News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On PRRD’s remarks on martial law and impeachment

The President has not committed any impeachable offense, and there is no threat of impeachment that made him declare martial law in Mindanao.

The President is merely saying that at the onset of the rebellion in Marawi, situation has become critical, with the potential spillover of lawlessness and violent extremism to the rest of Mindanao, that necessitates the issuance of Proclamation 216.

As President, he must faithfully serve and protect the Republic. Failure to act on such a critical condition in Marawi is considered an impeachable offense under betrayal of public trust.