Rodrigo Duterte

[PODCAST] Seat of Power: Duterte’s ‘unconstitutional’ memo

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[PODCAST] Seat of Power: Duterte’s ‘unconstitutional’ memo
The memo telling Cabinet members to snub Senate hearings on pandemic procurements is the latest manifestation of President Duterte's allergy to a critical Senate

President Rodrigo Duterte has had many tussles with the Senate, but his October 4 memo, according to senators, has brought the stand-off to another level.

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon calls it “patently unconstitutional.” The memo orders Cabinet members to snub Senate hearings on the Pharmally controversy and pandemic procurements.

It’s an escalation of Duterte’s allergy to a critical Senate. This Seat of Power podcast episode dives deeper into the memo and what it says about Duterte’s leadership style.

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