Martial Law is military rule regardless of which administration it is under, said Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. In the constitution, the people are authorizing the military to topple illegal violence, terrorism or not. The late President Cory Aquino made sure that in the 1987 constitution her complaints with the late Ferdinand Marcos won’t be repeated.
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More than Just a Rebellion
The current situation in Marawi City is more than just a rebellion because it is ideological. Worst, a religious problem which is Wahhabism, a kind of fanatical Islamism which is propagated by Saudi Arabia. That is being taught in Madrassas in Mindanao.
Enrile, who was the former defense minister during the martial law of the late President Marcos sides for Du30’s Mindanao martial law. This is in the exercise of the Chief Executive’s constitutional mandate to fight the enemies of the State and control the peace, he said.
Enrile explains that it is only Congress that can stop the President to continue martial law. This is ‘’if they have the votes.’’ The military must explain the basis of Mindanao martial law. Speaker of the House, Pantaleon Alvarez, however, said that they cannot out-vote the president because they have the number for pro-martial lawmakers.
Senator Enrile thinks that Aquino’s move was pathetic. It did not consider situations where the country is in great danger. The new constitution also disregards having a reliable and strong president to finish off all kinds of violence in the country. He confirmed that the problem can only be solved if the culprits are all eliminated.