MANILA, Philippines – The 17th Congress gave an overwhelming approval to President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao until December 31.
In a joint session on Saturday, July 22, the House of Representatives and the Senate gave a joint vote of 261-18-0 in favor of the 5-month extension.
On the breakdown of votes, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III announced that 16 senators voted in favor of Duterte's request, while 4 others opposed it. None of the senators present abstained from voting.
Meanwhile, 245 House members voted yes, while 14 voted no, said Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. There were no absentions.
While both Pimentel and Alvarez verbally said yes to the extension, Alvarez's vote was not recorded in the House secretariat's record.
Legislators not in the lists below were absent during the proceedings.
Voted YES to martial law extension:
Voted NO to martial law extension:
House of Representatives
Voted YES to martial law extension
Voted NO to martial law extension