>> Months after an Islamist rebellion was crushed in the Philippines, officials say President Rodrigo Duterte will still ask congress for one more year of military rule in the South on Monday to keep a lid on what he's calling an insurgency. Duterte first imposed martial law in the Southern island of Mindanao back in May, as those forces struggled for five months to take back the City of Marawi from insurgents.
Marawi was declared liberated in October, and army rule will expire at the end of the year. Duterte officials say that's too soon, and that militants linked to Islamic State remain a threat and are ratcheting up recruitment. They also say intelligence points to a new attack on another city.
Duterte's cabinet will send a letter to Congress Monday. Members of the House and Senate will likely vote on an extension by Friday. There's no constitutional limit on how long Marshall law can be extended.