Thinking Pinoy Reveals the Reasons Why Pres. Duterte Give Up on Emergency Power vs. Traffic


Veteran blogger and prominent social media influencer Thinking Pinoy revealed some of the possible reasons why Pres. Rody Duterte give up on emergency powers act against the traffic problems in Metro Manila.


According to Thinking Pinoy, as we all know the Senate Public Services Committee is chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, sat on the Emergency Powers Act since 2016, and Pres. Duterte recently expressed his loss of enthusiasm over the bill when he instructed his people to stop pursuing the legislative measure.



The veteran blogger identified some of the reasons why Pres. Duterte give up on his plan to ask for emergency powers because of time pressure.

It will be diffucult to use the Emergency Powers Act using the 2021 national budget and in 2022 there's the ban on spending during election season. The Duterte administration will only have one (1) full year (2021) to fixt traffic using EPA.

Thinking Pinoy noted that things would've been different if Sen. Grace Poe tried to find a way to pass EPA immediately or during the year 2016, so funding can still be inserted in the proposed 2020 national budget which is now being deliberated.



Read the Complete Explanations of Thinking Pinoy:

WHY DID PRRD GIVE UP ON EMERGENCY POWERS ACT VS TRAFFIC?

As we all know, the Senate Public Services Committee, chaired by Senator Grace Poe, sat on the Emergency Powers Act since 2016 (It was called the Transportation Crisis Act back then), and President Rody Duterte recently expressed his loss of enthusiasm over the bill when he instructed his people to stop pursuing the legislative measure.

It makes perfect sense to me.

Let me explain why PRRD let the Emergency Powers Act (EPA) go.

1: Assuming Poe miraculously succumbs to pressure, the best case scenario is the EPA becoming law in our around January 2020.

2: By that time, the 2020 National Budget, which is being deliberated on right now, will already be enacted into law, so that the EPA will be UNFUNDED for 2020.

3: Thus, the EPA can only be fully implemented using the 2021 National Budget onwards.



4. Unfortunately, it will be difficult to use EPA in 2022 because the ban on spending during the election season.

5. That is, the Duterte Administration will only have one (1) full year (2021) to fix traffic using EPA. That, obviously, isn't enough.

Things would've been different if Poe tried to find a way to pass EPA ASAP so funding can still be inserted in the proposed 2020 National Budget, giving the Duterte Administration two full years to have a shot at it (2020 + 2021).

However, it's already mid-September and Poe's showing no signs of yielding.

Actually, it would've been so much better if Poe passed it in 2016... but she didn't.

Hence, it makes sense for PRRD to just give up on EPA because it really won't help a lot in fixing traffic because of it's extremely late enactment, assuming it'll be enacted at all.

Unfortunately for Poe, this issue will be a constant reminder to voters come the 2022 elections.

Source: Thinking Pinoy FB Page


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