Supreme Court votes Yes for 3rd time on extension of martial law in Mindanao

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, February 19, voted to uphold the constitutionality of the third extension of martial law in Mindanao.

PRESIDENT DUTERTE

The en banc voted 9-4 to dismiss 4 petitions that questioned the third extension.

The High Court dismissed a total of 4 petitions filed by the groups of Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, constitutionalist Christian Monsod, and Lumad students and teachers represented by huamn rights lawyer and senatorial candidate Chel Diokno.

The SC has approved President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao thrice, each time giving the President almost absolute discretion to proclaim military rule.

Palace hails SC decision upholding martial law extension

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling, which upheld anew the constitutionality of martial law extension in Mindanao.In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said all three branches of government “forged a unified stand against the… Read More

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