Vice President Leni Robredo is leaving it as much as Congress to find out the need of extending the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.
Robredo on Wednesday (July 19) acknowledged she was not able to say whether or not President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for an extension has foundation since she doesn’t have the data accessible to him.
“Ako, ang tingin ko, pakinggan natin iyong dahilan kung bakit kailangang mag-extend. Ang pagkaalam ko bukas… bukas o Saturday yata. Saturday, mayroong special session ang Congress. Mas mabuti pakinggan,” she instructed reporters in Malabon City after a go to.
“Pero iyong ano lang, mas mabuti din na iyong Kongreso, parang pagdebatehan siya at pag-usapan, para kung iga-grant ito, iga-grant dahil pinag-usapan nang maayos. Kung ide-deny naman, ide-deny siya kasi napag-usapan nang maayos,” she added.
The House of Representatives and Senate will convene in a particular session on Saturday (June 22) to debate Duterte’s request to increase martial law in Mindanao till December 31 this 12 months.
Robredo stated that whereas Congress has the ability to find out for a way lengthy martial law needs to be prolonged, the evacuees she talked to in Iligan wished the battle to be over quickly sufficient.