Both chambers of the Philippine Congress on Saturday formally convened in a particular joint session to deliberate and vote on President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to increase the interval of martial law in Mindanao till the tip of the yr.
The session began at about 9:00 a.m. and was attended by at the very least 20 senators and 259 congressmen.
Both chambers moved to undertake their respective resolutions on Duterte’s request.
Duterte declared martial law in the entire of Mindanao final May 23 shortly after members of the terrorist Maute Group laid siege to Marawi City in Lanao del Sur, and the 60-day interval, as offered within the Constitution, lapses on Saturday. (ANP/FMC/PNA)