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Congress set for special session on martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines — Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said on Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte would call Congress to a special session on Saturday to c.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 17th, 2017

House: No need for martial law briefing

MANILA, Philippines -  Security officials need not brief the House of Representatives ahead of the special Congress session on martial law extension this wee.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017

Duterte calls for special session of Congress on martial law extension - Manila Bulletin

Duterte calls for special session of Congress on martial law extension - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 18th, 2017

Congress set for special session on martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines — Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said on Monday that President Rodrigo Duterte would call Congress to a special session on Saturday to c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2017

SC to Congress leaders: Comment on martial law extension

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) in full court session has given Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and five other.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 29th, 2017

THE VOTE: Inuulit lamang ni Pangulong Duterte ang malagim at maling solusyong militar ng diktador na si Marcos

(Explanation of “No” vote sa Panibagong Extension ng Martial Law sa Mindanao, delivered by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate during the Joint Session of Congress on 13 December 2017 at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City) Mariin naming tinututulan ang panibagong pagpapalawig ng batas militar sa Mindanao. Inuulit lamang ni Pangulong Duterte ang malagim at […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

THE VOTE: A critical blow to Philippine Democracy

(Speech explaining his “No” vote on extending martial law until 31 December 2017, delivered by Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin at the Joint Session of Congress on 13 December 2017 at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City) Akbayan votes NO for yet another extension of the factually and constitutionally impaired Martial Law in Mindanao, dealing a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

240 yes, 27 no:  Congress OKs martial law extension until end of 2018

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 December) —   With 240 voting in favor and 27 against, the Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday granted President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao until 31 December 2018. The extension until yearend 2018 brings to 19 […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

Martial law extension draws mixed reactions from Bukidnon folks

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 14 Dec) – The Joint Session of Congress’ approval of President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao until next year drew mixed reactions here. Congress extended martial law until December 31, 2018 with a vote of 240 in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

NO TO MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION

Progressive groups in Davao City hold a protest along Roxas Avenue to condemn the extension of martial law in Mindanao for one more year. In a joint session on Wednesday, December 13, the Congress approved the request of the Palace to extend the implementation of martial law until December 31, 2018. (Robby Joy D. Salveron/ davaotoday.com).....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Marawi residents crying for justice fear extended martial law

MANILA, Philippines – If she can beg each and every lawmaker to reject the extension of martial law in Mindanao, she will. She attended the joint session of Congress on Wednesday, December 13, and spoke with anyone willing to listen.  She feared the harassment of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2017

Congress approves 2nd martial law extension

WITH 240 votes in the affirmative and 27 in the negative, the two chambers of Congress approved a second extension of martial law in Mindanao, this time for a full year. Convening in a joint session on Dec. 13, the Senate voted 14-4, and the House of Representatives, 226-23, to adopt a letter early this […] The post Congress approves 2nd martial law extension appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Yes to martial law extension

CONGRESS in a joint session, with a vote of 240 affirmative and only 27 negative, approved the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend for another year martial law in Mindanao. On the part of the Senate, the vote was 14-4 while in the House of Representatives it was 226-23.… Source link link: Yes to martial law extension.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Amid human rights worries, solon not allowed to present witnesses

    Even as the year-long extension of martial law has sparked worries about the prolonged violation of human rights, Congress refused to allow Anakpawis Rep. Ariel Casilao to present a Mindanaoan who allegedly fell victim to its "brutality."   In Wednesday's joint session, lawmakers did not hear any other resource persons besides the security officials of executive branch who justified the request of President Rodrigo Duterte.   Casilao tried to present Jerome Succor Aba of the Sandugo alliance to speak about the so-called Lake Sebu 8 massacre---referring to eight indigenous T'boli and Dulangan Manobo farmers who were allegedly killed by troops ...Keep on reading: Amid human rights worries, solon not allowed to present witnesses.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Yes to martial law extension

CONGRESS in a joint session, with a vote of 240 affirmative and only 27 negative, approved the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend for another year martial law in Mindanao. On the part of the Senate, the vote was 14-4 while in the House of Representatives it was 226-23.….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

How Congress voted on martial law extension in Mindanao

THE Manila Times gathered the names of the lawmakers who voted for and against the extension of martial law in Mindanao during a joint session of Congress on Wednesday. Below is the list: HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NO – 23 Bag-ao, Kaka J. Brosas, Arlene D. Ramirez-Sato, Josephine Casilao, Ariel ‘Ka Ayik’ B. Castro, France L. [...] The post How Congress voted on martial law extension in Mindanao appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

LIST: How the House voted on martial law extension in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – One more year.  Congress on Wednesday, December 13, voted in favor of extending the proclamation of martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao, as requested by President Rodrigo Duterte.  During a joint session of the House and the Senate at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Nominal, viva voce: How Congress votes

MANILA, Philippines – The whole of Mindanao will be under martial law until the end of 2018 after the 17th Congress, with both the Senate and the House of Representatives in joint session, approved on Wednesday, December 13, the request for extension of President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

Congress Grants 1-Year Martial Law Extension in Mindanao

The Philippine Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to extend martial law in Mindanao for the entire 2018. The Senate and House of Representatives, convening in a joint session, granted President Rodrigo Duterte’s request for the... The post Congress Grants 1-Year Martial Law Extension in Mindanao appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

WATCH: Congress joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao

Bookmark this page to watch the Congress joint session live on Rappler on Wednesday, December 13 MANILA, Philippines – The Senate and the House of Representatives will convene in a joint session on Wednesday, December 13, to discuss  President Rodrigo Duterte's request  for a one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao. The 5-month extension  Congress earlier granted Duterte ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

One more year

For the one-year extension of Mindanao-wide martial law, it looks like it’s all over but the formal counting of the vote at today’s joint session of Congress.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017