The majority of the 17th Congress of the Philippines gave an extension to the Martial Law imposed by President Rodrigo Duterte in the entire island of Mindanao until December 31 this 12 months.
16 out of 24 senators voted in favor of Martial regulation whereas 4 opposed it.
Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Nancy Binay didn’t voted as a result of of their absence to the joint session held by congress Saturday.
Meanwhile, Senator Leila De Lima was detained on the Philippine National Police Custodial Center that made her disallowed to vote.
This is the end result of the voting:
YES TO MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION:
- Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III
- Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto
- Majority Leader Vicente Sotto “Tito” Sotto III
- Sonny Angara
- Joseph Victor Ejercito
- Franchis “Chiz” Escudero
- Sherwin Gatchalian
- Richard Gordon
- Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan
- Panfilo “Ping” Lacson
- Loren Legarda
- Manny Pacquiao
- Grace Poe
- Joel Villanueva
- Cynthia Villar
- Miguel Zubiri
NO TO MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION:
- Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
- Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan
- Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV
- Risa Hontiveros
- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV (out of nation)
- Senator Nancy Binay (in a international journey)
Meanwhile, the bulk of the members of the home of the representatives favored the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao.
261 members of the congress favored the martial regulation, whereas 14 opposed it.
The lawmakers who opposed the martial regulation extension are Representatives Gary Alejano, Lito Atienza, Teddy Baguilat, JC Belmonte, Gabriel Bordado, Arlene Brosas, Ariel Casilao, France Castro, Emmi De Jesus, Sarah Jane Elago, Edcel Lagman, Antonio Tinio, Tom Villarin and Carlos Zarate.