Senators Who Voted "Yes" or "No" With Pres. Duterte's Request to Extend Martial Law


The tough-talking President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte requested to extend Martial Law in Mindanao until December 31, 2017 and both the Philippine Senate and House Representative responded positively.

See Also: List of Congressmen/Congresswomen Who Voted Against Martial Law Extension


Majority of the members of the Senate and House of Representatives voted in favor of the President and approved the extension of Martial Law after an 8-hour joint session.

The Senate voted 16 in favor, 4 against the extension while the Lower House voted 245 Yes and 14 No.

Most opposition senators and members of the House of Representatives approved the extension of Martial Law, in spite of objections and legal challenges of members of the opposition. A last-ditch effort by Sen. Franklin Drilon to amend the extension from 150 days to just 60 days was defeated with only Drilon and 3 others opposing.


Here's the List of Senators Who Voted "YES" or "In Favor" of Martial Law Extension:

  • Senate Pres. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III
  • Senate Pres. Pro Tempore Ralph Recto
  • Majority Leader Vicente "Tito" Sotto III
  • Sen. Sonny Angara
  • Sen. Joseph Victor (JV) Ejercito
  • Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero
  • Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian
  • Sen. Richard "Dick" Gordon
  • Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan
  • Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson
  • Sen. Loren Legarda
  • Sen. Manny Pacquiao
  • Sen. Grace Poe
  • Sen. Joel Villanueva
  • Sen. Cynthia Villar
  • Sen. Miguel "Migz" Zubiri
Voted "NO" or "Against" the Extension of Martial Law:
  • Minority Leader Franklin Drilon
  • Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan
  • Sen. Paolo Benigo "Bam" Aquino IV
  • Sen. Risa Hontiveros
During the joint session on Saturday three senators were absent including Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV who was out of the country while Sen. Nancy Binay was scheduled to arrive from foreign trip later tonight. 

Sen. De Lima on the other hand is detained at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame over drug-related charges wherein he was implicated by some of the country's most notorious criminals inside the Bilibid Prison. 

The joint session between the House of Representatives and the Philippine Senate resulted into 261-18 total number of votes. The vote in the House of Representatives was 245-14. Pres. Duterte's request for extension only need 148 votes from both chambers of Congress to get the needed majority.

Source: PIA



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