Commission on Human Rights chairperson Chito Gascon stays unfazed regardless of the House of Representatives’ choice to grant the company a P1,000 budget for 2018.
Gascon on Tuesday (September 11) mentioned that whereas they’re “saddened by this whimsical and capricious display of vindictiveness,” they’re additionally grateful that some lawmakers opposed the transfer to scale back the CHR’s budget.
“We are grateful to them and draw strength from their solidarity as we press on with pursuing our mandate to uphold and defend the human rights of all,” he mentioned in a press release.
“We will pursue our cause in the course of the ongoing budget process as the budget goes to the Senate. We will also explore all available remedies,” Gascon added.
A complete of 119 lawmakers voted to provide the CHR a P1,000 budget for 2018 whereas 32 opposed it.
House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas mentioned there is no such thing as a document as to who voted for the discount of CHR’s budget as a result of it was accomplished by means of viva voce or voting by means of ayes and nayes.