When news broke out that Congress voted to give the Commission of Human Rights (CHR) a budget of P1,000, Filipinos could not believe it. Several stars also expressed their shock over the development.
As we mark 45 years since Martial Law was declared, it makes perfect sense to reiterate the need for a government agency that will defend from abuses done by those in power.
Here are some stars and media personalities who weighed in on the CHR issue:
— Lourd de Veyra (@lourddv) September 13, 2017
Buti si Rep. Atienza of Buhay--among many others-- voted against it. Ay teka, 32 nga lang pala sila. How in the world can that be alright?— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) September 12, 2017
So hindi maa-afford ng #CHR ang magbayad ng kuryente, tubig at internet ng isang buwan.— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) September 12, 2017
AY. Wala din palang masweswelduhan ni isang staff.
— Leah Navarro (@leahnavarro) September 12, 2017
In case this becomes a reality for 2018, I will donate a fixed % of my monthly salary to the CHR (assuming it's legal for me to do so)— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) September 12, 2017
Pera ng taong bayan yan, galing sa tax hindi niyo pera yan 119 na Kongresman. May karapatan ako sa desisyon na yan mga hayop.— junsabayton (@junsabayton) September 13, 2017
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) September 13, 2017
My mom's clarificatory message regarding the CHR issue :) and yes, she always makes lambing with extra "s" pic.twitter.com/qM0gspyLTN— Luis Manzano (@luckymanzano) September 13, 2017
For more information about the CHR, please check the infographic below: