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Malacañang confident SC will uphold martial law extension

/ 05:34 AM January 07, 2019

Malacañang is optimistic the Supreme Court will uphold the third extension of martial law in Mindanao, amid the attempt by seven opposition solons to have it invalidated for being “unconstitutional.”

In a statement, presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the opposition solons’ reasons for objecting to the extension of martial law in Mindanao were practically the same as their previous bid.

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“The grounds cited by the opposition in opposing the third extension of martial law are more or less similar with the grounds cited in  the previous petition in opposing the second extension of martial law,” he said.

Malacañang said it was hopeful the high court would discard such grounds and uphold the continued imposition of military rule in Mindanao. —Julile M. Aurelio

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