Prof. Dante Gatmaytan: “Ignoring Constitutional Checks for Emergency Rule”

As the declaration of Martial Law over Mindanao reached its third week in effect, Prof. Dante Gatmaytan released the article “Ignoring Constitutional Checks for Emergency Rule” in the Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.

Prof. Gatmaytan elucidates on the grounds on which the said declaration could be questioned, particularly on the Congress’ inaction to critically assess the situation in Marawi City, as well as the possible engagement of the Supreme Court in this issue.

“The constitutional strictures seem effective only if constitutional players recognize them,” he writes.

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