Tug of war

Manuel L. Quezon III

As the hearings in the Supreme Court on the martial law petitions take place, many hope to find out what ought to have been put on the record weeks ago—namely, what factors contributed to President Duterte’s decision to impose martial law in Mindanao.

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  1. Batang Genyong ala Eh

    Martial law is a military rule, if there are armed civilians who are challenging the PNP and AFP which are the legitimate enforcer of the law, then the state has the Constitutional mandate to protect unarmed civilians from being victims of violence, kidnappings and executions without capacity to defend themselves. Hence, marial law is justified. No other legal remedies to quell lawlessness which create havoc in the local communities.