Duterte Wants Martial Law Extension Until End of the Year

President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to ask Congress for an extension to martial law until the end of the year after congressional officials confirm that a special session will be called this Saturday. Duterte earlier said that he would base his decision on the recommendations of the police and military; while the military did not divulge its position, the police chief said that he asked the president to retain martial law. Congressional approval is needed for any extension beyond 60 days; Duterte, however, is…

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