Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III mentioned it’s too early to tell whether or not martial law might be prolonged past 60 days although he admitted it’s attainable.
“We are one week into martial law in Mindanao. It’s too early to talk about extension. But theoretically speaking, extension is possible and allowed too by the Constitution,” he mentioned Friday (June 2).
Pimentel’s assertion was in relation to President Duterte’s pronouncements made Thursday the place he dropped hints on the potential of implementing his martial law declaration in Mindanao even past 60 days particularly if the navy will be unable to comprise the state of affairs in Marawi City.
Under the 1987 Constitution, the declaration of martial law might be revoked or prolonged by Congress and reviewed by the Supreme Court.
“My approach would be to go over the justifications for the extension. But we still don’t have that report/request because martial law in Mindanao is just eight days old,” he mentioned.