Duterte’s Extended Martial Law and the Future of Marawi

A closer look at a controversial policy.

Written by Chester Cabalza, published on July 25, 2017 at https://thediplomat.com/

In a rare joint special session held in the Philippine House of Representatives over the weekend, both the lower House and the Senate approved the appeal of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law to quell rebellion and terrorism in Mindanao until the end of the year. This constitutional mandate allowed representatives and senators to vote jointly in a special session after a majority vote from Congress.

Read at https://thediplomat.com/2017/07/dutertes-extended-martial-law-and-the-future-of-marawi/