to Congress to increase martial regulation till finish of the yr.
He voted “yes” to help the declaration of martial regulation in the entire Mindanao in the course of the particular joint session of Congress to debate the President’s request to increase martial regulation in Mindanao to finish the Maute insurrection.
“I think it’s the right time to support government to exercise its authority and power to discipline people,” he mentioned.
“In the Bible it says, ‘Let everyone subject to governing authorities. There is no authority except which God has established,’” Pacquiao mentioned quoting Romans 13:1.
He added that in response to the Bible, “The authority that exists has been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted. And those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”