• Breaking News

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    LOOK: San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean defends President Duterte on Martial Law issue

    "I think the President is right with the exercise of his constitutional power," claimed Fr. Ranhilio Aquino, dean of San Beda Graduate School of Law.

    Aquino also added that: "Hindi tayo ang commander-in-chief. Wala sa atin ang impormasyon na nasa commander-in-chief, so pabayaan natin siya. Anyway you can always challenge that. Congress can set it aside. The Supreme Court can set it aside."

    This were the statements given by Fr. Ranhilio Aquino of San Beda in his interview with GMA’s Balitanghali. On the interview, Aquino showed his support to the president. He even commented on the issue proliferating regarding the possible extension of Martial law until Duterte ends his term.

    "He has to have the permission of Congress. Ang Congress, it's up to Congress to extend. I don't think that... it would be constitutionally permissible to allow him to extend martial law up to the end of his term," Aquino said.

    The San Beda Graduate School of Law Dean's responses also include affirmation of why there is a need for the president to declare Martial Law in Mindanao and why does it (referring to Martial Law) have to be “harsh”.

    "You know martial law kasi is declared to deal with an emergency. And so when the emergency passes, there is no need for martial law," stated Aquino.

    He added, "Ang martial law, dapat harsh para masugpo talaga ang kriminalidad. Tutal marami namang paraan para ma-check ang actions ng Pangulo."

    In the end, Aquino criticized how Filipinos’ lack of discipline that is why disciplinary actions like Martial Law, is sometimes required.

    "Lahat ng bagay nga dito sa mundo ay pwedeng maabuso. 'Wag nating ikatakot 'yun kasi kailangan din natin ng disiplina. Ang mahirap sa atin kulang tayo sa disiplina kaya kailangan din natin ng disiplina. Napakadaming abusado diyan sa daan," ended Fr. Ranhilio Aquino.

    Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Marawi City Mindanao occurred last Tuesday shortly after an intense battle between the Maute group and government’s military forces took place.

    Source: GMA News Online
    Let others know about this story by clicking the LIKE and SHARE button below. Thank you!

    No comments:

    Post a Comment

    Follow Us on Facebook

    Political views and opinions published by News Gear PH does not necessary reflect the view of any particular political party.

    Total Pageviews