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Supreme Court junks petition questioning Duterte's Bayanihan Law

Jul 01, 2020 - 6:48 PM

The 9-page petition 'fails to show grave abuse of discretion,' says the Supreme Court

JUNKED. Supreme Court junks petition questioning the constitutionality of the Bayanihan Law that gave President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Rappler

Malacañang seeks 90-day extension of Duterte special powers for COVID-19

May 30, 2020 - 1:39 PM

The executive branch wants the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act to be valid until September 2020

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte updates the nation on the government's efforts in addressing the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Malago Clubhouse in Malacañang on May 28, 2020. Malacañang photo

Malampaya shutdown starts March 15

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:49 PM

The Luzon grid is dependent on Malampaya thus the looming power shortage But the firm behind it says it would do its best to complete maintenance work ahead of the 30 day shutdown

Jolo Revilla condition, Mamasapano bomb factory, Roach on Pacquiao | The wRap

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:47 PM

A family spokesman says Jolo Revilla’s condition is deteriorating The military captures an explosives factory in Maguindanao Freddie Roach will lock down Pacquiao’s training gym

Senate OKs Aquino’s 'special powers'

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:53 PM

As the summer months set in the Senate approves on final reading the joint resolution allowing the President to address power shortage

House OKs Aquino 'emergency powers' on final reading

Dec 10, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Minority bloc says the joint resolution shows the measure is meant to suspend environmental laws to fast track the establishment of power plants

House panel approves emergency powers for Aquino

Nov 18, 2014 - 2:27 PM

UPDATED The joint resolution granting special powers to the President to address a looming power crisis is eyed for passage in the House of Representatives by end November

Senate puts on hold hearings on emergency powers

Nov 17, 2014 - 5:57 PM

The national budget is the priority now Senator Sergio Osmeña III says

Aquino: Special powers to help gov't 'prepare for the worst'

Oct 22, 2014 - 2:39 PM

President Benigno Aquino III says he is the type who plans for the worst and hopes for the best and insists the government needs more options to avert a looming power crisis

House likely to drop Aquino emergency powers

Oct 20, 2014 - 4:12 PM

The Department of Energy admits that the supposed power crisis in the summer months of 2015 is not as bad as earlier painted

OUTLOOK. Photo shows DOE's presentation on estimated power supply levels in the summer months of 2015. Photo by Rappler

Petilla: Even with ILP, brownouts to persist in summer 2015

Oct 20, 2014 - 8:10 AM

Energy chief Carlos Jericho Petilla says that even if the Interruptible Load Program is in place brownouts are likely to occur but ‘not severe’

House to approve joint reso on special powers this month

Oct 15, 2014 - 2:14 PM

The chairman of the House Committee on Energy says that as far as the House is concerned it will approve in October the joint resolution seeking special powers for President Aquino to avert a power crisis in 2015

Aquino vows: Special powers only for energy shortage

Sep 30, 2014 - 11:48 AM

President Benigno Aquino III assures concerned sectors and the public that government intervention will not distort the energy market

CLIMATE FUNDS NEEDED. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during United Nation Climate Change Summit held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

Egypt protesters breach presidential palace barricade

Dec 11, 2012 - 11:40 PM

The protesters pulled apart a high metal gate bar by bar and toppled concrete blocks with chains

UNDER SIEGE. Google Maps aerial view of the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt