Philippines legislature sets annual budget for the national Commission on Human Rights: $19.53

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It’s the price of a cheese pizza and a large soda back where I used to work, Panucci’s Pizza!


Why does it seem like the verbal tally sided against, and the standing tally for?

No less than House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, during committee debates over the proposed CHR budget, said the Constitutional body should get no budget for 2018, citing its supposed failure to perform.

On Monday, September 11, he said the House would be giving the agency a P1,000-budget, insisting that the CHR was not doing its job.

Seems reasonable. They were criticised for not doing their job - confirming that everything is hunky-dory and A-OK with human rights in the Philippines. Since they’re not doing that, they don’t need a budget.

That is their job, right?


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Quite the opposite. Their job was to ensure that human rights are respected and protected in the Philippines. They failed.

Hence the sarcasm…

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