NO TO ZERO BUDGET | CHR chair Chito Gascon , humihiling ng mas malaking pondo para sa 2018



 Due to its unfair and biased treatment between extra-judicial killings victims and illegal drug crime victims, the Commission on Human Rights have been warned by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez that they might not be given budget for 2018.

"Kung ako ang tatanungin, zero, kapag ganyan ang performance," he said on the sidelines of the CHR budget hearing at the House of Representatives. "Hindi natin ia-abolish kasi constitutional body. Eh di huwag mo bigyan ng budget iyan kasi hindi naman fair eh," Pantaleon said.

"Hindi nila ginagampanan 'yung trabaho nila para protektahan 'yung karapatang pantao, para sa lahat ng tao, sa lahat ng Pilipino dito sa ating bansa," he added.

Despite this, CHR chair Jose Luis "Chito" Gascon still dared to asked for a bigger budget for the following year for them to be able to investigate killing cases in the country.

Gascon proposed for P649.48 million, this includes the retirement and pension for its former employees.

"Itong sunud-sunod na namamatay na mga bata na kailangan matugunan ng law enforcement, ma-monitor ng human rights at dagdag siguro na argument kung bakit hindi napapanahon na i-zero ang CHR, bagkus palakihin pa sana ang budget nito para sa gayon mas makayanan namin na sabayan ang mga kaganapan," ayon kay CHR Chairman Chito Gascon.

"Sa kasalukuyan, based on our limited resources, hirap kaming sabayan ang pace and scale ng namamatay, masyadong mabilis at marami," dagdag pa niya.

If the war on drugs is receiving numerous tirades, so is the CHR.



The public wants Commission on Human Rights (CHR) abolished, the sole human rights institution in the Philippines. It is the mandate of the agency to preserve every rights of the Filipinos.  Ideally, that is their job. However, with what is currently happening, that doesn't seem to be what they are doing. They've just turned themselves into official protectors of criminals, whose rights are the most violated, as the CHR claim. What about the victims?

"The CHR is rapidly losing public support and there is now a growing clamor for its abolition because of its perceived misplaced focus on alleged human rights violations committed by government authorities while turning a blind eye on atrocities committed by criminals and insurgents," he said.

"Being the son of a human rights lawyer, I feel really sad that the CHR is now being regarded as a protector of criminals and insurgents because of their unusual interest in pursuing only cases allegedly committed by security forces," PBA Partylist Rep. Jericho Nograles said.

President Rodrigo Duterte also commented that he wants to abolish the agency but because it is protected by the Constitution, he cannot do it.

The CHR have been very nosy and noisy in every single law enforcer operation of the administration. Never have they meddled in human rights violations on victims by the criminals, whom they desperately try to save.

All they do is selective justice for crimes that will implicate Duterte.


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