EDSA traffic will be Grace Poe's legacy

EDSA traffic will be Grace Poe's legacy

Presidential Spokeperson berated senator Grace Poe for her hesitancy in granting President Rodrigo Roa Duterte of emergency powers to solve the gigantic traffic problems in Metro Manila most especiallyalong the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

"Kasi nga (Because) from the very start -- obviously the grant of emergency powers would have helped a lot. Since kinontra niya iyon (she opposed it), it will haunt her when the time comes," the official said in a CNN Philippines interview.

The comment by Panelo was brought about when the Chief Executive thumbed down the granting of emergency powers had earlier asked when he assumed office in 2016 to resolve the horrendous traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

Pres. Dutere and the obstructionist senator Grace Poe
(photo credit to owner)

"Iyong Edsa na iyan, sabi nila ganoon-ganoon. Sabi ko nung narinig ko, sabi ko wag na. So ngayon gusto nilang i-revive. Ilang buwan na lang, two years and so many months, hindi ko na iyan matatapos (That Edsa, they talk a lot, When I’ve heard it, I said, never mind. Now, they want to revive. I have only two remaining years, I cannot finish it)," Duterte said in a press conference in Malacañang 

In a separate Palace event, the President said the traffic congestion in Metro Manila will serve as a legacy of the politicians, including Poe, who turned down his request for emergency powers.

“Meron na ngang solution eh sabihin niyo (I offered a solution, then they said) ‘corruption’ … Yan ang legacy niya (That’s her legacy). Make it a legacy ng pagka-politiko (of being a politician). It’s not mine,” the President said.
Contrary to Poe’s concern that corruption will tarnish emergency powers, Duterte responded: “Grace, hindi lahat ng tao dito sa mundong ito magnanakaw (Grace, not everyone in this world is corrupt).”

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  1. What would you expect from s bin bag brain senator. Pretending to be brainy but actually with a hollow cocont shell. Panis na latak ng niyog ang utak niyang si Trapoe. Walang nagawa kahit isan batas gaya niRisa Hontivrus.