While he has his personal complaints in regards to the Commission on Human Rights, Sen. Panfilo Lacson will nonetheless battle to undo the House of Representatives’ slashing of the company’s budget to P1,000.
Lacson bared Thursday his grievance dates again to his regulation enforcement days, when the CHR would hold quiet if communist New People’s Army rebels kill authorities troops, however would probe killings of NPAs by troops.
“Noong nasa law enforcement ako yan ang aking hinaing. Pag napatay ang AFP ng NPA walang kibo ang CHR. Pero pag napatay ang NPA agad-agad nariyan sila nagiimbestiga,” he mentioned in an interview on DWIZ radio.
But he mentioned the CHR ultimately defined that there’s a presumption that police and troopers “can amply protect themselves.”
More importantly, Lacson mentioned the CHR is created by the Constitution, and will be abolished solely by amending the Charter.
“Dahil created ito ng Constitution at ito naman tinitignan natin na pinagaralang mabuti ng framers ng Constitution, sino tayo para question-in ito maliban kung gusto natin i-amend ang charter at i-abolish sa pamamagitan ng pag amend ng ating Constitution?” he mentioned.