President Rodrigo Duterte has known as Congress to a particular session on Saturday (July 22) to talk about the doable extension of martial law in Mindanao.
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella mentioned lawmakers have to “discuss and consider the actual parameters to extend martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus.”
Proclamation No. 216, which positioned Mindanao beneath martial law, is ready to finish subsequent week.
Under the Constitution, the declaration of martial law is simply good for 60 days until it’s prolonged by Congress.
House Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Fariñas mentioned the particular session will begin at 9 a.m.
Fariñas, nonetheless, was mum on how lengthy Duterte wants to extend martial law.
“He mentioned the period but let’s wait for his formal letter to Congress. In fact, he only informed us (SP Pimentel, Speaker BA, Sen. Sotto, ES Medialdea, Sec. Cayetano and I) at his table about his request for extension,” he mentioned.