Stop using Davao blast to feed your Martial Law fantasies

Stop using Davao blast to feed your Martial Law fantasies

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Sass SezSass Sez

PLEASE STOP SPINNING THIS TO FEED YOUR MARTIAL LAW FANTASY

According to this GMA 7 article, President Duterte declared “state of lawlessness” in DAVAO CITY and NOT the entire Philippines. And NOPE it’s not martial law. Tigilan ninyo iyan.

Why is he doing this? So he could mobilise the Armed Forces of the Philippines to prevent and suppress lawless violence in DAVAO CITY. And the Philippine Constitution allows him to do this (Section 18, Article VII).

The first family is in Davao City. If this happened in the US, mas malala pa diyaan ang gagawin ni Obama.

The declaration of a state of lawlessness is not a declaration of martial law. It certainly does not suspend the Bill of Rights, including the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, nor any laws. It really has no legal consequence except that it grounds the President’s decision to call out the military forces to support the police to suppress law and order. The calling out power is frequently and routinely used by Presidents. In fact, when the military is/was used against the Abu Sayaff, NPA, MILF, and MNLF, this power is the basis for such deployment. In normal times, which has never happened in our history, the military should only be for external defense and not for internal disorder which is the the province of the police. — Prof. Tony La Viña

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BASA.

That some Filipinos are happy and are rejoicing that Davao City was bombed is sick and disgusting. You are no different from those who rejoiced when Baghdad, Beirut, Bali, Paris, Brussels, New York, and Orlando were under attacked. Mga #disente. Pwe!

When Paris was attacked, Hollande declared martial law in France. And I saw you expressed solidarity with the Parisians. So, using your logic, Hollande might have orchestrated the Paris attack in order to declare Martial Law. BTW, the French government was also blamed by some observers for what happened because of its involvement in bombing ISIL and its military intervention in Mali.

Abu Sayyaf claims responsibility for Davao blast. Those who were cheering what happened are terrorists sympathisers. For the Filipino people to forgive you, please volunteer to go to Sulu to fight the Abu Sayyaf.

I will be harsh now:
Those who are not openly declaring that they want drug cartels out of the Philippines are drug cartel sympathisers and apologists. And those who cheered the Davao blast are terrorist sympathisers and apologists.

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I will be harsh now:
Those who are not openly declaring that they want drug cartels out of the Philippines are drug cartel sympathisers and apologists. And those who cheered the Davao blast are terrorist sympathisers and apologists.

Leah Navarro Cure your ignorance. IED attacks in any city in the Philippines didn’t just happen in 2011 and then now. You are only hearing about major ones, those reported by mainstream media. Here’s the data from the Philippine Bomb Data Center. Huwag tumanga, please lang.

http://philippinebombdatacenter.com/index.php/statistics




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Sass Rogando Sasot
A transpinay based in The Hague, Sass Rogando Sasot is studying at Leiden University, pursuing an MA in International Relations, working on a thesis on how a systemic change led to the rivalry of the coastal States of the South China Sea. In 2013, Sass became the first Filipino to receive the ECHO Award, given annually to excellent migrant students in academic and higher professional education in The Netherlands. In 2014, she graduated magna cum laude at Leiden University College-The Hague, with a Combined Major in World Politics and Global Justice, minor in International Development, with courses on U.S. Foreign Policy and International Relations of China take at UCLA. She has at least 10 years of practical international experience.

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