Duterte emergency powers - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Duterte emergency powers

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Rappler Talk: Risa Hontiveros' dissent vs 'emergency powers'

Mar 24, 2020 - 6:27 PM

Watch Maria Ressa's interview with Risa Hontiveros at 7:45 PM

Heal as one? Why Duterte's special budget powers bill may be unconstitutional

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:42 PM

The proposed bill gives President Duterte the power to say when his special powers will end

Vehicles continue to pile up at the Quezon City and Rizal Province boundary due to the quarantine control point along Batasan-San Mateo Road midnight, March 17, 2020. Photo by Martin/San Diego/Rappler

Businesses appeal to Congress: Limit Duterte powers if granted

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:10 PM

While 22 business groups are in favor of a proposed law to address the coronavirus pandemic, they say broad and overreaching provisions may cause delay

[OPINION] We need people power, not emergency power

Mar 23, 2020 - 8:00 PM

And here are a few reminders for companies that have been donating

Duterte's request to take over private business 'merely standby power'

Mar 23, 2020 - 12:15 PM

(UPDATED) Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the power to take over private business would only be used 'when our most critical institutions are nearing total shutdown and government is left with no choice'

Duterte denies asking for emergency powers to address traffic

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'You never heard it from me. It was the councilors and maybe Tugade because that was what he needs to do the right thing,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 2nd Philippine Construction Congress at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, urges those in the construction industry to make the best of their business as long as they avoid corrupt practices. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte orders MMDA, LGUs: Penalize unruly drivers 'regardless of stature'

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte orders a nationwide road clearing while he waits for Congress to grant him emergency powers to solve the Metro Manila traffic problem

CLEAR THE ROADS. Duterte directs the MMDA and LGUs to clear roads nationwide from obstruction. Rappler screengrab

6 bills passed on final reading as House adjourns session

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas commends his colleagues for a truly productive session The House of Representatives resumes session on November 7

SESSION ADJOURNED. The House of Representative adjourns session on October 19. Session resumes on November 7. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senate wraps up hearings on emergency powers vs traffic

Sep 22, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Senator Grace Poe says the committee on public services has approached the last mile and would soon endorse the bill for plenary debate

EMERGENCY POWERS. Senator Grace Poe says the Senate may pass the bill granting emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to solve the traffic crises before the year ends. Photo from Office of Senator Poe

Duterte emergency powers should cover flooding – Recto

Aug 13, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Existing roads must be made flood proof too Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto says as the President seeks emergency powers to solve the traffic crisis

FLOODED METROPOLIS. People push a jeepny out of a flooded street in Manila on August 13, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Solving the traffic problem

Jul 11, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The grant of emergency powers to solve traffic is fraught with grave dangers for abuse

NIGHTMARE. We all know Metro Manila's transport system is a nightmare but are we willing to do something about it? File photo by Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse

Drilon files bill for Duterte's emergency powers to fix traffic

Jul 01, 2016 - 4:39 PM

If passed into law the bill would give President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers for two years

SOLVING TRAFFIC. Senate President Franklin Drilon wants to give emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to solve traffic in Metro Manila.