MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang expects incoming senators, including President Duterte’s allies, to be independent and to rise above partisanship when tackling issues involving national interest. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo allayed concerns that the administration’s victory in the midterm polls would affect the checks and balances in government, saying no Senate “has ever been under any president.” “The history of the Senate shows members of that chamber independent ever since. No Senate has ever been under any president. They always rise above parties and considerations when issues involve national interest, national security and the interest of the Filipino people,” Panelo said yesterday. “We expect them to be fealty to the duties imposed to them by the Constitution and the laws. They have to support the President when his agenda is for the good of the people and oppose it if they feel in their conscience that it … [Read more...] about Palace still expects independent Senate
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By Chris Klimek Opinion Emile Therien Opinion Tues., May 14, 2019 The Ontario government is looking at raising the speed limit on 400-series highways to 120 km/h. Chris Klimek, founder and director of advocacy group stop100.ca, argues this is a good idea, while Emile Therien, public health and safety advocate insists it is not. Speed limits should be apolitical and set by trained engineers. Public feedback is best solicited by observing the actual speeds drivers drive, using an engineering speed study. Engineers conduct a speed study and determine the speed not exceeded by a supermajority of drivers, known as the 85th percentile. This engineering guideline has been used around the world to set safe speed limits for about 70 years — with stellar results. More than 60 countries and states around the world post 120- and 130-km/h speed limits on their divided highways. Article Continued Below My organization, stop100.ca, obtained two sets of data showing … [Read more...] about Should Ontario raise speed limits on major highways?