Watch: Pres. Duterte Sermons Sen. Grace Poe for Not Granting Emergency Powers to Solve EDSA Problems

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The former Mayor of Davao City turned Philippines Chief Executive, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sermons Sen. Grace Poe for not granting the Duterte administration the much needed Emergency powers to solve the horrendous EDSA Traffic Problems.

Pres. Rody Duterte did not identify Sen. Grace Poe during his national live interview with Presidential Legal Counsel Atty. Salvador Panelo but most netizens pinpointed the senator as one of the lawmakers, Pres. Duterte wanted to called its attention to in connection with the controversial EDSA traffic problems.

Watch How Pres. Duterte Sermons Sen. Grace Poe About EDSA Traffic Mess:

During the said interview with Atty. Panelo, Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying “Unang lumabas sa newspaper, instead of baka tawagin kami or they would have the dialog, kung anong gawin ninyo sa emergency powers, how much you are going to borrow, and what is the purpose of this and that, ang narinig ko, ah hindi  malaki ito para, this is prone to corruption.” Duterte stated.

The President added further “Sabi ko, wag na, kung ganun lang naman ang tingin nyo sa akin, so wag na tayong maghiram, do not give emergency powers anymore. Just leave EDSA as it is!” Pres. Duterte stated.

This is not the first time that Pres. Duterte slams Sen. Grace Poe because during his last SONA, the President also called out Sen. Grace Poe over the Senate’s inaction on the executive branch’s request for emergency powers on transportation.

Pres. Duterte and the his Cabinet members said they tried to solve the traffic mess along EDSA but their request was taken for granted by the Senate headed by Sen. Grace Poe’s committee.

“Alam mo si Ma’am Grace, you are pushing for… You know, when I became President, EDSA was already horrendous as it was a horror of the administrations” he said. “But we needed money and we tried to get your help to raise money. Ayaw naman ibiggay. Eh ‘di hanggang ngayon nandiyan pa ‘yung EDSA,” Duterte added.

Source: PNA / YouTube

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