Monday, March 23, 2020

Sara Elago, Hindi Hahayaan na Mabigyan ng Emergency Powers si PDU30 para Laban sa COVID-19!

Sa isang pahayag, sinabi ni Kabataan Partylist Representative Sarah Elago na hindi sila makapapayag na maibigay kay Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte ang “emergency powers”.

“We cannot give blanket authority for Executive to virtually control any appopriation in the (2020) budget. We cannot give sole, unbridled discretion to the President to extent the grant of emergency powers” sabi ni Elago.
“Emergency measure granting too much power with too little safeguard against abuses, not a response to public health crisis… What is at stake is the public health of the Filipino people. In these trying times, emergency measures are needed to ensure the lives of the Filipino people especially the vulnerable sector. Our health workers and all frontline personnel should be able to respond timely and effectively in attending to and curing patients, and preventing the further spread of COVID-19 while undertaking proper health and socio-economic interventions… The President is not only asking for a supplemental budget, but also for overall budget realignment powers. The proposed bill asks for absolute control over any appropriation in the FY 2020 GAA. Not only does it clip congressional power of the purse, but this is also a total surrender,” saad ni Elago, ayon sa Facebook page ng Kabataan partylist

Matatandaan na kahapon ay lumabas sa ilang news outlet ang balita na humihiling ang Palasyo ng emergency powers upang mabilis na maaksyunan ng pamahalaan ang mabilis na pagkalat ng covid-19.
Kontra din si opposition senator Risa Hontiveros na bigyan ng karagdagang kapangyarihan si Pangulong Duterte para matugunan covid-19 outbreak.

“The proposed grant of additional powers to the executive branch is clearly unnecessary to address the most pressing needs of health workers, COVID-19 patients, and poor Filipinos alike in this critical period… Our existing laws already grant government the powers and other necessary tools needed to mount an effective response against COVID-19,” sabi ng senadora.

Source: Philstar | GMA News | News5 | KABATAAN Partylist




Anonymous said...

Keep your mouth shut Elago, wala kang alam������