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ISSUE: Whether or not the Petitions have been rendered moot and academic
FACTS: On May 1, 2001, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) issued Proclamation No. 38 declaring a state of rebellion in the NCR. She likewise issued General Order No. 1 directing the AFP and the PNP to suppress the rebellion in the NCR. Petitioners assail the declaration of a state of rebellion and the warrantless arrest allegedly effected by virtue thereof, as having no basis both in fact and in law. On May 6, 2001, President Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the lifting of the declaration of a state of rebellion in Metro Manila.
RATIO DECIDENDI: The Petitions have been rendered moot and academic when GMA lifted the declaration of a state of rebellion in Metro Manila.