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READ: Lawmakers explain votes on Mindanao martial law extension

Rappler.com
READ: Lawmakers explain votes on Mindanao martial law extension

Rappler.com

How do senators and lawmakers justify their vote on the extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31?

MANILA, Philippines – The 17th Congress took 7 hours to decide to grant President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31. 

The House of Representatives and the Senate in a joint session agreed to the extension with a vote of 261-18-0. (LIST: How the 17th Congress voted on the martial law extension)

The House and Senate leadership gave lawmakers 3 minutes each to explain their vote, if they wished.

Below are links to the full text of some speeches:

YES to martial law extension

  1. Tugna, Sherwin (CIBAC)

NO to martial law extension

  1. Senate Minority Leader Drilon, Franklin
  2. Senator Hontiveros, Risa
  3. Senator Pangilinan, Francis
  4. Belmonte, Jose Christopher (Quezon City 6th District)
  5. Brosas, Arlene (Gabriela Women’s Party)
  6. Castro, France (ACT Teachers)
  7. De Jesus, Emmi (Gabriela Women’s Party)
  8. Lagman, Edcel (Albay 1st District)
  9. Tinio, Antonio (ACT Teachers)
  10. Zarate, Carlos (Bayan Muna)

– Rappler.com

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