Lorenzana confident of favorable SC decision on martial law

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana expressed confidence on Monday that the Supreme Court would uphold President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.

Lorenzana, the martial law administrator, told reporters that he was “very confident” the magistrates would support the constitutionality of the declaration.

“I look forward to seeing that they will say that this is legal for the President to declare martial law in the first place,” he said on the eve of a full-court session of the high tribunal to decide three petitions questioning the issuance of Proclamation No. 216 on May 23 after Islamic Sta…

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