emergency powers

emergency powers

powers conferred on government during a state of emergency usually for a restricted period whereupon they expire. In recent years the idea has expanded. See EMERGENCY.
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This can be achieved if we pass the emergency powers bill, which I filed and has been pending in the Senate.
Senator Grace Poe has renewed her call for Congress to pass the bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to address the deteriorating traffic in Metro Manila.
Poe authored Senate Bill 1284, which seeks to grant emergency powers to the president to address the traffic crisis in the metro.
President Emmanuel Macron has urged the replacement of the State of Emergency powers with a permanent law as he said the emergency powers were "not adapted" to the changing form of the terrorist threat here.
He said the executive branch should use the emergency powers it was asking for - and which Congress was poised to grant soon to prevent blackouts this summer - especially on the day of the fight.
Manila: The Congress as well as the Presidential Palace have categorically ruled out the possibility of giving President Gloria Arroyo emergency powers at this time, to address the rising cost of food and fuel.
Chairman Dr Lewis Moonie said: "In defining emergency powers, Government has come up with a one-size-fits-all Bill for every possible scenario.
Cavallo has a reputation of taking decisive decisions, however, he will need Congress to approve emergency powers to rule by decree for the next six to twelve months if he is to be effective.
Poe said that while the envisioned development of areas outside Metro Manila would not be achieved in the near future, the Duterte administration could start the ball rolling by the President certifying the proposed emergency powers for traffic as urgent.
Senator JV Ejercito stressed on Tuesday his hopes to urgently pass the bill granting President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to solve the country's perennial traffic crisis.
The House Committee on Transportation approved on Wednesday the creation of a technical working group (TWG) or subcommittee that will draw up the substitute bill to the 10 bills filed by House members, the proposal of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and other proposals all seeking to grant President Duterte emergency powers to address the traffic crisis.
The House of Representatives approved Wednesday the Executive branch's request for emergency powers.
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