Congress to Grant Duterte Power to Forego Bidding Process for Infrastructure Projects

Bills were filed at both the Senate and House of Representatives giving President Rodrigo Duterte emergency powers to improve infrastructure and alleviate the traffic mess. Rep. Gloria Arroyo filed the house bill while Sen. Franklin Drilon authored the senate version. The two separate bills sought to allow Duterte to resort to simpler and faster modes of procurement, even through negotiated contracts, in order to fast track much needed…

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