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Emergency powers for Aquino? Critic warns of dangers

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Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares: A dangerous idea.  INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives is amenable to giving President Aquino emergency powers to deal with a threatened energy supply crisis in 2015 but consumer and business groups and some House members cautioned against the grant of such powers.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte: House willing to give Aquino emergency powers

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The House of Representatives is amenable to granting President Benigno Aquino emergency powers to address the looming power crisis, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said Tuesday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Trillanes backs emergency powers for Aquino in dealing with energy crisis

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Sunday said Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla should urge President Benigno Aquino III to back the measure that would give the chief executive emergency powers to address the looming energy supply crisis and put in place lasting solutions.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No to emergency powers for Aquino, says legislator

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Granting emergency powers to President Benigno Aquino III to address the power crisis would be a “dangerous” thing to do, a lawmaker said Saturday.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Blackmail, solon says of threat to cut SC funds

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Abolishing the Judiciary Development Fund (JDF) would compromise the independence of the courts and smack of blackmail against the Supreme Court, which recently declared unconstitutional Congress’ pork barrel as well as Malacanang’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), a lawmaker belonging to the independent bloc warned his colleagues yesterday.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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