Statement of Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon on the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the declaration of martial law

The Supreme Court has resolved the question on the sufficiency of the factual basis of declaring martial law in Mindanao.

But what is more important today and in the next 17 days is how to end the fighting in Marawi which has already claimed the lives of many of our soldiers, displaced thousands of residents, and disrupted all forms of human and economic activity in the area. Immediate and effective aid must come to the people of Marawi and I call on our government to immediately prepare a long-term rehabilitation plan that will bring normalcy back to the affected areas.

I urge the Senate leadership to ask the Executive for an update on the situation in Marawi.

Source: Senate of the Philippines

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