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Osmena: Emergency powers for PNoy not a blank check

The Senate is bent on clipping the scope of the special authority it will give President Benigno Aquino III to deal with the imminent power crisis in Luzon next year. Senate energy committee chair Senator Sergio Osmeña assured the upper…

House grants PNoy emergency powers

The House of Representatives has approved its version of the joint resolution that will give President Benigno Aquino III emergency powers to deal with the protracted energy crisis in 2015. Voting 149-18, the lower chamber on Wednesday…

House OKs Aquino request for special powers

The Energy committee in the House of Representatives has granted President Benigno Aquino II’s request for emergency powers just after two public hearings. Voting 18-1 with 1 abstention, the panel approved the joint resolution granting…