Thursday, June 1, 2017

MARTIAL LAW UPDATE| Eastern Mindanao Command publishes brochures on martial law

Archbishop Fernando Capalla examines the Martial Law Brochures published by EMC

THE EASTERN Mindanao Command published two brochures, "Declaration of Martial Law" and "Martial Law and Violent Extremism" to fully aware the public on the reason, legal basis and the rights of the citizen during the imposition of the Martial Law and violent extremism.

The initial distribution was made on May 29, 2017 during the Kapehan sa Davao at SM Ecoland, Davao City after Lt. General Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero announced the production.

Lt Gen. Guerrero explains the brochure to the MSAG members.

The production was made with the information and research coming from the Philippine Information Agency. The first brochure "Declaration of Martial Law" explains invasion and rebellion as ground for the declaration while the second brochure talks about Maute and the Marawi incident.

First brochure likewise specifically quotes Article 134 of the Revised Penal Code, the Article VII of Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution which provides the need for the president to report to Congress within 48 hours, for Congress to act on the martial law proclamation and the need to be reviewed by the Supreme Court.

It also points out that martial law does not suspend the operation of the Constitution while emphasizing that the Judicial and Legislative branches would continue to function with their civilian heads.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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