Government Says Foreign Terrorists Have Invaded Mindanao; Will This be Basis for Defense in Supreme Court?

Solicitor-general Jose Calida said that Singaporeans, Malaysians and Indonesians were fighting alongside Maute Group members in Marawi, adding that the situation is similar to an invasion of foreign terrorists. The move lays the groundwork to justify the declaration of martial law, as critics will probably question it before the Supreme Court. Under the constitution, invasion or rebellion are the only reasons allowed. While President Rodrigo Duterte initially said it was a rebellion,  a botched operation to capture…

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