After a marathon joint session that took most of Saturday, Congress has voted to extend President Duterte’s proclamation of martial law in Mindanao till the end of the year as he requested.
16 senators voted in favor, 4 against.
245 congressmen voted in favor, 14 no.
since the 1987 constituton requires joint voting, the votes of the senators and congressmen were summed up. in Total, 261 voted in favor, 18 voted against. this is much more than the 158 needed to carry the motion. Continue reading