Press Release
September 13, 2017

Sen. Bam on CHR budget

At the committee level, the Senate already approved the P678 million budget requested by the Commission on Human Rights.

Now we must fight to maintain this budget, if not augment it, during the bicameral conference to help the commission fulfill its mandate under the 1987 Constitution.

The CHR is mandated to safeguard the rights of Filipinos, especially the marginalized and oppressed. It exists as an essential counterbalance to the powers that be.

With the numerous deaths and reports of police abuses, we need agencies like the CHR now more than ever.

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