BAYAN MUNA CONDEMNS SC RULING UPHOLDING MARTIAL LAW IN MINDANAO
Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate today condemned in the strongest terms possible the Supreme Court decision to uphold Martial Law in the whole of Mindanao.
"Now, Martial Law can almost arbitrarily be declared, and, in a sense, apparently putting us at the hands of a de facto military junta," he added.
"This is an ominous development that may place the country in an even more dangerous position. We could expect an emboldened military and police to commit more human rights violations and further endanger the lives of our people not just in Marawi but the whole of Mindanao," said the progressive solon.
"The Martial law monster will now target civilians and organizations considered as sympathetic and supportive of the CPP-NPA because AFP Operational Directive Number 2 2017 or the "AFP's Implementation of Martial Law in Mindanao" key task no. 3 makes the NPA target of Martial law,” said the Davao-based solon
“The Filipino people should be very vigilant and resist the further continuation of Martial Law in Mindanao or its extension to other parts of the Philippines,” ended Rep. Zarate.###