6 days Senate gives final nod to anti-red tape powers for President Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to grant the President authority to speed up the issuance of permits, licenses and certifications during times of national emergencies. Voting 23-0, senators approved Senate Bill No. 1844, which gives powers to the President to suspend the requirements for national and local permits, licenses, and certifications. The bill's third reading approval came shortly after President Rodrigo Duterte certified its passage as urgent. The said bill covers all agencies of the executive department, including departments, bureaus, offices, commissions, boards, councils, government instrumenta...Keep on reading: Senate ... more