APPROVED

LAWMAKERS APPROVE MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION

261 vs. 18

The Philippine Congress, during a special joint session on Saturday, voted to extend the period of martial law until the year-end.

Results of the joint voting showed that 261 lawmakers voted in the affirmative while 18 lawmakers voted in the negative.

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WARRANTLESS ARREST

WARRANTLESSS ARREST

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Even without martial law, President Rodrigo Duterte will impose warrantless arrest against  suspects in rebellion.

With or without martial law, I will arrest you without a warrant, said Duterte.
The President made the statement in a media interview in Davao City on Friday, a day before Congress meet in a Special Session to tackle his request for a 5-month extension of Proclamation 216 that declared Martial Law in Mindanao.

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