Dispatch from Crame No. 158: Sen. Leila M. de Lima’s Statement on House move to slash CHR budget to P1,000 for 2018

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Sukdulan na talaga ang kahibangan nitong administrasyong Duterte. Sagad-sagaran na rin ang kapal ng mukha ng mga Kongresistang sunud-sunuran sa kabaliwan ng Malacañang.

Isanlibong pisong budget para sa Commission on Human Rights? Sa gustong mangyari ng karamihan ng mga “kagalang-galang” na Kongresista, ginawa na rin nilang inutil ang CHR sa mandatong pangalagaan ang karapatang pantao mula sa pag-abuso ng gobyerno gaya ng pagpatay sa mahigit na labintatlong libong Pilipino.

And Duterte has the gall to put the blame on CHR Gascon on why the CHR budget for 2018 was slashed to a meager 1,000 pesos! The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) also received the same miniscule funding. It can be recalled that Duterte himself wanted to have these agencies abolished as he attacked human rights advocates and threatened the bombing of lumad schools.

Wala na talagang tinirang kahihiyan si Duterte sa Pilipino at sa mundo.

Pathetic. This is despotism at its finest. This is absolute arrogance of megalomaniacs. This is once again a clear proof of Duterte’s power hungry, morally bankrupt and crooked governance.

Salute to the 32 Congressmen who voted against the ridiculous budget of CHR. To the 119 lapdogs of Duterte who supported the political persecution of CHR as well as the culture of fear and impunity of this government, shame on you.

Hindi isanlibong piso ang halaga ng karapatang pantao ni Kian delos Santos, Carl Arnaiz, at Reynaldo de Guzman. Hindi isanlibong piso ang halaga ng karapatang pantao ng isandaang milyong Pilipino.

I believe that my colleagues in the Senate will not tolerate this utter madness. For once, let us stand united against this insanity.

The world is watching…

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