Ex-senator, bishops file 3rd petition on martial law before SC

News Philippines Jun 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm

MANILA, Philippines – Former senator Wigberto “Bobby” Tañada and several Catholic bishops were among those who filed the latest petition before the Supreme Court seeking to compel Congress to convene in a joint session on martial law.

Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo and Mother Adelaida Ygrubay, prioress of St Scholastica’s Priory of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters based in Manila, filed the petition before the SC on Wednesday, June 7, accompanied by student leaders from different universities.

The other petitioners are Caloocan Bishop Emeritus Deogracias Iñiguez, Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias, Shamah Bulangis of Silliman University, and Cassandra Deluria of the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

This is the second petition for mandamus to make Congress convene in a joint session, and the third petition overall filed before the High Court challenging martial law.

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