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. On the part of the Senate, 16 senators voted in favor of the motion, while four were against it. Meanwhile, 245 House members approved the motion, while 14 rejected it. In the Senate, it was Senator Gringo Honasan who motioned to extend the period of martial law to five months. The senators who voted against Honasan’s … Continue reading LAWMAKERS APPROVE MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION