No word yet on parameters of extended martial law

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte will call the Congress to a special sessionon Saturday,9 a.m.to "consider" the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao. House of Representatives Majority Floor Leader Rodolfo Farias has said his chamber and the Senate will hold a joint session "as required by the Constitution... to consider the initiative of the President to extend Martial Law." However, he did not say how long the President intended to extend the period of martial law or if it would continue to cover the entirety of Mindanao. Farias made the announcementon Monday, at7:55 p.m., after Malacaang invited members of the House to a meeting as the 60-day period for martial law decl...

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