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Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao

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NO REVOCATION? Congress is unlikely to revoke President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao. Malacañang file photo

‘We have no intentions of revoking, therefore we (the Senate and the House of Representatives) need not meet jointly,’ says Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III

MANILA, Philippines (May 25, 2017) — Congress, filled with President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies, has no intentions of revoking the Chief Executive’s declaration of martial law. Continue reading Congress ‘unlikely’ to revoke martial law in Mindanao

‘Is someone lying?’ CA votes on Gina Lopez don’t add up

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SECRET VOTING. The Commission on Appointments has yet to release the individual votes of CA members on the rejection of former Environment Secretary Gina Lopez.

Due to the secret voting done by the Commission on Appointments, the public can only take the lawmakers’ word whether they voted to confirm or reject the environment secretary

MANILA, Philippines (May 4, 2017) — Someone is lying in the 25-member Commission on Appointments (CA), but with the new policy on secret voting, it is hard to determine who. Continue reading ‘Is someone lying?’ CA votes on Gina Lopez don’t add up