After a grueling debate and careful deliberations, the House of Representatives voted 119-32 to pin a P1000 as the annual allocated budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for next year.
In an article from Rappler.com, Majority Floor Leader and Ilocos Norte 1st District Representative Rodolfo Fariñas said that the House did not keep any official tally of records for the voting.
After the House managed to pass the P1000 CHR budget, the Senate, through a committee level, then approve it leading to more controversies and social media attacks.
It can be remembered that the CHR has been very critical on the President’s mission at putting an end to the years-old drug problem of the country which, according to the commission, resulted in unjustified killings of innocent people who are not even involved in the drug trade.
Can it be that the issue surrounding the controversial budget allocation is rooted from President Duterte’s expressed disapproval of the commission’s alleged meddling with his anti illegal drugs campaign?