Duterte will adhere to SC decision on martial law – Abella

President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he would pull out the military from Marawi City if the Supreme court ruled against his declaration of martial law meant he would adhere to the rule of law, Malacaang said on Sunday. "The President's media interview after visiting the troops in Butuan underscores that he adheres to the rule of law and judicial independence," presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said, referring to Mr. Duterte's remarks on Saturday. Another rebellion case "President Duterte made it clear that if the Supreme Court decided against the declaration of martial law, he would pull out the military in Marawi City on the ground that the high court does not bel...

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