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Senate, House allow 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao

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Duterte asks Congress for one-year martial law extension

Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am

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MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has asked Congress to extend martial law for one more year in Mindanao, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said yesterday, in a bid to continue efforts to normalize the peace and order situation and neutralize the threat of terrorism in the region.

The Office of the President has forwarded the letter to the Senate and the House of Representatives asking for an extension of “one year” of martial law implementation in Mindanao, Medialdea said.

Palace officials were mum on providing further details, but the move is the third extension sought by the President since he imposed martial law on May 23, 2017 following the outbreak of violence in Marawi City.

In a chance interview at the awarding for child-friendly municipalities and cities early this week in Malacañang, Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recommended on Monday night the one-year extension of martial law in MIndanao.

“The recommendation of the AFP and the PNP is for the extension of martial law maybe for another year for Mindanao, no expansion, but of course, it will be up to the President,” Año said.

“Once it is with the President, he may change it, add to (the provisions) or he may change them, or remove some,” Año said.

During their joint session, Congress allowed last year the extension of martial law in Mindanao until Dec. 31 this year. The President’s request will be tackled next year once the House and Senate leadership have called for a joint session, particularly to deliberate on the martial law extension.

Congress goes on recess on Dec. 14 for the holidays. Senators and congressmen would resume session on Jan. 14 to Feb. 8 next year before going on another long break for the midterm election campaign.

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Malacañang justified last night the President’s request for Congress to extend by another year the imposition of martial law in Mindanao in a bid to address the deeper causes of terrorism and concerns about peace and order in the region.

The Palace cited the need to strengthen further economic development in the region, which can only be achieved if there is a stable peace and order situation there.

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President was “compelled” to extend the martial law powers in Mindanao to protect the Filipino nation.

While there were significant developments put in place in the region, the Palace also expressed serious concerns about terrorism and rebellion spreading throughout the country if such activities that propel the two factors are not thwarted in Mindanao.

“Despite these, however, rebellion still persists and the public safety compels our Commander-in-Chief to push through with the exercise of these constitutionally-sanctioned powers in order to serve and protect our nation and its people,” he said.

“A halt may only frustrate the progress we are witnessing in Mindanao and may even strengthen the rebellion and propel it to other parts of the country,” Panelo said.

Senate briefing set Monday
A briefing by military and security officials for senators was set on Monday to help secure support for the proposal of the AFP and PNP for the third extension of martial law.

Sen. Sonny Angara told reporters yesterday that security officials must make constitutional justification for the extension, particularly the existence of continuing invasion and rebellion.

Angara said the views of residents in affected areas in Mindanao would be taken into consideration by senators in deciding whether or not to support the extension, while at the same time keeping in mind the constitutional requirements for such a move.

Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito on Tuesday said he was in favor of extending martial law as it limited the movement of private armies, and has somehow addressed the proliferation of loose firearms in Mindanao.

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, however, thumbed down plans to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year.

He said Article VII, Section 18 of the Constitution states that martial law may only be extended “if the invasion or rebellion shall persist and public safety requires it.”

Drilon explained that rebellion is committed by rising publicly and taking arms against the government for the purpose of removing from its allegiance to the Philippines and any part thereof.

Sen. Francis Pangilinan, president of the Liberal Party, asked the military to match its request for martial law extension with “hard and justifiable facts.”

Meanwhile, human rights group Karapatan has warned that the looming martial law extension will breed more rights violations, aggravating the already worsening situation in Mindanao.

From May 23, 2017 to Nov. 30, 2018, with the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, Karapatan claimed that it had documented 88 individuals killed by soldiers, police and paramilitary groups, while 128 individuals were victims of frustrated killings. At least 1,450 have been illegally arrested, while hundreds have been detained on false charges.

Some 148 individuals are also being harassed with trumped-up criminal charges and over 300,000 residents were affected by bombings of communities by the military.

Karapatan deputy secretary-general Roneo Clamor emphasized that these figures only refer to documented violations. “Those that are undocumented would give a much more grim picture of the effects of martial law,” Clamor added.

Karapatan noted that the Duterte government has increasingly used the filing of trumped-up charges and the planting of evidence as maneuver to criminalize dissent.

Among the recent cases of such ludicrous accusations are the filing of trafficking and child abuse charges against former Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo, ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro and lumad teachers of Salugpongan Ta ‘TanuIgkanogon Community Learning Center while they were helping secure teachers, students and personnel from paramilitary groups loitering in the community. – With Rhodina Villanueva, Paolo Romero

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 pm 
Senate receives briefing from AFP, PNP on Mindanao martial law extension

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The Senate went on executive session Monday to receive a briefing from the military and police on the peace and order situation in Mindanao amid the recommendation to extend the imposition of martial law in southern Philippines.

Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri moved that the session be suspended for the senators to be briefed by security officials.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III enjoined all the senators to join the briefing to be conducted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police at the senators’ lounge.

At least 15 senators were present on the floor.

The lawmakers earlier said they wanted the security officials to discuss with them the situation before the go on joint session on Wednesday.

AFP public affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato on Sunday expressed confidence that the lawmakers will be convinced to extend martial law considering the ongoing threats to security of southern Philippines.

President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in Mindanao shortly after the Daesh-inspired Maute Group occupied several barangays in Marawi City in May last year.

The martial rule was twice extended by Congress: first was from July 22 to December 31 last year, and the second was from December 31 last year to Dec. 31 this year. — Amita Legaspi/RSJ


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ang daming umiiyak dahil na extend ung Batas Makoy sa Mindanao...

sheket-sheket neh eh!!!

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pro anong sabi ni mar...

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Yung 28 lang ang may aral. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:15 am 
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Why extend? What for?

Dati nung wala pang martial law, anybody can bring any kind of baril while in Zambo..
And normal lang ang patayan daily in Zambo..

Pero nung nag martial law, bawal na talaga ang baril.
At nabawasan ang patayan...

Di ba mas masaya kung walang martial law?

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Taga Manila: NO TO MARTIAL LAW!!

Taga Mindanao: YES TO MARTIAL LAW!!


Dapat boses ng mga taga Manila ang masusunod..
Sila ang nahihirapan sa Martial Law sa Mindanao...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:54 am 
JABEZJ wrote:
Taga Manila: NO TO MARTIAL LAW!!

Taga Mindanao: YES TO MARTIAL LAW!!


Dapat boses ng mga taga Manila ang masusunod..
Sila ang nahihirapan sa Martial Law sa Mindanao...

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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JABEZJ wrote:
Taga Manila: NO TO MARTIAL LAW!!

Taga Mindanao: YES TO MARTIAL LAW!!


Dapat boses ng mga taga Manila ang masusunod..
Sila ang nahihirapan sa Martial Law sa Mindanao...



Nadale mo.

Yung mga taga Maynila dalhin sa Mindanao puro iyak lang alam


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dyey_em-si wrote:
JABEZJ wrote:
Taga Manila: NO TO MARTIAL LAW!!

Taga Mindanao: YES TO MARTIAL LAW!!


Dapat boses ng mga taga Manila ang masusunod..
Sila ang nahihirapan sa Martial Law sa Mindanao...



Nadale mo.

Yung mga taga Maynila dalhin sa Mindanao puro iyak lang alam


Mahirap i-relocate ang mga taga Manila papuntang Mindanao...
Nasa comfort zone kasi tayo...

Ganito na lang...
Dalhin ang mga NPA, Abu Sayaff, ISIS, MNLF, MILF at iba pang grupo sa Manila...
Para wala nang martial law sa Mindanao, at hindi na rin magde-declare ng Martial Law sa Luzon..

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Mindanao martial law: Similar petitions, slightly different SC

Kristine Joy Patag (philstar.com) - January 29, 2019 - 7:30am

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s basis for placing Mindanao under martial law will undergo scrutiny by the Supreme Court for the third time on Tuesday.

There are four petitions filed against the government’s martial law extension: From members of the House of Representatives’ “Magnificent Seven” and Makabayan blocs, human rights lawyers led by Christian Monsod, and Mindanao residents represented by the Free Legal Assistance Group.

The SC set the oral arguments on the petitions on January 29 and 30. The fourth petition—filed by Mindanawons—was not consolidated with the earlier filed petitions, the latest advisory from the SC showed.

The SC has ruled on Duterte’s martial law twice: In 2017, when three petitioners challenged the constitutionality and factual basis of Proclamation No. 216 that placed Mindanao under martial law for 60 days, and in 2018, when the government pushed for a year-long extension.

Both times, the SC backed the constitutionality of martial law in Mindanao.

Duterte asked Congress for another year-long extension in late 2018—it was swiftly granted—and four petitioners ran to the SC to stop it.

Here is a look at how previous petitions against martial law in Mindanao fared at the SC:

2017
Duterte first placed Mindanao under martial law through Proclamation No. 216, which was issued in response to clashes in Marawi City between government forces enforcing the arrest of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon.

Three groups of petitioners—from the “Magnificent Seven,” residents of Marawi City and human rights groups—argued that Proclamation No. 216 lacked factual basis for the justifications set in the Constitution: “In case of invasion or rebellion, when public safety requires it.”

Part of the petition of the Magnificent Seven, led by Rep. Edcel Lagman (Albay), read: “Consequently, the alleged ‘siege’ of Marawi City was actually an armed resistance by the Maute Group to shield Hapilon from capture, not to overrun Marawi and remove its allegiance from the Republic.”

The SC held three-day oral arguments on the consolidated petitions, and put the petitions to a vote on July 4, 2017 en banc session.

Eleven justices voted to dismiss the petition as they held that: “The Court finds sufficient factual bases for the issuance of Proclamation No. 216 and declares it as constitutional. Accordingly, the consolidated petitions are hereby dismissed.

Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo wrote the main decision.

The voting was as follows:

Concur: Proclamation No. 216 is constitutional, has factual basis

Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo (ponente, wrote main decision)
Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr. (retired)
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-de Castro (retired)
Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta
Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin
Associate Justice Jose Mendoza (retired)
Associate Justice Bienvenido Reyes (retired)
Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe
Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza (retired)
Associate Justice Samuel Martires (retired)
Associate Justice Noel Tijam (retired)
Partially grant: Martial law be limited in some areas

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (since ousted through quo warranto petition)
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa
Dissent: Proclamation No. 216 is unconstitutional

Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
2018
In October 2017, Duterte, in a rousing speech, declared the liberation of Marawi City after Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute terror group founder Omarkhayam Maute were killed by government forces.

Despite this, the president asked Congress to extend martial law to cover 2018—a “re-extension” that petitioners slammed as “inordinately long” and as being against the Constitution.

Lagman once again challenged the government’s move, saying the Constitution does not allow a “re-extension” of martial law based on the same proclamation.

Lawyers of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers also challenged the year-long extension.

They also argued before the SC that the military said that they are only fighting the "remnants" of the terrorist groups. They held that Mindanao need not be placed under martial law to "quell" the remaining forces.

Ten justices of the 15-member court voted to junk the petitions on Feb. 6, 2018. The tribunal held that Congress’ deliberation on the president’s request for the extension “is not subject to judicial review.”

It also explained: “The rebellion that spawned the Marawi incident persists. Public safety requires the extension, as shown by facts presented by the AFP.”

Concur: Uphold martial law extension

Associate Justice Noel Tijam (ponente, wrote main decision; since retired)
Associate Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr. (retired)
Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro (retired)
Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta
Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin
Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo
Associate Justice Estela Perlas-Bernabe
Associate Justice Samuel Martires (retired)
Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr.
Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo
Dissent: Declare martial law extension as unconstitutional

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno (ousted)
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza
Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa
2019
Three groups of petitioners challenge the Duterte administration’s third martial law extension before a full court led by Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin.

The groups include lawmakers who argued that incidents contained in Duterte’s letter to Congress that supposedly show rebellion do not endanger public safety. No detailed report to support the government’s ground of continuing rebellion in the region was also given to the members of the Congress.


Human rights lawyers meanwhile pointed out that the Commission on Elections held barangay and sangguniang kabataang elections in May 2018, which proved that “the conditions or basis of martial law was no longer existing in Mindanao.”



On Sunday, two bombs exploded at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Jolo, Sulu.

The Palace, which swiftly condemned the attack and vowed that the perpetrators would be shown no mercy, claimed Monday that the attack shows the need for martial law in Mindanao.

Panelo: Imagine how many bombings there would have been if there were no martial law there | @alexisbromero

— Philstar.com (@PhilstarNews) January 28, 2019
"Imagine how many bombings there would have been if there were no martial law there," lawyer and presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo, who also said that there likely were security lapses that led to the bombings, said.

Earlier Monday, Director General Oscar Albayalde, PNP chief, said that security personnel may have become complacent because Sulu had been generally peaceful in recent years.

"Probably, because it has become normal here for so many years [and there have been] no incidents, seccurity might have become relxed. And at the same time, who would think that a church would be attacked," Albayalde said in Filipino and English in a Pilipino Star Ngayon report.

Last week, residents of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao put into a vote the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law that was ratified on January 25.

The historic plebiscite voting, however, was followed by twin bombings in Jolo that claimed at least 20 lives and injured more than 80, law enforcement officiers and civilians alike.

For the oral arguments on Tuesday, Solicitor General Jose Calida would be presenting the government's side first before the petitioners make their case.

SC composition
While petitioners against martial law failed to receive a favorable ruling from the court in the past, they are arguing before a court with members who have yet to weigh in on Mindanao martial law.

Leonen, meanwhile, has maintained his stance that martial law is unconstitutional.

Carpio and Caguioa have also turned their partial dissent to full dissent in the voting on the martial law extension. The 2018 petition also saw Justice Jardeleza dissent against the martial law extension petition. He had previously been in the majority of concurring justices.

The four groups of petitioners will have two days, January 29 and 30, to make their arguments before the 15-member court composed of:

Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio
Associate Justice Diosdado Peralta
Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo
Associate Justice Estela Perlas Bernabe
Associate Justice Marvic Leonen
Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza
Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa:
Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr.
Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo
Associate Justice Jose Reyes Jr.
Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando
Associate Justice Rosmari Carandang

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SolGen seeks dismissal of other petitions vs martial law extension
Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am


MANILA, Philippines — Solicitor General Jose Calida has asked the Supreme Court (SC) to junk three other petitions challenging the legality of the extension of martial law in Mindanao.

In a manifestation filed last Friday, he asked the high court to dismiss similar petitions filed by the Makabayan bloc led by Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Zarate, the group led by former Commission on Elections chair Christian Monsod and the group of lumad teachers and students represented by the Free Legal Assistance Group along with the first petition filed by opposition lawmakers led by Albay first district Rep. Edcel Lagman.

The SC is set to hear the case in oral arguments today.

The solicitor general also submitted the confidential report of the Armed Forces that was used as basis for the assailed extension of martial law for another year or until December 2019.

Upon directive of the Court last week, Calida specifically submitted the Department of National Defense’s Monthly/Periodic Reports addressed to Congress on the implementation of martial law from Jan. 1, 2018 to Dec. 31, 2018.

Contents of the report, however, were not released because they were considered “highly confidential matters involving national security.”

The SC asked the solicitor general to submit the AFP report after Lagman and company claimed that they did not have access to such report on martial law when Congress approved the President’s request for another extension last December.

Calida, who represents the respondents from the executive and legislative branches, has adopted the same arguments submitted in the government’s comment to the petition of Lagman’s group in seeking the dismissal of the three other petitions.

He stressed that all four petitions have exactly the same arguments and should be dismissed for lack of merit, adding the three other petitions did not raise new issues apart from those already discussed in the Lagman petition. – With Artemio Dumlao

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JABEZJ wrote:
dyey_em-si wrote:
JABEZJ wrote:
Taga Manila: NO TO MARTIAL LAW!!

Taga Mindanao: YES TO MARTIAL LAW!!


Dapat boses ng mga taga Manila ang masusunod..
Sila ang nahihirapan sa Martial Law sa Mindanao...



Nadale mo.

Yung mga taga Maynila dalhin sa Mindanao puro iyak lang alam


Mahirap i-relocate ang mga taga Manila papuntang Mindanao...
Nasa comfort zone kasi tayo...

Ganito na lang...
Dalhin ang mga NPA, Abu Sayaff, ISIS, MNLF, MILF at iba pang grupo sa Manila...
Para wala nang martial law sa Mindanao, at hindi na rin magde-declare ng Martial Law sa Luzon..


bibigyan ba sila ng subsidized housing ng gobyerno, yang MILF MNLF ISIS NPA at Abu Sayyaf........maganda ilagay sila sa same housing projects na built for military personnel para hindi na lalabas ng subdivision, doon na lang sila magpapang abot.....idaan na lang sa sportsfest, jak en poy, piko, chinese garter, pitik bulag

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Supreme Court votes 9-4 to uphold third martial law extension

Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) - February 20, 2019 - 12:00am


MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) has upheld the legality of the third extension of the martial law declaration in Mindanao.

Voting 9-4 in session yesterday, justices of the high court decided to dismiss four petitions challenging the constitutionality of the extension of Proclamation No. 216 for another year or until December 2019.
In a press conference, new SC spokesman Brian Keith Hosaka said the nine magistrates who voted for the dismissal of the petitions were Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin and Associate Justices Diosdado Peralta, Mariano del Castillo, Estela Perlas-Bernabe, Andres Reyes Jr., Alexander Gesmundo, Jose Reyes Jr., Ramon Paul Hernando and Rosmari Carandang.

He said Carandang penned the ruling, which was not immediately released pending submission of other opinions of justices.

Hosaka said the four dissenters were Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and Associate Justices Marvic Leonen, Francis Jardeleza and Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa.

Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu and Mayor Ramon Piang of the lumad town of Upi in Maguindanao welcomed the martial law extension.

“We have not been seeing politicians bringing with them so many security escorts when they go around since it was first declared in May 2017,” Mangudadatu said.

“From the very start we in Maguindanao have been very supportive of that. We have militant groups in the province that the police and military are trying to address and martial law is one measure that can hasten their security efforts,” he added.

“That is for the good of all so we have to support that ML extension,” Piang said.

Hosaka could not say yet the basis for the dismissal of the petitions filed by Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman, the Makabayan bloc led by Bayan Muna party-list rep. Carlos Zarate, the group led by former Commission on Elections chair Christian Monsod and the group of lumad teachers and students represented by the Free Legal Assistance Group, which he said would be known in the Court’s decision. The Court made the ruling after holding oral arguments last Jan. 29.

In their petitions, all four groups alleged that there was no factual basis to justify the extension of martial law in Mindanao as required by the 1987 Constitution.

They argued that the attacks by terror groups and violent incidents that took place in Mindanao last year, including four bombings cited in the report of the Armed Forces, were acts of terrorism and not rebellion as required by law in declaration of martial law.

And despite the recent twin bombings at the Jolo Cathedral in Sulu that killed at least 21 people, petitioners insisted that public safety in Mindanao is not imperiled.

Petitioners also reiterated that the Court may review the factual basis of martial law proclamation, which is a task specifically assigned by the Constitution to Congress.

On the other hand, Solicitor General Jose Calida cited several attacks attributed to the New People’s Army in Mindanao, which he stressed were clearly acts of rebellion.

He reiterated that the Jolo Cathedral bombing is proof of the ongoing threat to public safety in Mindanao posed by local terrorist groups.

The solicitor general also cited data of the Armed Forces that there are still 424 active members of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group in 138 barangays in Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga; 264 members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in 50 baragays; 59 members of Saulah Islamiyah; six members of Maguid group and 85 members of Turaifie group.

He also reiterated the influx of foreign terrorists in the country “who are responsible for training local terrorist fighters,” citing the entry of four foreign terrorist fighters last year while 60 others are on AFP’s watchlist.

Calida also argued that the decision of Congress to approve the President’s request is beyond judicial review.

He also cited the high court’s earlier ruling that upheld the previous extension of martial law, which held that there are sufficient legal safeguards against human rights abuses raised by petitioners.

With these arguments, he asked the Court to dismiss four similar petitions for lack of merit.

The SC already upheld the constitutionality of Proclamation No. 216 in July 2017 and its initial one-year extension in February last year.

The Court held that the extension had sufficient factual basis, as “the rebellion that spawned the Marawi incident persists.”

It said “public safety requires the extension, as shown by facts presented by the (Armed Forces of the Philippines).”

The SC also said that the two houses of Congress have the “full discretionary authority” to promulgate their own rules, and this power is exempt from judicial review and interference, “except on a clear showing of such arbitrary and improvident use of the power such as would constitute a denial of due process.”

The high court also noted that there is no provision in the Constitution that prescribes how many times the proclamation of martial law may be extended or how long the extended period may be.

Duterte first declared martial law in Mindanao on May 23, 2017 after the ISIS-inspired Maute group laid siege to Marawi City. Five months later, Duterte, in a rousing speech to his troops, announced the liberation of Marawi City.

But the AFP revealed that communist rebels continued their logistical buildup and extortion activities, which he said hinder government development efforts. – With John Unson

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