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BREAKING: Congress approves extension of martial law in Mindanao until December 31, 2018. www.cnn.ph FULL STORY HERE: cnn.ph/2BgCCsJ Watch Part 1 here: bit.ly/2AORUSP Highlights: - Sen. Kiko Pangilinan: In exercising martial law powers, we can't go beyond Constitution - Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Gabriel Bordado Jr.: Let's do away with martial law and focus on Marawi reconstruction - Tinio: Hindi martial law ang makakatapos sa rebelyon, kundi ang pagtugon sa mga ugat nito - Lorenzana: Our objective is to put an end to rebellion in Mindanao - Lorenzana: Rebellion has not stopped. It has moved to other places - ACT TEACHERS Party-List Rep. Antonio Tinio: Walang batayan ang hinihiling na martial law extension - Hontiveros: Martial law not dependent on personal judgement of the President - Guevarra: There is no fixed standard for public safety. It’s all a matter of personal judgement on the part of the executive. - Hontiveros: Martial law is a recruitment strategy of the NPA - Lorenzana: We do not know where Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque got the info that the NPA is a ‘spent force’ - Sen. Risa Hontiveros: If the NPA has been characterized by the AFP and the Palace as a ‘spent force,’ why use the NPA as reason for extending martial law? - Dimaporo: We have to establish strong police presence - Dimaporo: Ang problema natin in the Lanao region, the military may not have the manpower or capability to quell the rebellion - Dimaporo: When we hear martial law, we feel safe, we feel secure - Lanao del Norte 1st District Rep. Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo: We feel safe with martial law - Lorenzana: Kung hihingi kami ng six months at hindi namin matugunan lahat ng security issues na 'yan, babalik nanaman kami dito - Guevarra: Constitution allows Congress to extend martial law beyond 60 days - Atienza: If the basis is no longer Marawi siege, the request for martial law extension should be 60 days - Buhay Party-list Rep. Lito Atienza questions basis of one-year martial law extension request - Guevarra: Duterte will only declare nationwide martial law if there is actual rebellion, when the public safety requires it and if there is probable cause - Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra defends request for martial law extension: It’s on the basis of a continuing actual rebellion. It’s not just a threat - Drilon: Is the request for extension a prelude to the declaration of nationwide martial law? - Drilon: No more state of rebellion, only threat of rebellion in Mindanao - Drilon: Extension of martial law has no basis in our Constitution - Sen. Franklin Drilon: Under Constitution, martial law requires actual rebellion - Lorenzana: Martial law has resulted in more obedience to laws - Lorenzana: ISIS-inspired groups actively recruiting - Lorenzana: Rebellion has not stopped. It has moved to other places - Lorenzana: Other ISIS-inspired groups operating in Mindanao - Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana: Situation in Marawi has substantially changed - Medialdea: We don't ask for unlimited martial law. We are seeking unlimited peace. - Medialdea: The state of actual rebellion remains in Mindanao, not only because of remnant groups, but also because of the New People's Army - Medialdea: First extension of martial law has enabled us to make great strides in quelling lawless violence, rebellion in Mindanao - Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea delivers a report to the joint session - 14 senators, 216 members of the House of Representatives are present in today’s joint session - Congress adopts rules to govern joint session on martial law extension in Mindanao

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