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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'
(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
Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra does not discount the possibility, saying it will all depend on 'factual circumstances' as defined by the 1987 Constitution
'We see no reason why Congress will not give its usual support to this initiative of the Chief Executive,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
3rd UPDATE Lawmakers vote 261 18 to approve President Rodrigo Duterte s request to extend martial law in Mindanao
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
O mag issue ng direktiba ang Supreme Court Punitin ko yan says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on the 3 petitions regarding martial law