Despite Constitutional Mandate, House of Representatives Won’t Convene on Mindanao Martial Law Declaration

The leaders of Congress announced that it would not hold a session on the imposition of martial law in Mindanao because an overwhelming majority supports the declaration. The decision comes despite its constitutional mandate to meet within 48 hours to review the president’s reasons and confirm or revoke the decision. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said Mindanao-based congressmen have to head home to check on their…

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