The Supreme Court put an end into Pro- and Anti-Marcos arguments on Martial Law. It decides on the case on or before July 5. Three petitions are heard by the SC during the three-day oral argument. This internal deliberation is based on the request of Solicitor General Jose Calida.
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[VIDEO]: Huling araw ng oral arguments kaugnay ng Martial Law, nauwi sa executive session
The Supreme Court terminates the oral argument on the petitions that question the validity of Proclamation 216 or the martial law proclamation of the President in Mindanao. SC’s Information Chief Atty. Theodore Te said that all parties must submit their memoranda or before June 19, 2017, at 2 in the afternoon.
The internal deliberations of the anti-martial law petitioners is led by Albay Representative Edcel Lagman. Defense Secretary and martial law administrator Delfin Lorenzana and Armed Forces Chief of Staff and martial law implementor Eduardo Año gave details on the actual situation to justify the pro-martial law sentiments of the President.
Calida said that it is necessary to keep the session internal because intelligence information is discussed with the justices and the mentioned parties. Año has a powerful presentation with confidential documents for the Supreme Court to verify, he explained.
The petitioners’ fear of the Marcos regime’s measures against political detractors that resorted to inciting insurgents to go against the government is just hard to ignore. They are basically worried that President Du30 will do the same. If so, the Liberal Party members can be persecuted, their media banned and real democracy will be restored just like during the Marcos era. Perhaps this time, Bongbong Marcos can already take his post as VP because most people believe that he was the real winner of the 2016 Vice Presidential elections.