Some solons deny being among 119 who voted to cut CHR budget

Some lawmakers have come out in the open to deny being among the 119 lawmakers who voted to defund the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) with a P1,000 budget that would render the commission inutile in 2018. This developed after a social media backlash when netizens expressed outrage and demanded that their representatives explain why they voted to defund the agency, which has long been critical of the administration's war on drugs. READ:House gives Commission on Human Rights P1,000 budget for 2018 Netizens cried foul when lawmakers were seen flashing the clenched fist pose of President Rodrigo Duterte in a photo, right after they voted to approve on second reading the proposed 2...

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