President Rodrigo Duterte is glad that the Supreme Court decided that the Martial Law in Mindanao is legal.
Duterte declared Martial Law in all over Mindanao in order to eliminate the Maute terror group and Abu Sayyaf group in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.
11 magistrates favored Proclamation 216.
According to the President, the decision of the Supreme Court will greatly help the anti-terror campaign of the Administration.
Meanwhile, Duterte commented on Associate Justice Marivic Leonen, the only Supreme Court magistrate to oppose the Martial Law declaration.
“I would give due respect to the opinions dissenting ng nagsulat ng questioning the Martial Law power of the President.” Duterte said. “It’s a very short-sighted thing.”