9 months Grant of emergency powers denied for lack of concrete plans — Trillanes MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday said Congress is hesitant to grant President Duterte the emergency powers for his administration’s supposed lack of concrete plans to address Metro Manila traffic. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV ( Jun Ryan Arañas/ MANILA BULLETIN) The staunch Duterte critic was reacting on the Chief Executive’s recent speech that he has fulfilled all of his campaign promises, except solving the traffic congestion on EDSA. He blamed lawmakers for not giving him the “extraordinary” authority to speed up transport and infrastructure projects. “Papaano siya bibigyan ng emergency powers, eh nung tinanong kung ... more