The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has discovered an “unlikely ally” within the individual of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana who defended its continued existence and operation.
Lorenzana on Thursday expressed hope that the House of Representatives (HoR) would rethink the P1,000 funds it gave to the CHR to spite it for criticizing the federal government’s struggle on medication.
“I hope they will consider. The CHR is a constitutional body. Gawa ng batas ‘yan, (ng) Constitution ‘yan. The people there can’t be removed,” he instructed Senate media.
Lorenzana and Armed Forces chief Gen. Eduardo Ano have been on the Senate to defend the proposed P145 billion funds of the Department of National Defense (DND) for 2018.
“Iyung (CHR) head nga hindi mo pwedeng tanggalin,” Lorenzana mentioned in an opportunity interview referring to CHR Chairman Chito Gascon. “Dahil andyan ‘yan it is right that it has to be funded.”
Some senators have crossed celebration strains in promising to revive the P678 million proposed funds of CHR for 2018 throughout the bicameral convention on the proposed P3.767 trillion national funds.