Robredo reacts on CHR abolition: Paano na ang mahirap?

Vice President Leni Robredo broke her silence as she reacts to the proposed call to abolish the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), saying that these would harm the ordinary Filipino, specifically the poor for their protection against abuse might be striped off.


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The former CamSur representative told reporters on July 28 that the CHR is a constitutional body which task is to prevent human rights abuses and hold those who commit such violations accountable.

"Kaya nagkaroon ng CHR para may sandata iyong mahihirapnna mayroong kakampi sa kanila, mayroong mangangalaga ng kanilang mga karapatn kapag sila ay naaabuso, kapang ang kanilang karapatng pantao ay naaabuso, ngmga kawani ng gobyerno," the VP stressed.

Robredo added that it might look like the government is not taking good care of the poor if the CHR will be abolished.

President Rodrigo Duterte during a press conference after his 2nd SONA last July 24 said CHR was better to be abolished.

Duterte gave this statement as he continued to defend members of the military and the police amid allegations of human rights violations.

Source: RapplerGMA NetworkPolitics