Congress extends martial law

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III (left) exchanges pleasantries with House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez during the special joint session of Congress, Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The Senate voted 14-4 while the House voted 226-3 in favor of extending martial law in Mindanao and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus until December 31, 2018. (Photo by Ariel Cagadas)