It was obvious that the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) was lying right from the start. And yet, despite the glaring violations of the rights of the 43 health workers, the Court of Appeals (CA) junked the petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Why?
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Using Martial-Law Doctrine, CA Junks Morong 43’s Habeas Corpus Petition
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“In simply adhering to the outdated Ilagan v. Enrile, a notorious martial law doctrine, the Court of Appeals seriously disregarded the litany of blatant violations of the constitutional rights of these 43 health workers,” lawyer Romeo Capulong said. The CA, he said, “has actually legalized the abuses committed by the military.”