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Senate insists: CHR will not have a Php1,000 budget for next year


Members of the Senate promised that the 2018 budget of the Commission on Human Rights will not just be Php 1,000.

Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson assured the CHR that they will receive their 2018 proposed budget worth Php 677.99 million.

Sen. Lacson, vice-chairman of the Committee on Finance, said that they will closely examine where the Lower House allocated the budget that was subtracted from the CHR.

Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Sen. Joseph ‘JV’ Ejercito revealed that they will not allow that only Php 1,000 will be allocated for the budget of the CHR this 2018.

Sen. Escudero and Sen. Ejercito explained that the CHR needs additional resources due to the increasing numbers of extrajudicial killings.

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