Following Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao last May 23, 2017, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) prepared a couple of quick infographics. These are quick facts about what you as a Filipino should know about Martial Law in Mindanao.
The declaration has sent a lot of people wondering about our rights and liberties during Martial Law. Below you can find that the declaration:
- DOES NOT suspend the operation of the Constitution
- DOES NOT suspend the Judicial and Legislative branches. This means that those branches WILL STILL FUNCTION and will still be headed by civilians
You will also see below on these Martial Law in Mindanao infographics your RIGHTS as civilians at CHECKPOINTS.
Copy of signed Proclamation 216 declaring a state of Martial Law and suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao: