Senate minority bloc backs P678-M budget for CHR

  The Senate minority bloc has thrown its support to Senator Panfilo Lacson's endorsement of a P678-million budget for the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) next year, as the House of Representatives slashed the constitutional body's funding down to just P1,000.   "We stand by the decision of the sub-committee of Senator Lacson to give the Commission on Human Rights P678-million budget for 2018," Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said in a statement on Wednesday.   "The senate minority will support him in restoring, or even increasing, the budget of the constitutional commission mandated by no less than the Constitution to protect human rights and to...

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