Only Congress has the ability to decide how lengthy martial law over Mindanao could also be prolonged, if will probably be prolonged in any respect, Sen. Panfilo Lacson stated late Tuesday.
Lacson stated each the Senate and House of Representatives are to vote collectively on the matter.
“It is the sole authority of Congress voting jointly, to extend martial law for one day or ’till kingdom come,’ or just end it on July 22,” he stated in a tweet (https://twitter.com/iampinglacson/standing/887297632418250752).
Earlier, Malacanang requested Congress to maintain a particular session this coming Saturday, July 22, to decide on the extension of martial law over Mindanao.
President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law over Mindanao final May 23, to tackle the issue attributable to the Maute group in Marawi City.
Duterte indicated he desires to lengthen the martial law over Mindanao to end-2017.