Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sickly Ate Vi bucks P1K budget for CHR: They need more to probe EJKs

Sep 13, 2017 @ 18:06

Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos has opposed the House of Representatives’ decision to give a P1,000-budget to the Commission on Human Rights.

Santos’ son, Luis Manzano, made her sentiment known in a tweet posted Wednesday (September 13).

He said his mother was unable to vote in the plenary because she was “almost confined” on Tuesday (September 12) “and was/is on meds.”

Nevertheless, Santos said in her text that she is against slashing CHR’s budget.

“They have a duty to perform as mandated by the Constitution. With so much crimes/EJK (extrajudicial killings)- they need more resources to these investigations. Ito ang isang ahensya na tumutulong sa karapatang pantao!” she said.

Voting 119-32, the House voted to reduce the CHR’s budget for 2018 to P1,000.

The agency’s budget, however, will still have to be discussed by the Senate and the bicameral conference committee.

Politiko would love to hear your views on this...
The comments posted on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Trending News

Want Politiko alerts on your inbox? Subscribe here.