8 months SC orders government petitioners to file memos on Mindanao martial law MB
By Rey Panaligan The Supreme Court (SC) cancelled on Tuesday the continuation of the oral arguments set on Wednesday and opted for written memoranda from both the government and the four groups of petitioners for submission on February 4 on the issue of the extension of martial law in Mindanao until Dec. 31, 2019. (MANILA BULLETIN) Thereafter, Chief Justice Lucas P. Bersamin said, the SC would decide on the issue. During Tuesday’s legal debate, the petitioners – led by Albay Rep. Edcel C. Lagman – insisted that the extension has no factual bases. The government, represented by Solicitor General ... more