Justice Mariano del Castillo Disagrees with Rep. Lagman's Arguments to Stop Martial Law in Mindanao


Justice Mariano del Castillo questioned the oral arguments of Albay Representative Edcel Lagman who stated that "acts of terrorism are not necessarily equivalent to actual rebellion and the consequent requirement of securing public safety," Lagman stated.


Rep. Lagman represented the oppposition lawmakers during the Oral Arguments on the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao by Pres. Rody Duterte.

The Albay lawmaker also added that "Rebellion has a culpable purpose: removing the Philippines or a part thereof from allegiance to the Republic or preventing the President or the Legislature from exercising their powers and prerogatives,” Lagman said. “This culpable purpose is utterly absent in the alleged ‘rebellion’ in Marawi City and elsewhere in Mindanao.”


Worse, he added, some of Duterte’s “factual assertions” to justify martial law “turned out to be inaccurate or hyberbolic.”

Due to the statement released by Rep. Lagman, Justice Mariano del Castillo was not convinced with Lagman's arguments.

Justice Mariano del Castillo was quoted as saying "The military casualty count as of last Sunday is already 58 soldiers, Congressman,” del Castillo told Lagman. “Dead soldiers of ours. And there are 25,000 evacuees now in Iligan City. So for you the situation is still not that serious for Martial Law to … I mean, Martial Law will only be with us for 60 days, assuming that he [Duterte] won’t lift the proclamation earlier. With all the safeguards, I don’t know why you are so worried.”

Source: Interaksyon

Justice Mariano del Castillo Disagrees with Rep. Lagman's Arguments to Stop Martial Law in Mindanao Justice Mariano del Castillo Disagrees with Rep. Lagman's Arguments to Stop Martial Law in Mindanao Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 6/14/2017 Rating: 5

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