Duterte seeks ‘more powers,’ urgent measures vs. Covid-19

COVID UPDATESPresident Rodrigo Duterte has asked Congress to grant him “for a limited period and subject to restrictions” authority to exercise powers necessary to meet the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) national emergency amid rising number of cases in the country.“Pursuant to… Read More

Congress tackles Covid-19 emergency measures in special session

The House of Representatives on Monday convened in a special session to tackle a measure declaring a national emergency and granting President Rodrigo Duterte additional powers to address the coronavirus outbreak in the country.It is the first time in the chamber’s history to… Read More

Medialdea assures no abuse of ‘additional powers’

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Monday assured the public that the Duterte administration will not abuse the additional powers sought from Congress to combat the coronavirus pandemic.During the House Committee of the Whole hearing at the plenary hall, Medialdea said House… Read More

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