even glorias allies dont want her to have emergency powers no matter what . she is not trustworthy
- From: "rosemary akut" <sylviapatis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: 28 Sep 2005 06:25:14 -0700
that would be like giving a klepto the key to the bank. that would
give a dictator wannabe like her to really kill democracy. shes such
an douchebag. who taught her this? was she in marcos secret school for
wannabe tin pot dictatorship 101 during the 80s?
Palace defends possible use of emergency powers
First posted 07:18pm (Mla time) Sept 28, 2005
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
AMID warnings from the business sector and allies in Congress,
Malacañang on Wednesday defended anew the use of emergency powers
should the energy crisis escalate.
Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said allowing President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo to exercise control over vital industries such as
power to deal with the crisis was allowed by the Constitution.
"Definitely, because that's allowed under our Constitution, in our
laws, in our administrative code," said Ermita. "The executive branch
has a lot of power and authority it can exercise to protect the general
Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez said earlier that he instructed his
chief of staff, Benny Nicdao, and State Prosecutor Jaime Umpa to study
the possible government takeover of oil and power firms, as well as air
and shipping lines in the event the oil crisis worsened.
Ermita said previous presidents also resorted to "emergency powers."
Former president Fidel Ramos used emergency powers to deal
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with the power crisis in the early 1990s. He also cited former
presidents Ferdinand Marcos and Corazon Aquino.
"All I know was that there was a resort to emergency powers in order to
improve the conditions, with the government takeover of certain vital
services," he said in a news briefing Wednesday.
Several businessmen and an ally of the President, Cebu Representative
Antonio Cuenco had warned of dire consequence should government push
through with the plan. He said it would not get the support of
lawmakers, even the President's allies.
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