Senate President Koko Pimentel desires to know the “hits and misses” achieved by the federal government in implementing martial legislation in Mindanao which is to aimed toward ending the Marawi disaster.
The disaster erupted when the Maute extremist group seized Marawi City on May 23.
President Rodrigo Duterte on the identical day declared martial legislation in southern Philippines to quell Maute’s rebel.
The validity of martial legislation ends on July 22, two days earlier than the President’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA). On the opposite hand, the Marawi disaster entered its sixth week on July four.
Pimentel desires safety officers, particularly Armed Forces chief of employees Eduardo Ano, tasked to implement the martial legislation to transient the senators on its implementation.
“We need briefing too on the progress of martial law from May 23 up to this time,” Pimentel stated on Friday.
He additionally helps the view of Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon that the President should first inform Congress if he desires to increase martial legislation in Mindanao.
“I agree with Sen. Drilon. Extension must be requested before the end of the original term,” Pimentel stated.