Posts Tagged emergency powers

PH traffic woes: Palace suggests use of military choppers for emergency situations

Robie de Guzman   •   September 10, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Tuesday suggested the use of military chopper to airlift patients during emergency situations. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made the suggestion following reports about people dying...

DOTr defends bid to grant emergency powers to Duterte

Maris Federez   •   September 5, 2019

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Thursday (Sept. 5) appealed to the House of Representatives (HOR) to grant emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte. This is to give the government...

Palace hopes proposed emergency powers will pass in 18th Congress

Robie de Guzman   •   June 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang on Monday expressed hope that the Duterte administration’s proposed emergency powers to solve the perennial traffic problems in Metro Manila will be approved in the next...

Lower House wants to grant PRRD emergency powers to demolish the Bureau of Customs

admin   •   October 3, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The government has allegedly lost more than 40 billion pesos in just a year, since former Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon took office. This is...

Senate to rush Duterte’s emergency powers to solve traffic crisis

admin   •   April 10, 2017

MANILA — As the Senate sessions resume on May 2, one of the priority bills to be passed is the bill granting emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte. The President...

Gov’t must spend 5%-6% annual GDP to infrastructure, says JV Ejercito

admin   •   January 5, 2017

  Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito can join the Senate session this month after the Sandiganbayan 5th Division acquitted him of graft charges stemming from the alleged anomalous purchase of high-powered...

Senate panel approves emergency powers for Duterte to fix traffic woes

admin   •   December 15, 2016

  Before the session of the Congress ended on Wednesday, the proposed emergency powers for President Rodrigo Duterte as response to the worsening traffic problems in the country particularly in...

Solons push for new traffic law to replace emergency powers

admin   •   November 17, 2016

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Lawmakers found an alternative to the emergency powers being proposed to be given to the President. The transportation committee in the Lower House will revise the...

Duterte supports the use of technology to resolve traffic congestion

admin   •   November 8, 2016

  The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is  preparing to present President Duterte with a draft executive order on the use of new technology to address traffic problems in...

Emergency powers seen to restrict issuance of TRO’s vs. anti-traffic projs

admin   •   November 8, 2016

  Among the proposed priorities for discussion at the resumption of session in the Lower House is the granting of emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to resolve the traffic...


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