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Sen. Hontiveros doubts Senators will support Martial Law extension

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Senator Risa Hontiveros doubts that majority of the Senators will be convinced to approve the appeal of President Rodrigo Duterte for a five-month extension of the declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.

According to Sen. Hontiveros, Malacanang needs to explain the request of the President to extend the Martial Law up until December 31, 2017.

Hontiveros further asked how the Armed Forces of the Philippines will defend their initial announcement that they will finish the crisis in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, during the 60-day validity period of Martial Law.

President Duterte has already asked that the Martial Law in Mindanao be extended to anotherĀ five months.

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