Solving the traffic mess: Emergency powers for Duterte?

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

Solving the traffic mess: Emergency powers for Duterte?

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte may ask Congress for emergency powers to solve the traffic crisis in Mega Manila. Duterte’s Incoming Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said emergency powers will allow the government to open private subdivisions to traffic, among other things. Tugade said Congress needs to declare a crisis to allow the Duterte administration to wield emergency powers. He said Duterte’s preferred speaker of the House of Representatives, Davao del Norte’s Pantaleon Alvarez, was “receptive” to this idea. Tugade said Duterte can have these emergency powers for a maximum of two years.

Read more on emergency power for the president.

Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI

How does this make you feel?

Download the Rappler App!