Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea said a letter requesting the extension of military rule in the south would be transmitted today to Congress.
"We're going to move logistics ano 'yung mga equipment, pagka sila'y nakakaikot ng malaya d'un, they can hamper 'yung pagre-rebuild natin di ba, kasi paano natin matutuloy 'yun eh kung hindi natin ma-secure yung area, papunta pa 'yung mga engineers natin e baka ma-ambush na "yung mga gan'un ba," Andolong said".
Fariñas said Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez assured that the matter will be given due attention.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government had confirmed that the Philippine National Police requested a one year-extension of martial law.
Congress approved a resolution in July 22 this year extending for five months Duterte's Proclamation No. 216, which imposed a 60-day martial rule in Mindanao on May 23 amid terrorist attacks by the Islamic State-inspired Maute, who laid siege to Marawi City for four months.
"If we dont have martial law, it will be very hard for the rehabilitation of Marawi and the other war torn areas in the area", he added.
Philippine legislators voted overwhelmingly to extend the martial law until December 31, 2017 to give more time to crush the insurgents and destroy their terror network that plans to establish a caliphate in the southern Philippine region.
But some sectors are anxious that the extension of martial law in Mindanao would lead to human rights abuses.
Moreover, the officer said martial law is needed "to finally end" the problem of terrorism and violent extremism in that region.
Duterte plans to ask Congress to extend the martial rule when the government reconstructs and rehabilitates the ruined city.
DND public affairs chief Arsenio Andolong said the proposed extension of martial law "will help us to continue our momentum in our campaign against the Daesh (Islamic State) and their sympathizers".
Congress may conduct sessions later this week to consider President Duterte's request to extend anew the proclamation of martial law in Mindanao, House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas said Monday.
The request comes almost two months after Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi City.
He noted that doing otherwise will allow terrorist cells and sympathizers to regroup considering reports that they are already recruiting in the Lanao area. "There is a threat, in terms of seriousness ... it is relative in different areas but yes, there are still threats, [the threat] is there, it is credible", he added. "I'm sure it will be upon the recommendation of the PNP and the AFP", Lobregat added.