What is needed is a special law suspending procurement laws for the purpose of renting generators and buying oil and maintenance for such generators; as well as a request for supplemental budget for such purpose.
Safety measures to prevent supplier price fixing, collusion and transferring costs to consumers, should be indicated in the special law. Budget should come from the presidential special purpose funds i.e., need tap the Malampaya funds.
The legislative branch should strike down any request for emergency powers as regular powers are available to the president and the energy secretary were they competent enough to handle the issue. If not, they should step aside and let more competent technocrats do it.
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