Palace eyes Congress approval of Noy’s special powers

By , on November 25, 2014

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MANILA – Malacañang is still eyeing a favorable response from the Congress regarding the resolution to grant President Aquino the emergency powers to deal with the foreseen power crisis next year.

“We hope that it would be passed as soon as possible for the welfare of the nation,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in Filipino.

He added yesterday that a joint congressional resolution will follow after a similar version is passed by the Senate.

Coloma also stressed the need for ample time in the preparation of the power reserves of the country to address the looming power crisis.

“We need time to prepare for the expected shortage in power reserves in the coming hot season in 2015.”

Meanwhile, a plenary where both the Senate and the House will be voting on the resolution granting the President with the emergency powers, is expected to be held this week.