Drilon sees ‘deadlock’ in national budget over CHR allocation

  Minority leader Senator Franklin Drilon said on Wednesday that there just might be a "deadlock" in the deliberations of the proposed 2018 national budget if the House of Representatives will insist on giving the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) a meager P1,000-budget.   In an interview, Drilon lamented how the lower House managed to practically abolish the constitutional body with a vote of 119-32, in favor of allotting just P1,000 for CHR next year.   "The Senate, I would like to think, will not stand for the abolition of the CHR, through giving it a P1,000-budget.," Drilon said. "If the House will insist on that, then there will be a deadlock for 201...

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