“We may have diverged on the means but we have one goal, to bring about social justice so Filipinos can feel the benefits of democracy.”
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The NUPL stressed that in the end, the losing party in this fiasco is not the Chief Justice nor any Justice of the Court, nor the Court or the entire judicial system.
Seen as a precedent to nationwide military rule in the Philippines, human rights groups and advocates and freedom-loving individuals readily opposed the second extension and denounced the Supreme Court’s decision.
“To imply that martial law with its extraordinary powers is a benign solution to our problems is a misrepresentation that has a conditioning effect on our people to accept authoritarianism until it’s too late to stop, and this should not be allowed to happen.”
The top two security officials who are the administrator and implementor of martial law in Mindanao attended today’s last day for oral arguments at the Supreme Court.
Inside Marawi you can easily defend, but outside of Marawi, I have not seen any evidence that there’s actual rebellion in Dinagat island, Camiguin island, Misamis, Pagadian, Lanao, Dapitan, and all these places.
“Healing cannot be imposed by one man,” the petitioners, who were Martial Law victims, said. “It cannot be imposed by the Marcos family. Sadly, it cannot be imposed even by this Honorable Court.”
“The Filipinos are treated as security guards only, in these agreed locations, the Americans exercise all aspect of ownership, and that while the treaty is supposed to last for only 10 years, it can be renewed indefinitely.” – Dean Pacifico Agabin
“It’s a small step forward in our fight against corruption and political patronage. Yet what is notable about the decision is that it would set the precedent for succeeding constitutional challenges regarding discretionary public funds.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon
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