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MANILA, Philippines --- A bill declaring the existence of a national emergency due to the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) and authorizing President Rodrigo Duterte to "exercise powers necessary and proper to carry out the declared national policy" has been filed at the Senate.

Such powers though would be granted to the President for a "limited period and subject to restrictions" only as provided for…

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