Poe suspends Senate probe into proposed emergency powers

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Grace Poe on Tuesday postponed the Senate Committee on Public Services’ hearing on the proposed granting of emergency powers to President Rodrigo Duterte to resolve traffic congestion as the panel awaits the draft bill from the Department of Transportation (DOTr). Poe, the Senate panel head, asked …

Cayetano: Extrajudicial killings used to discredit Duterte admin

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday questioned the Senate justice committee’s intention in holding an inquiry on the rising number of extrajudicial killings and summary executions of alleged drug dealers. The senator claimed that critics of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drugs campaign are wrongfully branding drug-related casualties as …