On Martial Law

While we have given our critical and guarded support for the martial law declaration in order to defeat the Maute/Hapilon group in Marawi, we do not believe that martial law should be declared in the Visayas or Luzon.

While there may be isolated terrorist acts in these areas, there exists no Visayas-wide nor a Luzon-wide invasion or rebellion to merit the declaration of martial law as allowed under our constitution.

Absent any nationwide rebellion or invasion, we will vigorously oppose a nationwide martial law declaration.

Dagdag problema at pahirap sa taumbayan at hindi solusyon ang martial law upang malutas ang mga problema ng bansa tulad ng kahirapan at kawalan ng trabaho, hanapbuhay at dagdag na kita.