13 Dec Congress Finally Approves Extension Of Martial Law Until December 31, 2019
Mga higala! The Congress has finally approved President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend MARTIAL LAW in Mindanao until December 1, 2019.
According to a report from CNN Philippines, during the final joint session vote, 235 senators and representatives agreed to the martial law extension, 28 were against, and 1 abstained.
Senators Tito Sotto, Gringo Honasan, Ping Lacson, Migz Zubiri, Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe, Koko Pimentel, JV Ejercito, Sonny Angara, Win Gatchalian, and Manny Pacquiao voted ‘YES.’ Senators Chiz Escudero, Franklin Drilon, Kiko Pangilinan, Bam Aquino, and Risa Hontiveros voted against, while Senator Ralph Recto was the lone abstention.
In the House of Representatives, 223 voted for the extension and 23 voted ‘no.’
For more details: