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Leni asks Congress to review Mindanao martial law even after SC ruled its legality


"The Vice President has once again revealed that she has not carefully read the constitutional provisions on martial law. In a statement yesterday 04 July 2017 she said that Congress MUST review Proclamation 216 on behalf of the people, insinuating that despite the Supreme Court's ruling on the factual bases of the declaration of martial law, Congress still has the obligation to make a review.

Incorrect. It is not mandatory on the part of Congress to review the declaration. In fact it is not even mandatory on the part of the Supreme Court. The sole power to declare martial law lies with the president. And while the power of review for purposes of revoking it, is indeed on Congress, it is not duty bound to do so.

Besides, they already did. An act presumed when they refused to convene to discuss the declaration," says Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles.
More over, Ahmedy Paglinawan says:
Madame Robredo,

The office of the Vice President simply has not the power to bid Congress do anything. In fact, your office has no power to urge anyone do anything at all.

Your office is a potentiality. And, indeed, as soon as it realizes that potential, it ceases to be. It is no more, no longer.


Whatcha say you Leni?

Leni asks Congress to review Mindanao martial law even after SC ruled its legality Leni asks Congress to review Mindanao martial law even after SC ruled its legality Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 1:51:00 AM Rating: 5

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