Congress grants Duterte special powers to fight virus

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 01:00:45 +0000

(UPDATE) CONGRESS granted President Rodrigo Duterte special powers to tap P275 billion of unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) epidemic. Twelve senators on Tuesday dawn voted to pass on third and final reading Senate Bill (SB) 1418 or the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act” jointly authored by Senate President Vicente Sotto […]

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Congress holds special session on Duterte ‘special powers’ vs virus

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 03:19:18 +0000

BY: BERNADETTE TAMAYO and DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ CONGRESS convened for a special session on Monday to deliberate on measures allowing the executive branch special powers to tap unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd opened the session at 10 a.m., confident that there would be […]

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Italy, Florida, California, & China — 4 Demonstrated & Potential COVID-19 Paths

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:32:08 +0000

I spend probably far too much of my day reading about the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes I find stuff that’s uplifting and hopeful. Sometimes I find stuff that’s more or less terrifying. Much is up in the air because much is still unknown about the virus and its effects across a representative sample of humanity. A one percentage point difference on a variety of matters, including hospitalization rate of those infected and death rate of those infected, can result in an enormous difference across society. As far as I have seen, no one yet has a clear handle on some of these key factors, so keep that in mind as you read on (and share data in the comments if you think you have answers)

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Congress holds special session on Duterte ‘special powers’ to fight Covid-19

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 03:19:18 +0000

CONGRESS convened for a special session on Monday to deliberate on measures allowing the executive branch special powers to tap unused public funds to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) crisis. Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd opened the session at 10 a.m., confident that there would be enough quorum to conduct the session. Sotto intends […]

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Congress eyes special powers for Duterte

Credit to Author: Bernadette Tamayo| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 16:17:22 +0000

Congress will most likely provide President Rodrigo Duterte with special powers; so, he can more effectively spearhead the fight against the coronavirus epidemic when it meets in special session today on Monday. The session was called to consider a proposed bill allowing the release of unused allocations in the 2019 national budget to bankroll the […]

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Duterte asks Congress for ‘powers’ to deal with Covid-19 crisis

Credit to Author: Ma. Reina Leanne Tolentino, TMT| Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2020 09:02:39 +0000

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte is seeking authority from Congress to exercise powers needed to deal with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) outbreak. “Pursuant to the powers vested in me under Section 15, Article 6 of the Constitution, I, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Philippines, do hereby call the Congress of the Philippines to a special session […]

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Duterte calls on Congress to hold special session — Sen. Go

Credit to Author: Javier J. Ismael| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 01:52:11 +0000

SEN. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go disclosed that President Rodrigo Duterte has called on Congress to a special session to tackle and pass a supplemental budget necessary to combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). “I, together with my other colleagues in the Senate and the House of Representatives, recommended to the President of the […]

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