[Statement] Emergency powers for COVID19: The same politics of plunder and patronage but dressed in surgical masks and protective equipment -BMP/SANLAKAS/PLM

(Today, March 23, we are expecting Congress to hold a special session and grant emergency powers to Duterte as requested by Malacañang.) The supermajority in both Houses will ensure that the president will have his way, not out of deep concern for a people who face uncertainty due to the COVID19 pandemic but from a…

[Statement] Allocation of funds is the solution, not delegation of extra powers to the President -NAGKAISA

Workers who were forced into home quarantine without subsidies, in collective agony, already have a full view and had a taste of how disruptive and repressive Presidential power works during emergencies. The people never asked for it in the first place, nor will locked-down communities today demand a more extensive quarantine measure from the President.…

[People] Bill asking for emergency powers for the President contains provisions patently repugnant to the Constitution -By Atty. Gilbert Andres

I have read a draft bill asking for emergency powers for the President. My initial analysis of the draft bill is that it contains provisions patently repugnant to the Constitution (I) for delegating Congress’ power of the purse to the President and (II) for delegating to the President legislative powers to declare acts as criminal.…

[Statement] We Need Clear Plans Not Shortcut Measures -Kilusan

More than a week after Enhanced Community Quarantine has been declared in Luzon and there has been damage done to the economic life of our citizens who were commandeered to stay at home, with no clear livelihood assistance, meanwhile local government units have been put in charge of providing food /food packs for their constituents…

[People] The power problem: a Shell-driven crisis by Walden Bello

Afterthoughts The power problem: a Shell-driven crisis Walden Bello Inquirer.net November 22, 2014 When Malacañang asked Congress for emergency powers to address a power crisis that it expected in the summer months of 2015, the impression given was that the country was facing a massive demand that would outrun available supply. In its request, the…

[Press Release] Groups kick-off Resistance Movement vs. Aquino’s Emergency Powers and Extended Rule -SANLAKAS

Groups kick-off Resistance Movement vs. Aquino’s Emergency Powers and Extended Rule BUKLURAN ng Manggagawang Pilipino and SANLAKAS kicked off their call to arms protest campaign, dubbed ARM the People! (All Resist Movement), against President Aquino’s emergency powers, and Charter Change (Cha-cha) for term extension and economic plunder, with a motorcade and noise barrage around Manila and…