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List of senators who voted YES and NO for Martial Law

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LOOK: List of senators who voted YES and NO for Martial Law in Mindanao


Posted on 30 May 2017 by pinoytrending


Most of the senators expressed their support to the martial law declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte in the whole island of Mindanao.

Fifteen out of 23 senators, said that the Senate Resolution No. 388 also known as the martial law in Mindanao signed on Monday is “satisfactory, constitutional, and in accordance with the law”

“The Senate hereby supports fully Proclamation No. 216 and finds no compelling reason to revoke the same,” the resolution said.


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First page of the Resolution No. 388 “Expressing the sense of the senate, supporting, proclamation 216 dated May 23, 2017, entitled ‘Declaring a state of martial law and suspending the privilege of the writ of Habeas Corpus in the whole of Mindanao” and finding no cause to revoke the same. For the second page please scroll down
Source: Philippine News Agency

The 15 senators who voted in favor of the martial law are all the members of the majority bloc of the senate.

“The acts committed by the Maute group are an open attempt to remove from the allegiance to the Philippine Government the part of Mindanao and deprive the Chief Executive of its powers and prerogatives to enforce laws of the land and to maintain public order and safety in Mindanao, hence constitutes the crime of rebellion,” the resolution read.

Meanwhile, eight senators, all whom belong to the minority bloc, and another two from the majority bloc did not sign the senate resolution.

Senators who voted ‘yes’ for Martial Law in Mindanao:

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III
Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III
Sen. Sonny Angara
Sen. Nancy Binay
Sen. JV Ejercito
Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian
Sen. Richard Gordon
Sen. Gringo Honasan
Sen. Panfilo Lacson
Sen. Loren Legarda
Sen. Manny Pacquiao
Sen. Joel Villanueva
Sen. Cynthia Villar
Sen. Miguel Zubiri

Senators who did not sign the Senate Resolution No. 388

Sen. Francis Pangilinan
Sen. Franklin Drilon
Sen. Bam Aquino
Sen. Leila De Lima
Sen. Risa Hontiveros
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV
Sen. Grace Poe
Sen. Francis Escudero







Senator Escudero explained that he did not sign the resolution because he didn’t receive a copy. He also said that the 1987 Constitution does not require the said resolution.

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Senators from the minority bloc also tried to block the declaration of Martial Law of President Rodrigo Duterte after they filed on Monday a resolution to ask the Congress in a joint session and discuss the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.

Senate Resolution No. 350 was signed by Drilon, Pangilinan, Aquino IV, Hontiveros, De Lima and Trillanes and they said that the joint session was necessary to determine the “constitutional and factual validity” of the Proclamation No. 216 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte following the attacks of the Maute group in Marawi City.

Liberal Party President Kiko Pangilinan also vowed to oppose nationwide martial law declaration if President Rodrigo Duterte plans to do it.

“While there may be isolated terrorist acts in these areas, there exists no Visayas-wide nor a Luzon-wide invasion or rebellion to merit the declaration of martial law as allowed under our Constitution,” Pangilinan said.

“Absent any nationwide rebellion or invasion, we will vigorously oppose a nationwide martial law declaration,” he added.

According to the Proclamation 216. President Rodrigo Duterte forced to declare Martial Law in the whole island of Mindanao because the attack of the Maute Terrorist Group in Marawi City was the start of their mission to build an ISIS stronghold in the Philippines.

The report also said that “the recent attack shows the capability of the Maute group and other rebel groups to sow terror, and cause death and damage to property not only in Lanao del Sur but also in other parts of Mindanao”

Comments

  • Phil E. BusterPhil E. Buster PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Alvarez, have you exhausted all options save declaring a Martial Law for the region?
  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    AnnKnown wrote: »

    .............
    Senators who did not sign the Senate Resolution No. 388

    Sen. Francis Pangilinan
    Sen. Franklin Drilon
    Sen. Bam Aquino
    Sen. Leila De Lima
    Sen. Risa Hontiveros
    Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV
    Sen. Grace Poe
    Sen. Francis Escudero
    ..........

    Lucky for them they are elected officials, the can not get fired for contradicting.
  • ThugLineThugLine PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    AnnKnown wrote: »
    Senators who did not sign the Senate Resolution No. 388

    Sen. Francis Pangilinan
    Sen. Franklin Drilon
    Sen. Bam Aquino
    Sen. Leila De Lima
    Sen. Risa Hontiveros
    Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV
    Sen. Grace Poe
    Sen. Francis Escudero



    Inaalis na ni Duterte ang 'fear of the unknown' ng Martial Law. Ano pa reason nila para gawing panakot ang martial law? Laos na ang [#]NeverAgain[/#]. Isip na lang sila ng bagong hashtag :glee:
  • fyrkrkrfyrkrkr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


    And we all sing...
    (do you hear the people sing from les miserables)

    "Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men?
    It is the music of the people
    Who will not be slaves again!
    When the beating of your heart
    Echoes the beating of the drums
    There is a life about to start
    When tomorrow comes!"



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  • fyrkrkrfyrkrkr PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
  • How does it feel to be a minority LP? You have 6 years to do things right. But failed.
  • joeriz wrote: »
    Lucky for them they are elected officials, the can not get fired for contradicting.

    Give Grace Poe a break. Baka naman sa pag attack ng Maute, balak sana nyang babangon muna, magkape, mag- almusal at pag-aralan ang sitwasyon bago mag decide kung tama ba mag declare ng ML or hindi.:naughty::lol:

    Ang kaso, sa kahinaan nyang mag decide, natabunan na sya sa 15 senators who voted for ML.
  • ylle45ylle45 Member PEx Legend 💎
    fyrkrkr wrote: »
    :rotflmao: :rotflmao:


    And we all sing...
    (do you hear the people sing from les miserables)

    "Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men?
    It is the music of the people
    Who will not be slaves again!
    When the beating of your heart
    Echoes the beating of the drums
    There is a life about to start
    When tomorrow comes!"



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    https://scontent.fmnl5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18766006_721442571371888_504804596029231284_n.jpg?oh=ba7455b63beefe8dfdae639185881799&oe=59AD21C1

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    yan ang hindi matanggap ng noisy minority sa PEX:lol:
  • EgozumEgozum PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    THROWBACK.....
    voted yes in 2009
    Senator Risa Hontiveros reminds senators Richard Gordon and Juan Miguel Zubiri of what they said in 2009, when they voted for a joint session to debate on former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's declaration of martial law

    MANILA, Philippines – It was a heated debate on whether or not there should be a joint congressional session to debate on martial law, with two senators being called out for their apparent flip-flopping on the issue.
    Minority senator Risa Hontiveros reminded senators Richard Gordon and Juan Miguel Zubiri, known allies of President Rodrigo Duterte, on their 2009 stand favoring a joint public session.

    In 2009, Zubiri and Gordon were in favor of a joint public session to deliberate on then president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's martial law in Maguindanao. But 8 years after, the two had a change of heart, saying there is no need to convene Congress to discuss Duterte's proclamation. (READ: No joint session on martial law? Congress 'shields' Duterte)

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    "If I would be allowed to refresh the memory of the good gentleman from Bukidnon. In 2009, in the discussion in our Senate on this very question, the good gentleman from Bukidnon said, I quote: 'Ito po (joint session) ay isang constitutional duty natin. Hindi po natin puwedeng hindi bigyan ng pansin itong joint session na ito dahil it will become bad precedent. Think about the future administrations.' I am sure [he] will recall his prophetic statement at the time," Hontiveros said.

    (This is our constitutional duty. We cannot ignore this joint session because it will become bad precedent. Think about the future administrations.)

    A transcript of Zubiri's 2009 interview also showed that he asked the Senate to think of the future in its decision, in case there would be an "abusive" president.

    "Forget about this administration. It's already reaching the 6-month term and ending its 6 months of public service. But what about the next administration? Kung abusado ang presidente at meron po siyang numerical superior strength sa House of Representatives ang gagawin lang niya is… Those who want to undermine this process will...say hindi na tayo kailangang mag-meeting dahil marami namang pumapabor," Zubiri said then, which is a mirror of the present scenario.

    (If the president is abusive and he has the numerical superior strength in the House of Representatives, all he would do is... Those who want to undermine this process will just say we don't need to meet because many are in favor.)

    "Hindi puwede iyon (It should not be). We must make it a precedent na (that) if there's a martial law declaration the Congress, meaning the Senate and the House of Representatives, should meet and get the explanation of the president," he added in 2009.

    Zubiri, in response to Hontiveros, said he committed a mistake when he voted for the revocation of martial law in 2009.

    "At the time I was for revocation of the martial law declaration. I erred in my decision at the time. People make mistakes. If we run after these people with the full force of the law, maybe this would not have been this grave today," Zubiri said in defending the change in his stand.

    The 2009 martial law, however, was lifted only 8 days after, even before Congress scheduled the vote on the matter.

    "Now I realized the gravity of the situation. This is happening in my home as I mentioned,” he added.

    Zubiri said there is an urgent need to declare martial law in Mindanao to neutralize "terrorists" and that Duterte must be given leeway to fulfill his mandate.

    But Hontiveros remains unconvinced: "I understand and respect the passion of the gentleman from Bukidnon. Though his opinion may have changed, the Constitution has not."

    Zubiri, in anticipation of online attacks against him, said a joint session had to be convened in 2009 because the chamber then was for the revocation of martial law. In contrast, majority of senators now are in favor of the proclamation.

    "I can clearly recall then. I want to put this on record. Baka fake news na naman na (There might be fake news that) I was schooled by Senator Risa on my position in 2009. Sigurado, gano'n 'yun eh, labanan ng social media

    (It's sure to happen. It's like that, the battle on social media). I want to put this on record. At the time, majority of senators were for the revocation. That was the sense of the Senate to revoke, we wanted a joint session but things have changed, and I said, now it's different. Tremendously deterioriated since 2009. Nagkamali tayo, nagka-grabe-grabe, nagkaleche-leche na [ang sitwasyon sa Mindanao] (We made a mistake, it got worse in Mindanao)," Zubiri said.

    Hontiveros denied "schooling" Zubiri but insisted a public official's past statements are important especially on a major issue such as martial law.

    "'Yung mga salitang sinabi noon nananatiling mahalaga sa habang panahon (The words uttered before remain important in the long term) especially when we're faced with making a decision about similar situations later in the future. No one is schooling anyone," Hontiveros said.

    Gordon in 2009

    Hontiveros also took the time to remind Gordon of his earlier stand.

    The lady senator, quoting Gordon's exact words during the joint session in 2009, said: "To my mind Mr President, if I may be so bold, we are a co-equal branch of government and the Constitution provides that we must review. And therefore, it behooves the executive that she (Arroyo) sends the highest officials involved in the declaration of martial law. Lumalabas po rito sa 'di nila pagdalo, lumalabas po rito tila binabalewala ang kahalagahan ng Kongreso, ng House at Senate, sa isang napakahalagang bagay (It appears now that with their absence, they are ignoring the importance of Congress, of the House and the Senate, on a very significant matter.)

    Gordon disputed Hontiveros' interpretation, saying he did not refer to any joint session in his statement. Gordon said he uttered those words to refer to the absence of high-ranking officials in the joint session.

    "'Yung sinabi ko noon, panahon na 'yun para tawagin ang mga representante ng Pangulo, 'di pinag-uusapan ang joint session noon. Dito dinadala 'nyo ang usapin sa joint session, malinaw na 'di joint session [ang topic]," Gordon said.

    (What I said then was to call the representatives of the President. The topic then was not about the joint session. Here, you are trying to bring the issue to the joint session when it is not the topic.)

    Gordon also said there is no point in holding a joint public session because military officials are prohibited from attending it – something that the lady senator opposed.

    "Maaalala po ninyo noong 2009 may mga AFP officials na inimbita at nagsalita doon sa joint session. Issue noon ay bakit wala si dating pangulong Macapagal-Arroyo. Naaalala ko po dahil andun po ako bilang miyembro ng House of Representatives," Hontiveros said.

    (You may recall that in 2009, there were AFP officials invited and who spoke during the joint session. The issue then was why former president Macapagal-Arroyo was not present. I remember it because I was there as a member of the House of Representatives.)

    In the end, the Senate, voting 12-9, rejected the minority's proposal for a joint session with the House of Representatives.

    Senators Loren Legarda and Joseph Victor Ejercito both earlier said they were in favor of it but changed their minds during the actual voting.
  • BeerhandBopBeerhandBop PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    si gordon ang talagang nangharang sa ejk hearings naman e. si cayetano la naman masyadong nagawa.

    si pacman.. i think medyo ***** lang.
  • h0lysh|tyousuckh0lysh|tyousuck PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ayan na senatongs.. hahaha.. pag tuta nga naman.. nahuhuli sa bibig.. ipinahamak ng sarili nilang bibig.. pero wala sila magagawa, mga tuta eh..
  • techjunkie88techjunkie88 PEx Rookie ⭐
    We Are Collective
    7 hrs ·

    People are asking us why we do not comment much on recent events like the Resorts World Incident and Martial Law in Mindanao.

    Well we already said our piece about Martial Law. We fully support it and even wish the President would expand its coverage to the whole country so these f*cking destabilizers will think twice before launching another disruption. Not that we're happy about it but we're glad it happened at a time when Rodrigo Duterte is at the helm, and not some spineless, incompetent twerp like Mar Roxas or Noynoy Aquino. We trust in the President's judgment and we are hopeful and confident that he has what it takes to see us through this crisis. Having said that, there is nothing more we can add to the discourse.

    As for the other issues like the RW attack, everybody else is talking about it so similarly, we do not see any need for us to add to the noise. Besides, what good would it do us if we're gonna parrot pretty much what everyone else says? As far as we're concerned, a tragedy such as this can either be viewed as an isolated event caused by a desperate guy who went nuts or a premeditated attempt at diversion, something that the destabilizers are extremely good at. So giving much attention to it is giving the destabilizers exactly what they want. We're not saying such is the case, we're merely saying that if it is (hypothetically) - then the original intent is to divert - to deviate us from the real issues so that we lose focus. It's a clever ploy. Not much different from what triggered Marawi. Noynoy used it to divert attention from the scandals hounding his administration (have you read Deception 2?), so there is a possibility that they could be using the same tactics to throw us off the scent. Instead of focusing on the culprits - the narco pols, destabilizers, the thieving PDAF legislators, the drug lords - we end up talking incessantly about the "hot issues of the day." If we were Trillanes and company, heck we'll do this every other day or every week if we could. Disruption is a form of destabilization. It can be an extremely powerful tool in a destabilizer's arsenal (Hello FVR!).

    This is the reason why we focus so much on Leni. This is not driven by some sort of petty vengeance on our part but by a conscious understanding that Leni Robredo holds the key to ending all these destabilization plots. The LP and its allies (the terrorists, commies, corrupt officials, drug lords and narcopoliticians included) are beefing up their destabilization efforts because Leni stands to be President when Duterte is taken out of the equation.

    Without Leni to replace Digong, what good would destabilization bring them? Do you think they'd act the same way if Bongbong Marcos is our VP? h3ll no. So they're all joining forces to destabilize government now while Leni is still the VP. They're trying desperately hard as if they're on a tight deadline.

    Eyes on the prize guys. Eyes on the prize.
    You want an end to all this chaos and mayhem? Focus on Leni Robredo.

    Without the b*tch, these f*ckers are nothing.

    [#]Focus[/#] [#]Priorities[/#] [#]EyesOnThePrize[/#]
  • LTLT Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️

    Only a handful from afp rebelled against corykut (initially those under fm, then eventually under enrile/ram)

    Majority remained loyal (under ramos) or at best, neutral. Imelda jr, ikaw na naman ba yan? :D
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