Has the President submitted “a report in person or in writing to the Congress”, as Art. VII. Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution puts it, about his declaration of martial law as of 10:00 pm today? If not, Proclamation Number 216 declaring martial law is now void, unconstitutional.
He is at present in a closed-door special cabinet meeting with Senate President Koko Pimentel and Speaker Bebot Alvarez in attendance.
Is his peroration there about martial law in the presence of SP Koko and Speaker Bebot considered the submission of “a report in person or in writing to the Congress” within the contemplation of Art. VII. Section 18 of the 1987 Constitution? No. Nopey. SP Koko and Speaker Bebot, no matter how much they weigh combined, is not the Congress contemplated by the Constitution when it required the submission of a report “to the Congress”. If his peroration…
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