CHR’s P1,000 budget stuns Visayas rights group, Church leaders

    Human rights advocates and Church leaders in the Visayas decried the majority vote of the House of Representatives giving P1,000 to the Commission on Human Rights in the 2018 budget. "It's plain harassment of the Duterte administration to stop the CHR from monitoring and investigating the massive killings in the anti-drug campaign," said Reylan Vergara, secretary general of the human rights group Karapatan in Panay. Vergara said the CHR and human rights advocates should resist the harassment of the administration and continue condemning the killings. A church leader wasted no words in decrying the controversial votation. "It's a moronic decision," said...

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