Congress joint session - updates

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Other presidents did not declare martial law despite rebellion – Pangilinan

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:00 PM

In response, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says President Rodrigo Duterte is different from his predecessors, and 'what we have on hand is the 2017 situation'

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Thin crowd of protesters mobilize as Congress tackles martial law extension

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Less than 50 protesters from Akbayan party list assemble as Congress begins deliberations on the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Later in the day, the other faction of the Philippine left gathers about a hundred members, to hold its own protest

PROTESTERS. A thin crowd of protesters assemble at the gate of the House of Representatives to extend martial law in Mindanao. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Drilon: Martial law extension 'prelude' to PH-wide declaration?

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra does not discount the possibility, saying it will all depend on 'factual circumstances' as defined by the 1987 Constitution

 File photo by Joseph Vidal/Senate PRIB

Malacañang confident Congress will OK martial law extension

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:18 PM

'We see no reason why Congress will not give its usual support to this initiative of the Chief Executive,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the troops during the presentation of command and honors during the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) change of Command Ceremony at the Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on October 26, 2017. Joining the President on stage are Former President Fidel V. Ramos, outgoing AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Eduardo Año, newly-installed AFP Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, Former President and Incumbent Pampanga Second District Representative Gloria Arroyo and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Malacañan Photo

Congress extends martial law to December 31

Jul 22, 2017 - 3:49 PM

3rd UPDATE Lawmakers vote 261 18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte s request to extend martial law in Mindanao

Congressmen gesture a thumbs up in favour of the martial law extension during the special session of the Senate and the House of Representatives on July 22, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte asks lawmakers for 60-day martial law extension

Jul 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

UPDATED The President also asks the Senate and the House to hold a special session to tackle his request This session will be on Saturday July 22

DUTERTE ALLIES. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III (left) and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez (right) look at President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference on March 13. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Congress to ignore any SC martial law order – Alvarez

Jun 08, 2017 - 2:20 PM

O mag issue ng direktiba ang Supreme Court Punitin ko yan says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on the 3 petitions regarding martial law