Senator Bato Dela Rosa said he can be the most effective chairman of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) should he be given the chance to lead the agency.
“I can be the most effective and efficient CHR chairman kung bigyan nyo ako ng tsansa,” Bato said.
Sen.Ping Lacson said he could be tasked to be the next CHR chair after he stood up for drug convicts who deserved a second chance.
Bato interpellated the CHR 2020 budget of Php863 million and empathized with the convicts who were excluded from the Good Conduct Time Allowance law (GCTA).
“I am for death penalty pero kung walang death penalty at nagbagong buhay ang convict by all means bigyan natin second,” Bato said.
“Marami ngayon ang umiiyak sa loob sir, gaganda na sana buhay namin, bago kami mamatay makatikim man lang ng fresh air sa labas ng Bilibid, pero ngayon na wala nang GCTA kwenta buhay namin,” the senator added.
Lacson told Bato that he should be appointed as the next CHR chair.
Dela Rosa added that CHR officials should continue on fighting for human rights.