Office of the Vice President
04 July 2017
The Supreme Court decision on Proclamation No. 216 is an affirmation of the democratic process set in our Constitution. This is an important component of the mandated checks and balances to martial law.
We expect that Congress will likewise fulfill its Constitutional duty to review, on behalf of the people, the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.
Together with remaining vigilant in safeguarding our rights and Constitutional processes, we must continue to work on providing relief for our brothers and sisters affected by the Marawi Clash, and, furthermore, prepare for the more difficult task of helping them rebuild their lives.