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Senate briefing on ML set

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday he would firm up his opinion on the issue of whether or not he would favor a proposed extension of President Duterte’s 60-day martial law declaration only after he has read the President’s report on how he dealt with the martial law powers given him by Congress to quell the rebellion in Marawi city.

Thus said Secretary Gina Lopez after the Commission on Appointments (CA) rejected her appointment as head of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) yesterday.

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The Senate adopted yesterday a resolution congratulating Hidilyn Diaz for winning the silver medal in the Women’s 53 kilo category in weightlifting in the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil last August 8, 2016.

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