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77-year-old woman died, robbed in Baguio

A 77-year-old woman was found dead in Baguio CIty on September 19 after an alleged thief hit her with a hard object. Lourdes Abalos-Teodoro’s child and grandchildren found her lying on the floor inside their house, ABS-CBN reported. Police reports showed that the...

69-year-old man in Ilocos arrested for raping minor

Authorities nabbed a 69-year-old man in Batac City, Ilocos Norte for raping a 14-year-old girl twice. Jose “Boy” Cuanang was arrested at his house on September 17 at Barangay Billoca in Batac City, ABS-CBN reported.   The report said the Regional Trial Court-Branch 18...

DOLE moves full issuance of OFW ID cards to October

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has moved the full issuance of the OFW ID card to October. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said he has formed a task force that will come up with an implementing guidelines for the issuance of the much-hyped card...

Netizens weigh in Congress’ decision for mere P1,000 CHR budget

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The House of Representatives’ decision of allotting P1,000 for the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) budget next fiscal year drew a mixed bag of reactions among social media users.

Some thought this action was against the protection of human rights and a step forward to an authoritarian government.

Comedian and director Rodolfo “Jun” Sabayton, most known to Filipinos as “Bayaw” urged Filipinos to contribute P1,000 each for the CHR.

Spokesperson for former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Abi Valte demanded everyone to call their representative about the CHR’s low budget.

Some netizens also divided CHR’s budget to every Filipino to prove their point that the agency needs more money to perform their task of protecting human rights.

 

Others also injected humor into their concern about the budget.

There were also netizens who praised the decision of the Congress.

Voting 119 to 32, the House of Representatives reduced CHR’s budget for the next fiscal year from P678 million P1,000.

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez accused CHR of protecting criminals and failing to fulfill its constitutional duty of protecting the rights of all Filipinos.

In previous statements, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to abolish the commission as he continues to defend the police authorities after they were linked to human rights violations and extrajudicial killings.

However, he said that he had no say to the House’s decision to cut the CHR’s budget to P1,000.

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Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

Teen wearing headset hit by PNR train

A grade 10 student, who was wearing a headset while crossing the railways in Sampaloc, Manila was hit by the Philippine National Railways train on September 20. John Genesis Munsayac Jr, Manuel Roxas High School student, was declared dead on the spot after he was...

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

The House of Representatives has decided to restore the proposed budgets of three government  offices, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), Energy Regulatory Commission, and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), House Committee chair Karlo Nograles...

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House restores budget for CHR, 2 other agencies

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