Legal Basis

After the “chamber session” yesterday, our group’s discussion turned to politics.

Somebody suggested that with the travesty of recent events (the attempt of the House of Representatives to change the constitution on its own) will give the military an opportunity to intervene.

But let me go beyond that. I say they may have the legal basis (or even further, the duty) to intervene in this situation.

The basis it the military’s sworn duty is Section 5, Article 16 of the 1987 Constitution that states:

All members of the armed forces shall take an oath or affirmation to uphold and defend this Constitution.

When this Constitution is under attack (by illegal means), the military is therefore duty-bound to defend it.

Something to think about over the week….


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