Jul 9, 2017 @ 13:39

Malacañang has invited Senate leaders to focus on “the situation” in Mindanao, which is below martial regulation since final May 23 due to the Maute riot.

Sen. Tito Sotto on Saturday mentioned Palace emissary contacted him just lately to inform him that Malacanang desires an viewers with Senate leaders subsequent week.

Senate President Koko Pimentel earlier raised the necessity to have a briefing with safety officers on the progress of the implementation of martial regulation.

Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, on the opposite hand, mentioned President Rodrigo Duterte should inform Congress first if he desires to prolong martial regulation which is able to expire on July 22.

“Meron ng emisaryo ang Malacañang para sabihin na gusto rin nila mag schedule ng discussion o usapan. The Palace is requesting for a meeting precisely to discuss that,” Sotto mentioned.

He mentioned that an emissary referred to as him up to organize the assembly which is able to happen “late next week.”

Asked what would be the agenda of the assembly, Sotto mentioned, “Ang sinabi to discuss situation in Mindanao.”

“And probably leave the decision to us whether to extend or whatever. Or p’wede rin sabihan kami, ‘Oh, eto na. Malapit na ito. Ganito,’ Di natin masabi. Mahirap manghula,” he added.

Source: politics.com.ph