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Supreme Courts Upholds Mindanao Martial Law Extension

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION – The Supreme Court upheld the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.

Following the war in Marawi which led to the loss of lives, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao. The declaration was made for the safety of the people.

The declaration has been extended twice and on December 31, 2018, the second extension was set to expire. Pres. Duterte requested for its extension to the Congress.

Rodrigo Duterte
Photo Source: The National Interest

With 12-5-1 voting, the third Martial Law extension in Mindanao was approved siding the request of Pres. Duterte. The habeas corpus is also extended until December 2019.

The third extension garnered different reactions from the people. Some agree that it is needed for the safety of the residents while others disagree as they don’t believe that it is still in Mindanao now.

Martial Law Extension

Recently, the Supreme Court has voted regarding the Martial Law extension in Mindanao. Based on a recent social media post of GMA News, with 9-4 voting, the extension is upheld.

JUST IN: Supreme Court upholds third extension of martial law in Mindanao in 9-4 vote, source says. | via Nicole-Anne Lagrimas/GMA News Online

Posted by GMA News on Monday, February 18, 2019

Here are some of the comments on the post of GMA News regarding the third extension in Mindanao:

Erec Prudence: “Yes for martial law!!! Proudmindanaoan!!!”

Melchor Estrera Togonon: “judges voted yes.. they r [they’re] looking forward for better mindanao.”

Roxy Consunji Lhuillier: “and that’s a goodnews… Sana Forever para feeling safe dito sa boung mindanao

Renante Tolentino Cruz: “Inaasahan n[a] yan”

Rey Guerero: “Ganun din naman may martial law or wala nalulusutan pa rin”

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