House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez confirms that unlike during the Marcos regime, today’s Congress has a say on Martial Law. It can be revoked if out-voted by members of the House of Representatives. It is, however, unlikely because it’s the right thing to do.
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[VIDEO]: If you’re not from Mindanao, shut up. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had this to say to critics of the President’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao but are not from the region.
Due in Mindanao
He also advises critics not living in Mindanao that they should see the realities on the ground. To chain the hands of the president at a time when he needs our full support the most is cruel. the House speaker said.
Critics Only Disagree
Alvarez knows that he cannot convince critics of the merits of the martial law. Ther are there to find loopholes and they now have the opportunity given the circumstances. Despite the military chief, Eduardo Año’s assurance that the situation is under control, critics continue to disagree.
The Past is Past
Very few in the Senate and the House of Representatives express opposition to the martial law. “While we understand the reservations of some with martial law, let us view the situation not exclusively from the perspective of the past. Our present constitution provides sufficient safeguards to prevent abuses by agents of the State. Moreover, we give the public our assurance that we are keeping a watchful eye upon the unfolding of events and will step in as a counter-balance should and when the need arises,” he said.
BBM is not the Late Marcos
Nonetheless, the real reason for critics to make noise is to malign BBM. Bongbong Marcos, the son of the late Marcos is often accused by detractors of the alleged sins of his father. Despite not being successful in litigating Marcos previously in various courts, they still want to not leave the cloudy past behind. Most anti-Marcos people refrain from punishing the real culprit of the historical martial law abuses. All that they advocate for is to block the younger Marcos from the executive office.