Sen. Grace Poe’s conflicting statements on emergency powers vs traffic bill draws negative reactions on social media

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TP or more popularly known as Thinking Pinoy among Duterte supporters has taken to Facebook to express his frustration over Senator Grace Poe’s conflicting statement about emergency powers vs traffic bill.

TP prepared a meme to show Grace Poe’s statement re emergency powers in 2016 vs. her statement issued this year (2019).

In 2016, Poe told the Inquirer that now after the DOTr submitted the list of projects to address the traffic problem as per request by her office, a technical working group can now start its work on September 8.

Fast forward 2019, Poe told GMA News that if not for the failure of the DOTr to submit the list of projects covered by the grant of powers, the bill granting emergency powers would have been passed by now.

ANO BA TALAGA? SENATOR GRACE POE’S CONFLICTING STATEMENTS ABOUT THE EMERGENCY POWERS VS TRAFFIC BILL

Speaking to GMA News on 11 July 2019, Senator Grace Poe blamed the Department of Transportation – Philippines for the non-passage of the Emergency Powers vs Traffic Bill.

She said, “We were all for passing the bill last Congress, if not for the failure of the DOTr to submit to us the list of projects that will be covered by the grant of powers.” [http://bit.ly/318e9j4]

In late 2016 or three years earlier, however, INQUIRER.net reported:

“Now that the DOTr has submitted the list of projects to address the traffic problem, Poe said a technical working group can now start its work on September 8.” [http://bit.ly/31hFuj3]

Poe chairs the Senate Public Services Committee, which handles the Emergency Powers versus Traffic Bill.

(NOTE: This is a re-publication of an earlier post that I took down because of a typographical error.)

In light of Poe’s gaffe, which has been immortalized by TP, netizens jeered at Poe in the comment section.

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