Martial Law under Duterte administration?
“It will never happen under the Duterte administration.” Speaker Pantaleon ‘Bebot’ Alvarez said in reaction to the proposal of Senator Richard Gordon to suspend the writ of habeas corpus that would allow police officials to make warrantless arrests to crack down terrorism and illegal drugs.
“Kailangan ko muna pag-aralan yung proposal… Huwag natin isipin ang martial law. Hindi mangyayari ‘yan.” Alvarez said.
“Hindi gagawin ng ating Pangulo ‘yan. Kilala ko si Presidente, hindi niya gagawin ‘yun.” he added.
Senator Gordon made the proposal to suspend the writ of habeas corpus after President Rodrigo Duterte declared state of lawlessness after the Roxas Night bombing in Davao City.
source: Philippine Daily Inquirer