This question looms over Facebook after the Martial Law’s 11-3-1 Supreme Court Ruling; Is it applicable to Bongbong Marcos’s Electoral Protest? There’s actually a great possibility since it was the SC that approves the Hero’s burial of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The Chief Justice seems to be democratic as well on Gov. Imee Marcos’ Ilocos 6 case.
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Intimidated by Congress
Governor Imee Marcos is under grieve intimidation by the Congress on the alleged misuse of the tobacco excise funds. Her detention room, in fact, runs on a high-publicity media campaign. This pushes her to retaliate in saying that she is ready to fight upon arrest if lawmaker won’t give in to her request to conduct talks on the Ilocos 6 conflict in Ilocos Norte. This time, she has found an unlikely defender – the Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Favorable Votes on Martial Law
Eleven justices voted to uphold the president’s declaration over all of Mindanao. Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te said that the 3 others voted to limit the declaration to Marawi City, including CJ Sereno. Only one justice voted to nullify the proclamation of Martial Law.
Dismissed Anti-Martial Rule Petitions
The decision validates Du30’s declaration on May 23. He placed the entire Mindanao under military rule. This follows after the clashes between government troops and Isis-supported Maute and Abu Sayyaf terrorist groups in Marawi. It dismissed many petitions that questioned the basis of the president’s declaration.
The Big Change
The ruling stands as the first on the merits of a martial law declaration under Article 7, Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution. This safeguards the repeat of the alleged military abuses during the Marcos regime. Can these 11 justices also vote in favor of Bongbong Marcos on his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo?
Associate Justice Presbitero J. Velasco, Jr.
Associate Justice Teresita J. Leonardo-De Castro
Associate Justice Diosdado M. Peralta
Associate Justice Lucas P. Bersamin
Associate Justice Mariano C. Del Castillo
Associate Justice Jose C. Mendoza
Associate Justice Bienvenido L. Reyes
Associate Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe
Associate Justice Francis H. Jardeleza
Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires
Associate Justice Noel G. Tijam