Speaker Alvarez Says Congress to Ignore Possible Supreme Court Order to Review Martial Law

Echoing President Rodrigo Duterte’s oft-repeated line that he would only heed the advice of the military and ignore other branches of government when it comes to martial law, House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said that he would tear up any order from the judiciary that would compel Congress to meet and discuss the issue. Three petitions have already been filed before the high court, with two questioning the…

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